CTVA US Western - "The Advs. of Kit Carson" (Revue/Syndicated) Season 3 (1953-54)

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Starring Bill Williams & Don Diamond
Season 3 (Syndicated) (1953-54)
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


 
####### The Adventures of Kit Carson #########
############ season 3 1953-54 ################
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Syndicated Program
26 episodes

3.01 [--] Kit Carson: OUTLAW TRAIL [Verified on DVD- J.Beer]
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3337)
01-Aug-1953 Sat [TD]
Source: "Great Western TV Shows" DVD boxed set - Brentwood LLC DVD Cat. # 45023-9
Direction by Paul K. Landres
Original teleplay by Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
*
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Myron Healey
James Craven
Nan Leslie
Dale Van Sickel
Robert Bice
Rusty Wescoatt
Lane Chandler.
*
Director of Photography: Clark Ramsey
Art Director: Martin Obzina
Editorial Supervisor: Richard Currier A.S.C.
Film Editor: Edward Biery
Sound: Richard Tyler
Set Decorator: Charles Thompson
Assistant Director: Wilbur McGaugh
Makeup: Leo Lotito, Jr.
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Co.
Synopsis 1:
A valuable plaque, known by California missionaries as the Dos Santos, has
been stolen by an outlaw gang, especially for its precious stones embedded
in the plaque, meanwhile, a Mexican jewel fence named Ortega Valencia has
been paroled five years early from prison. A sheriff enlists Kit and El
Toro to go undercover as Matt Yancey and Valencia respectively in an effort
to retrieve the precious plaque from the outlaws before it be can fenced by
the real Ortega Valencia. [J.Beer]
Synopsis 2:
El Toro poses as a fence to trap thieves. [RF]

3.02 [--] Kit Carson: SAVAGE OUTPOST
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3339)
08-Aug-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Doucette
Richard Garland
Tris Coffin
Gil Warren
Harry Woods
Archie Twitchell
Elaine Edwards
Gracia Narciso.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro don disguises to foil gangsters. [RF]

3.03 [--] Kit Carson: HAWK RAIDERS
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3355)
15-Aug-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tol Avery
Richard Reeves
Pierre Watkin
Howard Negley
Sheb Wooley
Anna Navarro.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro pose as members of an outlaw gang. [RF]

3.04 [--] Kit Carson: WIDOW OF INDIAN WELLS (1953) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3466)
22-Aug-1953 Sat [TD]
Story and teleplay by Milton M. Raison
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Rick Vallin
Ann Tyrrell
Gregg Barton
Wallis Clark
Nancy Hale
Don Harvey
George Pembroke
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro are sent by the U.S. territorial commissioner to the
town of Indian Wells to learn the identity of the bandits who have been
terrorizing the surrounding area. [SC]

3.05 [--] Kit Carson #54 : LAW OF BOOT HILL - video
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3551)
29-Aug-1953 Sat [TD]
Director: John English [Heikocleef]
Co-starring: [LHA]
Roy Barcroft ......... Jud Hadley
Lee Van Cleef ........ Kirk Hadley
George Chandler ...... Bret Pearson
Rand Brooks .......... Larry Pearson
Jeanne Cooper ........ Joyce Hadley
Bob Woodward ......... Joe Ridge
Synopsis:
Pretending to help a town, outlaws seize control of a silver mine. [RF]

3.06 [--] Kit Carson: TROUBLE AT FORT MOJAVE
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3553)
05-Sep-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Eldredge
Duane Thorsen
Carol Thorston
Charles Stevens
David Colmans
Joel Whitecloud
George M. Lynn
Bob Rose
Synopsis:
Outlaws pose as Indians to hijack supplies. [RF]

3.07 [--] Kit Carson: POWDER SMOKE LAW
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3565)
12-Sep-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Eldredge
Duane Thorsen
Carol Thurston
Charles Stevens
David Colmans
Joel Whitecloud
George M. Lynn
Bob Rose.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro ride with a posse. [RF]

3.08 [--] Kit Carson: SECRET SHERIFF
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3566)
19-Sep-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Pierre Watkin
Sheb Wooley
Tol Avery
Anna Navarro
Dick Reeves
Rankin Mansfield
Mike McHale.
Synopsis:
Kit arrives in Poker Ridge and finds it overrun by outlaws. [RF]

3.09 [--] Kit Carson: OUTLAW ARMY
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3567)
26-Sep-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Edward Colmans
Richard Avonde
Donna Martell
Paul McGuire
Peter Mamakos
Boyd Stockman
Larry Craine.
Synopsis:
An Army deserter recruits outlaws to conquer California. [RF]

3.10 [--] Kit Carson #59: LOST TREASURE OF THE PANAMINTS - video
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3568)
03-Oct-1953 Sat [TD]
Director: John English [Heikocleef]
written by Barry Shipman [Heikocleef]
Director of Photography: Clark Ramsey [Heikocleef]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Roy Barcroft
Jeanne Cooper
Rand Brooks
George Chandler
Lee Van Cleef
Synopsis:
Carson and El Toro clash with the masked El Chambergo and his gang. The
outlaws are in the midst of robbing a stagecoach when Carson and El Toro arrive. [RF]

