CTVA Western - "The Monroes" (TCF/ABC) (1966-67) starring Michael Anderson Jr, Barbara Hershey

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The Monroes (1966-67)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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THE MONROES (original working title "Wild Country")
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Qualis Production in association with
Twentieth Century-Fox Television

for
ABC (Wednesdays at 8.0pm ET)
Produced by Al C. Ward (prod. nos. 8101-8116)
Produced by M. Bernard Fox  (aka Ben Fox?)  (prod. nos. 8117-8126)
Created by Milt Rosen

US Family Western series 1966-67  26 episodes x 60 min color  (07Sep66-30Aug67)
starring
Michael Anderson, Jr. as Clayt Monroe
Barbara Hershey
as Kathy Monroe
Keith Schultz as Jefferson Monroe
Kevin Schultz as Fennimore Monroe
Tammy Locke as Amy Monroe

with
Liam Sullivan as Major Mapoy
Ron Soble as Dirty Jim
Ben Johnson as Sleeve
Jim Westmoreland as Ruel Jaxon
Robert Middleton as Barney Wales
Buck Taylor
as John Bradford ("Brad")

Premise:
The adventures of five orphaned Monroe children as they struggle to
survive in the Wyoming Territory during the 1870's. When their parents are
lost in the rapids of the Snake River, 18-year-old Clayt leads his
sisters, Kathy (16) and Amy (6), and brothers Big Twin and Little Twin
(almost 12) to the land their father staked out years before.

'The Monroes' theme music by David Rose

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ABC Wednesdays 8.0pm Eastern

1.01 The Monroes: THE INTRUDERS
TCF-Qualis production no. 6031
07-Sep-1966 ABC Wed
produced by Frederic H. Brogger
directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
written by Otis Carney
director of photography Jack Marta
Guest cast:
Russ Conway ......... Albert Monroe
John Doucette ....... Buttermore
Marilyn Moe ......... Mary Monroe
Rance Howard
James Murdock
Synopsis:
During the journey, they encounter wildlife, bad weather, an Indian
they name Jim--and a crisis: Amy is stricken with a fever. [RF]
*Note:
Filmed on location at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

1.02 The Monroes: NIGHT OF THE WOLF
TCF-Qualis production no. 8102
14-Sep-1966 ABC Wed
directed by James B. Clarke
Guest cast:
Richard Bakalyan..... Grac
James Gammon ........ Stennis

1.03 The Monroes: RIDE WITH TERROR
TCF-Qualis production no. 8106
21-Sep-1966 ABC Wed
directed by Earl Bellamy
written by Penrod Smith
Guest cast:
James Stacy ......... Perry Hutchins
Claude Akins ........ Bud Chapel
Jeanne Cooper ....... Mae Duvall
Holly Bane .......... Luke (as Michael Ragan)
Peter Leeds
Joe Canutt

1.04 The Monroes: THE FOREST DEVIL
TCF-Qualis production no. 8105
28-Sep-1966 ABC Wed (rerun 10May67)
directed by James B. Clarke
Guest cast:
Warren Oates ........ Nick Beresford
Ralph Moody ......... Shaman
Synopsis:
An unseen beast known as the forest devil terrorizes the Monroes. [RF]

1.05 The Monroes: WILD DOG OF THE TETONS
TCF-Qualis production no. 8108
05-Oct-1966 ABC Wed
directed by James B. Clarke
Guest cast:
Albert Salmi ........ Hasner

1.06 The Monroes: INCIDENT AT HANGING TREE
TCF-Qualis production no. 8112
12-Oct-1966 ABC Wed (rerun 03May67)
Guest cast:
Robert Middleton .... Barney Wales (recurring)
James Brolin ........ Dalton
Tim O'Kelly ......... Billy Dan
Lisa Jak
Synopsis:
Rancher Barney Wales sentences Clayt and a Mapoy hand to death - but
offers to relent if the young Monroes relinquish their land. [RF]

