CTVA US Western - "The Advs. of Kit Carson" (Revue/Syndicated) Season 4 (1954-55)

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Starring Bill Williams & Don Diamond
Season 4 (Syndicated) (1954-55)
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 4 1954-55 ###############
############## (final season) ################
Syndicated Program
26 episodes

4.01 [--] Kit Carson: TRAILS WESTWARD
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4700)
31-Jul-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Stars:[LHA]
Madge Meredith
Harry Hickox
George Chandler
Sheb Wooley
Mike Regan
Dan White
Synopsis:
Murder confounds Kit and El Toro. [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.10 "Trail to Bordertwon")

4.02 [--] Kit Carson: STAMPEDE FURY
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4701)
07-Aug-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Guest Stars:
Nan Leslie
Denver Pyle
Pamela Duncan
Peter J. Mamakos
Henry Rowland
Gil Warren
Tim Graham
Synopsis:
A gang leader plans to stampede a herd of cattle. [RF]
(possible companion episodes #4.03)
Synopsis:
A gangleader's plot to stampede a herd of cattle backfires, with the help of Kit Carson. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Thu 22Sep 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

4.03 [--] Kit Carson: BULLETS OF MYSTERY
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4702)
14-Aug-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Stars: [LHA]
Nan Leslie
Henry Rowland
Peter Mamakos
Denver Pyle
Pamela Duncan
Lyle Talbot
Edward Colmans
Kermit Maynard
Synopsis:
Six men, marked for death by a bandit, are put under Kit's protection. [RF]
(possible companion episodes #4.02)

4.04 [--] Kit Carson: THE WRONG MAN
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4703)
21-Aug-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Stars: [LHA]
Madge Meredith
Harry Hickox
George Chandler
Sheb Wooley
Mike Regan
Heenan Elliott
Ronald Sha'an
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro take on a ring of cattle rustlers. [RF]
(possible companion episodes #4.10 "Trail to Bordertown" & #4.1)

4.05 [--] Kit Carson: THE GATLING GUN (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4704)
28-Aug-1954 Sat [TD]
Directed by Paul Landres
Written By Barry Shipman
Guest cast:
Tris Coffin........... Colonel Culver
Don C. Harvey......... Comissioner Fleming
Francis McDonald........ Sagal
Sally Payne........... Belle
George Wallace........ Rafe
Charlita.............. The Waitress
Dick Farnsworth....... The Army Wagon Driver
Carol Henry........... The Henchman
Guy Teague............ Gang Member
Jay X. Brands......... The Army Orderly
Steve Raines.......... The Telegraph Worker
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro are assigned to transport a gatling
gun to an army garrison. While on their way they are attacked
by a gang of renegade outlaws. [SC]
(possible companion episode #4.09 "Frontier Challenge" &#4.06)

4.06 [--] Kit Carson: POWDER DEPOT
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4705)
04-Sep-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest cast: [LHA]
Tristram Coffin
(J.) Pat O'Malley
Sally Payne
Francis McDonald
George Wallace
Paul McGuire
Don C. Harvey
Synopsis:
Posing as a god, a white man plays on Indian hatred to start a war. [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.09 "Frontier Challenge" &#4.05)

4.07 [--] Kit Carson: THE HERMIT OF INDIAN RIDGE
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4706)
11-Sep-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Phyllis Coates
Rex Thorsen
Dennis Moore
Richard "Dick" Simmons
Elaine Williams
Synopsis:
Kit makes use of an odd clue to find a hiding bandit. [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.08 "Riders of Hooded League")

4.08 [--] Kit Carson: RIDERS OF HOODED LEAGUE (1954) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4707)
18-Sep-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by Philip Ford
Guest cast:
Phyllis Coates
Richard Simmons
Dennis Moore
Rex Thorsen
Boyd Stockman
Ted Mapes
Carol Henry (uncredited)
Steve Raines (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro get involved with a vigilante group known as "the
hooded league", and a range war between homesteaders and ranchers. [SC]

4.09 [--] Kit Carson: FRONTIER CHALLENGE (copyright title)
(aka "Frontier of Challenge") [LHA]
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4708)
25-Sep-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
George Wallace
Sally Payne
Don C. Harvey
Tris Coffin
Francis McDonald
Charlita
Synopsis:
A perfume puts Kit on the scent of frontier gangsters. [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.06 "Powder Depot" & #4.05)

