CTVA Western - "My Friend Flicka" (TCF/CBS) (1956-57) starring Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans, Anita Louise

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 "Adventures of Champion"(1955-56)    "My Friend Flicka"(1956-57)
"Fury"(1955-60)
     "National Velvet"(1960-62) 

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (US)(1954-59)  -  Lassie (US)(1954-73)
The Littlest Hobo (Canada)(1963-65)  -   The Littlest Hobo (Canada)(1979-85) 
My Friend Flicka (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
 Louis H. Allgood, Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
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MY FRIEND FLICKA
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Twentieth Century-Fox Television
for
CBS (Fridays 7:30 pm EST)
Produced by Herman Schlom / Peter Packer / Sam White
based on the novel of the same title by Mary O'Hara
& the 1943 motion picture of the same title

US Family Western series 1956-57     39 episodes x 30 min (colour)
10Feb56-1Feb57
starring
Johnny Washbrook
as Ken McLaughlin (Roddy McDowall in the film)
Gene Evans
as Rob McLaughlin (Preston Foster in the film)
Anita Louise
as Nell McLaughlin (Rita Johnson in the film)
Frank Ferguson
as Gus Broeberg
and the horse Wahana as Flicka
recurring cast:
Sydney Mason
as Sheriff Downey
Tudor Owen
as Sergeant Tim O'Gara
Phil Chambers
as Doc. Harrow
Robert Adler
as Various Characters
Guinn Williams a
s Jeb Taylor
Pamela Beaird as Hildy Broeberg (1956)
 
"My Friend Flicka" was a mid-season replacement for "The Adventures of
Champion" scheduled against ABC's "Rin Tin Tin".

After "Champion" failed to suceed against ABC's "Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"
they replaced it with "My Friend Flicka" which also lost out to "Rin Tin Tin"
All 39 episodes were filmed in color but were b/w on CBS and
rerun starting in 1957 on NBC in color.

Note:
The mare that played Flicka was the registered Arabian mare Wahana (AHR*6513) who was foaled 13 June 1950.

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CBS Fridays 7:30 pm Eastern
(10Feb56-01Feb57)

 1.01 [--] My Friend Flicka: ONE MAN'S HORSE
TCF prod. no. 23? (copyright date 30Sep55)
Produced by Herman Schlom
Teleplay by Peter Packer & DeVallon Scott.
Directed by Nathan Juran
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Hugh Beaumont ............ Simmons
Don Harvey ............... Luke
Joe Haworth .............. Carl
Hugh Sanders ...... Sheriff Downey
(recurring - usually played by Sydney Mason)
Forrest Lewis ............ Storekeeper
Synopsis:
Flicka is stolen by an outlaw.

1.02 [--] My Friend Flicka: BLIND FAITH
TCF prod. no. 8 (copyright date 7Oct55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Nat Tanchuck, Art Browne, Jr. & Curtis Kenyon
Directed by Robert Gordon
director of photography Lloyd Ahern
film editor: James D. Ballas.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Wilton Graff ............. Dr. Lawrtence Gresham
Phil Chambers ............ Doc. Harrow (recurring)
Robert Adler ............. Ed Quinney
Synopsis:
When Flicka is blinded in an accident, Ken (Johnny Washbrook) is told
the horse must be killed. [RF]

1.03 [--] My Friend Flicka: A CASE OF HONOR
TCF prod. no. 10 (copyright date 14Oct55)
Produced by Peter Packer
Teleplay by Jerry Sackheim /Story by Lorraine Edwards
Directed by Nathan Juran
director of photography Clark Ramsey
film editor Richard W. Farrell.
Guest Cast:
Craig Duncan ............. Marshal
Peter Whitney ............ Crothers
Phil Chambers ............ Dr. Harrow
Synopsis:
When ranchers and sheepherders clash over grazing land, Rob is accused of poisoning a water hole.
Synopsis 2:
Rob is accused of poisoning a water hole. [TA]

