CTVA US Western - "Kung Fu" (WB/ABC) Season 1 (1972-73)

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Season 1 (ABC) (1972-73)
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ABC Saturdays (from 14-Oct-1972 & 11-Nov-1972)  (first 2 episodes)
ABC Thursdays (from 18-Jan-1973)
Produced by Jerry Thorpe / Associate Producer Alex Beaton

1.1 [--] Kung Fu: KING OF THE MOUNTAIN (verified)
14-Oct-1972 ABC Sat
Produced & Directed by Jerry Thorpe / Associate Producer Alex Beaton
Written by Herman Miller
Director of Photography, Fred Koenekamp, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Lara Parker ............. Amy Allender
Brandon Cruz ............ Peter Gideon
Special Guest Star:
John Saxon .............. Raven, the Bounty Hunter
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Ken Lynch ............... McCoy
Mills Watson ............ Prospector
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera ............ Young Caine (recurring)
Robert Hoy .............. Curry McCoy
Mark Allen .............. Postmaster
Ivy Bethune ............. Jenny McCoy
Gary McLarty ............ Frank McCoy
Paul Harper ............. Amos
Larry Finley .................. Blacksmith
Synopsis:
Bounty hunters who are after Caine endanger a widow and a homeless boy he has become a friend with. 

1.2 [--] Kung Fu: DARK ANGEL  (verified)
11-Nov-1972 ABC Sat
Produced & Directed by Jerry Thorpe / Associate Producer Alex Beaton
Written by Herman Miller
Director of Photography, Fred Koenekamp, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
John Carradine ........ Serenity Johnson
Robert Carradine ...... Sunny Jim
Special Guest Star:
Dean Jagger ........... Henry Caine
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Adrienne Marden ....... Coralee
James Griffith ........ Purdy
Paul Harper ........... Davey Peartree
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Larry Duran ........... Lead Indian
Chuck Bail ............ First Tough
Bob Herron ............ Second Tough
Bill McLean ........... Poker Player
Jim Weatherill ........ First Vigilante
Tim Haldeman .......... Second Vigilante
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Donald Eiber .......... Third Vigilante
Synopsis:
Caine helps Serendipity Johnson, a poor preacher whose has been blinded by the Indians, to learn to use
his other senses to their fullest.

1.3 [--] Kung Fu: BLOOD BROTHER (verified)
18-Jan-1973 ABC Thur
Produced & Directed by Jerry Thorpe / Associate Producer Alex Beaton
Written by Herman Miller
Director of Photography, Fred Koenekamp, A.S.C.
Guest Star:
Clu Gulager ........... Sheriff Rutledge
Special Guest Star:
John Anderson ......... Benjamin Dundee
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Scott Hylands ......... Randy
Kathleen Gackle ....... Livvy McKenzie
Kermit Murdock ........ Coroner
Robert Urich .......... Greg Dundee
Benson Fong ........... Soong
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Kam Yuen .............. Lin Wu
Richard Loo ........... Master Sun
Frank Michael Liu ..... Lew Soong
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Robert Emhardt ........ Postmaster
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Jack Verbois .......... Hoot
Frank Orsatti ......... Cole
Donald Eiber .......... Elvis
Beulah Quo ............ Soong's Wife
Paul Bryar ............ Pop Fuller
Caine's search for a fellow priest brings him to a small town where the man was killed by the bigoted populace.

1.4 [--] Kung Fu: AN EYE FOR AN EYE  (verified)
25-Jan-73 ABC Thur
Produced & Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Written by John Furia, Jr.
Director of Photography, Jack Woolf
Guest Stars:
L.Q. Jones ............ Sgt. Straight
Tim Mcintire .......... Samuel Buchanan
Harry Townes .......... Amos Buchanan
Special Guest Star:
Lane Bradbury ......... Annie Buchanan
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Clay Tanner ........... Barr
Judson Pratt .......... Cotton
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Ross Elliott .......... Capt. Burns
Parley Baer ........... Dr. Gormley
Robert Wilke .......... Bridgers
Chief John War Eagle .... Indian Chief
Synopsis:
A young woman tries to enlist Caine's help in her quest of vengeance on a soldier who raped her.

