CTVA US Western - "The Advs. of Kit Carson" (Revue/Syndicated) Season 2 (1952-53)

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Starring Bill Williams & Don Diamond
Season 2 (Syndicated) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Tom Alger, Louis H. Allgood,
James Beer, Adam Gearace (Mara Corday credits), Rina Fox, Heikocleef
 
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Syndicated Program

2.01 [--] Kit Carson: SNAKE RIVER TRAPPERS (1952)
(verified -SC)
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
original syndicated airdate 02-Aug-1952 [TD]
Story and teleplay by Milton M. Raison
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Clayton Moore
Kenne Duncan
Donna Martel
James Seay
Dorothy Adams
Clark Stevens
Bobby Hyatt
Lee Phelps
Synopsis:
Shipments of needed supplies bound for an indian reservation are
stolen. The local indian agent, a friend of Kit and El Toro, asks
for their help. They investigate and suspect a group of trappers. [SC]

2.02 [--] Kit Carson:
THE BARON OF BLACK SPRINGS
09-Aug-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast:
Tris Coffin
Marshall Reed
Terry Frost
Sandy Sanders
Barbara Bestar
Nolan Leary
Gregg Barton
Bud Osborne.
Synopsis 1:
A frontier citizens' committee enlists the aid of Kit Carson in an effort
to get an army fort as protection against oultlaw gangs. [J. Beer]
(Syndicated rerun: 06Mar65, WNBC-4, New York, NY, Sat 9:00 a.m. EST)[J. Beer]
Synopsis 2:
A citizens' committee gets Kit to champion their plea for an Army fort. [RF]

2.03 [--] Kit Carson: DANGER TRAIL
(aka "Danger Hill")
16-Aug-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Robert Peyton
Lois Hall
Virginia Dale
Sammie Reynolds
Rusty Wescoatt.
Synopsis 1:
Kit helps a schoolmarm fight against a crooked town boss. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Kit Carson and El Toro try to help a schoolmistress defend her right
to a gold mine found underneath a schoolhouse. The town's boss wants the mine. [J.Beer]
(Syndicated rerun 23Aug59, WTCN-11 Mpls-St.Paul, MN, Sun 4:30 p.m.) [J.Beer]

2.04 [--] Kit Carson: WILD HORSES OF PALA (verified -SC)
23-Aug-1952 [TD]
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
Original teleplay by Barry Shipman
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Jean Howell
Fred Sherman
Lyle Talbot
Keith Richards
William Haade
Baynes Barron
Charles Stevens
Raymond Hatton
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro must convince an indian chief and his tribe that
the army needs, for remounts, a band of wild horses that are grazing on their land. [SC]

2.05 [--] Kit Carson: TRAIL TO FORT HAZARD
30-Aug-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jim Bannon
Myron Healey
Charlita
Paul McGuire
Fred Graham
Boyd Stockman.
Synopsis:
Kit barely escapes lynching by a wild mob that accuses him of stealing horses. [RF]

2.06 [--] Kit Carson: WARWHOOP
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3582)
original syndicated airdate 06-Sep-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Eldredge
Duane Thorsen
Carol Thurston
Edward Colmans
David Colmans
Charles Stevens
George M. Lynn
Bob Woodward
Synopsis:
The friendly Indians of Padre Diego are threatened by a man who hates
redmen. Kit Carson and El Toro learn of the Indians' danger while at
a California mission. [RF]

2.07 [--] Kit Carson: OUTLAW PARADISE
13-Sep-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Keene Duncan
James Seay.
Dorothy Adams
Bill George
Lee Phelps
Clark Stevens
Donna Martell
Synopsis:
Witnesses claim a man answering Kit's description killed a judge. [RF]

2.08 [--] Kit Carson: POWDERSNAKE TRAIL (Not "Powdersmoke Trail")
20-Sep-1952 [TD]
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro visit a ghost town run by desperadoes. [RF]

