CTVA US Western - "The Restless Gun" (Revue/NBC) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring John Payne
Season 1 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, James Beer

references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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NBC Mondays 8:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Restless Gun: DUAL AT LOCKWOOD  (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 701A / 23Sep57 NBC
DIRECTED BY JUSTUS ADDISS
TELEPLAY BY DAVID DORTORT
BASED ON THE STORY AND CHARACTERS CREATED BY FRANK BURT
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Vic Morrow .................... Wes Singer
Olive Carey ................... Grandmother
Walter Coy .................... Sheriff
FRANK GORSHIN, PAUL BURNS.
Synopsis 1:
THE TOWN OF LOCKWOOD HAS A NEW YOUNG GUNFIGHTER NAMED WES SINGER.
VINT BONNER ARRIVES IN TOWN ON BUSINESS, WHEN HE IS CHALLANGED BY
SINGER. BONNER HAS ONLY ONE CHOICE. TEACH WES A LESSON IN GUN PLAY. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Vint Bonner meets an elderly woman who asks him to do something
about her grandson. The young man has already killed two men and
vowed to add Vint Bonner to the list. [RF]

1.02 [--] Restless Gun: TRAIL TO SUNSET (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 714A
30Sep57 NBC Mon
Directed By Justus Addiss [SC]
Written By David Victor and Herbert Little,Jr. [SC]
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Jack Elam............as Link Jerrod
Claude Akins............as Wes Flagler
Roy Roberts............as Doc
Malcolm Atterbury............as Gopher Martin
William Phipps............as Grant
Robert Beneveds............as Evan Case
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner meets five men who have just come from a lynching.
Bonner has evidence that they have killed an innocent man,
and he confronts them with it. [RF]

1.03 [--] Restless Gun: REVENGE AT HARNESS CREEK
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 704A / 7Oct57 NBC

1.04 [--] Restless Gun: RINK
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 702A / 14Oct57 NBC
Peter Votrian ................. Rink
Denver Pyle ................... Sheriff Jay
George Keymas ................. Trager
Fred Kruger ................... Bank Clerk
Tony Hughes

1.05 [--] Restless Gun: JENNY
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 708A
21Oct57 NBC Mon
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Veda Ann Borg .......... Jenny
Walter Reed ............ Ned Landy
Stuart Randall ......... Sheriff York
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner joins a posse on the trail of an outlaw. They learn the
outlaw has taken refuge in the ranch home of a woman who lives alone. [RF]

1.06 [--] Restless Gun: THE SHOOTING OF JETT KING
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 703A / 28Jun57 NBC
John Larch .................... Wyoming Kid
Leon Askin .................... Ollie Rowan
Nesdon Booth .................. Mack Hawkins
Whit Bissell

1.07 [--] Restless Gun: JODY
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 721A / 4Nov57 NBC
Rip Torn ...................... Jody
Dan Blocker ................... Ike Burnett
Luana Anders .................. Lucy Anne
Jeanne Bates .................. Millie
Martin Garralaga .............. Porfirio
Paul Fix ...................... Old Man Burnett

1.08 [--] Restless Gun: GENERAL GILFORD'S WIDOW
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 707A / 11Nov57 NBC
Lurene Tuttle ................. Hannah Gilford
Paul Birch .................... General
Harry Shannon ................. Joe Kennedy
Howard Negley ................. Sheriff Jessup
Hal K. Dawson ................. Dan Trayfor

1.09 [--] Restless Gun: THE NEW SHERIFF (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 715A
18Oct57 NBC Mon
Directed By Edward Ludwig [SC]
Teleplay By Dean Riesner [SC]
Based On The Charactors Created By Frank Burt [SC]
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Corrigan ................ Doc Cross
Henry Brandon ................. Tracer Givens
Stacy Harris .................. Roy Cotten
William Fawcett ............... Tom
Gregg Martell ................. Gus Cotten
Frank Marlowe
John Merrick
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner arrives in the town of Harmony to pay a visit with his old
friend Doc Cross. While there, Bonner is asked if he would take the job
as acting Sheriff until a new one is elected. He agrees and eventually
has a showdown with the infamous Cotton brothers and gunfighter Tracer Givens. [SC]

