CTVA US Western - "Kung Fu" (WB/ABC) Season 2 (1973-74)

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Season 2 (ABC) (1973-74)
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ABC Thursdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by John Furia, Jr / Co-Producer, Alex Beaton

2.1 [16] Kung Fu: THE WELL (verified)
27-Sep-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Kittridge Barton
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars
Hal Williams .......... Caleb Brown
Tim Mcintire .......... Deputy Mitchell
(later in the series Tim McIntire would have a recurring role as Danny Caine)
Jim Davis ............. Sheriff Grogan
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mae Mercer ............ Elizabeth Brown
George Spell .......... Daniel Brown
Robert Karnes ......... Parkes
Featuring:
Jane Lambert .......... Bess Hawkins
Ta-Ronce Allen ........ Juliet Brown
An ex-slave who ferociously protects the only source of good water reluctantly helps Caine who has taken ill
from drinking bad water.

2.2 [17] Kung Fu: THE ASSASSIN  (verified)
4-Oct-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Spooner Glass, Dan Ullman
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Dana Elcar ............ Noah Jones
James Keach ........... Abe Jones
Introducing:
Beverly Kushida ....... Aggie
Also Starring: (opening credits)
Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
William Glover ........ Andrew Swan
Nobu McCarthy ......... Mrs. Swan
Douglas V. Fowley ..... Trapper
Robert Ito ............ Blacksmith
Featuring:
Wayne Storm ........... Barlow
Phil Chambers ......... Mackey
Wayne Foster .......... Carey
Synopsis:
Caine's attempt to reconcile two feuding families places him in a life and death struggle with a hired Oriental assassin. 

2.3 [18] Kung Fu: THE CHALICE  (verified)
11-Oct-1973 ABC Thur
Written by William Kelley
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest Star:
William Smith ......... Luther Staggers
Special Guest Star:
Gilbert Roland ........ Padre Braganza
Also Starring: (opening credits)
Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring) [Keye Luke NOT in this episode]
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lee Paul .............. Gilchrist
Charles Dierkop ....... Traphagen
Pepe Serna ............ Los Vidrios
Victor Millan ......... Padre Benito
Featuring:
Victor Arco ........... Diaz
Stafford Repp ......... Father Clancy
Synopsis:
Shot by outlaws and abandoned in the desert, a dying priest begs Caine to recover his sacred golden chalice.

2.4 [19] Kung Fu: THE BRUJO   (verified)
25-Oct-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Katharyn Terry & Michael S. Michaelian
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Henry Darrow .......... Don Fierro
Emilio Fernandez ...... Carlos
Special Guest Star:
Benson Fong ........... Sorcerer Liu
Also Starring: (opening credits)
Key Luke, Radames Pera (recurring) [Philip Ahn NOT in this episode]
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Maria-Elena Cordero ... Maria
Julio Medina .......... Father Salazar
Rodolfo Hoyos ......... Esteban
Felipe Turich ......... Tadeo
Featuring:
Fernando Escandon ..... Miguel
Julio Medina .......... Father Galazar
Jimmy Turner .......... Boy
Synopsis:
Caine confronts a shaman (Emilio Fernandez) imprisoning a small village with fear and superstition.

2.5 [20] Kung Fu: THE SQUAW MAN  (verified)
1-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Arthur Dales
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Jack Elam ............. Marcus Taylor
Logan Ramsey .......... Abel
Elliott Street ........ Aaron
Also Starring: (opening credits)
Key Luke [Radames Pera & Philip Ahn NOT in this episode]
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rosana Soto ........... Kiona
Booth Colman .......... Sentinel
Rex Holman ............ Canby
Eddie Firestone ....... First Man
Featuring:
Hal Baylor ............ Sam Blake
Robert G. Reece ....... Billy
James Hong ............ Lin
Victor Sen Yung ....... Farmer
Synopsis:
A down-on-his-luck, lonely farmer (Jack Elam) with an Indian wife becomes a hero when he kills a bandit's son.

2.6 [21] Kung Fu: THE SPIRIT-HELPER  (verified)
8-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by Walter Doniger
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Bo Svenson ............ Pike
Scott Hylands ......... Saunders
James A. Watson, Jr. .... Diego
Special Guest Star:
Don Johnson ........... Nashebo
Also Starring: (opening credits)
Key Luke, Philip Ahn & Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Khigh Dhiegh .......... Chung
Rita Rogers ........... Crucita
Synopsis:
Caine becomes the master to an Indian boy who needs training in order to rescue his mother from outlaws who
kidnapped her after they killed his father.

