CTVA US Western - "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 4 (1957-58)

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Starring Lee Aaker as Rusty and Rin Tin Tin
Season 4 (ABC) (1957-58)
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

4.01 [113] Rin Tin Tin: RETURN TO FORT APACHE
 (verified - SC)
20Sep57 ABC Fri
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Written by Jennings Cobb
Director of photography Fred Jackman
Guest Cast:
Frank De Kova .......... Okoma
Charles Horvath ........ Brave
Selmer Jackson ......... General
SYNOPSIS:
FORT APACHE IS ORDERED CLOSED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT. A COMMANCHE
CHIEF NAMED OKOMA TAKES OVER THE FORT WITH HIS BRAVES AND RAIDS
THE SURROUNDING TERRITORY. [SC] :
Synopsis 2:
After all the Indian tribes in the Fort Apache area sign a Peace Treaty,
the War Department orders the fort closed. All the men leave on  furlough
while waiting for reassignment. Then the Comanche Chief, Okoma, takes
over the fort and joins forces with Chief Black Cloud to raid the
surrounding territory. Major Swenson is ordered to retake Fort Apache. [RF]

4.02 [114] Rin Tin Tin: THE COURTSHIP OF MARSHAL HIGGINS
27Sep1957 ABC Fri
written by Roy Erwin
directed by Robert G. Walker
Director of photography Fred Jackman
Guest Cast:
William Fawcett ........ Marshal Higgins
Cheerio Meredith ....... Effie Trindle
Tony Barrett ........... Cleg Compson
Dub Taylor ............. Hud
Bill Hale .............. J.B. Tardash
Synopsis:
Marshal Higgins and his deputy, Kid Hooker, who was once a desperado,
decides to surrender his badge and return to a life of crime when he
fears Higgins may marry the lady. Rusty and Lt. Rip Masters try to
bring about an understanding between Hooker and Higgins. [RF]

4.03 [115] Rin Tin Tin: RUSTY'S REWARD
04Oct1957 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 05Sep58)
Synopsis:
When Sgt. Stag Powers learns that his wife has died and that his
children are about to be sent to an orphanage, he goes AWOL in an
attempt to provide a home for his family. Rusty and Rinty set out
to find the deserter. [RF]

4.04 [116] Rin Tin Tin:
A LOOK OF EAGLES
11Oct1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Harry Strang ........... Sheriff Macomber
Natividad Vacio ........ Manuel
Pierre Watkin .......... Vet

4.05 [117] Rin Tin Tin: THE LAST NAVAJO
18Oct1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Race Gentry ............ Grey Fox
Robert Lowery .......... Col. Stone
Robert Warwick ......... Big Bear
Robert Griffin ......... Tom
Bill Hale .............. Matt
Synopsis:
The Navajo tribe agrees to leave its present lands for the more fertile
territory, and Chief Big Bear agrees to sign the treaty legalizing the
exchange. But his brother Grey Fox refuses to leave the tribal grounds,
and Lt. Rip Masters is ordered to capture the rebel. [RF]

4.06 [118] Rin Tin Tin:
MOTHER O'HARA'S MARRIAGE
25Oct1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Connie Gilchrist
Harry Shannon
Tom McKee
Jack Lomas

4.07 [119] Rin Tin Tin: HOSTAGE OF WAR BONNET
01Nov1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Ken Mayer .............. Jeb Hogarth
Bill Hale .............. Cole Hogarth
Larry Chance ........... Miguelito
Synopsis:
A mysterious signal leads Rusty and Rip to a ghost town. There
they find two brothers who have been attacked by Apaches and
are holding a member of the tribe as hostage. [RF]

4.08 [120] Rin Tin Tin:
RODEO CLOWN
08Nov1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Stacy Harris
Tiger Fafara
Bill Hale

4.09 [121] Rin Tin Tin: RUSTY'S STRATEGY
15Nov1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Robert Warwick ......... General Tyne-Fyffe
Synopsis:
Gen. Tyne-Fyffe arrives from India and Rusty intends to grab the General's attention. [RF]

