CTVA Western - "Man from Blackhawk"(Screen Gems/ABC) (1959-60) starring Robert Rockwell

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The Classic TV Archive - TV Western series
Man from Blackhawk (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Dischley, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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MAN FROM BLACKHAWK
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Stuart-Oliver, Inc.
in association with
Screen Gems Inc, a division of Columbia Pictures

for
ABC (Fridays 8:30 pm ET)
Produced by Herb Meadow

US Western Detective series 1959-60 37 episodes x 30 min
starring
Robert Rockwell
as Sam Logan

Premise:
Blackhawk was the Blackhawk Insurance Company of Chicago, and the man
was its star investigator, Sam Logan. Clad in his "cityslicker' outfit,
complete with string tie, and toting his briefcase, Sam rarely used his
gun, although he had no such compunctions about using his fists. His
assignments frequently took him deep into the heart of the the frontier
of the American west of the 1880's, as well as to the occasional "city"
of San Francisco or New Orleans. According to Larka in Television's
Private Eyes, Sam was "a combination insurance investigator-private eye
distinguihed from his modern day counterparts only by his mode of dress
and transportation."

Other Credits:
Directors included: John Peyser
Writers included: Sterling Silliphant, Herb Meadow

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ABC Fridays 8:30 pm Eastern

 [01] Man from Blackhawk: LOGAN'S POLICY (1959.10.09)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 1
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Beverly Garland ............... Sarah Marshall
Richard Rust .................. George Blackburn
King Calder ................... Tom Roman
John Cason .................... Poke
Allen Pinson .................. Drunk
Allen Jung .................... Ying Lee

[02] Man from Blackhawk: THE TROUBLE WITH TOLLIVER (1959.10.16)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 2
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Vaughn Taylor ................. Jeremy Tolliver
Robert Bray ................... Marcus Clagg
Henry Lascoe .................. Groat

[03] Man from Blackhawk: THE NEW SAMARIA STORY (1959.10.23)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 3
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson
Paul Carr

[04] Man from Blackhawk: THE MAN WHO STOLE HAPPINESS (1959.10.30)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 4
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Jean Willes ................... Belle Dawson
Robert Ellenstein ............. Matthew Larkin

1.05 [--] Man from Blackhawk: THE GYPSY STORY
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 5
06-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Frank Silvera ........... Kiczek
Marianne Stewart ........ Molly Davenant
William Roerick ......... Jason
Percy Helton ............ Constable Critton
Synopsis:
The sudden death of a Blackhawk policyholder, two days after taking out
the insurance, brings Sam Logan to a Vermont town. Though the death
seems natural, Logan learns that a gypsy boy was lynched for murder. [RF]

[06] Man from Blackhawk: STATION SIX (1959.11.13)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 6
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Mary LaRoche .................. Grace Arthur
Ralph Clanton ................. Williamson
Mort Mills

[07] Man from Blackhawk: VENDETTA FOR THE LOVELORN (1959.11.20)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 7
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Joe De Santis ................. Fidelio Pirozzi
Alan Reed ..................... Drago
Joan Lora

[08] Man from Blackhawk: THE WINTHROP WOMAN (1959.11.27)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 8
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Louis Jean Heydt .............. Hank Bailey

[09] Man from Blackhawk: CONTRABAND CARGO (1959.12.04)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 9
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
John Sutton ................... Bart Mason
Mara Corday ................... Annabel

[10] Man from Blackhawk: A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE (1959.12.11)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 10
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Bethel Leslie ................. Sheila Downey
Robert Burton ................. Dr. Stockwell
Mark Allen .................... Borchard
Jimmy Baird ................... Johnny

[11] Man from Blackhawk: DEATH IS THE BEST POLICY (1959.12.18)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 11
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Walter Burke .................. Tyce
Virginia Christine ............ Mary Schuler
Ted Markland .................. Early Schuler

1.12 [--] Man from Blackhawk: THE LEGACY
25Dec1959 ABC Fri
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 12
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee ...................... Ginnie Thompson
Joe di Reda ................... Rupe June
Charles Fredericks ............ Will Traymore
Phil Chambers ................. Sheriff Brawley
Fred Sherman .................. Josh Temple
Synopsis:
Policyholder Cal Thompson is killed by a hired gun. Blackhawk agent Sam Logan suspects that someone
is after the insurance money that will go to Thompson's beneficiary, his daughter Ginnie. [RF]

