CTVA US Western - "Lancer" (TCF/CBS) Season 2 (1969-70)

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Starring James Stacy, Wayne Maunder and Andrew Duggan
Season 2 (CBS) (1969-70)
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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 ################# Lancer ###################
############# season 2 1969-70 ###############
############## (final season) ################
CBS Tuesdays 7:30 pm Eastern
25 episodes

2.1 [27] Lancer: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
prod. no. 5101 / 23-Sep-1969

Blind Man's Bluff (1)
directed by Leo Penn
written by Carey Wilber
guest stars
L.Q. Jones .................... Slate Meek
Melissa Murphy ................ Mattie Cable
Robert Doyle .................. Harrison Meek
Russell Thorson ............... Dr. Sam Poovy
James Gammon .................. Clint Meek
Charles Irving ................ Doctor
Frank Gerstle ................. Lem Cable
Johnny, blinded by a sniper's bullet, must rely on a mute girl to help him escape his pursuers.

2.02 [28] Lancer: ZEE (1969.09.30)
no. 5103
directed by Leo Penn
teleplay by Andy Lewis / story by Mitchell Lindemann & Andy Lewis
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Desmond Marquette
music: Joseph Mullendore.
guest stars
Stefanie Powers ............... Zee
Vaughn Taylor ................. Trask
Richard Evans ................. Olin
Jack Elam ..................... Tom Mangrum
Ellen Corby ................... Widow Hargis
Dub Taylor .................... Harker
William Bryant ................ Sheriff Gabe
Charles Irving ................ Doctor
Ian Wolfe ..................... Judge
Scott is deputized to keep watch over Zee, a tomboyish young hellion caught
 robbing a store, and a resourceful bundle of trouble for her hapless custodian.

2.03 [29] Lancer: THE KID (1969.10.07)
no. 5105
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Carey Wilber
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
guest stars
Billy Mumy .................... Andy
Bert Freed .................... Toby Jencks
Richard X. Slattery ........... Dan Marvin
Jennifer Douglas .............. Dorrie
Dabbs Greer ................... Sheriff
Lee Farr ...................... Lucky
Don Wilbanks .................. the foreman
Vic Perrin .................... Whitley Scroggs
Johnny Lancer reverts to this former identity of gunslinger Johnny Madrid to teach a youngster the power of hate.
 The lad hires Johnny, for a rock-bottom fee of $26.37, to kill two ranchers he blames forthe death of his father.

2.04 [30] Lancer: THE BLACK ANGEL (1969.10.21)
no. 5107
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Jack Turley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
music: Fred Steiner
guest stars
Antoinette Bower .............. Angeline Ferris
Gavin MacLeod ................. Bateman
Tim Weldon
Old Jelly falls head over boots in love with Angeline Ferris, a beguiling widow half his age. It is Murdoch who has reservations
about the May-December pairing, and well he might. Angeline is part of an insurance scheme that pegs Jelly's like at $10,000.

2.05 [31] Lancer: THE GIFTS (1969.10.28)
no. 5110
directed by Allen Reisner
teleplay: Andy White
story: D. C. Fontana, Andy White
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner.
guest stars
Sharon Acker .................. Tiffany Mumford
Mary Jo Kennedy ............... Trina
Will Kuluva ................... James A. Mumford
June Dayton ................... Mrs. Moran
Jim Woodall ................... Frank
Tom Lowe ...................... Wild Jim
Don Wilbanks .................. Hart
Jan Arvan ..................... Clerk
John Gallaudet ................ Lloyd Bush
Three birthday gifts are intended for Murdoch - Scott's stereopticon, Johnny's
priceless rifle, and Jelly's prize sow - but strange events befall each before delivery.