2.7 [22] Kung Fu: THE TONG (verified)
15-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by John Furia, Jr
Written by Robert Schlitt
Directed by Robert Totten
Guest Stars:
Diana Douglas ......... Sister Richardson
Richard Loo ........... Chen
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Tad Horino ............ Li
Carey Wong ............ Wing
Kinji Shibuya ......... Ah Quong
Featuring:
David Chow ............ Third Highbinder
Caine takes on the wrath of the Tong (the Chinese Mafia) after he gives refuge to a Chinese orphan fleeing
from a Tong lord.
*
Caine confronts a Chinese underworld lord to free a slave boy (Carey Wong) who has sought refuge with an evangelist
(Diana Douglas).

2.8 [23] Kung Fu: THE SOLDIER (verified)
29-Nov-1973 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by John Furia, Jr
Teleplay by Ed Waters; Story by Calvin Clements, Jr.
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Tim Matheson .......... Lt. Bill Wyland
Myron Healey .......... Capt. Malachy
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Dennis ........... Sgt. Dinsmore
Margaret Fairchild .... Catherine Piper
Douglas Dirkson ....... Hamel
Featuring:
Frank Whiteman ........ Jim Piper
Wayne Heffley ......... Reede
Skip Riley ............ Graf
An army lieutenant identifies Caine as one of the bandits who attacked and killed his battalion.
*
An army lieutenant discovers he may have picked the wrong career when he finds himself unable to kill anyone.

2.09 [24] Kung Fu: THE SALAMANDER (verified)
06-Dec-1973 ABC Thur
Written by Del Reisman
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Ramon Bieri ............ John Bates
Ed Flanders ............ Alonzo Davis
David Huddleston ....... Nathaniel
James Lee Reeves ....... Andy Davis
Also Starring:
Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Bill McLean ............. Brew
Richard Chien ........... Tattered Man
K.C. Shieh .............. Traveler
J.W. Lu ................. Mercenary
Caine tries to reunite Andy with his father, ten years after he left to search for gold. However, Andy fears that
he is going crazy.
A young man thinks he is going crazy when he starts having difficulty discerning illusion from reality.

2.10 [25] Kung Fu: THE HOOTS   (verified)
13-Dec-1973 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by John Furia, Jr / Co-Producer, Alex Beaton
Teleplay by Lionel E. Siegel; Story by Jason McKinnon
Directed by Robert Totten
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Anthony Zerbe ......... Paul Klempt
Laurie Prange ......... Gretchen Klempt
Special Guest Star:
Howard da Silva ....... Otto Schultz
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jock Mahoney ........... Kyle Davidson
Rance Howard ........... Sheriff Byrd
Featuring:
Ed McCready ............ Schroeder
Link Wyler ............. Tate
Tom Waters ............. Ferguson
Caine intervenes in an escalating feud between aloof Hutterite sheepherders and vengeful local cattle ranchers.
Caine comes to the aid of a religious sect whose belief in non violence in any circumstance is allowing their
water to be taken from them.

2.11 [26] Kung Fu: THE ELIXIR (verified)
20-Dec-1973 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by John Furia, Jr/ Co-Producer, Alex Beaton
Written by A. Martin Zweiback
Directed by Walter Doniger
Guest Stars:
Diana Muldaur .......... Theodora
David Canary ........... Frank Grogan
Matt Clark ............. Niebo
Also Starring:
Keye Luke (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Walter Barnes .......... Sheriff
Richard Caine .......... Wade Grogan
Don Megowan ............ Quinn
Jerry Fujikawa ......... Poor Man
A medicine wagon hawker allows her obsession to become totally independent to hurt those she cares for.

2.12 [27] Kung Fu: THE GUNMAN (verified)
3-Jan-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by John Furia, Jr / Co-Producer, Alex Beaton
Written by Robert Lewin
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Andrew Prine ............ White
Katharine Woodville ..... Nedra Chamberlain
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sandy Kenyon ............ Sheriff
Alan Fudge .............. Bob Gardner
Jack Riley ............. Jed Royal
Featuring:
Herbert Nelson .......... Sam Cogan
James Weatherill ........ Deputy
Caine befriends a gunfighter (Andrew Prine) wounded by a bounty hunter
and takes him to the cabin of an isolated, frightened widow.
*
A woman comes to the defense of a fugitive who saved her life by killing
her husband who was trying to kill her.