1.13 [--] Man from Blackhawk: THE BIGGEST LEGEND
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 13
01Jan1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest cast:
Joe Mantell ................... Wayne Weedy
Arthur Hunnicutt .............. Lb Clark
Susan Cummings ................ Glory Vestal
Brad Dexter ................... Jim Hayes
William Bryant ................ Dawson
Synopsis:
Publicist Wayne Weedy insures soprano Glory Vestal and asks the Blackhawk Insurance Company to provide a
bodyguard for Glory during her tour of the West. Sam Logan is assigned to serve as Glory's protector. [RF]

[14] Man from Blackhawk: DEATH AT NOON (1960.01.08)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 14
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Charles McGraw ................ Matt Clovis
Jeanne Cooper ................. Liza
Harry Bellaver ................ Jonah
Jack W. Harris ................ Sheriff
Wayne Davidson ................ Telegrapher

[15] Man from Blackhawk: THE SAVAGE (1960.01.15)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 15
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Sean McClory .................. Billy Gordon
Lonnie Blackman ............... Mrs. Goodhill
Woody Strode .................. Tego
Malcolm Atterbury ............. Seth Miles
Walter Coy .................... Capt. John Goodhill
Mabel Rea ..................... Barmaid
Ian MacDonald ................. Guard

[16] Man from Blackhawk: THE HUNDRED THOUSAND POLICY (1960.01.22)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 16
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Alan Hale, Jr. ................ Miles Mackenzie
Barbara Lawrence .............. Evelyn Marquis
Robert J. Stevenson ........... Speculator
Mike Lane ..................... Lembrick
Judd Holdren .................. Tibbs
Herman E. West ................ Doctor
Millie Stevens ................ Nurse

[17] Man from Blackhawk: PORTRAIT OF CYNTHIA (1960.01.29)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 17
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Robert Lowery ................. Gordon Hull
Maria Winter .................. Cynthia Hull
Morris Ankrum ................. Martin Randolph
Richard Angarola .............. Jacques DeVries
Larry Hudson .................. Aggie Temple
Mike Masters .................. Willie Fry

[18] Man from Blackhawk: EL PATRON (1960.02.05)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 18
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Eduardo Noriega ............... El Patron
William Edmonson .............. Garcia
Pitt Herbert .................. Curator
Laurie Mitchell ............... Carol

[19] Man from Blackhawk: THE DRAWING ACCOUNT (1960.02.12)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 19
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Judson Pratt .................. Thomas Cash
Kathie Browne ................. Patricia Cash
Ron Hagerthy .................. Oliver Jergens

[20] Man from Blackhawk: THE GHOST OF LAFITTE (1960.02.26)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 20
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Tommy Rettig .................. Pierre
Amanda Randolph ............... Auntie Cotton
Richard Miles ................. Francois Lafitte
Robert Foulk .................. Hoag Lafitte

[21] Man from Blackhawk: EXECUTION DAY (1960.03.04)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 21
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Pamela Lincoln ................ Kathy
Sam Buffington ................ Josiah Cartwright
Karl Lukas .................... Boyd
Bart Burns .................... Kelly
Jim Hayward ................... Carley Andrews

[22] Man from Blackhawk: DESTINATION DEATH (1960.03.11)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 22
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Robert H. Harris .............. Baron von Danzig
Billy Curtis .................. Colonel Petite

[23] Man from Blackhawk: DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND (1960.03.18)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 23
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Robert F. Simon ............... Sheriff Jim Claudious
Dean Stanton .................. Sonny Blakey
O.Z. Whitehead ................ Charley Welsh

[24] Man from Blackhawk: DEATH BY NORTHWEST (1960.03.25)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 24
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Forrest Lewis ................. Ward
Hollis Irving ................. Shelly
Artie Lewis ................... Harvey
Doug DeCosta .................. Vince

[25] Man from Blackhawk: THE LAST DAYS OF JESSIE TURNBULL (1960.04.01)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 25
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg ................ Julie Turnbull
Chubby Johnson ................ Jessie Turnbull
Tom Reese ..................... Carl Mayhew
John Gentry ................... Walt