4.10 [--] Kit Carson: TRAIL TO BORDERTOWN (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4709)
02-Oct-1954 Sat [TD]
Directed by John English
Written by Norman S. Hall
Guest cast:
Madge Meredith...... Ruth Haines
George Chandler..... Steve Brent
Harry Hickox........ The Sheriff
Sheb Wooley......... Johnny
Gilbert Warren...... Watson
Steve Raines........ Dillon
Carol Henry......... Hank
Mike Ragan.......... William Redman
Jay X. Brands....... The Ambush Outlaw
Fred Carson......... The Henchman
Synopis:
Kit and El Toro get involved with a woman about to lose her ranch and
a outlaw leader impersonating a noted land commissioner. [SC]
(possible companion episodes #4.1 "Trails Westward" & #4.04)

4.11 [--] Kit Carson: NO MAN'S LAW
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4710)
09-Oct-1954 Sat [TD]
Directed by John English [Heikocleef]
Director of Photography: Joe Novack [Heikocleef]
Edited by Edward Haire [Heikocleef]
Guest Cast: [Heikocleef]
Linda Stirling
Lee Van Cleef ........... Major Farnsworth/Vance Howard
Richard Garland
Harry Harvey
Stanley Price
X.Brands
Synopsis:
A rifle inventor disappears and his family suspects kidnapping.

4.12 [--] Kit Carson #87 : THE MISSING HACIENDA (1954)  video   (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4711)
16-Oct-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Sloan Nibley
Directed by John English
Director of Photography: Joe Novack [Heikocleef]
Edited by Edward A.Biery [Heikocleef]
Guest Cast: [Heikocleef]
Linda Stirling
Lee Van Cleef .......... Sheriff Ned Jackson
Richard Garland
Harry Harvey (Sr.)
Glen Kilburn
James Diehl
Virginia Carroll
Pete Dunn
Carol Henry (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro are escorting a government witness named Eli Thatcher to the
town of Oasis, when they're attacked by outlaws. Kit stays to fight. El Toro
flees with Thatcher and hides him out in a hacienda near town. Later when Kit
and El Toro return to the hacienda with the town's sheriff, the witness Eli
thatcher has mysteriously disappeared. [SC]
(possible companion episode #4.26)

4.13 [--] Kit Carson: RENEGADES OF REJO
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4712)
23-Oct-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Bill Henry
Myron Healey
Pierce Lyden
Elaine Williams
Kenne Duncan
Pat O'Malley
Synopsis:
Kit attends El Toro's funeral. So does El Toro very much alive! [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.14)

4.14 [--] Kit Carson: GHOST TOWN GARRISON (1954) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4713)
30-Oct-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by Charles S. Gould
Guest Cast:
Bill Henry
Myron Healey
Pierce Lyden
Kenne Duncan
Elaine Williams,
Dick Farnsworth (uncredited)
Frosty Royce (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
Kit and El Toro are assigned by General Freemont to meet and guard
a gold shipment. When they arrive at a local army garrison, the
Commander and his men have mysteriOusly disappeared. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Carson and El Toro are assigned to escort wagon trains of gold shipments
through dangerous territory. [J. Beer]
(Syndicated rerun, 10Jun59, KETV-7 Omaha, NE, Wed 6pm CDT)
(possible companion episode #4.13)

4.15 [--] Kit Carson: EYES OF THE OUTLAW (1954) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4714)
06-Nov-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest cast:
Susan Cummings
Gregg Barton
Richard Avonde
Tom Irish
John Pickard
Jerome Sheldon
Terry Frost
Suzanne Ta Fel (?)
Dick Farnsworth (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Outlaw Blind Bart is blamed for a rash of holdups and the kidnapping
of the town's stageline owner. Kit and El Toro believe that a local
mine owner named Ken Reeves has something to do with the robberies and
the disappearance of the owner. [SC]
(possible companion episodes #4.22 & #4.23)

4.16 [--] Kit Carson: VALIANT OUTLAW (1954) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4715)
13-Nov-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Jean Howell
Raymond Hatton
Harry Harvey, Jr.
Harry Lauter
James Craven
Frosty Royce (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro search for an army scout who was responsible for stealing a large army payroll
that he's never been recovered. [SC]
Synopsis:
His skill as scout and tracker come in handy as Kit Carson hunts down the messenger who has disappeared with
the Army payroll. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Tue 20Sep 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

4.17 [--] Kit Carson: THE JUDGE OF BLACK MESA
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4716)
20-Nov-1954 Sat [TD]
Synopsis:
Framed for the murder of his creditor, a rancher asks Kit for help. [RF]

4.18 [--] Kit Carson: FRONTIER EMPIRE
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4717)
27-Nov-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Anne Kimball
Steve Darrell
Mauritz Hugo
James Best
Terry Frost
Virginia Carroll
Ted Stanhope
Synopsis:
It's Kit to the rescue when outlaws kidnap a girl to steal her ranch. [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.24 "Phantom Uprising")

