CTVA US Modern Western - "Stoney Burke"  (UA/ABC) (1962-63) starring Jack Lord

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"Stoney Burke" (1962-63) Jack Lord  -  "Wide Country" (1962-63) Earl Holliman
Hawaii Five-0 (Leonard Freeman/CBS)(1968-80) starring Jack Lord
Stoney Burke (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Dischley, James Beer
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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Daystar production
United Artists Television Production
for
ABC (Mondays 9:00pm EST)
Created by Leslie Stevens

US modern-day Western Adventure series 1962-63   32 episodes x 60 min bw
starring
Jack Lord
as  Stoney Burke
Robert Dowdell as Cody Bristol
Bruce Dern as E.J. Stocker
Warren Oates as Wes Painter
Bill Hart as Red

Premise:
Experiences of a Champion Rodeo Rider. Filmed on location in the scenic Southwest.

Background:
A similar show about a Rodeo Rider "Wide Country" starring Earl Holliman
and Andrew Prine, aired the same season on NBC.
Jack Lord returned to series television as Steve McGarrett in the hit cop
show Hawaii Five-0 (1968-80) 274 episodes x 60 min

Theme: "The Stoney Burke Theme"
Composer: Dominic Frontiere (BMI)
1978 Publisher: United Artists Music Co. (BMI)
2001 Publisher: EMI-Unart Catalog, Inc. (BMI)
c/o EMI Music Publishing of New York, NY

Source: “Stoney Burke, The Complete Television Series” DVD set from Timeless Media Group/Shout! Factory via MGM Studios. [JB]

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ABC Mondays 9:00 pm Eastern

   1.1 [--] Stoney Burke: THE CONTENDER
01-Oct-1962 ABC Mon
Written and Directed by Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
Philip Abbott ........... Royce Hamilton
Ruby Lee ................ Cleo Ann
Kate Manx ............... Erlie Bristol
Synopsis:
Stoney’s ambition to win the Gold Buckle, the trophy given to the world’s champion saddle bronc rider,
suffer a setback when he draws the meanest bronc in the rodeo, and the horse throws him. [JB]

1.2 [--] Stoney Burke: FIGHT NIGHT
08Oct62 (Rerun 12Aug63 ABC Mon)
Guest Cast:
Alan Bunce .................... Willard
Edgar Buchanan ................ Dawes
George Mitchell ............... Clay Bristol
Claudia Bryar ................. Mrs. Miller
Bill Zuckert .................. Coates
Synopsis:
The rodeo is ready to move on to Cade City when a couple of thugs beat up Cody and issue a warning:
There's only room enough in Cade City that night for one big event---and it's a prize fight, not a rodeo. [J.Beer]

1.3 [--] Stoney Burke: CHILD OF LUXURY
15Oct62 ABC Mon
Written and Directed by Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
Judson Laire .................. Charley Fitch
Ina Balin ..................... Sutton Meade
Eduard Franz .................. Terry Meade
Charles Carlson ............... Roger Chase
Dee J. Thomson ................ Lorraine
Synopsis:
Wealthy young Sutton Meade, accustomed to getting what she wants, has her
eye on Stoney. But it takes two to tango, and when the cowboy turns down
her invitation to the dance, he has to face the music. [JBeer]

1.4 [--] Stoney Burke: POINT OF HONOR
22-Oct-1962 ABC Mon
Writer-Director: Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
Scott Marlowe ........... Soames Hewitt
Patricia Breslin ........ Lee Anne Hewitt
Dean Stanton ............ Dell Tindall
Ben Johnson ............. Rex Donally
Lew Brown ............... the Trooper
Ian Wolfe ............... Judge Hewitt
Bill Millikin ........... Leroy Sutter
Casey Tibbs ............. Rodeo Judge
Synopsis:
Local boy Soames Hewitt signs up to ride a wild Brahma at the rodeo, but Stoney and E. J. stop him when they notice that
he is drunk. Soames regards this as an insult to his honor, so he sets out with a pistol to demand satisfaction. [JB]