1.04 [--] My Friend Flicka: A GOOD DEED
TCF prod. no. 14 (copyright date 21Oct55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Mary Lacey & Kay Lenard / Story by Mary Lacey
Directed by Frederick Stephani
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James Ballas
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Butch Bernard ............ Tommy Martin
Dan Riss ................. Ed Martin
Synopsis:
Ken, Flicka and a young colt help a disabled child conquer his fear of horses. [RF]

1.05 [--] My Friend Flicka: CAVALRY HORSE
TCF prod. no. 11 (copyright date 28Oct55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by DeVallon Scott & Jerry Sackheim
Directed by Frederick Stephani
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tudor Owen ............... Sergeant Tim O'Gara (recurring)
John Cliff ............... Stout
Charles Evans ............ Colonel Percival
William Henry ............ Lieutenant Dixon
Robert Adler ............. Pete Slocum
Sydney Mason ............. Sheriff Downey (recurring)
Synopsis:
Flicka and the McLaughlins try to save a soldier's old horse from
ending up at the glue factory. [RF]

1.06 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE ACCIDENT
TCF prod. no. 12 (copyright date 4Nov55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Kay Lenard / Story by Marianne Mosner
Directed by Frederick Stephani
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Don Beddoe ............... Dr. Tilton
Robert Adler ............. John Bronson
Synopsis:
An injured Ken is stalked by a cougar after being thrown by Flicka. [RF]

1.07 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE STRANGER
TCF prod. no. 33? (copyright date 11Nov55)
Produced by Herman Schlom
Teleplay by Peter Packer & Devallon Scott / Story by Harold Shumate
Directed by Robert Gordon
directors of photography Lloyd Ahern & Joseph Biroc
film editor Joseph Silver
cast
Jeff Morrow .............. Mason
Synopsis:
Ken is kidnapped and held hostage by an escaped convict.

1.08 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE WILD HORSE
TCF prod. no. 5 (copyright date 18Nov55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by George Slavin & George W. George
Directed by Robert Gordon
director of photography Lloyd Ahern
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Guinn Williams ........... Jeb Taylor (recurring)
Charles Cane
Denver Pyle
Tyler McVey
Synopsis:
Ken refuses to sell Flicka to suspicious strangers. Soon after, thehorse is discovered missing.

1.09 [--] My Friend Flicka: ROGUE STALLION
TCF prod. no. 6 (copyright date 25Nov55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Kay Lenard
Directed by Nathan Juran
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James Ballas
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Doucette ............ Hap Scott
Claude Akins ............. Matt Scott
Sydney Mason ............. Sheriff Downey (recurring)
Synopsis:
The "Rogue Stallion" is a beautiful wild horse, and Rob and a rival
rancher both want to capture him. [TA]

1.10 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE LITTLE SECRET
TCF prod. no. 7 (copyright date 2Dec55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Jerry Sackheim / Story by Charles Marion and Erna Lazarus
Directed by Nathan Juran
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James Ballas
Guest Cast:
Louis Jean Heydt ......... Burton
Robert Foulk ............. Crain
Jack Littlefield ......... Watanah
Serena Sande ............. Natisse
Claude Akins ............. Keenak
Craig Duncan ............. Marshal
Synopsis:
Trouble begins after Ken saves the life of an Indian baby. [RF]

1.11 [--] My Friend Flicka: ACT OF LOYALTY
TCF prod. no. 4 (copyright date 8Dec55)
Produced by Sam White
Story & Teleplay by Malvin Wald & Jack Jacobs
Directed by Nathan Juran
director of photography Clark Ramsey
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast:
Paul Campbell ............ Jed Colton
Robert Anderson .......... Cass Stevens
Sydney Mason ............. Sheriff Downey (recurring)
Synopsis:
When Flicka helps a fugitive escape from the local jail, townspeople
suspect that Ken had a hand in it. [RF]

1.12 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE SILVER SADDLE
TCF prod. no. 32 (copyright date 16Dec55)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Malvin Wald, Jack Jacobs & Curtis Kenyon / Story by Malvin Wald & Jack Jacobs
Directed by John English
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James Ballas
Guest Cast:
Herbert Rudley
Bill Chapin
Synopsis:
Ken is accused of letting a horse escape so that Flicka can win a competition in a horse show. [RF]

