CTVA Western - "Tales of the Texas Rangers" (Screen Gems/CBS) Season 1 (1955-56)

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Starring Willard Parker (as Jace Pearson) & Harry Lauter (as Clay Morgan)
Season 1 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

 
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CBS Saturday Mornings

1. Tales of the Texas Rangers: RANSOM FLIGHT
(1955.08.27)
Jan Shepard ................... Jeanie Warren
Paul Maxey .................... Constable Dawes
John Pickard .................. Frank Warren
Jack V. Littlefield ........... Al Barrows
William Boyett ................ Wade Crowell
Peter Dane .................... Jim Warren

2. Tales of the Texas Rangers: CARNIVAL CRISS-CROSS
(1955.09.03)
Gordon Mills .................. Duke Bishop
Jean Willes ................... Belle Bishop
Peter Ronan ................... Terry
Hy Anzel ...................... Barker
John Hamilton ................. Sheriff Pruitt
Harvey Dunn ................... Haskins
Robert Roark .................. Anderson

3. Tales of the Texas Rangers: SHORTY SEES THE LIGHT
(1955.09.10)
Kim Charney
Stanley Andrews
Tom Murray
Michael Granger

1.04 Tales of the Texas Rangers: WEST OF SONORA (aka "Murphy-Clinton Feud") (verified -SC)
17Sep55 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Teleplay By Maurice Tombragel / From A Screenplay By Barry Shipman
Guest Cast:
Robert Griffen............as Black Murphy
Cheryl Callaway............as Penny Clinton
I.Stanford Jolley............as Sheriff Clinton
Leonard Penn............as Harry Clinton
Ralph Neff............as Miner
Boyd Stockman............as The Stage Driver
Synopsis:
A town Sheriff and a former notorious outlaw fight over the custody of a little
girl. Jace Pearson and Clay Morgan intervene with a plan to end the ongoing feud. [SC]

5. Tales of the Texas Rangers: BLOOD TRAIL
(1955.09.24)
Mel Welles .................... Karl Henckel
Harry Hickok .................. Sheriff Fellows
Joseph Hamilton ............... Harry Baxter
Mauritz Hugo .................. Jim Ford
Antonio Roux .................. Pedro

1.06 Tales of the Texas Rangers: URANIUM PETE
01-Oct-1955 CBS Sat AM
Guest cast:
Dick Elliott .................. Pete Cooper
Chris Alcaide ................. Clinton Hollister
K.L. Smith .................... Les James
Aimira Sessions ............... Sara Norris
Bernie Rich ................... Teenager
Rhodes Reason
Synopsis:
Thieves rob an old prospector and the Rangers set out after them. [RF]

1.07 Tales of the Texas Rangers: DOUBLE EDGE
08-Oct-1955 CBS Sat AM (rerun 07Apr56)
Guest cast:
Barbara Wooddell .............. Liz Dawson
John Hart ..................... Sam Crane
John Phillips ................. Tom Dawson
Synopsis:
A bank is robbed by two masked gunmen, one of whom is shot and killed. Rangers Pearson
 and Morgan follow a lead to the second outlaw and find an almost perfect crime. [RF]

1.08 Tales of the Texas Rangers: THE SHOOTING OF SAM BASS (1955) (verified -SC)
15Oct55 CBS Sat AM.
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
STORY AND TELEPLAY BY MAURICE GERAGHTY.
GUEST CAST:
 Stanley Andrews ........ Marshal MacDonald
John Hart .............. Steve MacDonald
John Phillips ........... Tom Nixon
William Haade ........... Underwood
SYNOPSIS:
RANGERS, JACE PEARSON AND CLAY MORGAN, ARE IN SEARCH OF AN OUTLAW GANG
PLANNING A BANK ROBBERY IN A SMALL TEXAS TOWN. THE OUTLAWS ROB THE
BANK WITH THE HELP OF THE TOWN MARSHAL'S SON. THE MARSHALL IS
THE NOTORIOUS OUTLAW, SAM BASS. [SC]