1.5 [--] Stoney Burke: THE MOB RIDERS
29-Oct-1962 ABC Mon
Writer-Director: Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
Michael Parks ........... Tack Reynolds
Gene Lyons .............. Clyde Lampert
Bill Gunn ............... Bud Sutter
Ford Rainey ............. Frank Hughes
Denise Alexander ........ Arlette Hughes
Synopsis:
Clyde Lampert wants Stoney to put on a rodeo in an old stadium he plans to renovate, but a group of teen-age
stock car drivers who have been using the arena for their races claim that Lampert is out to get them. [JB]

1.6 [--] Stoney Burke: A MATTER OF PRIDE
05Nov62 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
William Windom ........... Reese Ludlow
Ben Piazza ............... Dayton Hill
Jena Engstrom ............ Meryle Hill
Conrad Janis ............. Penn Hudson
Virginia Christine ....... Flora Hill
George Mitchell .......... Cal Bristol
Synopsis:
Everything is a "Matter of Pride" for Miller Hill, who lashes himself to a Brahma bull so tightly that the animal kills him.
Hill's son Dayton, and the rest of the family are just as proud. They won't accept the money Stoney collected to help tide them over. [TA/JB]

1.7 [--] Stoney Burke: SIDEWINDER
12-Nov-1962 ABC Mon
Writer-Director: Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
Edward Binns ............ Joe Gullion
Mark Miller ............. Morgan Julian
Strother Martin ......... Buckley
Synopsis:
Stoney is set to do some bronc-busting aboard a critter named Sidewinder, but the bronc does all the busting and crashes
through a safety fence into the crowd, seriously injuring a woman. Stoney is then slapped with a lawsuit. [JB]

1.8 [--] Stoney Burke: THE SCAVENGER
19Nov62 ABC
Guest Cast:
John Kellogg ............. Voit
Paul Comi ................ Frank Foley
Shirley Ballard .......... Suzan
Ray Glenn ................ Tate
Enoch Gates .............. Derelict
Synopsis:
The police arrest Ves Painter after he admits that he got garage owner Howard Foley drunk, but not to
rob him, then the officers reveal that the charge is not robbery, but murder. Then Stoney starts his
own investigation to clear Ves of the homicide charge against him. [JB]

1.9 [--] Stoney Burke: SPIN A GOLDEN WEB
26-Nov-1962 ABC Mon (Rerun 27May63 ABC Mon)
Written by Philip Salzman
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ........... Roy Hazelton
Salome Jens ............. Mavis
John Anderson ........... Bruce Austin
Ken Lynch ............... Lyle Sweet
James Callahan .......... Bert
Mary Munday ............. Betty Austin
Synopsis:
Stoney and Bruce Austin are tied for first place in the saddle-bronc event. Two spectators, Roy Hazelton
and Lyle Sweet, make a wager on the outcome---involving several million dollars. [JB]
 
 1.10 [--] Stoney Burke: THE WANDERER
03-Dec-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Milton Geiger
Directed by Leonard Horn
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Albert Salmi ............ Larry Dawson
Jacqueline Scott ........ Leora Dawson
Milton Selzer ........... Dr. Laird
Roy Engel ............... Farley
Lex Connelly ............ Gilligan
John Graham ............. Kruger
Synopsis:
Expectant mother Leora Dawson collapses on the rodeo grounds, and she tells Stoney that she won’t go to the hospital.
She insists that her husband be present when their child is born---but she doesn’t know where he is. [JB]

1.11 [--] Stoney Burke: FIVE BY EIGHT BY EIGHT
03-Dec-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Palmer Thompson
Directed by Tom Gries
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Ed Nelson ..................... Nick Martin
William Schallert ............. Warden Harper
Bennye Gatteys ................ Joyce Carrol
Joseph Perry .................. Captain Bender
Mary Jackson .................. Matt
John McLiam ................... Fred
Synopsis:
Nick Martin plans to escape from prison when the rodeo comes to entertain the convicts. A friend of Nick’s
on the outside plants a gun in Stoney’s gear, and while the cowboys are busting broncos, Nick plans to bust
out of jail by kidnapping Stoney and a female spectator. [JB]