1.5 [--] Kung Fu: THE TIDE  (verified)
01-Feb-1973 ABC Thur
Written by A. Martin Zweiback
Directed by Walter Doniger
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Andrew Duggan ......... Sheriff Boggs
Robert Donner ......... Houlton
Mako .................. Wong Ti Liu
Special Guest Star:
Tina Chen ............. Su Yen Lu
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Brian Tochi ........... Ho Gong
Ken O'Brien ........... Mr. Jenkins
Synopsis 1:
A woman saves Caine and considers trading him for her father, a writer imprisoned in China.
Synopsis 2:
Seriously injured, Caine must rely on a enigmatic Chinese girl to protect him from bounty hunters.

1.6 [--] Kung Fu: THE SOUL IS THE WARRIOR  (verified)
8-Feb-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Ron Bishop
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
John Doucette ......... Ed Rankin
Shelley Novack ........ Breck Rankin
Jim Davis ............. Walker
Special Guest Star:
Pat Hingle ............ Sheriff Thoms
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Les Lannom ............ Billy Thoms
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
John Pickard .......... Benson
Robert Foulk .......... Moss
Robin Raymond ......... Molly
Synopsis 1:
Caine offers to walk through a pit of snakes to save the life of a sheriff (Pat Hingle) who was forced to kill the
son of a rancher and now faces death. 

1.7 [--] Kung Fu: NINE LIVES (verified)
15-Feb-73 ABC Thur
Written by Herb Meadow
Directed by Allen Reisner
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Albert Salmi .......... Shawn Mulhare
Dana Elcar ............ Tod Pritiken
Royal Dano ............ Henry Skowrin
Special Guest Star:
Geraldine Brooks ...... Widow Thackaberry
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Ross Hagen ............ Herman Skowrin
Merlin Olsen .......... Perlee Skowrin
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Michael Cameron ....... George Skowrin
Synopsis 1:
Greed tempts a gold prospector (Albert Salmi) when he finds out about the price on Caine's head
Synopsis 2:
An Irish miner must find a replacement for his camp's beer drinking cat mascot- which he accidentally killed-
in order for him to be allowed to return to work.
 
1.8 [--] Kung Fu: SUN AND CLOUD SHADOW (verified)
22-Feb-73 ABC Thur
Written by Halsted Welles
Directed by Robert Butler
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Morgan Woodward ....... Colonel Binns
Aimee Eccles .......... Cloud Shadow
Ronald Feinberg ....... Ezekiel
Soon Taik-Oh .......... Kwan Chen
Richard Lawrence Hatch .... Dave Binns
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Dennis Lee Smith ...... Doug Binns
*
Featuring: (end credits)
John Mamo ............. Ying
Yuki Shimoda .......... Ben Tai
Tad Horino ............ First Elder
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Synopsis:
Caine attempts to negotiate a truce between a small Chinese mining community and a powerful rancher who
claims to own the mine.

1.9 [--] Kung Fu: CHAINS (verified)
08-Mar-73 ABC Thurs
Teleplay by Gene L. Coon; Story by Paul Edwards and Gene L. Coon
Directed by Robert Butler
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Michael Greene ........ Huntoon
Warren Vanders ........ Sgt. Bedford
Geoffrey Lewis ........ Johnson
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Larry Bishop .......... Major Trapneil
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Ben Frank ............. Turnkey
Synopsis 1:
The Army arrests Caine and then shackles him to another prisoner, a huge man seeking revenge on his enemies.
Synopsis 2:
Caine teaches a vengeful man whom he has become shackled to how to control ones hatred.

1.10 [--] Kung Fu: ALETHEA (verified)
15-Mar-73 ABC Thur
Written by William Kelley
Directed by John Badham
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Jodie Foster .......... Alethea Ingram
Charles Tyner ......... Larrabee
Kenneth Tobey ......... Sherifgram
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Khigh Dhiegh .......... Shang Tzu
Byron Mabe ............ Cranch
William Mims .......... Luke Jezdale
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Lee J. Lampert ........ Tork Wittner
R.L. Armstrong ........ Clancy Pratt
Regis J. Cordic ....... Prosecutor Stoddard
Dale Ishimoto ......... Chinese Sergeant
Frank Wilcox .......... Judge Moon
Synopsis:
On trial for a murder he didn't commit, Caine is confronted by a young girl who insists she saw him shoot the deceased.

