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Starring Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Season 2 (CBS) (1958-59)
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 Fridays 8:00PM EST

2.01 [33] Trackdown: KILLER TAKE ALL
(1958.09.05)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Nancy Gates ................... Ellen Hackett
Whit Bissell .................. Pendleton
Don Durant .................... Bobby Carlyle
Elen Corby (recurring)
Forrest Lewis.
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman conducts an investigation when a professional gambler
 is killed. He learns that the dead man had made an unusual wager and lost.

2.02 [34] Trackdown: OUTLAW'S WIFE
(1958.09.12)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster ................ Abigail Duke
Richard Crane ................. Lem Duke
Lurene Tuttle ................. Emma Perkins
Ellen Corby (recurring)
James Griffith,
Norman Leavitt (recurring)
Marjorie Bennett,
Kathryn Card,
Dorothy Adams.
Abigail Duke comes back to her home town which she left some time before to elope
with a wanted outlaw. The women of the town demand that Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman
tell Abigail to get out of town, but Gilman refuses.

 2.03 [35] Trackdown: CHINESE COWBOY
19Sep58 CBS Fri
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Bob Barbash
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Keye Luke............as Wong
Don Gordon............as Les Morgan
Keith Richards............as Charlie
Fred Sherman............as Sam Benson
Rusty Wescoatt............as The Bartender (recurring?)
Damian O'Flynn............as The Town Citizen
Recurring Cast:
Ellen Corby.....as Henrietta Porter
Norman Leavitt.....as Ralph  [SC]
Synopsis:
A kindly Chinese man arrives in the town of Porter and opens a laundry. He is
ignored by all the townspeople except the town bully, Les Morgan. Morgan and his
friends harass the laundryman and finally Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman offers his
protection. But the protection is refused.

2.04 [36] Trackdown: THE SET UP
(1958.09.26)
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Douglas Fowley ................ Carlson
King Donovan .................. Lane Sawyer
James Griffith,
Jan Arvan.
Ellen Corby (recurring)
Norman Leavitt (recurring)_,
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman begins an
investigation of a bank robbery. The man he suspects of the crime has a convincing alibi.

 
2.5 [37] Trackdown: A STONE FOR BENNY FRENCH [verified -SC]
03Oct58 CBS Fri
A Stone for Benny French (1)
A Stone for Benny French (2)
A Stone for Benny French (3)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Christopher Knopf
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Wallace Ford .......... as Eli Zach
Strother Martin ....... as Benny French
Gordon Polk ........... as Adrian Zach
Richard Devon ......... as Morgan Larker
James Goodwin ......... as Francis Zach
Hugh Sanders .......... as The Sheriff
Synopsis:
While bringing in a wanted man, Hoby Gilman is held up by a backwoodsman and his
two sons. They try to force Gilman to give up his prisoner.

2.06 [38] Trackdown: TRAPPED [verified -SC]
10Oct58 CBS Fri
Directed by Donald McDougalll
Written by D.D. Beauchamp & Mary M. Beauchamp
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Virginia Grey ......... as Laurie Tabor
Ross Elliott .......... as Brett Hudson
John Beradino ......... as Mark Beaudine
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman, seeking shelter from a blinding snowstorm, stumbles
into an abandoned stagecoach station. There he finds a woman wanted for murder,
and her wounded companion, hiding from the law.

2.07 [39] Trackdown: MATTER OF JUSTICE
17Oct58 CBS Fri
Directed by Thomas Carr [SC]
Written by David Lang [SC]
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Steve Brodie .................. John Quince
Regis Toomey .................. Murdoch
Bob Nichols ................... Cotti
Larry White ................... John Doan
Virginia Christine ............ Mrs. Doan
Allen Wells ................... Dorcas
Kasey Rogers .................. Mavis
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman brings in a wanted man who is placed in the town's
prison. The townspeople, afraid of reprisals from the prisoner's gang, want
Gilman to release the outlaw.

2.08 [40] Trackdown: TENNER SMITH [verified -SC]
24Oct58 CBS Fri
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by John Robinson
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Peter Leeds .......... as Tenner Smith
George Brenlin ....... as Del Taylor
Walter Sande ......... as Fred Creight
Bob Terrick .......... as Mike Doolin
Recurring Cast:
Ellen Corby .......... as Henrietta Porter
Norman Leavitt ....... as Ralph
Rusty Wescoatt ....... as Joe, The Bartender
Synopsis:
A professional gambler is accused of cheating a young cowboy in a card game.
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman tries to protect the gambler and give him a fair
trial, but the townspeople order Gilman to turn the gambler over to them.