4.19 [--] Kit Carson: TROUBLE IN SUNDOWN (1954) (verified -SC)
(copyright title "Trouble at Sundown")
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4718)
04-Dec-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Sloan Nibley
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Chris Alcaide
Jan Shepard
Larry Hudson
Hal K. Dawson
Frank Gerstle
Terry Frost
Dick Farnsworth (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman (uncredited)
Jay X. Brands (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A gang of outlaws have been terrorizing the town of Sundown and the
surrounding countryside. Kit Carson and El Toro are sent to help. After
arriving in town, the sheriff and the mayor are killed. Kit investigates
and he suspects a prominent town citizen to be involved with the outlaws. [SC]
(possible companion episode #4.20)

4.20 [--] Kit Carson: OUTLAW'S JUSTICE
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4719)
11-Dec-1954 Sat [TD]
Guest Stars: [LHA]
Jan Shepard
Hal K. Dawson
Terry Frost
Chris Alcaide
Larry Hudson
Synopsis:
Investigating a suicide, Carson and El Toro stumble on a plot to blow up the entire town. [RF]
(possible companion episode #4.19)
Synopsis:
Investigating a suicide, Carson and El Toro stumble upon a plot to blow up an entire town. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Fri 23 Sep 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

4.21 [--] Kit Carson: THE GOLDEN RING OF CIBOLA
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4720)
18-Dec-1954 Sat [TD]
Synopsis:
Kit helps Indians keep secret a treasure of gold.

4.22 [--] Kit Carson: OVERLAND STAGE (1954)(verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4721)
25-Dec-1954 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest cast:
Susan Cummings
Tom Irish
Richard Avonde
Terry Frost
Pierce Lyden
Gregg Barton
Frank Gerstle
Frosty Royce (uncredited)
Synopsis:
The overland stage line has been robbed of silver shipments. Kit and El Toro are asked to investigate.
They suspect the notorious Hanlon Gang. [SC]
(possible companion episodes #4.15 & #4.23)
Synopsis:
Carson sets a trap for the stagecoach bandits. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Wed 21Sep 66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

4.23 [--] Kit Carson: DEVIL'S REMUDA (1955) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4722)
01-Jan-1955 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest cast:
Susan Cummings
Tom Irish
William Fawcett
Sheb Wooley
Richard Avonde
John Damler
Jay X. Brands (uncredited)
Frosty Royce (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro get involved with a herd of wild horses, and a wealthy
mine owner held captive by the notorious Ringo Gang. [SC]
(possible companion episodes #4.15 & #4.22)

4.24 [--] Kit Carson: THE PHANTOM UPRISING (1955) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4723)
08-Jan-1955 Sat [TD]
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Ann Kimbell
James Best
William Fawcett
Steve Darrell
Mauritz Hugo
Fred Carson
Jack Mulhall
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro get involved with a group of feuding ranchers who
are blaming their cattle losses on each other. Kit believes that a band of
renegade indians, led by the notorious Red Knife, is the cause for the
missing cattle. [SC]
(possible companion episode #4.18 "Frontier Empire")

4.25 [--] Kit Carson: MISSION TO ALKALI
(copyright date 31Dec54/ OREG: LP4724)
15-Jan-1955 Sat [TD]
Guest Stars: [LHA]
Jan Arvan
Terry Frost
Synopsis:
An ambush halts Kit's race to Mexico with smallpox vaccine. [RF]
Synopsis:
An ambush interrupts Kit Carson's race to get smallpox vaccine to Mexico. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Mon 19Sep 66 KMSP-9 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 8 a.m. CDT)

4.26 [--] Kit Carson #101: INCIDENT AT WAGONTIRE (1955)  - video  (final episode) (verified -SC)
(copyright date 21Jan55/ OREG: LP5709)
22-Jan-1955 Sat [TD].
Directed by John English
Written by Sloan Nibley
Director of Photography: Joe Novack [Heikocleef]
Edited by Ben Smith [Heikocleef]
Guest Cast:
Linda Stirling
Lee Van Cleef
Harry Harvey, Sr.
Richard Garland
Joe Howarth
Jay X Brands
Steve Raines
Carol Henry (uncredited)
Dick Farnsworth (uncredited)
Synopis:
A prominent citizen of the town of Wagontire has received threats
during an election. Kit and El Toro arrive to help and encounter a
mysterious outlaw gang and a dead marshall. [SC]
(possible companion episode #4.12)

####### The Adventures of Kit Carson #########
################## the end ###################
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