CTVA - Overland Trail #1.5 "Westbound Stage" 6-March-1960

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[05]  "Westbound Stage"
Original NBC Airdate March 6, 1960
Stagecoach Productions
Opening Credits:
Starring
William Bendix [Kelly]
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Doug McClure [Flip]

Ending Credits:
Directed by Sidney Salkow
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Written and Produced by Samuel A. Peeples
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Executive Producer Nat Holt
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Starring
William Bendix
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Doug McClure
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Also Starring
Edward Platt [Dr. John Mandely (? spelling),A.K.A. Mr. Jacob Bronson]
Suzanne Lloyd [Anne Cambet]
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Edward Kemmer [Jody Cabel]
George Keymas [Pace Kyber]
Barbara Wooddell [Maude Akins]
Dody Heath [Martha Cabel]
Adam West [James Butler Hickok]
Alan Carney [Darby James, Half Owner of the competitive Northwest Stage
Line]
Unknown actor  [ Wade--there were several characters whose screen time
warranted them recognition and not enough credits to go around]
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AN OVERLAND STAGE-BILBEN PRODUCTION
filmed in hollywood at revue studios
mca tv exclusive distributor
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Music by Jeff Alexander
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Director of Photography William A. Sickner, A.S.C.
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Art Director . . . Raymond Beal
Editorial Supervisor . . . Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Film Editor . . . Robert Leo
Musical Supervision . . . Stanley Wilson
Sound . . . Earl Crain, Jr.
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Assistant Director . . . Nat Holt, Jr.
Set Decorator . . . Perry Murdock
Costume Supervisor . . . Vincent Dee
Makeup . . . Jack Barron
Hair Stylist . . . Florence Bush

Synopsis 1:
In order to keep its mail franchise the Overland must maintain the schedule to California despite the threat of a
Sioux uprising. Though warned of danger, several passengers insist on making the trip--a headstrong but cowardly wife
of a cavalry officer (Lloyd), a woman who must get to California in time for her son's hanging (Wooddell), a newly
married couple (Kemmer and Heath), a fugitive doctor (Platt), and an employee from another stage line (?Carney) out to
sabotage the Overland's run. Indian attacks aren't the only obstacles Kelly and Flip must face. Trouble brews when the
stage takes on a bounty hunter (Keymas) who's trailing the doctor, the rival steals the horses, and the new bride's
appendix ruptures.
Note: This episode's "historic figure" was James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok as the Marshal of Deadwood who briefly jails
Flip for his part in a saloon fight which was instigated by the competing stage company. (bj)
Synopsis 2:
Kelly and Flip know this jaunt takes them through hostile Indian country. During the journey, they learn their
passengers reasons for making this risky trip. [JB]
(Sun 12Jun 60 NBC KOA-4 Denver, CO and KCSJ-5 Pueblo, CO 5 p.m. MDT)
 

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