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The Rough Riders (1958-59)
 Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Louis H. Allgood, Rina Fox
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THE ROUGH RIDERS
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Ziv Television Programs, Inc.
for
ABC (Thursdays 9:30 pm EST)
Produced by Vernon E. Clark
Production Supervisor Joe Wonder

US Western series 1958-59   39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Kent Taylor
as Capt. Jim Flagg
Jan Merlin
as Lt.Cullen Kirby
Peter Whitney
as Sgt. Buck Sinclair

Premise:
Following the surrender at Appomattox two Union soldiers
Capt. Jim Flagg (Kent Taylor) and Sgt. Buck Sinclair (Peter Whitney)
and Confederate Lt. Kirby (Jan Merlin) journey west to begin new lives.

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DIRECTORS INCLUDE:
HENRY S. KESLER, EDDIE DAVIS, JOHN RICH
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WRITERS INCLUDE:
STEVE FISHER, GEORGE AND GERTRUDE FASS, BARNEY SLATER, FRANK PRICE,
TEDDI SHERMAN, WALTER DONIGER, FREDERICK LOUIS FOX
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ASSITANT DIRECTOR: HARRY SHERMAN
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FILM EDITORS INCLUDE:
JOSEPH SILVER, TONY MARTINELLI, THOMAS SCOTT
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DIRECTORS OF PHTOGRAPHY INCLUDE:
MONROE P. ASKINS AND JACQUES R. MARQUETTE
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MUSIC SUPERVISOR: MILTON LUSTIG
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STUNTS:
BILL CATCHING, TROY MELTON, CHUCK BAIL, FRED CARSON, WAYNE BURSON

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ABC Thursdays 9:30 pm Eastern

1.01 The Rough Riders: THE MURDEROUS SUTTON GANG (verified -SC)
02-Oct-1958 ABC Thur
Directed By Eddie Davis
Written By Bret Hill
Guest Cast:
John Doucette........as Wes Sutton
Robert J. Stevenson........as Leroy
Dan Sheridan........as Buckley
Joan Young........as Jaimie Buckley
Jack Hogan........as The Army Trooper
Charles Maxwell........as The Raider Henchman
Bill Catching........as Ennis
Synopsis:
While on their way west, Flagg,Kirby and Sinclair come to the aid of a
farmer and his daughter who are being harassed by a band of notorious
raiders. [SC]

[02] The Rough Riders: Breakout (1958.10.09)
Robert H. Harris .............. Major Dawson
Douglas Kennedy ............... Sergeant True
Robert Brubaker ............... Sergeant Baker
Craig Duncan

1.03 [--] The Rough Riders: THE MACCABITES (verified -SC)
16Oct58 ABC Thur
Directed By John Rich
Written By Bruce Geller
Trevor Bardette ............... John Schroeder
Kaye Elhardt .................. Naomi
Mark Tapscott ................. Tranko
Keith Vincent ................. Joshua Schroeder
Preston Hanson ................ Cliff
Ray Kellogg ................... Seth
Preston Hanson......as Cliff
Bill Catching......as Brad
Synopsis:
A family of Maccabites traveling west with hopes of reaching a new settlement,
are captured by a band of renegades. Later the religious family are rescued
by the Rough Riders who were also taken hostage by the same gang. [SC]


[04] The Rough Riders: The Duelists (1958.10.23)
Stephen Bekassy ............... Andre Leroux
Jeanne Vaughn ................. Monique
Patrick Waltz ................. Charles Des Ambres
Jason Wingreen ................ Degnan

[05] The Rough Riders: The Imposters (1958.10.30)
Yvette Vickers ................ Ellie Winters
Leo Gordon .................... Maj. Adams
John Parrish .................. Col. Anson

[06] The Rough Riders: The Governor (1958.11.06)
Carlyle Mitchell .............. Gov. Martin Kimbrough
Joan Marshall ................. Lydia Kimbrough
Russ Bender ................... Col. Rayford
William Conrad ................ Wade Hacker

1.07 The Rough Riders: BLOOD FEUD (verified -SC)
13-Nov-58 ABC Thur
Directed By David Friedkin
Written By Bret Hill
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley........as Tess Pearce
Larry Pennell........as Creed Pearce
Charles Fawcett........as Hays Maddox
Carol Thurston........as Abby Pearce
Robert Bryant........as Dave Maddox
Troy Melton........as Ed Maddox
Edward Wenke........as Mace Pearce
Synopsis:
The on going bloody feud between the Pearce and Maddox clan has gotten
out of hand. Flagg,Kirby,and Sinclair are on hand to try and settle
the family deferences. [SC]

