CTVA Western - "The Legend of Jesse James" (TCF/ABC)(1965-66) Christopher Jones, Allen Case

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The Legend of Jesse James (1965-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Dischley,  Tom Alger, Rina Fox
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THE LEGEND OF JESSE JAMES
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Twentieth Century-Fox television
for
ABC (Mondays 8:30 pm EST)
Executive Producer David Weisbart
Produced by Don Siegel
Created by Samuel A. Peeples

US Western series 1965-66   34 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Christopher Jones 
as Jesse James
Allen Case
as Frank James
John Milford as Cole Younger
Tim McIntire as Bob Younger
Robert Wilke as Marshal Sam Corbett
Ann Doran as Mrs. James

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[--] THE LEGEND OF JESSE JAMES (unaired pilot?)
01Aug65 copyright date
prod. no. 6014
produced and directed by Don Siegel

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ABC Mondays 8:30 pm Eastern

[01] The Legend of Jesse James: THREE MEN FROM NOW
13Sep65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1608
directed by James B. Clark.
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Jack Elam ..................... the Deacon
Virginia Gregg ................ Mrs. Haynes
Robert McQueeney .............. Haynes
Bob Random .................... Jeremy
Buff Brady .................... Leek
David Carlisle ................ Peters
An outlaw called the Deacon disobeys Jesse's orders and holds up the
bank in St. Joseph, killing the sheriff in cold blood. [TD]

[02] The Legend of Jesse James: THE DEAD MAN'S HAND
20Sep65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1606
directed by James B. Clark
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Bochner ................. Charles Jennings
Buck Taylor ................... John Bedford
Susan Lee Albert .............. Dobie Bedford
William Phipps ................ Buck
John Mitchum .................. Bartender
Richard Travis ................ Al Hoyt

[03] The Legend of Jesse James: PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH JESSE
27Sep65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1609
produced by Don Siegel
directed by Chris Nyby
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Michael Anderson, Jr. ......... Cuss Pritchard
Tom Fadden .................... the Conductor
Roy Sickner ................... Clell

[04] The Legend of Jesse James: THE PURSUERS
11Oct65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1605
directed by Greg Oswald
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Eddie Firestone ............... Caleb Bentley
Willard Sage .................. Vince
Ayllene Gibbons ............... Maybelle
Dennis Cross .................. Meager
Kathleen O'Malley ............. Mrs. Bentley
Joe McGuinn ................... Storekeeper
Rory Stevens .................. Timmy
Jesse and Frank James hunt down two outlaws who have used
their names in a killing.

[05] The Legend of Jesse James: THE RAIDERS
18Oct65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1612
directed by Robert Totten
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Peter Whitney ................. Quantrill
Warren Vanders ................ Jim Dancer
Carol Brewster ................ Stella
Jesse and Frank James join Marshal Sam Corbett in an effort to
stop an ex-guerilla leader from blowing up an entire town.

[06] The Legend of Jesse James: VENDETTA
25Oct65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1610
directed by Chris Nyby
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Gene Evans .................... Jake Burnett
James Anderson ................ Wallace
Sam Gilman .................... Granger
Lyle Talbot ................... Warden
Jesse James is betrayed by an old friend.

[07] The Legend of Jesse James: THE QUEST
01Nov65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1603
produced by Don Siegel
directed by Hershel Daugherty
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Stars:
John Cassavetes ............... Blackie Dolan
Marie Windsor ................. Queenie
with
Chanin Hale ................... Marie
Tris Coffin ................... Whicher
Richard H. Cutting ............ Woodson James
Joe Higgins ................... Bartender

[08] The Legend of Jesse James: THE JUDAS BOOT
08Nov65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1602
produced by Don Siegel
directed by Allen Miner
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Zalman King ................... Cincy
Richard Reeves ................ Dan Mitchell
John Dennis ................... Brad Curtis
Rusty Wescoatt ................ Blacksmith
The James Gang rides into a series of ambushes, so Jesse devises
a plan to find the traitor in their midst.

[09] The Legend of Jesse James: JAIL BREAK
15Nov65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1601
directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Royal Dano .................... Jailer
Don Haggerty .................. Steele
Jesse engineers a daring escape for his brother Frank.