4.10 [122] Rin Tin Tin: FRONTIER ANGEL
22Nov1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Claire Kelly
Synopsis:
Fort Apache is without a doctor on the post, so Lt. Rip Masters arranges for
a civilian physician to come to the post weekly. The doctor turns out to be
a young lady, who is also the ex-fiancee of Lt. Ed Bassett. [RF]

4.11 [123] Rin Tin Tin: THE HUNTED
06Dec1957 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 27Jun58)
Guest Cast:
Harry Harvey, Jr.
John Cliff
Synopsis:
Cpl. Boone invites Rinty, Rusty, Rip and O'Hara to vacation in
Canada with him at his brother Jesse's forest cabin. But the
former owner of the cabin comes to take vengeance on Jesse for a fancied offense. [RF]

4.12 [124] Rin Tin Tin:
THE WHITE CHIEF
13Dec1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Patrick Whyte ......... Inspector McKenzie

4.13 [125] Rin Tin Tin: BOUNDARY BUSTERS
20Dec1957 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Bill Henry ............ Bill Anderson
Tracey Roberts ........ Ginny Anderson
Synopsis:
Bill and Ginny Anderson try to reclaim their land in a government
"land rush". They are blocked by ruthless men who want the land for themselves. [RF]

4.14 [126] Rin Tin Tin: RIVER CHASE
(verified - SC)
10Jan1958 ABC Fri
Directed By Robert G. Walker
Written By John O'Dea and Samuel Roeca
Director of photography Irving Lippman
Guest Cast:
Ed Hinton
Rex Lease
Rusty Westcoatt
Synopsis 1:
Three bank robbers take refuge in an abandoned mine not realizing
that they will have an un-expected visit from Sergeant O'Hara, Rinty
and Rusty who are on a gold-mining expedition. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Sergeant O’Hara takes Rinty and Rusty with him on a gold-mining
expedition to an abandoned gold mine. There they run into three
desperadoes who have just robbed a bank. [RF]

4.15 [127] Rin Tin Tin: TOP GUN
24Jan1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
John Duke .............. Toby Caution
Anthony Jochim ......... Abel Caution
Robert Jordan .......... Bart Desay
Synopsis:
Toby Caution comes home, planning to hang up his guns. [RF]

31Jan1958 rerun of  #3.38 "The Gentle Kingdom" (rebroadcast from 07Jun57.)

4.16 [128] Rin Tin Tin: TOMAHAWK TUBBS
07Feb1958 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 15Aug58)
Guest Cast:
Andy Clyde ............. Homer Tubbs
Cyril Delevanti ........ Chief Nana
Charles Stevens ........ Geronimo
Rudi Dana .............. Chato
Synopsis:
Old Homer Tubbs tells Rusty how he saved the life of Apache chief
Nana years before. Rusty doesn't really believe Homer, who is
addicted to telling tall tales. Then Chief Nana arrives in
Salt River to sign a treaty and Rusty decides to ask about Homer's story. [RF]

4.17 [129] Rin Tin Tin: THE NEW C.O.
14Feb1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams ...... Sgt. Muldoon
Martin Balk ............ Torredo
Tito Renaldo ........... Jacillo
Doyle Brooks ........... Ferringer
Synopsis:
Major Stone is the new commanding officer at Fort Apache.
He makes the mistake of refusing Masters' advice. [RF]

4.18 [130] Rin Tin Tin: PRITIKIN'S PREDICAMENT
21Feb1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Helene Heigh .......... Abigail
Michael Rye ........... Ace Rocklin
Thom Carney ........... Tom Brewer
William Vaughn ........ Cal Stockton
Dick Elliott .......... Cornelius
Recurring Cast:
Syd Saylor ............ Clem Pritikin
Joe Sawyer ............ Sgt. Aloysius "Biff" O'Hara
Synopsis:
To help store-keeper Clem Pritikin prove to his wife that
he is not a coward, Sgt. O'Hara plans to stage a mock bank
hold-up. Pritikin is to play the role of "hero" and O'Hara
picks three new recruits to play the gunmen.
(15Oct58 Granada UK, Wed 5:25 pm)
Synopsis:
Sgt. O'Hara is sent to Salt River to await the arrival of
three new recruits. While waiting for the new men to arrive
O'Hara decides to help storekeeper Clem Pritikin, whose
wife has accused him of cowardice. [RF]