1.09 Tales of the Texas Rangers: HOME IN SAN ANTONE
22Oct1955 CBS Sat AM
Guest cast:
Burt Mustin ................... Ned Watkins
William Boyett ................ Jan Krinlin
Kay Bell ...................... Cece Prudy
Jack Lomas .................... Mac
Synopsis:
Two bandits steal a statue from its owner, but don't manage
to keep it long before somebody else steals it from them. [RF]

10. Tales of the Texas Rangers: JAIL BIRD
(1955.10.29)
Dorothy Crider ................ Sally Hackett
Kay Bell ...................... Jim Hackett
William Boyett ................ Ron Hackett
Jack M. Lomas ................. Jeeter

1.11 Tales of the Texas Rangers: TORNADO
05-Nov-1955 CBS Sat AM
Guest cast:
Barry Brooks .................. Lieutenant
Michael Garth ................. Sergeant
Jerry Hartleben ............... Boy
Synopsis:
Rangers Pearson and Morgan seek men who have looted the town of Stardale
after it has been hit by a tornado. [RF]

1.12 Tales of the Texas Rangers: PRAIRIE RAIDERS (verified -SC)
12Nov1955 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald / From A Story By Ed Earl Repp
Guest Cast:
Rand Brooks............as Steve Bradford
Sandy Descher............as Vicky Bradford
Craig Duncan............as Curtis Dixon
Kenny Garcia............as Dave
Steve Mitchell............as Gil
Synopsis:
The leader of a land-grabbing gang makes plans to get a rich area of grazing land illegally. [RF]

1.13 Tales of the Texas Rangers: ATOMIC TRAIL (verified -SC)
19-Nov-1955 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Guest Cast:
Harry Cody............as Miles Miller
Paul Engle............as Terry Marlowe
Joel Ashley............as Fred Douglas
William Remick............as The Colonel
Kenne Duncan............as Norm
Pierce Lyden............as Cole
Synopsis:
An Army truck carrying fuel for outer space satellites is held up by desperadoes. [RF]

1.14 Tales of the Texas Rangers: RETURN OF THE ROUGH RIDERS (verified -SC)
(aka "Last Of The Rough Riders")
26-Nov-1955 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Story & Teleplay By Paul Franklin
Guest Cast:
Kim Charney............as Buddy Fowler
Tom McKee............as Ben Fowler
Don C. Harvey............as Milo Paxin
Sandy Sanders............as Davis
George De Normand............as The Colonel
Barry Brooks............as The Captain
Jack Shea............as Moose
Synopsis:
Saboteurs plot to destroy test rockets being launched by the government. [RF]

1.15  Tales of the Texas Rangers: BLAZING ACROSS THE PECOS (1955)  (verified -SC)
3Dec55 CBS Sat a.m.
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS.
TELEPLAY BY FRANK SHANNON.
Guest Cast:
Baynes Barron ................. Buckshot Roberts
Lane Bradford ................. Asa Brockway
ED HINTON,
SANDY SANDERS.
SYNOPSIS:
JACE PEARSON AND CLAY MORGAN GO AFTER A GANG OF GUN RUNNERS SELLING
RIFLES TO THE COMANCHE'S. [SC]

16.Tales of the Texas Rangers: THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST
(1955.12.10)
Roger Broaddus ................ Buzz
Baynes Barron ................. Jordan
Lane Bradford ................. Big Jack
John Cason .................... Fulton
Ed Hinton ..................... Walker

17. Tales of the Texas Rangers: HAIL TO THE RANGERS
(1955.12.17)
Myron Healey .................. Monte
Harry Hickok .................. Jessup
Chris Alcaide ................. Slade
Rhodes Reason ................. Dave

