CTVA US Western - "Lancer" (TCF/CBS) Season 1 (1968-69)

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Starring James Stacy, Wayne Maunder and Andrew Duggan
Season 1 (CBS) (1968-69)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


 
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 CBS Tuesdays 7:30 pm Eastern

1.1 [--] Lancer: THE HIGH RIDERS (a.k.a. The Homecoming) (pilot)
prod. no. 6208 / 24-Sep-1968
Lancer. (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)  (5)  (6)
Produced and Directed by Sam Wanamaker
Teleplay by Dean Riesner / Story by Samuel A. Peeples
music: Hugo Friedhofer
director of photography: Robert Hauser
film editor: Jack W. Holmes
guest stars
Joe Don Baker ................. Day Pardee
Anthony Caruso ................ Toledano
Paul Fierro ................... Cipriano
Sean McClory
Lisa Jak
Ruben Moreno
Robert Adler
Gil Barreto
Gordon Jump
John Louger
Alberto Morin
Vernon Rich
Julian Rivero
Chuck Roberson
Stephen Roberts
Ref Sanchez
Ralph Server
Alex Tinne
Stanley Waxman
Jack Williams
Rancher Murdoch Lancer offers his two long-estranged sons a
tantalizing proposition. Each will get a third of the huge Lancer
spread for help against the land pirates who are infesting the area.
The sons are Boston dandy Scott and his cynical half-brother Johnny.

1.2 [--] Lancer: BLOOD ROCK
prod. no. 3104 / 1-Oct-1968

Blood Rock (1)
directed by Gene Nelson
written by Jack Turley
music: Robert Drasnin
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner.
guest stars
John Anderson ................. Sheriff
J.D. Cannon ................... Morgan Price
Barry Williams ................ Ben Wallace
Charles Dierkop
Rayford Barnes
Jack Bannon
Tracy Morgan
Michael Stearns
Jon Lormer
The Lancers arrange for ten-year-old Ben Wallace to finally meet his outlaw father, a setup that settles well with the sheriff of
Blood Rock, an ambitious man with a twisted sense of ethics. Murdoch tries to convince the outlaw to dissuade his 10-year-old
son from following in his footsteps.

1.3 [--] Lancer: CHASE A WILD HORSE
prod. no. 3103 / 8-Oct-1968

Chase A Wild Horse (1)
directed by Walter Grauman
written by Paul Playdon
music: Leith Stevens
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
guest stars
Robert J. Wilke ............... Stryker
James Gammon .................. Wes
Paul Carr
Bobby Clarke
Lloyd Haynes
Vaughn Taylor
Hick Hill
Brick Huston
A character study of Johnny equates the rebellious young man with the superb wild stallion he is determined to break.

1.04 [--] Lancer: FOLEY (1968.10.15)
no. 3102
Directed by Alex Singer
Teleplay by Anthony Spinner / Story by Anthony Spinner & Brian McKay
music by Mullendore
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
R.G. Armstrong ................ Gant Foley
Lynn Loring ................... Polly
Don Quine ..................... Corey
Joe Perry
Harper Flaherty
Rosa Turich
Lorne McKellar
June Dayton
Bert Santos
John McKee
Arvo Ojala
Scott gambles everything to save a pregnant woman from the clutches of her father-in-law. Gant Foley, patriarch of
a notorious outlaw clan, promises to destroy anyone who stands between him and the baby, his only direct descendant.

1.05 [--] Lancer: THE LAWMAN (1968.10.22)
no. 3105
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Laurence Heath
music: Leith Stevens
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack W. Holmes
guest stars
James Gregory ................. Marshal Joe Barker
Robert Doyle .................. Al Evans
Jack Garner ................... Gibbs
John Milford .................. Thompkins
Lloyd Haynes .................. Frank
Leathery old Marshal Barker is riding his last trail as he stops by the Lancers with two deputies and a murder suspect. With nothing
to show for twenty years of service, Barker is weighing his future  as a charity case against the $5000 bribe he has been offered by
the prisoner.

1.06 [--] Lancer: JULIE (1968.10.29)
no. 3109
directed by William Hale
teleplay by Paul Playdon / story by Don Brinkley & Paul Playdon
music supervision: Lionel Newman
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
guest stars
Susan Strasberg ............... Julie
Bruce Dern .................... Lucas
Val Avery ..................... Wade
John Kellogg .................. Sheriff Cutler
Lincoln Tate .................. Jonas
Frederic Downs ................ Liveryman
Clint Sharp ................... Driver
Johnny goes after the girl who framed Scott to protect her fugitive brother. Time is short as the girl has convinced two bounty hunters
that Scott is their prize. Johnny is jailed when they falsely identify him as an outlaw wanted for murder and robbery in Denver.