1.08 [--] The Rough Riders: THE NIGHTBINDERS
ZIV
20Nov1958 ABC Thur
Guest cast:
DeForest Kelley ........... Lance
Jean Allison .................. Jan
Jack Hogan .................. Paul
Synopsis:
While riding west the Rough Riders are stopped by hooded vigilantes.
They learn that the leader of the vigilantes is using his men for
purely selfish motives. [RF]

1.09 [--] The Rough Riders: SHADOW OF THE PAST (verified -SC)
ZIV
27Nov58 ABC
DIRECTED BY HENRY S. KESLER.
TELEPLAY BY STEVE FISHER
STORY BY WALTER DONIGER AND FRANK PRICE.
GUEST CAST:
Patrick McVey ................. Andy
Mitchell Kowal ................ Buffer
BURTON MAISER
Mary-Robin Redd ............... Molly
Ed Hinton ..................... Capt. Alcorn
BILL CATCHING, CHUCK BAIL.
SYNOPSIS:
A GROUP OF UNION ARMY DESERTERS ARE LIVING IN A SETTLEMENT. CAPT JAMES
FLAGG IS SHOT AND WOUNDED BY ONE OF THE DESERTERS WHO BELIEVES THAT
CAPT FLAGG, LT KIRBY, AND SGT SINCLAIR WERE SENT BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
TO RETURN THEM FOR TRIAL AND JAIL. [SC]


[10] The Rough Riders: Killers at Chocktaw Valley (1958.12.04)
Robert J. Stevenson ........... Carl Latham
Ted Jacques ................... Charles Drake
Connie Buck ................... Girl

1.11 [--] The Rough Riders: THE COUNTERFIETERS  (verified -SC)
ZIV
11Dec58 ABC
DIRECTED BY EDDIE DAVIS.
TELEPLAY BY TEDDI SHERMAN AND GEORGE AND GERTRUDE FASS
STORY BY GEORGE AND GERTRUDE FASS.
GUEST CAST:
John Vivyan ................... Brink Mantell
Nancy Hadley .................. Alice Thompson
House Peters, Jr. ............. Pete Terrell
George Aldredge ............... Col. Pritchard
LEE ROBERTS, RAYMOND HATTON, TED MARKLAND, JOHN CASON
SYNOPSIS:
A GANG OF COUNTERFIETERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LOCAL CITIZENS WANTING
TO EXCHANGE THEIR GOVERNMENT ISSUED SCRIP FOR PAPER MONEY. THE ROUGH
RIDERS GET INVOLVED WHEN THEY COME ACCROSS A WOMAN AND HER WOUNDED
BROTHER WHO ARE VICTIMS OF THE GANG. [SC]

[12] The Rough Riders: Strand of Wire (1958.12.18)
Roy Barcroft .................. John Ames
Keith Richards ................ Connoily
Maurice Wells ................. James Randolph
Aline Towne ................... Mollie Randolph

[13] The Rough Riders: The Electioners (1959.01.01)
Don Haggerty .................. Col. Donahue
Jack Wagner ................... Moss
Carlyle Mitchell .............. Carlson
Yvette Vickers

 1.14 [--] The Rough Riders: THE SCAVENGERS (verified -SC)
ZIV
08-Jan-1959 ABC Thur
Directed By Henry S. Kesler
Written By Teddi Sherman
Starring:
Kent Taylor (Capt.Flagg) Jan Merlin (Lt. Kirby) Peter Whitney (Sgt. Sinclair)
Guest Cast:
Ronald Foster........as Jeff Lee
Karen Kadler........as Mary Ellen Lee
Harlan Warde........as Jared Spangler
Mauritz Hugo........as Joe Naves
Robert Swan........as Stempy
William Vaughan........as The Henchman
Synopsis:
While searching for a missing husband, Flagg, Kirby and Sinclair stumble on
an organized gang that is engaged in shanghaiing wanderers for sea duty. [TA]

1.15 The Rough Riders: AN EYE FOR AN EYE (verified -SC)
15-Jan-59 ABC Thur
Directed By Otto Lang
Written By Joe Stone and Paul King
Guest Cast:
Lon Chaney, Jr. ............... Ben Hawkins
Allison Hayes ................. Ellen Johnston
Richard Emory ................. Steve Johnston
Lane Bradford ................. Arnold
Earl R. Sands ................. Jason
Carol Henry ................... Sam
Synopsis:
Ben'Pa' Hawkins and his sons refuse to let a family settle on
land that he claims by verture of the spoils of war. Flagg,Kirby and
Sinclair confront the Hawkins'clan resulting in a deadly shoot-out. [SC]