 1.10 [--] Restless Gun: MAN AND BOY (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen  prod. no. 713A
25Nov57 NBC Mon
Directed By Edward Ludwig
Teleplay By David Victor
Based On A Story And Charactors Created By Frank Burt
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Emile Meyer............as Sheriff Wade Lawson
Dan Blocker............as Fred Burgermen
Martin Bradick............as Ted Lawson
Irene Tedrow............as Mrs.Deremus
Tom Greenway............as Amos
Jack Finch............as Doc Evans
Olan Soule............as The Express Office Clerk
Synopsis:
A Sheriff friend of Vint Bonner is having a hard time tracking
down the killer of an express office clerk. Vint suspects that
the killer is the Sheriff's son. [SC]

1.11 [--] Restless Gun: CHEYENNE EXPRESS
Revue-Window Glen  prod. no. 710A
02Dec57 NBC Mon
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest cast:
Royal Dano ............ Wilbur English
Dan Riss .............. Phil Waterman
Chris Randall ......... Toughs
Anthony Ray ........... Toughs
Harry Fleer ........... Floyd Winters
Tim Graham ............ Hotel Clerk
Synopsis:
A cowardly gunman shoots his gang leader in the back, then runs
to Vint Bonner for protection. Vint struggles with his conscience
over whether he should protect the spineless killer. [RF]

1.12 [--] Restless Gun: THICKER THAN WATER (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 711A / 9Dec57 NBC
DIRECTED BY EDWARD LUDWIG.
TELEPLAY BY KENNETH GAMET
BASED ON THE STORY AND CHARCTOR CREATED BY FRANK BURT.
GUEST CAST:
Claude Akins .................. Rare Marlow
Lars Henderson ................ Ted Marlow
Frank Richards ................ Sam Goss
Ted DeCorsia .................. Cal Jason
Penny Edwards ................. Amy Neilsen
Jack Lomas
SYNOPSIS:
GAMBLER RARE MARLOW WINS A DIAMOND PIN STICK IN A POKER GAME FROM
CAL JASON. JASON AND HIS HENCHMAN ACCUSE MARLOW OF CHEATING AND RUN
HIM OUT OF TOWN. HE MEETS VINT BONNER OUT ON THE TRAIL. DURING A
CONVERSATION,VINT INFORMS RARE THAT HIS WIFE PASSED AWAY A YEAR
OR SO AGO. RARE TELLS VINT TO TAKE HIM TO HIS SON WHO HE HASN'T
SEEN FOR EIGHT YEARS. [SC]

1.13 [--] Restless Gun: SILVER THREADS
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 706A / 16Dec57 NBC
Chuck Connors ................. Toby Yeaget
John Patrick .................. Sean O'Hara
Sean McClory .................. Mike O'Hara
Steve Firstman

1.14 [--] Restless Gun: THE CHILD (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 728A / 23Dec57
Directed By Edward Ludwig [SC]
Teleplay By Herbert Little,Jr. and David Victor/Story By John Payne [SC]
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Dan Blocker............as Bruto
Trevor Bardette............as The Marshal
Carlos Arevalo...........as Jesus
Anthony Caruso............as Padre Basilico
James Gleason............as Brother Terence
Grant Withers............as Decker
John Cason............as Waller
David Armstrong............as Zack
Elizabeth Garcia............as The Little Girl
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner assists a Marshal friend in capturing a huge man who is mute
and is responsible for injuring a fellow ranch worker. During they're
return trip, Bonner,The Marshal and the prisoner stop at a mission where
the man once lived as a child. [SC]

1.15 [--] Restless Gun: THE GOLD BUCKLE
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 709A / 30Dec57 NBC
Roy Roberts ................... Kit Springer
Claude Akins .................. Lex Springer
Madge Blake ................... Emily Davis
Jerry Brown ................... Stage Driver
Fred Graham ................... Sheriff Barclay
Terry Frost ................... Doc

1.16 [--] Restless Gun: THE COWARD
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 712A / 6Jan58 NBC
Gene Evans .................... Will Fetter
John Dehner ................... Noah Temple
John Mitchum .................. Red
Carol Henry ................... Chavez
Marilyn Saris ................. Sarah Fetter
Lane Bradford ................. Howie