2.13 [28] Kung Fu: EMPTY PAGES OF A DEAD BOOK  (verified)
10-Jan-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by John Furia, Jr / Co-Producer, Alex Beaton
Written by Charles A. McDaniel
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Cast:
Robert Foxworth ....... Clyde McNelly
Slim Pickens .......... Bart Fisher
Also Starring:
Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Doreen Lang ........... Grandma McNelly
Nate Esformes ......... Judge Alonzo
Bruce Carradine ....... Sheriff
Carlos Romero ......... Doctor
Featuring:
Thomas Stovall ........ Luwaine
Tim Haldeman .......... Jason
James Storm ........... Joe Billy
Synopsis:
A dedicated Texas Ranger (Robert Foxworth) trailing a gang loses his badge after illegally killing a former outlaw.

2.14 [29] Kung Fu: A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM  (verified)
17-Jan-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe/ Produced by Alex Beaton  (NOT John Furia, Jr.)
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
John Drew Barrymore ... Alex McGregor
Ruth Roman ............ Rhoda Norman
Tina Louise ........... Carol Mercer
Sorrell Booke ......... Sheriff Hodges
Special Guest Star:
Howard Duff ........... Noah Fleck
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mark Miller ........... Horace Mercer
Rudy Diaz ............. Toluca
Synopsis:
Caine is accused of murder after he discovers a corpse hanging in a foggy marsh which later disappears under
strange circumstances.

2.15 [30] Kung Fu: THE WAY OF VIOLENCE HAS NO MIND (screen title)  (verified)
a.k.a "The Raiders" (copyright title)
24-Jan-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Alex Beaton (NOT John Furia, Jr.)
Written by David Michael Korn
Directed by Lee Phillips
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Gary Merrill ........... Dan Hoyle
Ron Soble .............. Sheriff
Robert Ito ............. Captain Lee
Special Guest Star:
Fritz Weaver ........... Hillquist
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Victor Sen Yung ........ Chu
William Traylor ........ Maulpede
Featuring:
Jesse Dizon ............ Quoy
June Vincent ........... Meg
Synopsis:
Caine is mistakenly accused of being a member of a group of Chinese miners who have taken up robbing stage coaches
in order to destroy the men who stole their gold mine.

2.16 [31] Kung Fu: IN UNCERTAIN BONDAGE (copyright & screen title) (verified)
(a.k.a "The Well")
07-Feb-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Alex Beaton
Written by Abe Polsky and Ed Waters
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Warren Vanders ......... Clifford Tait
Judy Pace .............. Jenny Mabry
Special Guest Star:
Lynda Day George ....... Dora Burnham
Also Starring:
Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Roger Mosely ........... Seth Packard
Kidnappers throw wounded Caine in a pit along with their victim (Lynda Day George), a proud Southern woman.
Caine is injured when he tries to prevent a proud southern belle from being kidnapped by her servants.

2.17 [32] Kung Fu: NIGHT OF THE OWLS, DAY OF THE DOVES (verified)
14-Feb-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Herman Miller & Alex Beaton
Teleplay by Ed Waters / Story by Frank Dandridge & Ed Waters
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ......... Kyle Thurmond
Ken Swofford .......... Max Frazer
Special Guest Star:
Anne Francis .......... Ida Quinlan
Also Starring:
Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rayford Barnes ........ Sheriff Bryce
Arlene Farber ......... Faye
Juno Dawson ........... Billie
Paul Harper ........... Sam Wallace
Featuring:
George Dzundza ........ 1st John
Claire Nono ........... Cinnamon
Julie Andelman ........ Lisa
Synopsis:
Caine protects a madam (Anne Francis) and her bordello from a band of vigilantes who want the land a farmer
deeded to the prostitutes.
.
2.18 [33] Kung Fu: CROSS-TIES (verified)
21-Feb-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Herman Miller and Alex Beaton
Written by Robert Schlitt
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Barry Sullivan ........ Edwards
John Anderson ......... Youngblood
Harrison Ford ......... Harrison
Denver Pyle ........... Dr. Colton
Special Guest Star:
Andy Robinson ......... Johnny
Also Starring:
Philip Ahn (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Dennis Fimple ......... Riley
Featuring:
Eric Server ........... Miller
Sandy Ignon ........... Tom
Rolfe Sedan ........... Stationmaster
Synopsis:
Caine is caught amid a gang of farmers, the railroad and a private detective (Barry Sullivan).