4.19 [131] Rin Tin Tin: RUSTY'S REMEDY
28Feb1958 ABC Fri (rerun 29Aug58)
Guest Cast:
Stacy Harris ......... Thomas Ferguson
Abel Fernandez ....... Panjito
Steven Ritch ......... Long Buffalo
Mike Forest .......... Indian Brave
Michael Carr ......... Indian Brave
Synopsis:
Lt. Rip Masters and Rusty find a starving, unkempt man at Salt River
and take him back to Fort Apache. There they learn that the man is
a former Army major who resigned because he feels responsible for
leading his unit into an ambush. [RF]

4.20 [132] Rin Tin Tin:
SPANISH GOLD
07Mar1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Jay Novello ........... Enrique Contreres
Jean Howell ........... Marina Contreres
John Reach ............ Rex Gregor
Michael Carr .......... Carlos

4.21 [133] Rin Tin Tin: BITTER BOUNTY
14Mar1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Lynn Shubert .......... Jake Carney
Manning Ross .......... Tampo
Bud Osborne ........... Casey
Dehl Berti ............ Palo
Joseph Vitale ......... Cortine
Synopsis:
An Army Patrol meets a bounty hunter named Jake Carney and his
prisoner, a young Indian brave named Tampo. [RF]

4.22 [134] Rin Tin Tin:
SORROWFUL JOE'S POLICY
21Mar1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Sterling Holloway ..... Sorrowful Joe
Lillian Bronson ....... Azalian Huntington
Will Wright ........... Herpo Huntington
Roy Erwin

4.23 [135] Rin Tin Tin: BORDER INCIDENT
28Mar1958 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 27Mar59)
Guest Cast:
Lou Krugman ........... Sanchez
Jan Arvan ............. Juarez
Mel Welles ............ Gomez
Michael Vallon ........ Don Paulao Pedrosa
Synopsis:
The president of Mexico plans a trip to Washington to
negotiate a much-needed loan for his country. After
an attempt is made to assassinate the president,
a lieutenant in the Mexican forces goes to
Fort Apache to request an American escort for the
trip to Washington. [RF]

4.24 [136] Rin Tin Tin: WIND-WAGON MCCLANAHAN
04Apr1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Charles Irwin ......... Terrance X. McClanahan
Percy Helton .......... Ichabod Pillijohn
Oliver Blake .......... Seth Pillijohn
Synopsis:
The men of Fort Apache are amazed when a wagon outfitted
with sails, breezes through the gates of the fort.
Excited over the new invention, they decide to invest money
to have a whole fleet of the land boats made by the owner,
one Captain Terrance X. McClanahan. [RF]

4.25 [137] Rin Tin Tin:
THE SECRET WEAPON
11Apr1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Ernest Sarracino ...... Hamid Bey
Dehl Berti ............ Katawa
John Harmon ........... Walt Mathers
Morris Ankrum ......... Chief Red Eagle

4.26 [138] Rin Tin Tin: BRAVE BOW
18Apr1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
X. Brands ............. Brave Bow
Laurie Carroll ........ Small Flower
Larry Johns ........... Chief Chonose
Jack Mather ........... Chief Tucuman
Synopsis:
When two Indian tribes get together to trade, the chiefs get
into a hassle over a supposed bad deal. Masters tries to get
them to Fort Apache to talk things over calmly. [RF]

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Spring/Summer Reruns ABC Fridays
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25Apr58 rerun of #3.14 "The Invaders" (first aired 14Dec56)
23May58 rerun of #3.28 "The Silent Witness" (first aired 29Mar57)
13Jun58 rerun of #4.02 "The Courtship of Marshal Higgins" (first aired 27Sep57)
27Jun58 rerun of #4.11 "The Hunted" (first aired 06Dec57)
15Aug58 rerun of #4.16 "Tomahawk Tubbs" (first aired 07Feb58)
22Aug58 - no details
29Aug58 rerun of #4.19 "Rusty's Remedy" (first aired 28Feb58)
05Sep58 rerun of #4.03 "Rusty's Reward" (first aired 04Oct57)

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