3.11 [--] Kit Carson: FRONTIER MAIL (1953) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec53/ OREG: LP3569)
10-Oct-1953 Sat [TD]
Directed by John English
Original teleplay by Milton M. Raison
Guest cast:
Jean Howell
Frank Fenton
Harry Lauter
William Fawcett
George Eldridge
Ralph Sanford
Henry Rowland
Boyd Stockman
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro are asked by postal inspectors to investigate who's
been robbing the mails of small quantities of gold dust and mining deeds. [SC]

3.12 [--] Kit Carson: OPEN SEASON
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP3570)
17-Oct-1953 Sat [TD]
******************** no synopsis available *******************

3.13 [--] Kit Carson #64 : GUNSMOKE JUSTICE (1953)  - video (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec53 /OREG: LP3574)
24-Oct-1953 Sat [TD]
Directed by John English
Original Teleplay by Barry Shipman
Director of Photography: Cark Ramsey [Heikocleef]
Guest Cast:
Roy Barcroft
George Chandler
Rand Brooks
Lee Van Cleef ........ Burt Tanner
Jeanne Cooper
Boyd Stockman
Carol Henry (Uncredited)
Steve Raines (Uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro are caught up in a plot by the owner of a large
freighter operation who's attempting to drive his competitors
out of business at any cost. [SC]

3.14 [--] Kit Carson: CHALLENGE TO CHANCE
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3575)
31-Oct-1953 Sat [TD]
Synopsis:
A man is murdered while sending Kit a telegram and the unfinished
message is Kit's only clue. [RF]

3.15 [--] Kit Carson: MARSHALL OF GUN TOWN
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3576)
07-Nov-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tris Coffin
William Fawcett
John Doucette
Synopsis:
Kit is accused of murder when he finds a corpse. [RF]

3.16 [--] Kit Carson: UPRISING AT PAWHUSKA
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3577)
14-Nov-1953 Sat [TD]
Synopsis:
A homesteader's death threatens to bring on armed hostilities. [RF]

3.17 [--] Kit Carson: ARMY RENEGADES
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3578)
21-Nov-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jean Howell
Henry Rowland
Harry Lauter
Harry Harvey Sr.
Frank Fenton
Bob Woodward.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro go after outlaws led by two Army renegades. [RF]

3.18 [--] Kit Carson: BADMAN'S ESCAPE
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3579)
28-Nov-1953 Sat [TD] (12Dec1953 IMDB)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Rick Vallin
Wallis Clark
Ann Tyrrell
Nancy Hale
Gregg Barton
Mort Mills
Dick Rich
Ted Stanhope
Synopsis:
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a sheriff and his family. [RF]

3.19 [--] Kit Carson: THE HAUNTED HACIENDA (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3580)
05-Dec-1953 Sat [TD]
Directed by John English
Original teleplay by Barry Shipman
Guest cast:
Donna Martell.......... Dolores
Richard Avonde......... Don Felipe
Edward Colmans......... Don Jose
Jan Arvan.............. Don Luis
Peter Mamakos.......... El Broho
Gilbert Frye........... Ramon
Belle Mitchell......... The Old Woman
Synopsis:
Kit Carson encounters a series of supernatural and witchcraft
incidents at the ranch of El Toro's uncle Don Jose. [SC]

3.20 [--] Kit Carson: GUNSMOKE VALLEY
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3581)
12-Dec-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Myron Healey ......... Corey Wyatt
Rusty Wescoatt ....... Tom,
Nan Leslie ........... Polly
Robert Bice
Dale Van Sickel
James Craven
Lane Chandler.
Synopsis:
Kit travels to a wedding and finds a lynching instead. [RF]

3.21 [--] Kit Carson: RENEGADES WIRES
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3572)
19-Dec-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Denver Pyle
Francis McDonald
Barbara Bestar
Chris Alcaide
Marshall Reed
Bruce Payne.
Synopsis:
While chasing outlaws, Kit is arrested for murder. [RF]
(possible companion episode #3.25)

3.22 [--] Kit Carson: THE AMBUSH
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3573)
26-Dec-1953 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tol Avery
Anna Navarro
Pierre Watkin
Sheb Wooley
Dick Reeves
Dick Crockett
Ferris Taylor.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro come on an ambush after a courier is killed.

[--] 02-Jan-1954 Sat,[TD] - no details

3.23 [--] Kit Carson: THE DRY CREEK CASE
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3583)
09-Jan-1954 Sat,[TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Bill Phipps
Forrest Taylor
Patricia Wright
Mike Regan
I. Stanford Jolley
Nelson Leigh.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro trail an ex-con to regain stolen money. [RF]

3.24 [--] Kit Carson: COPPER TOWN
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3641)
16-Jan-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Stars: [LHA]
Myron Healey
Robert Bice
Nan Leslie
Dale Van Sickel
James Craven
Lane Chandler
Synopsis:
Kit attempts to track down a gang of stagecoach bandits. [RF]

3.25 [--] Kit Carson: COUNTERFEIT COUNTY
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3642)
23-Jan-1954 Sat,[TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Denver Pyle
Dick Elliott
Barbara Bestar
Francis McDonald
Marshall Reed
Chris Alcaide.
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro witness a murder. [RF]
(possible companion episode #3.21 "Renegade Wires")

3.26 [--] Kit Carson: THE CACHE
(copyright date 31Dec53 / OREG: LP3643)
26?-Jan- 1954.[TD]
Synopsis:
An accused murderer has one friend: Kit, who believes him innocent. [RF]

####### The Adventures of Kit Carson #########
############## end of season 3 ###############
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