1.07 [--] Lancer: THE PRODIGAL (1968.11.12)
no. 3110
directed by Sobey Martin
teleplay by D. C. Fontana / story by Mel Goldberg & D. C. Fontana
music: Hugo Friedhofer
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
Phyllis Thaxter ............... Marcy Dane
Kevin Hagen ................... Packer
Johnny Crawford ............... Jeff Dane
Del Monroe
Stewart Bradley
Paul Picerni
Roy Engel
Ray Kellogg
Jason Wingreen
Widow Marcy Dane is an old flame who starts a few fires on the Lancer ranch. One is in Murdoch's heart,; the other is far more
dangerous. Marcy is followed by her son, a young army deserter charged with murder.

1.8 [--] Lancer: JELLY
prod. no. 3112 / 19-Nov-1968

Jelly (1)
directed by Sobey Martin
written by Jack Turley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross.
guest stars
Ronny Howard .................. Willy
James Wainwright .............. Logan
Ken Lynch ..................... Charlker
Russell Thorson ............... Doc Jenkins
Teddy Quinn ................... Sawdust
Craig Hundley
George Ostos
Mark Robert Brown
Tony Davis
Craig Jue
Mike Freeman
William Bryant
Cagey old codger Jelly Hoskins is caring for an astonishing brood of orphans - eight varieties of human flotsam in every size and
color. Jelly helps them by helping himself to anything he can lay hands on, including a money bag lifted from a dead bank robber.

1.9 [--] Lancer: THE LAST TRAIN FOR CHARLIE POE
prod. no. 3107 / 26-Nov-1968

Last Train for Charlie Poe (1)
directed by Donald Richardson
written by Carey Wilber
music: Leith Stevens
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner.
guest stars
Harold Gould .................. Charlie Poe
Dub Taylor .................... Davey Horn
Mary Fickett .................. Mollie Poe
Frank Marth ................... Marks
George Keymas ................. Slaughter
William Bryant ................ Sheriff Gabe
Harry Swoger .................. Mick
Robert Cornthwaite ............ Homer Ord
Ian Wolfe
Hank Worden
Bob Dodson
Johnny and Scott scheme to rob a Sacramento bound express in an effort to halt a land grab. Compounding
their  foolishness, the pair enlist two retired train robbers who yearn for a return to easy pickings.

1.10 [--] Lancer: GLORY (1968.12.10)
no. 3108
directed by Gene Nelson
written by Jack Turley
music: Leith Stevens
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
Brenda Scott .................. Glory
Laurence Naismith ............. Collier
Johnny Seven .................. Wade Hatcher
Walter Baldwin ................ Storekeeper
Matt Emery .................... Leggirt
Vic Perrin .................... Pete
Anthony Redondo
Desperately needing money to cover her grandfather's gambling debt, Glory unleashes
 her charms on the Lancer family, especially Scott, who seems least likely to melt.

1.11 [--] Lancer: THE HEART OF PONY ALICE (1968.12.17)
no. 3114
directed by Christian Nyby
written by Ken Trevey
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
Andrew Prine .................. Will Guthrie
Eve Plumb ..................... Pony Alice
Jeanne Cooper ................. Florida
James Griffith ................ Constable Becket
Tom Fadden .................... Ollie Hummer
Jack Perkins
Johnny sets out to even accounts with Wilf Guthrie, a crafty horse trader who unloaded an old nag on him.
 He gets hoodwinked the second time around when Wilf puts his little orphaned niece up for auction.

1.12 [--] Lancer: THE ESCAPE
prod. no. 3106 / 31-Dec-1968

The Escape (1)
directed by William Hale
written by Anthony Spinner
music: Hugo Friedhofer
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
guest stars
Dan Travanty .................. Lt. Dan Cassidy
Lynda Day George .............. Sarah Cassidy
Wayne Rogers .................. Lewis
Robert Biheller ............... Hardy
Joe DeSantis .................. Doc Hildenbrand
John Zaremba .................. Hotel Clerk
Unrelenting hate pits three revenge-bent ex-soldiers against Scott, whom they blame for betraying a wartime escape attempt.
Their  leader, Lt. Dan Cassidy, faces a terrifying turn of events when the full truth of the incident comes to light.