2.06 [32] Lancer: CUT THE WOLF LOOSE (1969.11.04)
no. 5109
directed by Robert Day
written by Ken Trevey
guest stars
Brooke Bundy .................. Laura Thompson
Joe Don Baker ................. Santee
Vic Tayback ................... Durham
Ned Romero .................... Wichita Jim
Kevin O'Neal
Ned Glass
Dehl Berti
Arvo Ojala
Harvey Gold
Johnny battles unusual and formidable rivals for the love of missionary Laura Thompson; Laura's first concern is
the frontier's human flotsam: the old men, cripples, derelicts and feckless town Indians she is struggling to reach.

2.07 [33] Lancer: JELLY HOSKIN'S AMERICAN DREAM (1969.11.11)
no. 5108
directed by Christian Nyby
written by Andy White
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
music: Joseph Mullendore
guest stars
Frank Marth
James Griffith
David McLean
George Keymas
Harry Hickok
Mary Jackson
Shannon Farnon
Sentimental old Jelly becomes the laughingstock of cattledom when he buys a real bovine misfit - a ponderous, humpbacked bull like
 no one has ever seen. But for some reason, one of the cattlemen isn't laughing. If he can't have the gentle beast, then no one else will.

2.8 [34] Lancer: WELCOME TO GENESIS
prod. no. 5111 / 18-Nov-1969

Welcome to Genesis (1)
directed by Robert Day
written by Ken Pettus
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman.
guest stars
Pernell Roberts ............... Theodore Banning
Richard Carlson ............... Judah Abbott
Joanne Linville ............... Sarah
Teddy Eccles .................. Billy
Bill Zuckert
Nellie Burt
David Macklin
Sundown Spencer
Theodore Banning, a frontier doctor of doubtful ethics and a dubious future, is jailed for practicing without a license.
But Banning is  the best Murdoch can find to treat a badly mauled Jelly and the long-neglected people of a forgotten mining town.

2.9 [35] Lancer: A PERSON UNKNOWN
prod. no. 5113 / 25-Nov-1969

A Person Unknown (1)
directed by William Hale
written by Andy White
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
Agnes Moorehead ............... Mrs. Normile
Quentin Dean .................. Lucrece
Ramon Bieri ................... Nevill
Bruce Dern .................... Tom Nevill
A Southern gentlewoman is reduced to farming, but is determined to improve her daughter's lot.
Opportunity knocks when the girl brings home Johnny, badly wounded and carrying a price on his head for murder.

2.10 [36] Lancer: LEGACY (1969.12.09)
no. 5104
directed by Christian Nyby
written by Jack Turley
guest stars
George Macready ............... Harlan Garrett
Katherine Justice ............. Julie
Dal Jenkins ................... Bill Degan
Teno Pollick .................. Carl Degan
Kathleen Freeman
Jason Wingreen
Eddie Frank
Jack Turley
Harlan Garrett, Scott's maternal grandfather, has come West to resume a no-holds-barred battle with Murdoch for Scott's affections.

2.11 [37] Lancer: A SCARECROW AT HACKET'S (1969.12.16)
no. 5115
directed by Marvin Chomsky
written by Sam Roeca
guest stars
Pat Hingle .................... Absolem Weir
Sean Kelly .................... Silas
James Griffith
Ian Wolfe
A dying man, feeling his land accursed, wills it to the devil. Oddly enough, a claimant
 shows up, a softly sinister Absolem Weir, a gentleman with a slightly sulfurous air.

2.12 [38] Lancer: LITTLE DARLING OF THE SIERRAS (1969.12.30)
no. 5112
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Ken Trevey
guest stars
Cloris Leachman ............... Hester
Don Francks ................... Noah Fletcher
Bayn Johnson .................. Penny Rose
When mining-camp entertainer Penny Rose's father dies, Murdoch tries to find the fortune she supposedly
has inherited, while helping the little trouper start a new life with her stuffy aunt from San Francisco.

