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Starring Lee Aaker as Rusty and Rin Tin Tin
Season 5 (ABC) (1958-59)
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

  
###### The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin #########
############## season 5 1958-59 ##############
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(final season) ###############
ABC Fridays 7:30 pm Eastern

5.01 [139] Rin Tin Tin:
THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER
19Sep1958 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Morris Ankrum ......... Brig.Gen. Jack Lawrence
Melinda Byron ......... April Lawrence
Peter Walker .......... Lieutenant Parke
Russell Conklin

5.02 [140] Rin Tin Tin: ESCAPE TO DANGER
26Sep1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Dean Stanton .......... Clint Dirkson
Russell Thorson ....... John Burton
Richard Gilden ........ Leading Star
Synopsis:
A group of Army prisoners breaks out of the guardhouse at Fort Lincoln. [RF]

5.03 [141] Rin Tin Tin:
DECISION OF RIN TIN TIN
03Oct1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Dean Stanton .......... Clint Dirkson
Mildred von Hollen .... Mrs. Barrington
Hal Hopper ............ Dana

5.04 [142] Rin Tin Tin: THE FOOT SOLDIER
10Oct58 ABC Fri
Written by Jerry Thomas and Roy Erwin
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Guest Cast:
Onslow Stevens ........ Maj. Edward Karn
Norman Alden .......... Black Claw
Morris Ankrum ......... Yellow Wolf
Lee Roberts ........... Sgt. Spike Duffy
Synopsis:
Major Karn has never liked Lt. Master, and when Masters and
his men are on manoevres under the Major's command, he orders
them to dismount and act as infantry. This is just the
opportunity Indian Chief Black Claw has been waiting for.
(24Dec58 ITV Granada TV UK)

5.05 [143] Rin Tin Tin: RUSTY'S OPPORTUNITY
17Oct58 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Douglas Fowley ................ Benedict Benson
Larry Change .................. Apache Jack
Synopsis 1`:
Rusty considers taking Rin Tin Tin on tour with P.T. Barnum's circus.
He's sure that Rinty and his tricks would be a great attraction. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Because of a wager, Rinty is matched with a professional performing dog
and demonstrates his superiority. Rather against his inclinations, Rusty
agrees to take his dog on a year's circus tour. But Rinty has his own
ideas on his responsibilities at Fort Apache. [UK]
(UK: 23Aug61 ITV A-R London, Wed 5:25pm)

5.06 [144] Rin Tin Tin: RUNNING HORSE
24Oct1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Jan Arvan .............. Chief Running Horse
Ernest Sarracino ....... Chief Aguila
Frank Lackteen ......... Chieftain
Jack Littlefield ....... Second Chieftain
Doyle Brooks ........... Ferringer
Synopsis:
The Sioux Chief Running Horse signs a peace treaty with Major Stone. [RF]

5.07 [145] Rin Tin Tin: THE CLOUDBUSTERS
31Oct1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Jack Littlefield ....... Walking Wolf
Peter Mamakos .......... Geronimo
Herb Vigran ............ Prof. Wirt
Harry Strang ........... Sheriff
Robert Easton .......... Swapper Sam Scott
Synopsis:
Professor Wirt arrives in Salt River and sells tickets to the
townspeople to watch him make an ascent in a balloon. [RF]

5.08 [146] Rin Tin Tin: DEADMAN'S VALLEY
07Nov1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Chuck Courtney ......... Pvt. Jimmy Jersey
Rayford Barnes ......... Taggart Jersey
Harry Strang ........... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Pvt. Jimmy Jersey can't adjust to Army life and tries to desert, but
Rin Tin Tin stops him. Rusty persuades Lt. Rip Masters to give Jimmy another chance. [RF]

5.09 [147] Rin Tin Tin:
GRANDPAPPY'S LOVE AFFAIR
14Nov1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Helen Spring ........... Vera Appleton
John Banner ............ Baron Cartifle
Jack Littlefield ....... Karl
John Hart .............. Sharps

5.10 [148] Rin Tin Tin:
THE EPIDEMIC
21Nov1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Warren Oates ........... Deke
Tom McKee .............. Capt. Davis
Chuck Courtney ......... Hal
Bill Henry ............. Charlie
Harry Strang ........... Sheriff
Don Devlin ............. Dae
Jerry Summers .......... Johnny
Robert Fuller .......... Stan

5.11 [149] Rin Tin Tin: THE BEST POLICY
05Dec1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Robert Lowery .......... Jim Carstairs
Chubby Johnson ......... Jake Appleby
Craig Duncan ........... Lemmon
Synopsis:
Jake Appleby, who's never been able to hold a regular job,
goes to work as an insurance salesman. [RF]

5.12 [150] Rin Tin Tin:
MIRACLE OF THE MISSION
12Dec1958 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Joe Vitale ............. Red Eagle
Carlos Romero .......... Strong Branch
Iron Eyes Cody ......... Long Buffalo

5.13 [151] Rin Tin Tin: STAR OF INDIA
02Jan1959 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 21Aug59)
Guest cast:
Robert Warwick ......... Gen. Tyne-Ffyfe
Patrick Whyte .......... Maj. Hollis
Paul Picerni ........... Jaffar Husein
George Keymas .......... Yussef Husein
Synopsis:
Fort Apache's polo team, having won the Southwest championship,
take Rusty and Rinty with them when they journey to India to
play the champion British Army team at Fort Kaffir. [RF]