2.09 [--] Kit Carson: TROUBLE IN TUSCARORA (1952) (verified -SC)
27-Sept-1952 [TD]
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
Original teleplay by Barry Shipman
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Gail Davis
Raymond Hatton
James Craven
William Tannen
Richard Avonde
Ewing Mitchell
Carol Henry (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro arrive in the town of Tuscarora during a bank
robbery. Kit captures one of the robbers and returns the stolen money
to the bank. After some investigation, Kit believes that the owner of
the bank has some involvement with the robbery. [SC]

2.10 [--] Kit Carson: TRAIL TO OLD SONORA
04-Oct-1952 [TD]
Synopsis:
Kit's mission: end the power of the Stoddard gang. [RF]

2.11 [--] Kit Carson: ROAD TO DESTINY
11-Oct-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Peter Mamakos
Edward Colmans
Carol Thurston
Rick Vallin
Victor Millan
Jack Ingram.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro swear to clear a friend of a scandalous accusation. [RF]

2.12 [--] Kit Carson: BORDER CITY (1952) (verified -SC)
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
18-Oct-1952 [TD]
Original teleplay by Barry Shipman
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Harry Lauter
Elaine Williams
Charles Stevens
Zon Murray
Lillian Malieri
Julian Rivero
Bob Morgan (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro separate while on their way to the town of Border City.
their mission is to find out who's been smuggling wanted outlaws from
the U.S. across the border into Mexico. [SC]

2.13 [--] Kit Carson: ROARING CHALLENGE
25-Oct-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Patricia Michon ......... Estelita Gomez
Kenneth MacDonald ....... William "Bill" Drayson
Ted Mapes ............... Drayson's Henchman
John Cason .............. Drayson's Henchman.
Synopsis 1:
The seacoast town of San Limas is besieged by cholera, and El Toro
is asked for his help in arresting the spread of the disease. [J.Beer]
(synd. rerun 17Nov62 KSTP-5 St.Paul-Mpls, MN; 3:00 CST ) [J.Beer]
Synopsis 2:
During a cholera epidemic, bandits take possession of the mines. [RF]

2.14 [--] Kit Carson: RANGE MASTER
01-Nov-1952 [TD]
Guest cast:
Kenneth MacDonald
Jane Adams
Rick Vallin
John Cason
Jackson Halliday
Synopsis:
Kit's in danger when he investigates the murder of a foreman. [RF]

2.15 [--] Kit Carson: THUNDER OVER INYO (1952) (verified -SC)
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
08-Nov-1952 [TD]
Story and teleplay by Luci Ward
Directed by Lew Landers
Guest cast:
Robert Bray
Jeri James
Raymond Bond
John Cason
Reed Howes
Synopsis:
Returning from a trip, Kit meets El Toro at a cabin. While there they
encounter a lost little girl, a band of wild Piute indians, and a trio of claim jumpers.[SC]

2.16 [--] Kit Carson: PLEDGE TO DANGER
15-Nov-1952 [TD]
Guest cast:
Kenneth Patterson
Dorothy Adams
Boyd Stockman
Carol Thurston
Kathleen Case
Gil Donaldson
Carol Henry
Sally Payne
Synopsis:
Kit's challenge: find a widow's daughter. [RF]
(possible companion episode #2.25)

2.17 [--] Kit Carson: GOLDEN SNARE
22-Nov-1952 [TD]
Guest cast:
Raymond Hatton
James Craven
Gail Davis
Ewing Mitchell
William Tannen
Richard Avonde
Synopsis:
Kit uncovers a plot to "salt" mines with gold dust and swindle buyers. [RF]

2.18 [--] Kit Carson: SINGING WIRES (1952) (verified -SC)
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
29-Nov-1952 [TD]
Teleplay by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Jean Howell
Lyle Talbot
Keith Richards
William Haade
Baynes Barron
Charles Stevens
Rodd Redwing
Edwardo Jiminez
Synopsis:
The army has concluded that the murder of two telegragh linemen were
the work of Indians. Kit Carson and El Toro investigate and believe
that white men are responsible, not the Indians. [SC]