1.13 [--] Lancer: THE WEDDING (1969.01.07)
no. 3115
directed by Sobey Martin
written by Anthony Spinner
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
guest stars
Bo Svenson .................... Josh
Brioni Farrell ................ Laurie
Brooke Bundy .................. Jenny
Lawrence Dane ................. Dave Macall
Robert Foulk
Steve Vincent
Harry Harvey, Sr
John Zaremba
Feelings of guilt spur Scott to join his friend Josh in pursuit of  Dave Macall, an escaped outlaw who kidnapped Josh's bride at the wedding.
 Scott refrains for telling Josh that the woman used to work for Macall as a dance-hall girl, and may not want to be rescued after all.

1.14 [--] Lancer: DEATH BAIT (1969.01.14)
no. 3116
directed by Robert Butler
written by Jack Turley
music: Alexander Courage
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
James Olson ................... Alton Gannett
Tom Selleck ................... Cowboy in Bar
Bern Hoffman
Sam Elliott
Synopsis 1:
Jelly is terrified when he encounters someone from his past: a one-handed man with a trained wolf.
Synopsis 2:
Murdoch, Teresa and Jelly endure a night of terror when Alton Gannett, a former lawman, appears to even an old score.
Gannett, who is as much wolf as his snarling half-breed dog, is stalking Jelly to avenge the loss of a hand many years earlier.

1.15 [--] Lancer: THE BLACK McGLOINS (1969.01.21)
no. 3113
directed by Donald Richardson
written by Carey Wilber
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
music: Hugo Friedhofer
guest stars
Jonathan Harris ............... Padraic McGloin
Stefanie Powers ............... Moira MeGloin
Peter Palmer .................. Sorley Boy McGloin
Nydia Westman ................. Bridget McGloin
George Mitchell ............... Talbot
William Bryant ................ Sheriff Gabe
Byron Morrow
Padraic McGloin, sporting a thick brogue and mutton-shop sideburns, finds a perfect patsy in Scott Lancer. Whining that he is just a
poor put-upon immigrant, Paddy gains Scott's support while he robsthe county blind, threatening the other ranchers with arson unless
they acquiesce.

1.16 [--] Lancer: YESTERDAY'S VENDETTA
(Yesterday's Vengeance (copyright title) (1969.01.28)
no. 3117
directed by Otto Lang
written by Don Brinkley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
Teresa Wright ................. Ellen Haney
Lin McCarthy .................. Judd Haney
Robert Sorrells ............... Billy Joe
Ray Kellogg
Ted Gehring
Scott and Johnny are mystified by their father's sudden disappearance from the ranch. They are unaware that he has decided to bury the
hatchet, one way or another, with Sheriff Judd Haney, his bitter enemy of 25 years. Ellen Haney, the lawman's wife, plays a pivotal
role in resolving the long-standing feud.

1.17 [--] Lancer: WARBURTON'S EDGE (1969.02.04)
no. 3119
directed by Don Medford
teleplay by Ken Turley
story by Ken Turley, K. C. Alison
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
Arthur Hill ................... Charles Warburton
Burr DeBenning ................ Isham
Susan O'Connell ............... Tallie Warburton
Richard Devon ................. Sexton Joe
Del Monroe .................... Driscoll
Buck Young .................... Santee
Alma Beltran .................. Cantina Owner
Johnny's loyalties are torn between his father and an adventurer
in a cattlemen's dispute that finds plenty of wrongdoing, and violence, on both sides.

1.18 [--] Lancer: THE FIX-IT MAN (1969.02.11)
no. 3111
directed by William Hale
written by Charles Wallace
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
Frank McHugh .................. Charlie Wingate
Linden Chiles ................. Kirby
Barry Atwater ................. Bonell
Mark Allen
Dean Harens
Ted Gehring
Wayne Heffley
A witness to a bank robbery hides a forgotten sack of money in the Lancer wagon. Old Charlie Wingate, the town drunk and
sometimes fix-it man, resolves to do one constructive thing in his life...build a jailhouse for lawless Morro Coyo. But
Charlie faces opposition from interests determined to keep law and order out of town.

1.19 [--] Lancer: ANGEL DAY AND HER SUNSHINE GIRLS (1969.02.25)
no. 3120
directed by Donald Richardson
written by Jack Turley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
Cloris Leachman ............... Angel Day
Mark Richman .................. Carl Bolton
Joyce Bulifant ................ Cassie
Carolyn Fleming ............... July
Don Briggs .................... the Marshal
Ray Fine ...................... Bartender
David McLean .................. Sheriff
Saloon entertainer Angel Day turns up at the Lancer ranch with a court order to claim Teresa, the daughter she once abandoned.
Planned as an extortion scheme by her husband, the maneuver fails to consider Angel's maternal instincts.