1.07 The Monroes: ORDEAL BY HOPE
TCF-Qualis production no. 8110
19-Oct-1966 ABC Wed (rerun 26Apr67)
directed by James B. Clarke
Guest cast:
Edward Faulkner ..... Ferris
John Bryant ......... Doctor
Jack Williams ....... Corporal
Rico Alaniz ......... Renegade Leader
Synopsis:
The Monroes are plagued by anxiety and fear after Little Twin is bitten
by a rock chuck, an animal that is suspected of carrying rabies. [RF]

1.08 The Monroes: THE HUNTER
TCF-Qualis production no. 8104
26-Oct-1966 ABC Wed (rerun31May67)
directed by Tom Gries
Guest cast:
James Whitmore ...... Blaikner
Roy Jenson .......... Vorhees
Rex Holman
Bing Russell
Bee Tompkins
Synopsis:
A soldier saves Jim from a lynch mob, but the Indian seems to fear his
protector more than the mob. The Monroes are mystified when they learn
that their friend is wanted by the Army - for murder. [RF]

1.09 The Monroes: WAR ARROW
TCF-Qualis production no. 8107
02-Nov-1966 ABC Wed (rerun 24May67)
directed by Robert Totten
Guest cast:
Anna Navarro ........ Wahkonda
Morgan Woodward ..... Crocker
Steve Gravers ....... Hadley
Dub Taylor .......... Cyrus
James Almanzar
Synopsis:
The Monroes take refuge at Major Mapoy's headquarters after an Indian
attack that seems senseless - to everyone except one of the Major's
cowboys. [RF]

1.10 The Monroes: THE FRIENDLY ENEMY
TCF-Qualis production no. 8114
09-Nov-1966 ABC Wed
directed by James B. Clarke
Guest cast:
Harry Townes ........ Joe Smith

1.11 The Monroes: COURT MARTIAL
TCF-Qualis production no. 8115
16-Nov-1966 ABC Wed
directed by Robert L. Friend
Guest cast:
Robert Fuller ....... Captain Geoffrey Stone
John McLiam ......... Sergeant Duncan McMurdoch
James Griffith ...... Henri 'Fox' Bonnard
Warren Kemmerling ... Colonel Malcolm
William Bryant
Burt Douglas
Synopsis:
Jim's mysterious past intrudes on his happy life with the Monroes when
the former Army scout is arrested and brought before a frontier
court-martial. The charge - murder. [RF]

1.12 The Monroes: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT
TCF-Qualis production no. 8117
23-Nov-1966 ABC Wed
directed by Norman Foster
written by Kathleen Hite
Guest cast:
James Brolin ........ Dalton
Tim O'Kelly ......... Billy Dan
Hampton Fancher
Ray Teal

1.13 The Monroes: LOST IN THE WILDERNESS
TCF-Qualis production no. 8109
30-Nov-1966 ABC Wed
directed by Ray Kellogg
written by Antony Ellis
Guest cast:
Noah Beery Jr. ...... Alkali Tom
George C. Fisher .... Zeph

1.14 The Monroes: GOLD FEVER
TCF-Qualis production no. 8103
14-Dec-1966 ABC Wed
directed by James B. Clarke
written by Jack Turley
Guest cast:
Dan Duryea .......... T.J. Elderbush
Alan Baxter ......... Stargis
Hank Brandt ......... Langdon
Hardie Albright

1.15 The Monroes: RANGE WAR
TCF-Qualis production no. 8113
21-Dec-1966 ABC Wed
directed by Larry Peerce
written by Antony Ellis
Guest cast:
Robert Middleton .... Barney Wales (recurring)
James Brolin ........ Dalton
Tim O'Kelly ......... Billy Dan
Gordon Westcourt
Synopsis:
The Monroe cabin becomes a battle site with the return of brutish
Barney Wales. The bull-headed horse breeder and his boys force Clayt to take
sides in a showdown with Major Mapoy for control of the valley. [RF]

1.16 The Monroes: THE PAWNEE WARRIORS
TCF-Qualis production no. 8116
28-Dec-1966 ABC Wed
directed by Harmon Jones
written by Jim Leighton
Guest cast:
Alejandro Rey ....... Komatah