1.17 [--] Restless Gun: FRIEND IN NEED
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. ? (possibly no. 705A or 720A)
13Jan1958 NBC Mon
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest cast:
Harry Fleer ............ Clyde Hemper
Corey Allen ............ Art Hemper
Mark Dana .............. George Willis
Emile Meyer ............ Sheriff Vail
Arthur Space ........... Sam Ditley
Jean Howell ............ Nadine Willis
Pat O'Hara ............. Judge Yancey
Irene Tedrow ...........
Synopsis:
Two former friends have accused each other of murder. Vint Bonner
decides to look into the truth of the matter. [RF]

1.18 [--] Restless Gun: STRANGE FAMILY IN TOWN
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. no. 727A
20Jan58 NBC Mon (rebroadcast 16Oct59)
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon ...... Johann Hoffman
Patrick McVey ......... John Durant
Jeanne Bates .......... Greta Hoffman
Ricky Klein ........... Peter Hoffman
Virginia Christine .... Amy Durant
Kim Charney ........... Chris Durant
Synopsis:
A family of peaceful Quakers newly arrived in the territory find themselves
objects of their neighbor's scorn. Their pacifistic beliefs are mistaken for cowardice. [RF]

 1.19 [--] Restless Gun: HANG AND BE DAMNED
Revue-Window Glen  prod. no. 722A
27Jan58 NBC Mon
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Gloria Talbott ................ Valya
Joe Maross .................... Kallell
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff
Charles Wagenheim ............. Prospector
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner arrests a killer and begins the journey to the next town and
the nearest jail. The prisoner's girl friend, Valya, follows them. On the way
they meet up with a band of drunken Apaches who agree to spare Bonner and his
prisoner if they will turn Valya over to them. [TA]

1.20 [--] Restless Gun: QUIET CITY (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 718A
3Feb58 NBC
Directed By Edward Ludwig
Teleplay By Alvin Sapinsley
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
John Dehner .......... as Sheriff Heck Partridge
William Joyce ........ as Buzz Partridge
Reed Howes ........... as Joe Clamper
Austin Green ......... as Abe Norton
Lyle Talbot .......... as Doc Upton
Frank Scannell ....... as The !st Drunk
Marty Mason .......... as The 2nd Drunk
Scott Engel .......... as The Boy
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner tries to conveince an ageing Sheriff to retire after
imagining that the people of his town have turned into a lynch mob
after his arrest and jailing of a man for a minor shooting. [SC]

1.21 [--] Restless Gun: HORNITAS TOWN  (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 729A / 10Feb58 NBC
DIRECTED BY EDWARD LUDWIG.
WRITTEN BY JACK NATTEFORD AND LUCI WARD.
GUEST CAST:
Peggy Castle ................. Amity Hobbs
John Larch .................... Sheriff Riker
Jack Elam ..................... Tony Molinor
Millicent Patrick ............. Rosita
Glenn Strange ................. Deputy Chuck
FRED GRAHAM,
CRAIG DUNCAN,
CHARLES WAGGENHEIM.
SYNOPSIS:
A MARSHAL FRIEND OF VINT BONNER ASK'S HIM TO TRAVEL TO THE GOLD CAMO
TOWN OF HORNITAS. VINT ENCOUNTERS A CROOKED SHERIFF,A CARD CHEATING
GAMBLER, AND RELIGIOUS WOMAN WHO DOSEN'T BELIEVE IN GUNS. [SC]

1.22 [--] Restless Gun: IMPOSTER FOR A DAY
Prdo. no. 725A / 17Feb58 NBC
Kent Taylor ................... Deiblery
Angie Dickinson ............... Evelyn Niemack
Robert Rourke ................. Man
Gene Roth ..................... Olaf Ledbetter
Harry Hines ................... Willy Beebe
Lane Chandler ................. Sheriff Croft
Lou Krugman ................... Pat Kellway

1.23 [--] Restless Gun: A PRESSING ENGAGEMENT
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. no.734A
24Feb58 NBC Mon
Guest cast:
Fay Spain .............. Helen Rockwood
Peter Hanson ........... Quent Todd
Edith Evanson .......... Aunt Minnie Rockwood
Iron Eyes Cody ......... George Washington Smith
Larry Blake ............ Cattle Auctioneer
Synopsis:
When Vint Bonner rides into a strange town, he is astonished to receive
congratulations on his coming marriage to pretty Helen Rockwood. [RF]

