CTVA US Western - "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 1 (1954-55)

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Starring Lee Aaker as Rusty and Rin Tin Tin
Season 1 (ABC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Rina Fox,  Heikocleef

references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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ABC Fridays 7:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Rin Tin Tin: MEET RIN TIN TIN
15Oct1954 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
John Hoyt ............ Colonel Barker
William Forrest ...... Major Swanson
Synopsis:
After Rusty and Rin Tin Tin are adopted by the soldiers
of Fort Apache, they begin their new life. [RF]

1.02 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
WOLF CRY
22Oct1954 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Leo Gordon ........... Charlie
John Pickard ......... Sam

1.03 [--] Rin Tin Tin: RIN TIN TIN IN THE FLAMING FOREST
29Oct54 ABC Fri (Network Rerun 07Dec56)
Guest Cast:
Tim Considine ........ Sydney Rogers
Roy Roberts .......... Tom Rogers
Synopsis:
Tom Rogers, a trapper living near Fort Apache, has a wife
and son living in Boston. When Mr. Rogers dies, the boy Sydney
comes west. The young boy meets Rusty and and his dog Rinty
but he doesn't like them, and trouble soon develops. [TA]

1.04 [--] Rin Tin Tin: RIN TIN TIN AND THE RAGING RIVER
05Nov1954 ABC Fri
Produced by Herbert B.Leonard
Written by Douglas Heyes and Leonard Heidman
Directed by Robert G.Walker
photographed by Lester White
edited by Robert B.Hoover
Guest cast:
Lee Van Cleef ........ Ed McCleod
Synopsis:
Rusty and Rin Tin Tin go along when the Fort Apache cavalry troops
heads for Rifle River to blow up a clogged dam and release the water supply [Heikocleef]

1.05 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
KILLER CAT
12Nov1954 ABC Fri
Synopsis:
Rin Tin Tin tangles with an ornery mountain lion trying to protect Rusty. [RF]

1.06 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE EDUCATION OF CORPORAL RUSTY
19Nov1954 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Robert Burton ........ Mr. Bailey
John Cason ........... Maddick

1.07 [--] Rin Tin Tin: RIN TIN TIN AND THE APACHE CHIEF 
(verified -SC)
26Nov54 ABC Fri
Directed by Charles S. Gould
Teleplay by Douglas Heyes & Lee Berg
Director of photography Lester White
Guest cast:
Karen Greene ......... Susan
Dean Fredericks ...... Fred Foote
SYNOPSIS:
RUSTY'S FRIEND SUSAN PERSUADES HIM TO LEAVE FORT APACHE
AND WITNESS AN INDIAN UPRISING. RIP MASTERS USES RINTY
TO HELP FIND THE CHILDREN. [SC]:

1.08 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
RIN TIN TIN, OUTLAW
03Dec1954 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Harry Hickox ......... John Carter
William Forrest ...... Major Swanson

1.09 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE OUTCAST OF FORT APACHE
10Dec1954 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Richard Emory ........ Lt. Sharp

1.10 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
RIN TIN TIN AND THE ANCIENT MARINER
17Dec1954 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
William Fawcett ....... Captain Longey

1.11 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
RIN TIN TIN AND THE NEW RECRUIT
24Dec1954 ABC Fri

1.12 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
RIN TIN TIN AND THE GOLD BULLION
31Dec1954 ABC Fri

1.13 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
BROTHERS
07Jan1955 ABC Fri

1.14 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
RIN TIN TIN AND THE SACRED LANCE
14Jan1955 ABC Fri

1.15 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
SHIFTING SANDS
21Jan1955 ABC Fri

1.16 Rin Tin Tin:
RUSTY PLAYS CUPID
28Jan1955 ABC Fri
no guest details
Synopsis:
Rusty is afraid he will be sent away from the fort to a "proper home".
In order to provide himself with a family to live with, the boy tries
to find a wife for his pal Lt. Rip Masters. [RF]

1.17 Rin Tin Tin: RIN TIN TIN AND THE MEDICINE MAN
04Feb1955 ABC Fri
no cast details
Synopsis:
A medicine man and his young daughter come to Fort Apache for refuge
after being pursued by outlaws. Rinty and Rusty get involved in a new
adventure when they try to help the two strangers. [RF]