1.18 Tales of the Texas Rangers: SINGING ON THE TRAIL (aka "Cross And Double Cross") (verified -SC)
24Dec55 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Teleplay By Victor McCleod From A Story By J.Benton Cheney
Guest Cast:
Ken Christy............as Windy Norton
Herb Vigran............as Warren Jamison
Michael Bryant............as Art Kerst
Tom Browne Henry............as Dave Reynolds
Paul Savage............as Tex
Synopsis:
Rangers Jace Pearson and Clay Morgan investgate an oil company robbery
that was reported by the owner two months after it occurred. [SC]

19. Tales of the Texas Rangers: THE BLACK EYES OF TEXAS
(1955.12.31)
Stanley Andrews ............... Will Thompson
Bobby Clark ................... Jimmy
Robert Bice ................... Matt Haney

1.20 Tales of the Texas Rangers: THE DEVIL'S DEPUTY (verified -SC)
07Jan56 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Teleplay By J.Benton Cheney
Guest Cast:
Ron Haggerthy...........as Jim Hartley
Richard Avonde............as Beau Morgan
Allan Nixon............as Zeke
Mildred Von Hollen............as Martha
Gloria Grant............as Ann Hartley
I.Stanford Jolley............as Parker(uncredited)
Edwin Parker............as Hugh(uncredited)
Synopsis:
A notorious killer and robber and his gang kidnap a young bank teller who they
believe stole a large sum of money from the bank of Spring Rock. Unless
he tells them the location of the loot, they plan to kill the man's
wife. Jace Pearson and Clay Morgan are assigned to the case and have a
plan to free the man without harm. [SC]

1.21 Tales of the Texas Rangers: HORSEMAN OF THE SIERRAS (verified -SC)
(a.k.a. "Horsemen on the Sierras")
14Jan1956 CBS Sat AM
Directed By Lew Landers
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer & Eric Freiwald / From A Story By Barry Shipman
Guest Cast:
Greg Barton............as George Webster
George Lynn............as Cy McCord
Alan Wells............as Bear McCloud
Patricia Parsons............as Ellie
Pat Sexton............as Jeff McCloud
William Tannen............as Fred Brady (uncredited)
Barry Brooks............as Vic Harris (uncredited)
Harry Strang............as Uncle Luke (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
A long standing family feud is about to be ended by an impending marriage which will join the
two families.  But violence flares up once more through  the interference of an outsider. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The citizens of the small mountain town of Turkey Hill beleive that
their in danger because of a five generation feud between the McClouds
and the Webster clan. Jace Pearson and Clay Morgan are called in to investigate. [SC]

22. Tales of the Texas Rangers: THE MAN FROM SUNDOWN
(1956.01.21)
Bernie Rich ................... Art Balen
Allan Nixon ................... Lobo Mackinson
Edwin Parker

23. Tales of the Texas Rangers: THE HOBO
(1956.01.28)
Pat Walter .................... Julie
Robert Bice ................... Morton Kelley
Paul Brinegar ................. Hobo
Stanley Andrews ............... Sheriff
Tom Black ..................... Bill

1.24 Tales of the Texas Rangers: BUCKAROO FROM POWDER RIVER
04-Feb-1956 CBS Sat AM
Guest cast:
Henry Rowland ................. Pop
Rush Williams ................. Clint
Chuck Courtney ................ Tommy
Bill Hale ..................... Dave
Synopsis:
Three outlaws who have been plaguing Texas with robberies for years fear exposure when the stepson
of one of them rebels at being forced into a  life of crime. They decide to kill the young man. [RF]

1.25 Tales of the Texas Rangers: LAST DAYS OF BOOT HILL
11-Feb-1956 CBS Sat AM
Guest cast:
William Tannen ................ Frenshaw
William Boyett ................ Ludeen
Barry Brooks .................. Ketner
Harry Strang .................. Wells
Daniel White .................. Sheriff
Synopsis:
A hunt for a criminal leads Rangers into the middle of a foreign-saboteur ring. [RF]

26.Tales of the Texas Rangers: BANDITS OF EL DORADO
(1956.02.18)
Jack Lomas .................... Morgan
Frank Fenton .................. Bruton
Edward Colmans ................ Vargus

No NEW episodes aired in the 1956-57 season (to be verified)

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