[16] The Rough Riders: Double Cross (1959.01.22)
Jean Willes ................... Belle Start
John Reach .................... Dan
Walter Barnes ................. Marshal Kenyon

[17] The Rough Riders: Wilderness Trace (1959.01.29)
Kenneth MacDonald ............. Oliver Wentworth
Michael Connors ............... Randall Garrett
Karen Sharpe .................. Olivia

[18] The Rough Riders:
The Plot to Assassinate President Johnson (1959.02.05)
Broderick Crawford ............ William Quantrill
Barbara Woodell ............... Elizabeth Quantrill
Keith Richards ................ Steves
Don Gordon .................... Jake

[19] The Rough Riders: The End of Nowhere (1959.02.12)
John Carradine ................ Alexander Sugrue
John Panish ................... Carl Marriot
Eugenia Paul .................. Donna Marriot
Richard Garland ............... Kenyon Sprague

1.20 [--] The Rough Riders: A MATTER OF INSTINCT (verified -SC)
19-Feb-1959 ABC Thur
Directed By Eddie Davis
Teleplay By Teddi Sherman & Norman Toback / Story By Norman Toback
Guest Cast:
Steve Brodie........as Jason
Penny Edwards........as Ellen Fletcher
Gary Vinson........as Clayton Fletcher
Pierce Lyden........as Derwin
Bill Foster........as Dewey
Guy Teague........as The Wagon Driver
James Winslow........as THe Farmer
Synopsis:
Local farmers are being victimized by a man posing as a goverment farm
agent,forceing them to grow cotton so he can sell it at a profit.
Flagg,Kirby,and Sinclair intervene with a plan to bring the tyrant
and his men to justice. [SC]

[21] The Rough Riders: Witness Against the Judge (1959.02.26)
Oliver McGowan ................ Governor
Harvey Stephens ............... Judge Allison
Jack Edwards .................. Major
Joel Riotdan .................. Albert Westcort
Oween Cameron ................. Sara Jane Westcott

1.22 [--] The Rough Riders: END OF TRACK
05Mar1959 ABC Thur (rebroadcast 28Jul59)
Guest cast:
John Anderson ................. John Healey
Joan Granville ................ Martha Healey
Clancy Cooper ................. Mayor Hanson
Synopsis:
Flagg, Kirby and Sinclair come across a frontier town where the
marshal has been killed, leaving its citizens at the mercy of
outlaws. The three riders decide to take over the enforcement
of the law. [RF]

[23] The Rough Riders: Death Sentence (1959.03.12)
Kasey Rogers .................. Lenore
John Larch .................... Ed Mackin
Robert Lynn ................... Judge Burns

[24] The Rough Riders: The Double Dealers (1959.03.19)
Paula Raymond ................. Charlotta Drake
Charles Maxwell ............... Duprez
Tyler McVey ................... Col. Thompson

[25] The Rough Riders: Lesson in Violence (1959.03.26)
Dorothy Provine ............... Holly Morrow
James Seay .................... Mayor Thackeray
Carole Mathews ................ Dora Thackeray
Veda Ann Borg ................. Confetti Kate

[26] The Rough Riders: The Promise (1959.04.02)
Barbara Woodell ............... Idy Kirby
Stuart Randall ................ James Kirby
Joyce Taylor .................. Jenny Kirby
Dehl Berti .................... Blackie
Charles Fredericks

[27] The Rough Riders: The Injured (1959.04.09)
Gerald Mohr ................... Ben Sabier
Ken Mayer ..................... Jake
Bill Masters .................. Rule

[28] The Rough Riders: Paradise Gap (1959.04.16)
Jeanette Nolan ................ Sister Celestine
Claudia Barrett ............... Sister Loretta
Helen Kleeb ................... Sister Eugenia
Richard Devon ................. Sam Blackwell
Dabbs Greer ................... Sheriff Jenkins

1.29 [--] The Rough Riders: HIRED GUN
23Apr1959 ABC Thur (rebroadcast 14Jul59)
Guest cast:
Wendell Holmes ................ Sam Hanks
Joyce Meadows ................. Rosemarie
John Beradino ................. Dane
Walter Coy .................... Sunday
Synopsis:
Lieutenant Kirby parts company with his pals and sets out
for Three Rivers to visit his cousin Sam Hanks. [RF]