1.12 [--] Stoney Burke: BANDWAGON
17-Dec-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Meyer Dolinsky
Directed by Laslo Benedek
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Mariette Hartley ........ Laura
Larry Gates ............. Senator Lockridge
Len Lesser .............. Leo
James Bell .............. Paul Grayson
Joan Chambers ........... Betty Jo
Jean Carson ............. Merle
Synopsis:
Stoney gets on the political bandwagon when Senator Lockridge, an old family friend, asks him to make a few informal
campaign speeches in his behalf. During a rally, Paul Grayson accuses the senator of larceny and murder---and Stoney
decides to look into Lockridge's methods of serving the people. [JB]
 
1.13 [--] Stoney Burke: COUSIN EUNICE
24-Dec-1962 ABC Mon
Written by Bob Barbash
Directed by Tom Gries
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Cloris Leachman ......... Eunice Stocker
Jim Davis ............... Shep Winters
George Mitchell ......... Cal Bristol
Jon Newton .............. Desk Clerk
Jo Marie Ward ........... Francie
Synopsis:
E. J. Stocker's (Bruce Dern) homely "Cousin Eunice" wants him to help her become one of the rodeo's glamorous
feminine trick riders. [TD]

1.14 [--] Stoney Burke: GOLD-PLATED MAVERICK
07-Jan-1963 ABC Mon
Written by S.S. Schweitzer
Directed by William Graham
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Michael Anderson, Jr. ... David Latimer
John Larch .............. Byron Latimer
Joe Maross .............. Whitey Kilgore
Maxine Stuart ........... Hilda Pollard
S. John Launer .......... Dr. Telford
Buck Taylor
Synopsis:
Wealthy Byron Latimer has a wild teenage son, David, in need of taming and he thinks Stoney can do the job. [TD]

1.15 [--] Stoney Burke: DEATH RIDES A PALE HORSE
14-Jan-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Frank L. Moss
Directed by Tom Gries
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Steve Cochran ........... Mal Torrance
Dyan Cannon ............. Flatbush
Geraldine Brooks ........ Linda Carson
Ken Patterson ........... Doc Sterling
Synopsis:
Bronc rider Mal Torrance stands in the way of Stoney's advance towards the championship.
Stoney doesn't realize that Mal is emotionally disturbed. [JB]
(Synd. rerun: 23Jun 64 WEAU-13 Eau Claire, WI. Tue 9PM )

1.16 [--] Stoney Burke: KING OF THE HILL
21-Jan-1963 ABC Mon
Written by John Fallo
Directed by Tom Gries
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ............. Zack Mundorf
Leora Dana .............. Ellen Mundorf
Ted DeCorsia ............ Burlington
Phil Chambers ........... Doctor
Hugh Sanders ............ Sager
Allyson Ames ............ Nancy
Dave Weaver ............. Photographer
Synopsis:
Former bronc rider Zack Mundorf and his wife invite Stoney for a visit to their home. Zack is in a boyish mood and
wants to challenge Stoney to Indian wrestle, but it would soon result in an life-altering injury to Zack . [JB]

1.17 [--] Stoney Burke: A MATTER OF PERCENTAGE
28-Jan-1963 ABC Mon
Written by William Link and Richard Levinson
Directed by William Graham
Director of Photography: Conrad Hall
Guest Cast:
Jack Weston ............. Harry Marsh
Elizabeth MacRae ........ Paula
Robert Emhardt .......... Sam Marigold
Vito Scotti ............. Polo
Synopsis:
A couple of gamblers named Sam Marigold and Harry Marsh bet heavily on Stoney’s match with a bronc buster named Trig.
But Marsh likes a sure thing, so he asks Stoney to throw the match. [JB]
 
1.18 [--] Stoney Burke: IMAGE OF GLORY
04-Feb-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Bob Barbash
Directed by John Erman
Guest Cast:
Simon Oakland ........... Sam Hagen
Carol Rossen ............ Connie
Richard Evans ........... Jess Hagen
Dabbs Greer ............. Doctor
Synopsis:
Sam Hagen wants his son Jess to win the rodeo’s all-around Cowboy title at all costs, but Stoney knows
that the boy has injured his knee, and one more fall may cripple him. [JB]