1.13 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE PHANTOM HERD (pilot?)
TCF prod. no. 1 (copyright date 23Dec55)
Produced by Herman Schlom
Teleplay by Peter Packer
Directed by James B. Clark
director of photography Joseph LaShelle
film editor Joseph Silver
Guest Cast:
Roy Roberts
George Eldridge
Carol Coombs
Synopsis:
After his entire herd of horses runs off, Rob (Gene Evans) decides to sell the ranch. [RF]

1.14 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE LITTLE VISITOR
TCF prod. no. 16 (copyright date 30Dec55)
Produced by Peter Packer
Teleplay by Nat Tanchuck & Art Browne, Jr. / Story by Harold Shumate
Directed by Frederick Stephani
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James D. Ballas
Guest Cast:
Peter Votrian ............. Fredd Williams
Lowell Gilmore ............ Jim Williams
Herbert Deans ............. Norris
Synopsis:
Ken and a headstrong boy are trapped in a mine. [RF]

1.15 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE GOLDEN PROMISE
TCF prod. no. 13 (copyright date 06Jan56)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Kay Lenard / Story by Nat Tanchuck & Art Browne, Jr.
Directed by John English
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast:
Stanley Adams ............ Clay
J. Steven Dartell
Mason Curry
Synopsis:
Ken and Gus neglect the ranch to hunt for gold, leaving Rob to handle all the chores. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Ken and Gus neglect their chores to prospect for gold [TA]

1.16 [--] My Friend Flicka: BLACK DUST
TCF prod. (copyright date 13Jan56)
Starring:
Johnny Washbrook, Gene Evans
Guest Cast:
Ann Lee .................... Mrs. Harrington
John Doucette .............. Andy Benson
Robert Adler ............... Ben
Synopsis:
The construction crews working to re-open a mine are contaminating the water supplies. [TA]

1.17 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE NIGHT RIDER
TCF prod. no. 20 (copyright date 20Jan56)
Produced by Peter Packer
Story & Teleplay by Ted Thomas & Jan Leman
Directed by Robert Gordon
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Otto W. Meyer
Guest Cast:
Hugh Beaumont ............ Simmons
Richard Crane
Walter Sande
Synopsis:
An old murder mystery is revived when Ken and Flicka pick up the trail of a ghostly rider. [RF]

1.18 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE SETTLER
TCF prod. no. 31 (copyright date 27Jan56)
Produced by Peter Packer
Story & Teleplay by David Lang
Directed by Robert Gordon
director of photography Karl Struss
cast
Lurene Tuttle ............ Martha Hunter
Trevor Bardette .......... Sam Hunter
Lonnie Thomas ............ Billy Hunter
Synopsis:
Ken and Flicka set out to find a runaway horse. [RF]

1.19 [--] My Friend Flicka: WIND FROM HEAVEN
TCF prod. no. 38 (copyright date 3Feb56)
Produced by Peter Packer
Teleplay by George Asness
Directed by Robert Gordon
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Pickard ............ Rufe Grimes
Steve Conte ............. Tim Connell
Stephen Wootton ......... Teddy Wallace
James Anderson .......... Chris Wallace
Donald McDonald ......... Mickey Grimes
Buzzy Bookman ........... Ed Connell
Synopsis:
While the ranchers are feuding with homesteaders, Ken befriends one of  the homesteaders' children. [RF]

1.20 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE WHIP
TCF prod. (copyright date 10Feb56)
Produced by Alan A. Armer
Directed by James Clark
Guest Cast:
Herbert Rudley
Synopsis:
An experienced horse trainer makes the painful discovery that he is not  as clever
with horses as he imagined when he sees how Ken copes with a powerful black stallion. [UK]
(UK: 02Nov59 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 5:25 pm)

1.21 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE RUNAWAYS
TCF prod. no. 30 ( copyright date 17Feb56)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Kay Lenard
Directed by John English
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James Ballas
Guest Cast:
Minerva Urecal
Synopsis 1:
Ken follows Rebel, Bob's magnificent wild stallion to a hidden valley
in the hope that he will find Flicka, who went off with Rebel. Not only
does he find Flicka, but also a wild stallion who has built up a herd
of about sixty mares from neighboring stock. [UK]
(UK: 09May60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 5:25pm)
Synopsis 2:
Flicka runs away from the ranch to join a wild horse that's been mistaken for an albino killer. [RF]