[26] Man from Blackhawk: REMEMBER ME NOT
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 26
08Apr60 ABC Fri (Network rerun 09Sep60)
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Peter Adams ................... Harrison Elwood
Joanna Barnes ................. Colette
Bernard Fein .................. Renard
Robert Vaughn ................. Hayworth
Eleanor Audley ................ Comtesse de Viiion

[27] Man from Blackhawk: THE SEARCH FOR COPE BORDEN (copyright title)
or "The Search for Cape Borden"
(1960.04.15)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 27
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Sandra Knight ................. Jenny
George Neise .................. John Fuller
Kenneth MacDonald ............. Jess

[28] Man from Blackhawk: THE SONS OF DON ANTONIO (1960.04.22)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 28
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Jacques Aubuchon .............. Don Antonio
Gustavo Rojo .................. Juan
Johnny Seven .................. Pio
Nacho Galindo ................. Pablo

[29] Man from Blackhawk: INCIDENT AT TUPELO (1960.04.29)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 29
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Betsy Jones-Moreland .......... Mrs. Thornton
George Milan .................. Henry Thornton
Charles Watts ................. Sheriff
Ken Becker .................... Jeff

1.30 [--] Man from Blackhawk: THE HARPOON STORY
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 30
06-May-60 ABC Fri (Network rerun 23Sep60)
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Gil Rankin .............. Thornlee
Rebecca Welles .......... Janet
Gregg Palmer ............ Gil Harrison
Lou Krugman ............. Dr. Trout
Walter Burke ............ Tom Abbott
Synopsis:
In a New England seacost town, Logan senses something fishy in
the death of a ship's chandler. The man was "accidentally" injured by a harpoon. [TA]

[31] Man from Blackhawk: THE MONTREAL STORY (1960.05.13)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 31
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Mari Aldon .................... Mrs. Stoddard
Robert Eyer ................... Davey

1.32 [--] Man from Blackhawk: IN HIS STEPS
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 32
20-May-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Nita Talbot ............ Kay
Richard Shannon ........ Speed
Duane Grey ............. Bodyguard
Robert J. Stevenson .... Lieutenant Ringer
Synopsis:
Logan heads for New York City's Bowery district to help a fellow agent investigate the death
of a policyholder. When Sam arrives,  his colleague is dead. [RF]

[33] Man from Blackhawk: TRIAL BY COMBAT (1960.05.27)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 33
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Robert Brubaker ............... Claflin Pryor
Russell Thorson ............... Perry
Fredd Wayne ................... Garrison

[34] Man from Blackhawk: THE MAN WHO WANTED EVERYTHING (1960.06.03)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 34
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Donahue .............. Laura White
Denver Pyle ................... Arthur White
Andy Clyde .................... Perkins

[35] Man from Blackhawk: THE MONEY MACHINE (1960.06.10)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 35
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
John Anderson ................. Craig
Oliver McGowan ................ Taylor
Jean Willes ................... Lee Talman
Leslie Barrett ................ Webb

[36] Man from Blackhawk: THE LADY IN YELLOW
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 36
17-Jun-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Neil Hamilton ................. Stapleton
Regis Toomey .................. Dickson
Bethel Leslie ................. Mrs. Menzies
Kem Dibbs ..................... Mike

[37] Man from Blackhawk: GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT (final episode) (1960.06.24)
Screen Gems-Stuart-Oliver prod. no. 37
Starring: Robert Rockwell (as Sam Logan)
Guest Cast:
Logan Field ................... Tony Wilson
Lyn Thomas .................... Bonnie Owen
Lewis Charles ................. Joe Smith
William Kendis ................ Frank Owen
Francis De Sales .............. Sheriff
S. John Launer ................ Rodney

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Summer Reruns ABC Fridays
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[--] 09Sep60 rerun of 1.26 "Remember me not" (first aired 08Apr60)
[--] 16Sep60 - no details
[--] 23Sep60 rerun of 1.30 "The Harpoon Story" (first aired 06May60)
(Last show in the series. Next week "The Flintstones", an animated cartoon series)



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