1.20 [--] Lancer: THE GREAT HUMBUG (1969.03.04)
no. 3121
directed by William Hale
written by Laurence Heath
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
music: Joseph Mullendore
guest stars
Lisa True Gerritson ........... Vinny
William Windom ................ Claude Buttermere
Morgan Woodward ............... Jay McKillen
Alan Oppenheimer .............. Dan'l Drew
Sam Elliott ................... Canopus
William Wintersole ............ Timothy
Joseph Perry .................. Bartender
The Lancers unwittingly play host to a swindler and the wealth of problems created by his fraudulent land-buying scheme.

1.21 [--] Lancer: JUNIPER'S CAMP
prod. no. 3123 / 11-Mar-1969

Juniper's Camp (1)
directed by William Hale
written by Barry Oringer
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes
guest stars
Shelley Fabares ............... Melissa Harper
Dennis Cole ................... Bobby Cooper
Walter Brooke ................. James Harper
Ross Hagen .................... Harmon Cooper
William Lucking ............... Crocker Cooper
Duane Grey .................... Bartender
Chuck Harrold ................. Marshal
Scott and Johnny ride into a hornet's nest when they try to rescue a Boston miss supposedly
 kidnapped by a miner. The truth is she wants to marry the man and is in no mood to be rescued.

1.22 [--] Lancer: THE KNOT (1969.03.18)
no. 3118
directed by Donald Richardson
written by Carey Wilber
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
guest stars
Tom Skerritt .................. Bill Blake
Martin Sheen .................. Andy Blake
Wright King ................... Zack Blake
Richard X. Slattery ........... Seth Blake
Jack Williams
Teresa is kidnapped by prison escapees who plan on ransoming her. After being rescued from the kidnappers, Teresa refuses to
identify a former captor who had been kind to her. Her own kindness may reap a bitter reward. The man has sworn to kill Murdoch.

1.23 [--] Lancer: THE MAN WITHOUT A GUN (1969.03.25)
no. 3124
directed by Donald Richardson
written by Roland Wolpert
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Roland Gross
guest stars
Guy Stockwell ................. Clay Criswell
Warren Oates .................. Sheriff Val Crawford
Harry Harvey, Sr. ............. Mayor Higgs
Woodrow Parfrey ............... Zeek
William Vaughn
Buck Young
Henry Wills
Joseph Ferrante
Manuel Padilia
Tony Davis
Clay Criswell is a polished gentleman outlaw who doesn't carry a gun, yet plans to rob the town. His ingenious
scheme is to replace the sheriff and then, in the name of civilized progress, disarm the townsfolk.

1.24 [--] Lancer: CHILD OF ROCK AND SUNLIGHT (1969.04.01)
no. 3122
directed by Donald Richardson
written by Penrod Smith
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
Rex Holman .................... Luke Sickles
Johnnie Whitaker .............. Andy-Jack
Virginia Christine ............ Hannah Sickles
Patty McCormack ............... Pearl Sickles
Mary Jackson .................. the hotel keeper
Craig Hundley
Garry Walberg
Stranded on the blazing desert, Scott Lancer goes from frying pan into fire when he stumbles half blind onto a abandoned mine
occupied by the Sickles family. Outlaw Luke Sickles sees a chance to shake the law by killing Scott and passing off the corpse
as himself. Scott's only hope lies in Luke's nephew, Andy-Jack, a knowledge-hungry lad torn between family loyalty and a fierce
desire for schooling. 

1.25 [--] Lancer: THE MEASURE OF A MAN
prod. no. 3125 / 8-Apr-1969

The Measure of a Man (1)
directed by Don McDougall
written by Gerry Day
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
music: Harry Geller.
guest stars
Victor French ................. Travis Caudle
Ronny Howard .................. Turk Caudle
Julie Sommars ................. Catha Cameron
Roger Perry ................... Ben Cameron
Craig Hundley ................. Todd Wilson
Richard O'Brien ............... Owen Wilson
Debi Storm .................... Annabelle
Scott James ................... Dan'l
Strangely enough, it is Johnny, an untaught ex-gunfighter, who serves as a substitute teacher. He is helping a school
marm prove  the value of education to ranchers dead set against sending their children to school.

1.26 [--] Lancer: DEVIL'S BLESSING (1969.04.22)
no. 3126
directed by Christian Nyby
written by Sam Roeca
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Jack Holmes.
guest stars
Beverly Garland ............... Clara Dunbar
Joseph Campanella ............. Douglas Blessing
Noah Beery, Jr. ............... Hamlin
Vic Tayback ................... Porter
Charles Dierkop ............... Bleaker
Arthur Franz .................. Sheriff Platt
E.J. Andre
John Harmon
William A. Henry
Smarting from accusations that he is suffering from age, Murdoch single-handedly takes on lawless
 elements in an ugly mining town misnamed Blessing.

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