1.24 [--] Restless Gun: THE WOMAN FROM SACRAMENTO
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 731A / 3Mar58 NBC
Kathleen Crowley .............. Mary Blackwell
Will Wright ................... Jim Blackwell
H.M. Wynant ................... Steve Colby
Rosa Turich ................... Rosarin
Gregg Barton .................. Sheriff Collins

1.25 [--] Restless Gun: SHERIFF BILLY
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 733A / 10Mar58 NBC
Tom Tryon ..................... Sheriff Bill Riddle
Harold J. Stone ............... Ben Reed
Joyce Meadows ................. Annie White
Hank Patterson ................ Milt Hatten

 1.26 [--] Restless Gun: THE HAND IS QUICKER  (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 717A
17Mar58 NBC Mon
Directed By Earl Bellamy
Written By Arthur Weiss
Based On The Charactor Created By Frank Burt
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
John Ericson .................. Henry Wilson
Gregg Palmer .................. Joe Kruger
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff Lander
Hank Faber .................... Sam
Tyler McVey ................... Foreman
Bob Bice............as The Ranch Hand
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner teaches a young man how to handle a six-gun. Later
Vint faces the new gunslinger in a deadly shootout. [SC]

1.27 [--] Restless Gun: THE SUFRAGETTE
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 730A / 24Mar58 NBC
Ellen Corby ................... Emma Birch
John Dierkes .................. Sheriff John Dratton
Don Beddoe .................... Henry Peabody

1.28 [--] Restless Gun: THE WHIP (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 723A
31Mar58 NBC Mon
Directed By Edward Ludwig
Written By Oliver Crawford
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster ........as Helen Bricker
John Stephenson ........as Joel Fletcher
Harvey Stephens ........as Strad Bricker
Ralph Reed ........as Tommy
Herb Vigran ........as Jim Pincher
William Fawcett........as Seth
Mike Ragan........as The Townsman
Lenny Geer........as The Mob Heavy (uncredited)
Synopsis:
After arriving in the town of Fletcherville, Vint Bonner becomes involved
with a bitter rancher and his outcast daughter who married a wanted killer. [SC]

1.29 [--] Restless Gun: THE CRISIS AT EASTER CREEK
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 716A / 7Apr58 NBC
Frank Wilcox .................. Sheriff Abner
Amzie Strickland .............. Elvira Peebles
Marshall Bradford ............. Rev. Broome
John Larch .................... Red-eye Kirk
Henry Corden .................. Mike Morgan

1.30 [--] Restless Gun: AUNT EMMA
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. no. 735A 
14Apr58 NBC Mon
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest cast:
Connie Gilchrist ....... Aunt Emma
Edgar Buchanan ......... Ethan Greenfield
Stuart Randall ......... Sheriff Tinsley
William Fawcett ........ Doctor
Paul Grant ............. Link Drake
Lane Bradford .......... Jesse Drake
Mauritz Hugo ........... Jed Baker
Synopsis:
While attempting to track down the Drake brothers, dangerous bank
robbers, Vint Bonner is wounded. He is nursed back to health by his
elderly aunt, who tries to prevent him from continuing his search. [RF]

1.31 [--] Restless Gun: THE OUTLANDER  (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 736A
21Apr58 NBC Mon
DIRECTED BY EDWARD LUDWIG.
WRITTEN BY DAVID VICTOR AND HARRY LITTLE,JR.
BASED ON THE CHARACTOR CREATED BY FRANK BURT.
GUEST CAST:
George Dolenz ................. Count Von Gilsa
Gloria Talbott ................ Sophie
Reed Hadley ................... Col. Bromley
George Keymas ................. Clague
Mitchell Kowal ................ Waco
Stanley Farrar ................ the Vespers
Paul Sorensen ................. Zack Driscoll
SYNOPSIS:
VINT BONNER ARRIVES IN THE WILD TRAIL TOWN OF PRAIRIE CITY TO
VISIT WITH THE DAUGHTER OF A FRIEND WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY.
WHILE THERE VINT ENCOUNTERS A FORMER CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE MILITARY
MAN NAMED COLONEL BROMLEY AND HIS MEN, AND THE ARRIVAL OF COUNT
VON GILSA WHO FOUGHT WITH THE YANKEE'S. [SC]