[30] The Rough Riders: Gunpoint Persuasion (1959.04.30)
Lynn Bernay ................... Margaret Tolen
Leonard Nimoy ................. Jeff Baker
Harry Lauter .................. Jacob Nibley
Robert Tetrick ................ Deke Masters

[31] The Rough Riders: The Rifle (1959.05.07)
Dorothy Ford .................. Poker Kate Jones
Judson Pratt .................. Jack McCoy
Warren Oates .................. Frank Day
Mickey Simpson ................ Moose Johnson

[32] The Rough Riders: Forty-Five Calibre Law (1959.05.14)
James Westerfield ............. Judge Tolt
Ted DeCorsia .................. Kyle Heber
Douglas Henderson ............. Doc Gorman
Paul Langton .................. Rudabaugh

[33] The Rough Riders: Deadfall (1959.05.21)
Will Wright ................... Adam Bunch
Marjorie Hellen ............... Cleopatra
James Coburn .................. Judson
Wayne Heffley

[34] The Rough Riders: The Highgraders (1959.05.28)
Aline Towne ................... Maggie Hill
Richard Reeves ................ Bart Michaels
Russ Conway ................... Tom Wooley
K.L. Smith

1.35 [--] The Rough Riders: THE WAGON RAIDERS (verified -SC)
04Jun59 ABC Thur
Directed By Franklin Adreon
Written By Samuel A. Peeples
Guest Cast:
Frank Faylan........as Daniel Eddiman
Joan Banks........as Nora Eddiman
Mimi Gibson........as Susan Eddiman
Pitt Herbert........as Jake
William Mims........as Morrissey
Jim Bannon........as Johnson
Eve Cotton........as Martha
Rusty Westcoatt........as Doby
Chuck Webster........as The Stableman
Terry Burnham........as Molly
Synopsis:
Flagg,Kirby,and Sinclair search for the men who murdered a family of
settlers. The trail leeds to a nearby town and the association with a
general store owner and a band of notorius renegades. [SC]

1.36 The Rough Riders: RANSOM FOR RITA RENEE  (verified -SC)
11Jun59 ABC Thur
Directed By Otto Lang [SC]
Written By Joe Stone and Paul King [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
Susan Cummings............as Rita Renee
John Anderson............as Matt Kane
Jack Kruschen............as Tully
Tom Gilson............as Billy Paul
Roberto Contraeras............as Paco
Tom London............as The Old Man
Robert Keys............as The Henchman
Bill Catching............as The Stage Driver
Synopsis:
After his horse goes lame, Lieutenant Kirby boards a stagecoach that is
taken over by a gang of outlaws who's intentions are to hold one of the
passengers, a famous French singer for ransom. [SC]

1.37 The Rough Riders: RELUCTANT HOSTAGE  (verified -SC)
18Jun59 ABC Thur
Directed By Walter Doniger [SC]
Teleplay By Joe Stone and Paul King/ Story By Lee Berg [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
Joanna Moore............as Fay Scarlet
Joe Maross............as Johnny Dime
Sam Buffington............as Ephraim Hoggs
William Tannen............as The Marshal
John Durran............as Toby
Jack Catron...........as Hiker
Synopsis:
Flagg, Kirby and Sinclair promise a dying Marshal that they will transport
his woman witness to the town of Brownswood to testify and save the life
of an innocent man about to hanged for a murder he did'nt committ. [SC]

[38] The Rough Riders: The Holdout (1959.06.25)
Jackie Blanchard .............. Laura
Dennis Moore .................. Jeff
Bill Henry .................... Joshua Claggett
Craig Duncan
Ted Mapes

1.39 The Rough Riders: THE LAST REBEL (verified -SC)
16Jul59 ABC Thur
Directed By Walter Doniger
Written By Samuel A. Peeples
Guest Cast:
George MacCready........as Colonel Moss
Joyce Meadows........as Karen Moss
Michael Lane........as Colonel Moss's Aid
Bill Catching........as The Rebel Sentry
Whitey Hughes........as The Rebel Henchman (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Flagg,Kirby and Sinclair arrive at an outpost occupied by an
ex-Confederate Colonel and his band of rebels who's intentions
are to pillage and plunder the surrounding countryside. [SC]

[--] 14Jul59 Tue - rerun of 1.29 "Hired Gun" (first aired 23Apr59)
[--] 28Jul59 Tue - rerun of 1.22 "End of Track" (first aired 05Mar59)

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