1.19 [--] Stoney Burke: CAT’S EYES
11-Feb-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Philip Saltzman
Directed by Laszlo Benedek
Guest Cast:
Fay Spain ............... Libby Ferris
Robert Doyle ............ Doyle Yates
Breena Howard ........... Nurses
Kathleen O'Malley ....... Nurses
William Phipps .......... Gene Yates
Synopsis:
Young rodeo performer Doyle Yates has a terrible fear of Libby Ferris. He claims that she is a witch
and that her enchantments caused his brother’s death. [JB]

1.20 [--] Stoney Burke: WEB OF FEAR
18-Feb-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Ed Adamson
Directed by Laszlo Benedek
Guest Cast:
Carroll O'Connor ........ Harry Clark
Jeanne Cooper ........... Loren Schuyler
Ted DeCorsia ............ Sheriff Bixton
John Milford ............ Pete Simmons
Hal Needham ............. Stan Fremont
Synopsis:
Ves thinks that a series of accidents which have befallen Stoney are not accidental.
Then Stoney starts getting threatening phone calls. [JB]

1.21 [--] Stoney Burke: POINT OF ENTRY
04-Mar-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Leslie Stevens
Directed by Leonard Horn.
   Guest Cast:
Cesare Danova ........... Lieutenant Escalon
Antoinette Bower ........ Erna Bremen
William Smith ........... Lieutenant Cardiff
Stefan Gierasch ......... Graff Erlich
Ben Wright .............. Manolo
Henry Darrow ............ Mexican Border Policeman
In Mexico for a rodeo, Stoney provides an alibi for a lovely woman who has been arrested for  the assassination
 of a mysterious European visitor. Now all he has to do is convince them that he is telling the truth.

1.22 [--] Stoney Burke: TO CATCH THE KAISER
11-Mar-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Philip Saltzman
Directed by Tom Gries
Guest Cast:
Diana Hyland ............ Eileen Fowler
John Anderson ........... Foster Fowler
Jack Pearlman ........... Director
Don LeMond .............. Announcer
Bing Russell ............ Neeley
Synopsis:
Stoney receives two offers to catch the Kaiser, the wild stallion that crippled horsewoman Eileen Fowler for life.
Eileen wants the horse captured, but her father will double Stoney’s fee if the horse is destroyed. [JB]

1.23 [--] Stoney Burke: JOBY
18-Mar-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Philip Saltzman
Directed by John Erman
Guest Cast:
Robert Duvall ........... Joby Pierce
James Patterson ......... Mark
Frank Overton ........... Chief Ramsey
Joyce Van Patten ........ Laura
John Karlen ............. Mickey
David Kent .............. Ray
Synopsis:
Cowboy Joby Pierce heroically stops a robbery at the rodeo office. But when newsmen arrive,
Joby appeals to Stoney. He doesn’t want his name in the papers. [JB]

1.24 [--] Stoney Burke: FORGET ME MORE
25-Mar-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Peter Packer
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Laura Devon ............. Stacy Morgan
William Sargent ......... Tom Lambert
Noah Keen ............... Ed Larkin
Lee Orlano .............. Attendant
Kenneth Tobey ........... Ryan
Synopsis:
Stacy Morgan follows the rodeo wherever it goes in search of her father, although she was a witness to his
death several years ago. [JB]

 1.25 [--] Stoney Burke: COLOR HIM LUCKY
01-Apr-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Donn Mullally
Directed by Laszlo Benedek
Guest Cast:
Charles Robinson ........ Dennis
Lin McCarthy ............ Brad Cullman
Judson Pratt ............ Ed Mitchnet
Frank Behrens ........... Perry Clark
Tom Palmer .............. Kitnet
Synopsis:
Brad Cullman is found innocent of a crime for which he’s been serving a prison term and after his release, he returns
to the rodeo as a bronc-buster. But city officials won’t let him participate, because he’s a former "convict”. [JB]