2.19 [--] Kit Carson: MOJAVE DESPERADOS
06-Dec-1952 [TD]
Synopsis:
Outlaws plot to ambush a payroll wagon escorted by Kit. [RF]

2.20 [--] Kit Carson: HIGHWAY TO DOOM
13-Dec-1952 [TD]
Synopsis:
Kit searches for a hideout in the middle of a quiet town. [RF]

2.21 [--] Kit Carson: HIDEOUT
20-Dec-1952 [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tris Coffin
Rand Brooks
Gregg Barton
Barbara Bestar
Marshall Reed
Terry Frost
Dale Van Sickel.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro intervene in the forced auction of a ranch. [RF]

2.22 [--] Kit Carson: THE BROKEN SPUR
27-Dec-1952 [TD]
Starring: Bill Williams (as Kit Carson), Don Diamond (as El Toro)
Synopsis 1:
A band of teenagers help Kit Carson and his friend El Toro round up a
gang of ruthless criminals. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Helping Kit and El Toro to round up bad guys: a band of teenagers. [RF]

2.23 [--] Kit Carson: VENTURE FEUD
03-Jan-1953 [TD]
Guest Cast:
Mara Corday ....... Mrs. Drake [LHA/AG]
Synopsis:
Kit tries to promote peace between two men but finds one of them dead.

2.24 [--] Kit Carson: BAD MEN OF MARYSVILLE (verified - J.Beer)
10-Jan-1953 [TD]
Source: "TV Guide Presents Great Westerns" (DVD) Genius Ent. cat. #77109,
Story and Teleplay by Luci Ward
Direction by Lew Landers
Cameraman: Clark Ramsey A.S.C.
Film Editor: Dwight Caldwell
Sound: Dean Thomas
Guest Cast:
John Dehner .............. George Graham
Jo Carroll Dennison ...... Jennie Bailey
Maudie Prickett .......... Peggy Aldrich
*
Uncredited Cast [LHA]
Ferris Taylor (uncredited)
Kit Guard (uncredited)
Jack Ingram (uncredited)
Rube Schaffer (uncredited)
John Cason (uncredited)
Chuck Cason. (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
A freight wagon driver hauling a printing press is held up by a robber,
who is part of a gang headed by George Graham, a con artist who issues
counterfeit stocks in the Golden Girl mine to his customers in exchange
for their life's savings, including a woman named Jennie Bailey. It is
up to Kit and El Toro to capture Graham and his henchmen before they
flee California for neighboring Nevada. [J.Beer]
Synopsis 2:
Kit looks into the sale of counterfeit mining stock.

2.25 [--] Kit Carson: CLAIM JUMPERS
(aka CLAIM JUMPERS OF JUNIPER)
17-Jan-1953 [TD]
Gest Cast: [LHA]
Kenneth Patterson
Kathleen Case
Dorothy Adams
Gil Donaldson
Harry Strang
Tom London
Boyd Stockman
Carol Henry.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro expose gold-mine racketeers.
Synopsis 2:
Kit Carson and El Toro expose a form of racketeering practised
in gold mining areas of the Old West. [TA]
(Synd rerun: WNBC NYC 26Mar66 Sat 9:00am)

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Possibly one episode missing from season 2 could be this one ...........

[--] Kit Carson: MARK OF THE VIGILANTES (actual title, not an AKA) [verified -SC]
(aka "Mask of the Vigilantes"- Alpha Video title)
Directed by John English
Original Teleplay By Phillip Sudano and Arthur Rowe.
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Patterson........as Mathews
Kathleen Case........as Betty
Harry Strang........as Carlilse
Alex Montoya........as Forganza
Boyd Stockman........as Joe.
Synopsis:
Kit Carson becomes acting marshal during an election, but one of the town's
citizens plans to disrupt the voteing, to his advantage, by forming a group of vigilantes. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Kit opposes a gang that is posing as a vigilante committee. [RF]
*Note TV Guide title is Mask of the Vigilantes.
(possible companion episodes - #2.25 "Claim Jumpers" / # 2.16 "Pledge to Danger")

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