1.10 [--] The Legend of Jesse James: ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS
22Nov65 ABC Mon
TCF prod. no. 1615
 directed by Robert Totten
Written By Denne Bart Peticlerc [SC]
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Douglas Kennedy ............... Ben Todd
Edith Atwater ................. Sarah Todd
Dal Jenkins ................... Amos Todd
Lawrence Mann ................. Union Sergeant

[11] The Legend of Jesse James: MANHUNT
29Nov65 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1617
directed by Don Siegel and Byron Haskin
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Zeme North .................... Zee Wills
John Marley ................... John Wills
Woodrow Parfrey ............... Clagett

[12] The Legend of Jesse James: THE CELEBRITY
06Dec65 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1607
Directed by Robert Totten
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Jan Merlin .................... Jesse's Imposter
Merrie Spaeth ................. Ellie Lou Kane
Harry Carey, Jr. .............. Ellie's Father
Ken Mayer ..................... Sheriff
Shug Fisher ................... Barber
Guy Wilkerson ................. Bartender
Jesse rides into a town where a man in the saloon is claiming to be
Jesse - and has so fascinated young Ellie Lou Kane that she has made
up her mind to become Mrs. Jesse James. [TA]

[13] The Legend of Jesse James: THE MAN WHO WAS
13Dec65 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1613
directed by Harry Harris
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Robert F. Simon ............... Billy Clarke

[14] The Legend of Jesse James: THE WIDOW FAY
20Dec65 ABC
TCF prod. no.1604
produced by Don Siegel
directed by Allen Miner
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Star:
Ann Sothern ................... Widow Fay
with:
Stanley Adams ................. Blake
Robert Osterloh ............... Sheriff
The James Brothers help a lonely widow pay off a bank loan.

[15] The Legend of Jesse James: THE MAN WHO KILLED JESSE
27Dec65 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1614
directed by Tay Garnett
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Alvy Moore .................... Joe T. Alcorn
Tom Tully ..................... Doc Pierson
Del Monroe .................... Tron
Charles Seel .................. Old Timer

[16] The Legend of Jesse James: THE EMPTY TOWN
03Jan66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1616
Directed by Tay Garnett
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Nehemiah Persoff .............. El Carnicero
Miriam Colon .................. Theresa
Mike DeAnda ................... Jose
Jesse and Frank enter a Mexican town that appears to be all set
for a fiesta - but is also deserted.

[17] The Legend of Jesse James: REUNION
10Jan66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1620
directed by Robert Totten
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Susan Strasberg ............... Ellen Bethard
Gary Lockwood ................. Clint Bethard
Christopher Dark .............. Swain

[18] The Legend of Jesse James: THE COLT
17Jan66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1622
directed by James B. Clark
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins .................. Harte
Kurt Russell .................. Elick Harte

[19] The Legend of Jesse James: A REAL TOUGH TOWN
24Jan66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1619
directed by Robert L. Friend
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Paul Hartman .................. Bellows
Gregg Palmer .................. Moose Walters
Emile Meyer ................... Cap Walters
Thom Carney ................... Meyers
Don Litner .................... O'Rourke
David Frescoe ................. Toby
Al Dunlap ..................... Taylor
Tim Donnelly .................. Sonny Walters
Eva Monty ..................... Dance Hall Girl

[20] The Legend of Jesse James: RETURN TO LAWRENCE
31Jan66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1611
directed by James B. Clark.
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
George Kennedy ................ Blodgett
Jean Hale ..................... Elizabeth
Strother Martin ............... Meeker

[21] The Legend of Jesse James: THE CAVE
07Feb66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1618
directed by Maurice Vassarino
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Richard Chambers .............. Rifleman
Robert Yuro ................... Pete Hicks
Peter Helm .................... Zeb Hicks
Lou Procopio .................. Clay
Claude R. Casey ............... Humphrey
Jesse tries to overcome his fear of water in order to save
his brother and himself from a posse by swimming through an
underground stream.
(UK airdate: 09Jul69 ITV Tyne-Tees,  Wed 6:30 pm)

[22] The Legend of Jesse James: SOUTH WIND
14Feb66 ABC
TCF prod. no.1625
 produced by Don Siegel
directed by Robert L. Friend
Written by Mort R. Lewis [SC]
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Sars:
Warren Stevens ................ Sheriff Boyd Stevens
Dennis Hopper ................. Jud Salt
Whitney Blake ................. Ina Stevens
with
Mickey Shaughnessy ............ Ab Truxton
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Dooley
David Richards ................ Jim Younger
Armand Alzamora ............... Clell Miller
Dean Smith .................... Deke