1.26 [--] Stoney Burke: THE WEAPONS MAN
08-Apr-1963 ABC Mon (Network rerun 05Aug63)
Written and Directed by Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
J.D. Cannon ............. Mark Vickers
Henry Silva ............. Matt Elder
Pilar Seurat ............ Margo Tecas
William Douglas ......... James Webster
Philip Ahn .............. the Zen Master
James McCallion ......... Lieutenant Bolan
Paul Dubov .............. Doctor
Synopsis: (beginning of synopsis missing)
............ official is fatally wounded by a stray arrow at the rodeo
archery exhibition, and an authority on weapons launches an investigation. [TA]

1.27 [--] Stoney Burke: KELLY'S PLACE
15-Apr-1963 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Allen ......... Kelly
Joe Maross .............. Vince Patterson
Vic Weber ............... Bartender
Joan Staley ............. Gita
Diane Strom ............. Girl
Synopsis:
Ves and the boys celebrate Stoney's birthday at a club called Kelly's Place---and Kelly,
the bistro's half-owner and singing star, tells Stoney her troubles. [JBeer]

1.28 [--] Stoney Burke: KINCAID
(unsold pilot for a series to be called "Kincaid")
22-Apr-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Bob Barbash
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest Cast:
Dick Clark .............. Sgt. Andy Kincaid
Sarah Marshall .......... Diane Banner
David Macklin ........... Frankie Sommers
David Winters ........... Lip
Gerald Trump ............ Zero
Craig Curtis ............ Tommy
Mario Roccuzzo .......... Leader
Casey Tibbs ............. Himself
Harley May .............. Himself
Buck Taylor ............. Mule
Synopsis:
The story of Andy Kincaid, a sergeant with the juvenile division of a large metropolitan police department.

1.29 [--] Stoney Burke: A GIRL NAMED AMY
29-Apr-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Bob Barbash and S.S. Schweitzer
Directed by Laszlo Benedek
Guest Cast:
June Harding ............ Amy Jenson
Chris Robinson .......... Ross
Donald Woods ............ Dave Jenson
Peter Helm .............. Todd
Jack Grimage ............ Joe
Synopsis:
Stoney gladly accepts an invitation from his friend, Dave Jenson, to judge a college rodeo, but he runs into trouble.
Jenson’s 18-year old daughter mistakes Stoney’s affection toward her romantic interest. [JB]

1.30 [--] Stoney Burke: TIGRESS BY THE TAIL
06-May-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Barry Trivers
Directed by Tom Gries
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Ashley ........ Donna Weston
Edward Asner ............ Kapp
Lex Connelly ............ Cowboy
Harry Carey, Jr. ........ Jack Rollins
Michael Mikler .......... Cy Lewton
Schuyler Hayden ......... Bellboy
Synopsis:
After the death of her father, Donna Weston assumes an attitude of reckless abandon which Stoney attributes to grief.
Wes thinks it is just the real Donna showing through. [JB]

1.31 [--] Stoney Burke: THE TEST
13-May-1963 ABC Mon
Written by Leslie Stevens
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest Cast:
Richard Eyer ............ Davey
Ivan Dixon .............. Dr. Manning
James Coburn ............ Jamison
J. Pat O'Malley ......... Sam Blake
Christine Burker ........ Nurse Ames
Synopsis:
After he is trampled by a wild horse, Stoney can’t move his legs. But the doctors can find no medical reason
for his paralysis. [JB]

1.32 [--] Stoney Burke: THE JOURNEY (final episode)
20-May-1963 ABC Mon
Written and Directed by Leslie Stevens
Guest Cast:
Mark Richman ............ Redmond
Harry Swoger ............ Charlie
Willis Bouchey .......... Bowen
Synopsis:
Stoney’s injured hand takes him off the rodeo circuit, but Mr. Redmond offers him a chance to make
some money by helping purchase stock for the slaughterhouse. [JB]

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Summer Reruns: ABC Mondays
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[--] 27May63 ABC Mon - Rerun of #9 "Spin a Golden Web" (first aired 26Nov62)

[--] 05Aug63 ABC Mon - Rerun of #26 "The Weapons Man" (first aired 08Apr63)

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