2.19 [34] Kung Fu: THE PASSION OF CHEN YI (verified)
28-Feb-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Herman Miller and Alex Beaton
Wwritten by John T. Dugan
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Bethel Leslie ......... Rita Coblenz
Robert Middleton ...... Marshal Ford
Mariana Hill .......... Louise Coblenz
Soon Taik Oh .......... Chen Yi
Also Starring:
Philip Ahn (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Arch Johnson .......... Lt. Larkin
Ivor Francis .......... Poindexter
Featuring:
Robert Cornthwaite .... Bank Teller
James Hong ............ Yam Tin
Bart Burns ............ Prison Guard
Ray Ballard ........... Prison Cook
John Furlong .......... Bank Guard
Synopsis:
Caine tries to save his old-foil from their temple days who finds himself accused of murder after two woman try
to con him out of his valuable ivory carvings.

2.20 [35] Kung Fu: ARROGANT DRAGON  (verified)
14-Mar-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Alex Beaton and Herman Miller
Teleplay by Katharyn & Michael Michaelian; Story by Barbara Melzer and Katharyn & Michael Michaelian
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Richard Loo ........... Wu Chang
Clyde Kusatsu ......... Lo Sing
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jocelyne Lew .......... Kem
Featuring:
Edward Walsh .......... Jake
James Hong ............ Men Han
Yuki Shimoda .......... Bandit
Russ Grieve ........... Man
Arthur Song ........... Tong Member
Dalton Leong .......... Sun Lai
Tommy Lee ............. Apothecary
Nathan Jung ........... Dark Rider
Synopsis:
Caine again angers the Tong, by coming to the defense of one of their ex-leaders who has been branded a traitor
and sentenced to die for wanting to return home to China to die.

2.21 [36] Kung Fu: THE NATURE OF EVIL  (verified)
21-Mar-1974 ABC Thur
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Herman Miller & Alex Beaton
written by Gerald Sanford
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Morgan Woodward ....... Adversary
Shelly Novack ......... Bounty Hunter
Barbara Colby ......... Josie
Special Guest Star:
John Carradine ........ Serendipity Johnson
Also Starring:
Keye Luke, Radames Pera (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kelly Thordsen ........ Mule Jesse
Robert Donley ......... Sam (Wagon Driver)
James Gammon .......... Jake
Featuring:
Bartlett Robinson ..... Max (Bartender)
Larry Robb ............ Poker Player
Don Mageira ........... Poker Player #2
James Weatherill ...... Poker Player #3
Synopsis:
A blind man goes after a shadowy killer who murdered his friend. 

2.22 [37] Kung Fu: THE CENOTAPH (part 1/2) 04-Apr-1974 ABC Thur  (verified)
2.23 [38] Kung Fu: THE CENOTAPH (part 2/2) 11-Apr-1974 ABC Thur  (verified)
Executive Producer Jerry Thorpe / Produced by Alex Beaton & Herman Miller
Written by William Kelley
Directed by Richard Lang
Director of Photography, Richard L. Rawlings
Guest Stars:
Stefan Gierasch ....... McBurneylKai Tong
Michael Pataki ........ Buskirk
Robert Ridgely ........ Whipple
Special Guest Star:
Nancy Kwan ............ Mayli Ho
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)(pt 1)
Ned Romero ............ Lame Dog
Ed Bakey .............. Bloom
Ivan Naranjo .......... Tall Pot
Featuring:
Milton Parsons ........ Rev. Mr. Stekel
Don Hanmer ............ Sheriff Jaffe
James Weatherill ...... Merton
(Not Credited: Irene Tedrow as Mrs. Stekel)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)(pt 2)
Ned Romero ............ Lame Dog
Ed Bakey .............. Bloom
Ben Cooper ............ Captain Goodnight
Ivan Naranjo .......... Tall Pot
Featuring:
Frank Ferguson ........ Bissell
Don Hanmer ............ Sheriff Jaffe
Tim Haldeman .......... Shattrow
Part 1:
Caine helps a man claiming he must bury his Indian woman, and recalls his battle for a concubine's (Nancy Kwan) love.
Part 2:
Caine learns the truth about Anna; he thinks he has won the concubine (Nancy Kwan) he loves.

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