1.22 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE CAMERAMAN
TCF prod. 24Feb56 copyright date
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Carradine ........... Matt Barnes
Sydney Mason ............. Sheriff Downey (recurring)
Synopsis:
Rob saves a photographer from stampeding horses and later suspects him of being a thief. [RF]

 1.23 [--] My Friend Flicka: OLD DANNY (verified -SC)
TCF prod. (copyright date 02Mar56)
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Kay Lenard/Story By Nat Tanchuck and Arthur Browne,Jr.
Guest Cast:
Sandy Descher .......... as Betty Japson
Robert Anderson ........ as Hank Miller
Ann Doran .............. as Martha Japson
Synopsis 1:
Nell intercedes in a neighbor's quarrel and endangers her chances of
getting on a school committee. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Ken and Flicka help a little girl who's pet dog ran away from their family
farm into an area infested with a pack of dangerous coyotes. [SC]

1.24 [--] My Friend Flicka: ROUGH AND READY (verified -SC)
TCF prod. (copyright date 09Mar56)
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Curtis Kenyon
Guest Cast:
Frank Alberson ........... Teddy Roosevelt
Walter Woolf King ........ as Dan Foster
Rickie Sorenson .......... as Skinny Wilson
Harold Fong .............. as Wong
Synopsis 1:
Theodore Roosevelt tries to settle a war between ranch owners and a ruthless cattle baron. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Ken McLaughlin has an unexpected encounter with the famed Teddy Roosevelt,
who later uses in influence to solve an over-grassing issue thats effecting
the lively hood of local ranchers. [SC]

1.25 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE ROYAL CARRIAGE
TCF prod. (copyright date 16Mar56)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Guinn Williams ........... Jeb Taylor (recurring)
Richard Garrick
Synopsis:
When a countess comes to visit, Ken tries to prepare a royal reception. [RF]

1.26 [--] My Friend Flicka: MISTER GOBLIN
TCF prod. (copyright date 23Mar56)
Directed by John English
Guest Cast:
Jane Darwell
Philip Tonge
Tiger Fafara
Wesley Hudman
Synopsis:
Ken brings home a stray white colt. [RF]

1.27 [--] My Friend Flicka: REBELS IN HIDING
TCF prod. (copyright date 30Mar56)
Guest Cast:
Jim Baird ................ Silver Fawn
Roy Engel ................ Mr. Forbes
Francis J. McDonald ...... Thundercloud
Pepe Hern
Synopsis:
Thundercloud, a former Indian chief, runs away from the
reservation with his grandson Silver Fawn. Forbes, an Indian
agent expects trouble as Thundercloud is an agitator. [UK]
(UK: 29Feb60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 5:25pm)

1.28 [--] My Friend Flicka: LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL
TCF prod. (copyright date 06Apr56)
Guest Cast:
Roy Barcroft ............. Jud Hoskins
Jean Howell .............. Becky Hoskins
Claude Akins ............. August Hoskins
Craig Hill ............... Lieutenant Blake
Tudor Owen ............... Sergeant Tim O'Gara (recurring)
Synopsis:
Ken hides Flicka in an abandoned barn then finds that the place has been sold. [RF]

1.29 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE UNMASKING
TCF prod. (copyright date 13Apr56)
Guest Cast:
Sheb Wooley .............. Harry Runyon
Jeanne Bates ............. Mary Anderson
Clarence Straight ........ Styner
Forrest Taylor ........... Judge Spencer
Synopsis:
Ken and a husband-hunting woman befriend a thief. [RF]

1.30 [--] My Friend Flicka: REFUGE FOR THE NIGHT
TCF prod. (copyright date 20Apr56)
Guest Cast:
Paul Campbell ............ Criminal
Craig Duncan
Florence Lake
Gregg Barton
Kenne Duncan
Donald F. Kennedy
Synopsis:
Nell and Ken are alone at the ranch when an escaped criminal takes over
the house as a hide-out. [RF]