1.17 The Monroes: MARK OF DEATH
TCF-Qualis production no. 8111
04-Jan-1967 ABC Wed (rerun 07Jun67)
directed by James B. Clarke
Guest cast:
Robert Middleton .... Barney Wales (recurring)
Mario Alcalde ...... Poza
James Brolin ........ Dalton
Tim O'Kelly ......... Billy Dan
Synopsis:
Clayt tries to protect a Basque herdsman's cattle from Barney Wales and
his boys. Wales wants the cattle destroyed because they came from a
plague-infested area. [RF]

1.18 The Monroes: TO BREAK A COLT
TCF-Qualis production no. 8118
11-Jan-1967 ABC Wed
directed by Norman Foster
written by Thomas Thompson
Guest cast:
Elisha Cook Jr. .... Jed
Fredd Wayne ........ Winton
Casey Tibbs

1.19 The Monroes: RACE FOR THE RAINBOW
TCF-Qualis production no. 8119
18-Jan-1967 ABC Wed (rerun 05Jul67)
directed by Norman Foster
written by John Furia Jr.
Guest cast:
James Wilder ........ Michael Duquesne (TV Guide says James Wilder, IMDB has John Wilder)
Lisa Jak
Synopsis:
Kathy is caught up in a romantic rivalry. The Monroe girl cheers for
handsome Michael Duquesne as he races against Mapoy's top rifers - one of
them a rival for Kathy's affections. [RF]

1.20 The Monroes: GUN BOUND
TCF-Qualis production no. 8120
25-Jan-1967 ABC Wed
directed by William Wiard
Guest cast:
Nick Adams ......... Dave
John Dehner ........ Pete Lamson
Michael Greene ..... Joel

1.21 The Monroes: KILLER COUGAR
TCF-Qualis production no. 8121
01-Feb-1967 ABC Wed (rerun 30Aug67)
directed by R.G. Springsteen
written by Louis Pelletier
Guest cast:
Robert Walker Jr.... Quint Gregger
Robert J. Wilke .... Len Gregger
Rance Howard
Synopsis:
Clayt and Jim hunt for a cougar with a price on its head. Also stalking
the cat are two professional killers who have no taste for competition. [RF]

1.22 The Monroes: WILD BULL
TCF-Qualis production no. 8122
15-Feb-1967 ABC Wed
directed by Robert Douglas
Guest cast:
Jeffrey Hunter ..... Ed Stanley
Stanley Adams
Med Flory
Dub Taylor

1.23 The Monroes: TRAPPED
TCF-Qualis production no. 8123
22-Feb-1967 ABC Wed (rerun 09Aug67)
directed by Norman Foster
written by John Elton & Laura Earl
Synopsis:
After surviving the tornado that ravaged the Monroe cabin, Clayt and
Little Twin again face death. While hunting for food, the boys get
trapped in a mine - with a vicious bear. [RF]

1.24 The Monroes: MANHUNT
TCF-Qualis production no. 8124
01-Mar-1967 ABC Wed
directed by Robert Douglas
written by Arthur Dales
Guest cast:
Billie Hayes
Robert Lansing ..... Jonas Prine
J. Martin Wyler .... Devery

1.25 The Monroes: TEACH THE TIGERS TO PURR
TCF-Qualis production no. 8125
08-Mar-1967 ABC Wed
directed by Norman Foster
written by Barbara Chain
Guest cast:
Clint Howard ....... Jody Hillman
Ronny Howard ....... Timothy Prescott
Kay Lenz ........... Maudie
Rance Howard
Eddie Sallia
Anne Ayars
Carolyn Conwell

1.26 The Monroes: THE GHOSTS OF PARADOX
TCF-Qualis production no. 8126
15-Mar-1967 ABC Wed
directed by William Wiard
written by Otis Carney
Guest cast:
Anna Capri ........ Polly Deaver
Michael Dunn ....... Nemo
Richard Kiel ....... Casmir
Jack Bailey ........ Crick
X. Brands .......... Two Pipes
Johnny Cardos ...... Wolf
Bob Gunderson
Synopsis:
In the nearly deserted town of Paradox, the Monroes celebrate Clayt's
birthday with a strange trio: a young schoolmarm, a circus dwarf, and a
gigantic strongman. Meanwhile, Indians who have been trailing the
Monroes slip into town. [RF]

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