CTVA - Overland Trail #1.17 "Most Dangerous Gentleman" 5-June-1960

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[17]  "Most Dangerous Gentleman"
working title - "Running Special" (final episode)
Original NBC Airdate - June 5, 1960
Stagecoach Productions

Opening Credits:
Starring
William Bendix [Kelly]
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Doug McClure [Flip]

Ending Credits:
Directed by William Witney
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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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Guest Stars
John McIntire [General Palmer]
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Lang Jeffries [Mike Day]
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Jeff Donnell [Jennifer Dean]
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Also Starring
Ron Randell [William Oliver Jordan, the Most Dangerous Gentleman--actually
known "from one end of the Frontier to the other" as "The Deadliest
'Gentleman' alive")

Robert Emhardt [Jonathan Edwards]
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Onslow Stevens [President Ulysses S. Grant]
with
Christine White
Wesley Lau [Major Daniels, "Presidential aide-de-camp"]
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AN OVERLAND STAGE-BILBEN PRODUCTION
filmed in hollywood at revue studios
mca tv exclusive distributor
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Director of Photography Bud Thackery, A.S.C.
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Associate Producer . . . Frank Price
Art Director . . . Ray Beal
Editorial Supervisor . . . David J. O'Connell
Film Editor . . . Richard G. Wray, A.C.E.
Music Supervisor . . . Joseph E. Romero
Sound . . . Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
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Assistant Director . . . Edward K. Dodds
Set Decorator . . . Perry Murdock
Costume Supervisor . . . Vincent Dee
Makeup . . . Jack Barron
Hair Stylist . . . Florence Bush

Synopsis:
Mr. Kelly, who had once worked for the railroad, agrees to help General
Palmer (McIntire) finish a branch line to Leadville. A competitor for the
franchise doesn't want the Denver and Rio Grande to make it on
schedule and hires a hit-man (Randell) to stop the special run carrying the
President (Stevens). It's Kelly's railroad protegé Mike Day (Jeffries) who overcomes
all obstacles to get the train to Leadville on time--with the aid of
President Grant who stokes the boiler. (bj)
Notes:

The opening location and date for this episode was "Denver, 1873"

The title on the script used by Director William Witney was "Running
Special"-- This seemed a more appropriate
name since the episode had more to do with the "special" railroad run to
Leadville (which was mentioned several times) than with the character
Jordan. (bj)

A note of interest: At the end of the credits for this episode there was a
film clip of a modern (in 1960) train going down the track with the credit
"Produced through the Co-operation of the Denver and Rio Grande Western
Railroad." (bj)

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