1.31 [--] My Friend Flicka: AGAINST ALL ODDS
TCF prod. no. 22 (copyright date 27Apr56)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by J. Benton Cheney & Lowell S. Hawley / Story by J. Benton Cheney
Directed by John English
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor: Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Phil Chambers ............. Doc. Harrow (recurring)
Synopsis:
A puppy, found in one of Ken's rabbit snares, disrupts the McLaughlin household. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Ken finds a puppy caught in one of his rabbit traps [TA]

1.32 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE OLD CHAMP
TCF prod. no. 21 (copyright date 4May56)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Lowell S. Hawley & Jerry Sackheim / Story by Jerry Sackheim
Directed by John English
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor James Ballas
02Sep55
Guest Cast:
Mike Mazurki ............. Hercules
Thomas B. Henry .......... Throckmorton
Synopsis:
Rob competes as a wrestler at a medicine show prompting Ken to make a daring bet. [RF]

1.33 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE MEDICINE MAN
TCF prod. no. 18 (copyright date 11May56)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by George Asness & Curtis Kenyon/ Story by George Asness
Directed by John English
director of photography: Karl Struss.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Pat Hogan .............. Mark Hawk
Charles Stevens ........ Deerfoot
Blossom Rock ........... Essie Minifree
James Macklin .......... Clem Minifree
Charles Hicks .......... Ray Minifree
Ward Wood .............. Buck Minifree
Synopsis:
Prejudiced neighbors try to prevent a young Indian doctor from treating Nell. [RF]

1.34 [--] My Friend Flicka: WHEN BUGLES BLOW
TCF prod. (copyright date 18May56)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tudor Owen ........... Sergeant Tim O'Gara (recurring)
Craig Hill ........... Lieutenant Blake
Raymond Bailey ....... Colonel Percival
Synopsis:
When Rob develops a strong desire to re-enlist in the cavalry, Gus
tries to talk him out of it. [RF]

1.35 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE RECLUSE (verified -SC)
TCF prod. (copyright date 25May56)
Teleplay by Jerry Sackheim/ Story by Nathaniel T. Curtis [SC]
Directed by John English [SC]
Guest Cast:
Erin O'Brien-Moore
Doug Evans
Barry Froner
Tiger Fafara
Synopsis:
Ken learns an important lesson when he makes cruel fun of an eccentric woman. [RF]

1.36 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE FOUNDLINGS
TCF prod. (copyright date 01Jun56)
Guest Cast:
Guinn Williams ........... Jeb Taylor (recurring)
Ray Ferrell .............. Sandy
Jimmy Karath ............. Paul
Kenneth MacDonald ........ Brady
Synopsis:
Ken runs away from home and realizes his mistake when he meets two unhappy orphans. [RF]

1.37 [--] My Friend Flicka: GROWING PAINS
TCF prod. (copyright date 08Jun56)
Guest Cast:
Reba Waters .............. Susan
Synopsis:
Ken welcomes a little girl and a prize bull to the ranch unaware that
both can be unpredictable. [RF]

1.38 [--] My Friend Flicka: THE LOST RIVER
TCF prod. no. 17 (copyright date 15Jun56)
Produced by Sam White
Teleplay by Jerry Sackheim
Directed by Robert Gordon
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Forrest Taylor .......... Shaginaw
Don C. Harvey ........... Johnson
John Parrish ............ Burke
Sammee Tong ............. Wong
Synopsis:
Rob buys a magnificent stallion with a strange Chinese brand - a brand
which he learns means "Evil comes to him who owns me". Soon after, the
family's luck suddenly changes for the worst.[UK]
(UK syndication: 02Nov59 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 5:25 pm)

1.39 [--] My Friend Flicka: BIG RED (final episode)
TCF prod. no. 35 (copyright date 22Jun56)
Produced by Sam White
Directed by John English
Teleplay by Curtis Kenyon
director of photography Karl Struss
film editor Richard W. Farrell
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle .............. Clint Taylor
Jean Byron ............... Barbara Schuyler
Terry Frost .............. Shorty
Synopsis:
While trailing an escaped show horse, Rob and Ken are menaced by a gun-happy cowhand. [RF]
 
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