1.18 Rin Tin Tin: THE BABE IN THE WOOD
11Feb55 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey ......... Jesse Harkness
Roy Erwin ............ Manning Pringle
Connie Cezon ......... Mollie McCoy
Hal Hopper ........... Clement Pringle
Judy S. Erwin ........ Karen
Synopsis 1:
Jesse Harkness and his two henchmen kill a miner to get possession of his
claim. The claim papers, however, are hidden on the victim's baby, who
is found by Rinty in the woods. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Jesse Harkness and two henchmen slay Jack Rockwell to gain possession of
a rich mining claim. They learn the the claim papers are in the shoe of
his baby daughter, Karen, who has wandered off into the woods. [UK The Viewer]
(UK: 18Sep60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Sun 4:45 pm)

1.19 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE EAGLE'S NEST
18Feb1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Rand Brooks .......... Sandy MacDonald
Synopsis:
Since Rusty is an orphan, and his birth date is unknown,
the soldiers at the fort decide to give him a surprise
party on Lt. Masters' birthday. Rusty, meanwhile, is busy
finding a suitable present for Rip. [RF]

1.20 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
RUSTY RESIGNS FROM THE ARMY
25Feb1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
William Forrest
Edmund Hashim

1.21 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE LEGACY OF SEAN O'HARA
04Mar1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot ........... Brad Shotman
Bobby Watson .......... Harry
Burt Mustin ........... Jameson Penrose
Synopsis:
Soon after O'Hara inherits a ranch from his Uncle Sean, two desperados
try to kill him.

1.22 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
11Mar1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Nestor Paiva

1.23 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE BLUSHING BRIDES
18Mar1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Steve Conte
Edith Leslie

1.24 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE GUILTY ONE
25Mar1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
John Dierkes

1.25 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE MAGIC BOX
01Apr1955 ABC Fri

1.26 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
THE BANDIT KINGDOM
08Apr1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr. ..... Don Alfonso Garcia
George Keymas .......... Jose
Synopsis:
Don Alfonso Garcia, an ambitious rancher, dreams of
establishing a private kingdom in California. [RF]

1.27 [--] Rin Tin Tin: RIN TIN TIN AND THE PRINTER'S DEVIL
15Apr1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Mildred von Hollen
Robert Burton
Synopsis:
A widowed newspaper publisher is the victim of a
ruthless rival newspaper owner until Rusty and Rinty come to her aid. [RF]

1.28 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE DEAD MAN'S GOLD
22Apr1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Millie Doff ............ Kathy
Lane Bradford .......... Pecos
Synopsis:
The widow of a gold prospector finds a clue to the
location of his gold mine among his effects. She persuades
Lt. Masters to help her find the lode. [RF]

1.29 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE GHOST TOWN
29Apr1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
William Fawcett ........ Marshal
Synopsis:
An aged marshal is the victim of outlaws who want control of his property. [RF]

1.30 [--] Rin Tin Tin:
O'HARA GETS BUSTED
06May1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Michael Carr ........... Chief Broken Knife

1.31 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE BOUNTY HUNTERS
13May1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Ed Hinton
Synopsis:
Attacked by a mountain lion, Rinty is rescued by a doctor
who bandages the dog and then hurriedly rides away.
It is later learned that the man is wanted for murder. [RF]

1.32 [--] Rin Tin Tin: FAREWELL TO FORT APACHE
20May1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Morris Ankrum .......... Millard Austin
Paul Sorenson
Synopsis 1:
A lawyer has proof that Rusty is really Ronald Barrington,
believed killed in an Indian raid. Though Rusty appreciates
his new-found grandmother, he misses his pals at the fort. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A shyster lawyer named Millard Austin comes up with proof that
Rusty is wealthy Mrs. Barrington's long-lost grandson. [RF]

1.33 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE LOST SCOTCHMAN
27May1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Lumsden Hare ............ Angus MacTavish
Lee Roberts ............. Travis
Synopsis:
Rusty and Rinty accompany a cavalry patrol headed by
Lt. Masters. The group finds two prospectors who are
searching for a lost gold mine. [RF]

1.34 [--] Rin Tin Tin: THE LONESOME ROAD
03Jun1955 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
George Berkeley ......... Bucky
Frank Sully ............. Detective
Synopsis:
While in town with Rusty and Lt. Masters, Rinty is
accidentally locked in a boxcar of a train bound for Kansas City. [RF]

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