1.11 [--] Kung Fu: THE PRAYING MANTIS KILLS  (verified)
22-Mar-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Robert Lewin
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Wendell Burton ........ Martin Crossman
Norm Alden ............ Sheriff Crossman
Don Knight ............ Hap Darrow
Special Guest Star:
William Schallert ..... Willis Roper
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Jason Wingreen ........ Kennamer
Murray MacLeod ........ Arnold
Bill Fletcher ......... Fox
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Dennis Redfield ....... Victor
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Karen Morley .......... Mrs. Roper
Julie Licker .......... Girl Clerk
Richard Collier ....... Grisson
Synopsis 1:
With Caine's help, the son of a slain sheriff defends his jail and prisoner, the leader of the gang responsible
for the lawman's death.
Synopsis 2:
A young boy who is defending a jail against the gunmen who killed his sheriff father inspires courage in a coward.

1.12 [--] Kung Fu: SUPERSTITION  (verified)
05-Apr-1973 ABC Thur
Teleplay by Ed Waters; Story by Dave Moessinger
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Fred Sadoff ........... Ward Bannack
Ford Rainey ........... Jacob Sterne
Roy Jenson ............ Rupp
Don Dubbins ........... Meador
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Woodrow Parfrey ....... Denver Peck
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Mike Mazurki .......... Hannibal
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Larry J. Blake ........ Dave Etling
H.B. Haggerty ......... Husky Miner
Synopsis 1:
Caine, wrongly convicted of a robbery, is sentenced to hard labor in a silver mine located in an Indian graveyard.
Synopsis 2:
Caine is captured and forced to become a miner at a silver mine being run by slave labor, where he becomes trapped
with other miners by a cave in.

1.13 [--] Kung Fu: THE STONE  (verified)
12-Apr-1973 ABC Thur
Written by A. Martin Zweiback
Directed by Robert Butler
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Moses Gunn ............ Isaac Montolla
Gregory Sierra ........ Zolly
Kelly Jean Peters ..... Martha Lovitt
Bill Lucking .......... Quade
Kiel Martin ........... Marshal
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Ike Eisenmann ......... Todd Lovitt
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
Sean Marshall ......... Abel Lovitt
Brian Andrews ......... Harpy Lovitt
Synopsis:
In a rough mining town Caine becomes involved with a huge uncut diamond, a former Brazilian slave, and three boys
seeking revenge on a man who spurned their mother.

1.14 [--] Kung Fu: THE THIRD MAN (verified)
26-Apr-73 ABC Thur
Written by Robvert Lewin
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Film Editor, David E. Rawlins (no `g')
Guest Stars:
Ed Nelson ............. Sheriff Raha
Fred Beir ............. Jim Gallagher
Barbara Stuart ........ Fay
Special Guest Star:
Sheree North .......... Noreen Gallagher
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera .......... Young Caine (recurring)
John Alderson ......... Wray
Robert Hoy ............ Norris
Vic Perrin ............ Eldon Riddle
Virginia Gregg ........ Martha
A mysterious gunman appears out of nowhere and kills a gambler who had been injured by a pair of thieves.

1.15 [--] Kung Fu: THE ANCIENT WARRIOR (verified)
03-May-1973 ABC Thur
Written by A. Martin Zweiback
Directed by Robert Butler
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Film Editor, Gary Griffen
Guest Stars:
Chief Dan George ..... Ancient Warrior
Victor French ........ Sheriff Pool
Denver Pyle .......... Mayor Simms
G.D. Spradlin ........ Lucas Bass
Special Guest Star:
Will Geer ............ Judge Marcus
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Kenneth O'Brien ....... Arlo
Keye Luke ............. Master Po (recurring)
Philip Ahn ............ Master Kan (recurring)
Gary Busey ............ Josh
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Radames Pera ......... Young Caine (recurring)
Bill Katt ............ Andy
Richard Young ........ Vern
Clay Tanner .......... T
Bucklin Beery ........ Gil
A dying Indian warrior hopes to die at his predestined burial place, which is located in the middle of a town where
the populace hates Indians.

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