5.14 [152] Rin Tin Tin: THE MISFIT MARSHAL
09Jan1959 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 07Aug59)
Guest cast:
George Hamilton ........ Elwood Masterson
Ken Mayer .............. Ken Sterling
Synopsis:
Masters and Rusty come to the aid of an inexperienced lawman. [RF]

5.15 [153] Rin Tin Tin: OL' BETSY
16Jan1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Stephen Pearson ........ Jeb Crawford
Larry Chance ........... Medicine Man
Ralph Moody ............ Chief White Water
L.Q. Jones ............. Clem Crawford
Synopsis:
While building a bridge, Masters and his squad of troopers are captured by Comanches. [RF]
Synopsis:
Clem Crawford, having won a shooting contest with his ancient rifle "Ol' Betsy"
enlists in the cavalry and leaves the gun with his younger brother, little
dreaming that it will be used for to save his life. [UK "TV Times" London Edition]
(UK syndication: 10May61 ITV A-R London, Wed 5:25 PM)

5.16 [154] Rin Tin Tin: STAGECOACH TO PHOENIX
23Jan1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Keith Richards ......... Dan Morris
Mary Beth Hughes ....... Lil Morris
Tom McKee .............. Capt. Davis
Synopsis:
The stagecoach to Phoenix with Masters and two strangers on board,
makes a stop at the town of Mesa Grande. The strangers, Dan and
Lil Morris, rob the local bank and make a getaway in the stage. [RF]

5.17 [155] Rin Tin Tin: MAJOR MOCKINGBIRD
30Jan1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Willard Waterman ....... Maj. Morton Mockingbird
Louis Lettieri ......... Otoma
Charles Evans .......... Gen. Van Buren
Monte Blue ............. Buffalo Horn
Les Tremayne ........... Major Stone
Synopsis:
Morton Mockingbird a publicity agent in charge of recruiting, decides
to raise the number of enlistments by touring the country with a pageant
depicting a famous Apache uprising. Mockingbird wants to hold one
performance of the pageant at Fort Apache with real soldiers and
Apaches taking part. [RF]

5.18 [156] Rin Tin Tin: THE MATADOR
06Feb1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Michael Dante .......... Ramon Estrada
Manning Ross ........... Luis Pedrosa
Miguel Landa ........... Miguel Guitierrez
Vincent Padula ......... Pedro
Synopsis:
Lt. Rip Masters, Rusty and Rin Tin Tin meet Ramon Estrada, a famous
matador. Estrada, recovering from a wound, receives a challenge from
a competitor. Accepting the challenge, lest he be considered a coward,
Estrada invites his new friends to accompany him to Mexico City. [RF]

5.19 [157] Rin Tin Tin:
THE ACCUSATION
13Feb1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Addison Richards ........ Gen. Sherman
Harry Hickox ............ Paul Brinker
Steven Ritch ............ Lone Hawk
George Eldredge ......... Col. Stanton

5.20 [158] Rin Tin Tin: ROYAL RECRUIT
20Feb1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Jack Diamond ............ Prince Michael
Synopsis:
Prince Michael of Corvania runs away and joins the men at Fort Apache. [RF]

5.21 [159] Rin Tin Tin: THE DEVIL RIDES POINT
27Feb1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Jud Taylor .............. Charlie Buffalo
Michael Pate ............ Sleeping Dog
Synopsis:
An Indian scout attached to Fort Apache is forced to lead a
group of cavalrymen into an ambush. [RF]

5.22 [160] Rin Tin Tin: PILLAJOHN'S PROGRESS
06Mar1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Oliver Blake ............ Seth Pillajohn
Percy Helton ............ Ichabod Pillajohn
George Keymas ........... Red Wolf
Iron Eyes Cody .......... Chief
Les Treymayne ........... Major Stone
Synopsis:
The Comanches are ready to go on the warpath when an epidemic strikes
down their horses. The Indians' hopes rise when they find out that Seth
Pillajohn owns a large herd of horses and is willing to sell. [RF]

5.23 [161] Rin Tin Tin: THE MING VASE
13Mar1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Philip Ahn .............. Hop Sing
James Hong .............. Danny
Jack Lomas .............. Gibby
Don Devlin
Harry Strang
Synopsis:
Danny, a Chinese laundryman's son leaves home. [RF]

5.24 [162] Rin Tin Tin: APACHE STAMPEDE
20Mar1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Rayford Barnes .......... Joad Horn
Jan Shepard ............. Ella Clarkson
Sam Jackson ............. Bill Masters
Stanley Andrews ......... Silas Clarkson
Synopsis:
Bill Masters works as a cowhand on a cattle drive as he travels to see his brother. [RF]

27Mar1959 rerun of #4.23 "Border Incident" (rebroadcast from 28Mar58)

5.25 [163] Rin Tin Tin: THE LUCK OF O'HARA
03Apr1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Norman Alden ............. Black Cloud
Monte Blue ............... Red Raven
Jack Littlefield ......... Leaning Rock
Emmett Lynn .............. Borrowin' Sam

10Apr1959 #3.26 "The Frame-Up" (rebroadcast from 15Mar57)
17Apr1959 #3.27 "Boone's Commission" (rebroadcast from 22Mar57)


5.26 [164] Rin Tin Tin: THE FAILURE
(final episode)
08May1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Byron Foulger ............ Pineas Crabtree
Helene Heigh ............. Emma Crabtree
Bill Henry
Harry Strang

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Summer Reruns ABC Fridays
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[--] 07Aug59 rerun of #5.14 "The Misfit Marshal" (first aired 09Jan59)
[--] 21Aug59 rerun of #5.13 "Star of India" (first aired 02Jan59)

###### The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin #########
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