2.13 [39] Lancer: SHADOW OF A DEAD MAN
prod. no. 5118 / 6-Jan-1970

Shadow of a Dead Man (1)
directed by Robert Butler
written by Jack Turley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Ellsworth Hoagland.
guest stars
Lynn Loring ................... Jessamie
Joe Don Baker ................. Hamer
Michael-James Wixted .......... Grady
Harry Swoger .................. Liveryman
Investigating a forgotten piece of property, Johnny finds it occupied by a rifle-toting woman who claims to be a Lancer and wants
 no truck with strangers with good reason, for she is being sought by a man with an easy smile, and the reflexes of a gunfighter.

2.14 [40] Lancer: BLUE SKIES FOR WILLIE SHARPE (1970.01.13)
no. 5116
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Andy White
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
music: Joseph Mullendore.
guest stars
Keenan Wynn ................... Kansas Bill Sharpe
Clint Howard .................. Willie Sharpe
Alfred Ryder .................. Colonel Andrews
Sam Elliott ................... Cowboy
William Wintersole ............ Businessman
For the sake of young Willie Sharpe, Scott tries to restore luster to the badly tarnished image of the boy's legendary grandfather.
Once a town tamer, Kansas Bill Sharpe is now the town drunk. He is also the favorite clown of a sadistic town boss.

2.15 [41] Lancer: CHAD
prod. no. 5120  / 20-Jan-1970

Chad (1)
produced by Edwin Self
directed by Alan A. Armer
written by Carey Wilber
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
music: Robert Drasnin
guest stars
John Beck ..................... Chad Lancer
Zina Bethune .................. Callie
Mills Watson .................. Buck
Robert Gravage
Entanglements multiply when Johnny helps a brother and sister who have come from the hills of Kentucky to settle an old family feud.
With a band of desperadoes in deadly pursuit, Johnny slowly realizes that the girl is falling for him, and that the family they
are seeking is his own.

2.16 [42] Lancer: THE LORELEI (1970.01.27)
no. 5102
directed by Christian Nyby
written by Sam Roeca
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
music: Arthur Morton
guest stars
Anthony Eisley ................ Jess Barton
Winifred Coffin ............... Gus Guthrie
Leonard Stone ................. Bertram Ames
Roy Benson .................... Otto Spangler
Arthur Malet .................. the footman
Nina Shipman .................. Millie Barton
Debi Storm .................... Mary Anne
Rick Nyby
All that's gold doesn't necessarily glitter, as Jelly discovers upon acquiring a gold mine.
Profitable mining of the vein requires blasting that will dam a stream vitally needed by the Lancers.

2.17 [43] Lancer: THE LION AND THE LAMB (1970.02.03)
no. 5121
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Andy White
guest stars
Andrew Prine .................. Gabe Lincoln
Donna Mills ................... Lucy
Donald Moffat ................. Porter
Ross Hagen .................... Clint
Hal Holmes .................... Spud
Jerry Strickler
John Harmon
Ray Kellogg
Gentle Gabe Lincoln, a sheepherder of Biblical mien, saves Johnny from a raging bull. In return, the young cowhand
offer refuge for Gabe's sheep on Lancer land - an action that stirs fires of fanaticism among the neighboring cattlemen.

2.18 [44] Lancer: THE EXPERIMENT (1970.02.17)
no. 5117
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
written by Herbert Purdum
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
guest stars
Scott Marlowe ................. Billy Kells
Scott Brady ................... Bowman
Richard Peabody ............... Ox
Charles Dierkop
Martin Huston
John McLiam
Ed Bakey
Stanley Adams
Alice Backes
Paul Sorenson
Testing an idea born before its time, Murdoch oversees an experimental prison farm for first-time offenders. Striving to remain firm, 
but fair, he grapples with skepticism from the six sullen convicts, the hard-nosed guards and hypocritical members of the prison board.

2.19 [45] Lancer: SPLINTER GROUP (1970.03.03)
no. 5114
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
written by Sam Roeca
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
guest stars
Ken Swofford .................. Rufus
Tim O'Connor .................. Samuel
Diana Ewing ................... Sarah
William Mims .................. Sheriff Jayson
Jason Wingreen ................ Wilkes
Eileen Baral .................. Tillie
Frances Spanier ............... Mrs. Wilkes
Charles Wagenheim ............. William
Scott goes after supplies to help starving families of miners fleeing the law. The fugitives are exposed
 to great danger when the sheriff learns of their presence, and the foodstuffs turn out to be contaminated.