1.32 [--] Restless Gun: THE BATTLE OF TOWER ROCK
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 737A / 28Apr58 NBC
Irene Ryan .................... Thelma Taylor
Lillian Bronson ............... Bessie Madden
Lloyd Corrigan ................ Kermit Taylor
Don Beddoe .................... Rome Madden
Dan Riss ...................... Otis Speers
James F. Stone ................ Cal Curtis
Tim Graham .................... Harry Turner
Britt Wood .................... Gravy Gus

1.33 [--] Restless Gun: THE TORN FLAG
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 726A / 5May58 NBC
Kristine Miller ............... Mrs. Wheeler
Alan Baxter ................... George Frazier
Paul Birch .................... Mayor Wheeler
Fred Kohler ................... Sheriff Townwell

1.34 [--] Restless Gun: HIRAM GROVER'S STRIKE
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 739A /: 12May58 NBC
Will Wright ................... Hiram Grover
Trevor Bardette ............... Enoch Wilson
Lane Bradford ................. Thad
John Mitchum .................. Len
Pierre Watkin ................. Doc Nibble

1.35 [--] Restless Gun: THE GOLD STAR (verified -SC)
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 724A
19Mar58 NBC Mon
Directed By Edward Ludwig
Teleplay By Alvin Sapinsley From A Story By John Payne
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest Cast:
Edgar Buchanan ................ Sheriff Jeb Barnes
Sandy Sanders ................. Charlie Craig
Dick Elliott .................. Mayor Hancock
I. Stanford Jolley ............ Sam Baggott
James Anderson ................ Bill Coughan
Craig Duncan .................. Wingo Jenner
Rankin Mansfield .............. Fred
Frank Sully ................... Man
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner arrives in the town of Little Beaver to help celebrate the
retirement of Sheriff friend Jeb Barnes. During the ceremony the town
bank is robbed. Bonner and Barnes attempt to track down the outlaws. [SC]

1.36 [--] Restless Gun: MORE THAN KIN
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 744A / 26May58 NBC
John Carradine ................ Archibald Hunkette
Veda Ann Borg ................. Maggie
Max Hartman ................... Sid
Ken Hooker .................... Fred
Emmett Lynn ................... Town Drunk

1.37 [--] Restless Gun: THE MANHUNTERS
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 738A
02Jun58 NBC Mon (rebroadcast 19Dec59)
Starring: John Payne (as Vint Bonner)
Guest cast:
Tom Pittman ................... Jason Leaf
Kay Stewart ................... Laura Bascomb
Carlyle Mitchell .............. Newt Bascomb
John Cason .................... Todd Cotterman
Robert Swan ................... Cyril Cotterman
Morgan Woodward ............... Ben Cotterman
Dennis Moore .................. Adam Paxton
Harry Hines ................... Sam Henneberry
Synopsis:
Vint Bonner attempts to prevent headstrong Ben Cotterman from avenging his brother's death. [RF]
Feedback:
From : Harper, Richard <RichardH@susd12.org> 01-Dec-2004
"THE MANHUNTERS", Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 738A WAS ADAPTED FROM A STORY WRITTEN
BY MY FATHER, RICHARD HARPER. THE STORY WAS PUBLISHED BY ARGOSY MAGAZINE.
V346#2 FEB. 1958 TITLED "HUNT THE MAN DOWN"
Thanks Mike Harper.


1.38 [--] Restless Gun: THE PEDDLER
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 740A / 9Jun58 NBC
Eduard Franz .................. David Marcus
Olive Carey ................... Osa Carpenter
Bob Morgan .................... Duke Ballinger
Bob La Varre .................. Spook Sanford
Bert Nelson ................... Jeff Jackson

1.39 [--] Restless Gun: GRATITUDE
Revue-Window Glen prod. no. 719A /: 16Jun58 NBC
John Litel
Jeanne Bates
Johnny Crawford

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