[23] The Legend of Jesse James: THE LONELY PLACE
21Feb66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1627
directed by Curtis Harrington
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Albert Salmi .................. Paul Mason
Sally Kellerman ............... Kate Mason
Alan Baxter ................... Sheriff Pat Davis
Sondra Kerr ................... Linda Davis

1.24 [--] The Legend of Jesse James: WEE BENJAMIN BATES
TCF no. 1626
28Feb66 ABC Mon
Directed by Dick Colla
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Liam Redmond .................. Benjamin Bates
Natalie Masters ............... Mrs. Becker
Duncan McLeod ................. Darby Craile
Hank Patterson ................ Porter
Robert G. Anderson ............ Sheriff
Mike Ragin .................... Prisoner
Jennifer Reilly ............... Little Girl
Patrick Creamer ............... Little Boy
Synopsis:
Benjamin Bates seems to be a harmless little soul, but underneath
his cherubic exterior lies a cold-blooded bounty hunter - who's
made Jesse his next target. [RF]

[25] The Legend of Jesse James: THE CHASE
07Mar66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1628
produced by Don Siegel
directed by Harold Schuster
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Star:
Charles Bronson ............... Cheyney

[26] The Legend of Jesse James: THING'S DON'T JUST HAPPEN
14Mar66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1621
directed by Tony Leader
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Victor Jory ................... Judge Parker
Vaughn Taylor ................. Prosecutor Clayton
Regis Toomey .................. Defense Attorney Reed
Kevin O'Neil .................. Jimmy Andrews
Sydney Smith .................. Paymaster
Jan Peters .................... Sheriff

[27] The Legend of Jesse James: AS FAR AS THE SEA
21Mar77 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1629
directed by Robert L. Friend
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
John Carradine ................ Noah
David Richards ................ Jim Younger
Todd Martin ................... Stagecoach Guard

[28] The Legend of Jesse James: 1863
28Mar66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1624
produced by Don Siegel
directed by Harmon Jones
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
John Howard ................... Dr. Samuel
Rex Holman .................... Finn Davis
Donald "Red" Barry ............ Daniels
J. Edward McKinley ............ Jason Smith

[29] The Legend of Jesse James: THE LAST STAND OF CAPTAIN HAMMEL
04Apr66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1630
directed by Larry Peerce
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Joseph Wiseman ................ Captain Hammel
Richard Cutting

[30] The Legend of Jesse James: THE HUNTED AND THE HUNTERS
11Apr66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1623
produced by Don Siegel
directed by John Peyser
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Glenn Corbett ................. Luke Canby
John Anderson ................. Moss Canby
Ted Jacques ................... Mitchum

[31] The Legend of Jesse James: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
18Apr66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1631
directed by Alex Nicol
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Robert Doyle .................. Beau Tamblyn
Kevin Tate .................... Jamie Shepard
Ann Williams .................. Emily Rutledge
Barry Cahill .................. Henry Shepard
David Richards ................ Jim Younger
Christopher Milo .............. Cally
David Perna ................... Rare Butler

[32] The Legend of Jesse James: A FIELD OF WILD FLOWERS
25Apr66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1632
directed by Joseph Pevney
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Jeffrey Hunter ................ Jeremy Thrallkill
Michael Burns ................. Billy Dawson
Harold J. Stone ............... Sergeant Foy
Chuck Courtney ................ Trooper Thorn

[33] The Legend of Jesse James: WANTED: DEAD ONLY
02May66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1634
directed by Robert L. Friend
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Slim Pickens .................. Sheriff Homer Brinks
Kelly Thordsen ................ McCoy
E.J. Andre .................... Judge Dawson
John McLiam ................... Perkins
Kay Stewart ................... Widow

[34] The Legend of Jesse James: A BURYING FOR ROSEY (final episode)
09May66 ABC
TCF prod. no. 1633
directed by Joseph Pevney
Starring: Christopher Jones, Allen Case
Guest Cast:
Kevin McCarthy ................ Sheriff Dockery
Mariette Hartley .............. Polly Dockery
Pamelyn Ferdin ................ Rosey Bryant
Walter Burke .................. Smiley Jaspers
Harry Swoger .................. Stableman

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