2.20 [46] Lancer: LAMB IN THE WILDERNESS (1970.03.10)
no. 5123
directed by Michael Caffey
written by Andy White
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
music: Fred Steiner
guest stars
Pippa Scott ................... Rebecca Brown
Manuel Padilia ................ Running Fox
Michael Ansara ................ Curley
Melanie Craig ................. Mary
Mark Tapscott ................. Prospector
George Ostos .................. Dull Knife
Gloria Chavez ................. Running Nose
Ira Angustein ................. Johnny Crow
Murdoch lends a helping hand to a teacher working with Indian children. Rebecca Brown needs the help as she has
no understanding  of the Indian culture, and her classes are being disrupted by an embittered brave.

2.21 [47] Lancer: THE BUSCADEROS (1970.03.17)
no. 5122
directed by Allen Reisner
teleplay by Ken Trevey
story by Jim Byrnes
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
Warren Oates .................. Drago
Brenda Scott .................. Violet
Rex Holman .................... Chapel
David McLean
Joseph Perry
Backed by desperadoes and a Gatling gun, the bandit Drago takes over the Lancer ranch, intent on stealing local tax monies. Jealous
of his girl friend's one-time love for Johnny Lancer, Drago plans to humiliate Johnny before her eyes. But Drago picks on Scott by
mistake and vents his long-held fury on him.

2.22 [48] Lancer: DREAM OF FALCONS (1970.04.07)
no. 5124
directed by Don Richardson
written by Carey Wilber
director of photography: Frederick Gately;
film editor: Charles L. Freeman
music: Joseph Mullendore
guest stars
John Beck ..................... Chad Lancer
Harold Gould .................. Otto Mueller
Richard X. Slattery ........... Buck Fanning
Del Monroe .................... 2nd Cowboy
Don Wilbanks .................. 1st Cowboy
Frank Christi ................. Bodyguard
Rick Corey .................... Boy
Chad Lancer, the hillbilly addition to the clan, helps an inventor give wings to an idea.
Despite ridicule and opposition, old Otto Mueller is determined to test his tomfool notion that man can fly.

2.23 [49] Lancer: GOODBYE, LIZZIE (1970.04.28)
no. 5119
directed by Allen Reisner
written by Kathleen Hite
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Anthony Wollner
guest stars
Nan Martin .................... Lizzie Cramer
Victor Campos ................. Julio
James Best .................... Clayt
Bill Vint ..................... Mossy
Annette Molen ................. Jenny
Charles Briggs ................ Thede
Murdoch's old friend Lizzie Cramer is making a mighty effort to quit
her outlaw band, but the past, like a shadow, is hard to leave behind.

2.24 [50] Lancer: THE RIVALS (1970.05.05)
no. 5106
directed by Christian Nyby
written by Thomas Thompson
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Desmond Marquette
guest stars
Rory Calhoun .................. Buck Addison
Mary Fickett .................. Aggie
Buck Addison, a ruthless land baron, is trying to squeeze out Murdoch. Addison's interests aren't
 entirely in land. He also  considers Murdoch a rival in love.

2.25 [51] Lancer: LIFELINE (final episode of "Lancer")
(1970.05.19)
no. 5125
directed by Robert Butler
written by Sam Roeca
director of photography: Frederick Gately
film editor: Ellsworth Hoagland
music: George Duning
guest stars
Donald Knight ................. McGovern
Barbara Luna .................. Anna
Peter Palmer .................. Charlie
Stewart Bradley
Arthur Bernard
Jim Burk
The Lancers experience an unnerving brush with the occult. A young seer's predictions of doom seem to be coming true.
Jelly comes down with a strange sickness, and the cattle start dying like flies.

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