2.09 [41] Trackdown: THE AVENGER
(1958.10.31)
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
George Neise .................. Kels Gregory
Barbara Lawrence .............. Grace Marsden
Marjorie Owens ................ Bess Garth
Dennis Moore .................. Lance Garth
Orville Sherman ............... Jed Garth
After a payroll robbery Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman begins an investigation. Then
the man he suspects of the robbery is murdered.

2.10 [42] Trackdown: THE SCHOOLTEACHER
(1958.11.07)
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Robert Cornthwaite ............ Jim Martin
Harold J. Stone ............... Quince Flanders
Jean Howell ................... Bess Martin
Ellen Corby (recurring)
Peter Leeds (recurring)
Norman Leavitt (recurring)
A schoolteacher attempts to give the children of a Texas town a good education,
but his efforts are balked by a gunslinger who believes schools are unnecessary.
The schoolteacher is determined to run the gunman out of town even if it means losing his life.

2.11 [43] Trackdown: DEADLY DECOY
14-Nov-1958 CBS Fri
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written By George F. Slavin [SC]
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Chris Alcaide.........as Cass Desmond
Ed Kemmer.........as Stan Elliott
Than Wyenn.........as Ed Teller
Tom Fadden.........as Nub Beamer
Tom McKee.........as The Ranger Captain.
Afraid that Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman will prevent them from committing a crime,
a band of outlaws use the body of a man as a decoy. Gilman believes that the
dead man is the leader of the gang.

2.12 [44] Trackdown: SUNDAY'S CHILD
(1958.11.21)
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
James Best .................... Joe Sunday
Gail Kobe ..................... Cindy
Peter Leeds (recurring)
Ellen Corby (recurring)
Norman Leavitt (recurring)
William Fawcett.
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman is forced to comply with a court order and help a gunslinger
take custody of his small child. But the child's mother refuses to surrender the infant.

2.13 [45] Trackdown: DAY OF VENGEANCE
28-Nov-1958
Day of Vengeance (1)
Day of Vengeance (2)
Day of Vengeance (3)

Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Michael Landon ................ Jack Summers
Jean Allison .................. Eileen
Francis J. McDonald ........... Milo
George Keymas ................. Stratton
Peter Leeds (recurring)
Ellen Corby (recurring)
After his release from prison, a young man goes home intent on avenging his
brother's death. Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman tries to reach the killer of the dead
youth before the ex-convict does.

2.14 [46] Trackdown: THREE LEGGED FOX
05Dec1958 (rebroadcast 15Jul59)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Christopher Knopf [SC]
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Henry Hull .................... Moss
Ray Teal ...................... Ward
Hank Patterson ................ Taverner
Ellen Corby ......... Henrietta Porter (recurring)
Norman Leavitt ........ Ralph (recurring)
Robert Armstrong ...... Croft
Peter Brocco ...... Frank
Sam Flint ..... Phillips
Jason Johnson. .... Driver
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman learns that there is a band of gunmen in his
territory. He investigates and is surprised that the band consists of six
once famous bandits who plan to strike again. [RF]

2.15 [47] Trackdown: THE KID
(1958.12.12)
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Jack Kruschen ................. Milo York
Vivi Janiss ................... Summer York
Ellen Corby (recurring ?)
Addison Richards (recurring)
Dabbs Greer,
Jonathan Hole,
Joe Mell.
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman shoots
a teenager fleeing from the scene of a robbery. The townspeople rise up in anger against Gilman.

2.16 [48] Trackdown: GUILT
(1958.12.19)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Ted DeCorsia .................. George Caldwell
Regis Toomey .................. Sheriff Waterman
Don Gordon .................... Hector
Forrest Lewis ................. Abe Perkins
David Post.
Hoby Gilman tells the townspeople that a convicted killer is returning to town.
Three witnesses who testified against the man fear that the killer is returning to seek revenge.

2.17 [49] Trackdown: EVERY MAN A WITNESS
(1958.12.26)
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Edward C. Platt ............... George Mason
Kasey Rogers .................. Stella
Walter Coy .................... Sheriff Freemont
Kenneth MacDonald,
Dick Ryan,
Joan Lora.
A prisoner in the local jail refuses to confess to the crime he is accused of.
Finally a group of men decide to take matters into their own hands.

2.18 [50] Trackdown: McCALLIN'S DAUGHTER (verified -SC)
Four Star prod. no. 6429
02Jan59 CBS Fri
Directed By Arthur D. Hilton
Written By Sidney Marshall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Anna Marie Nanasi.............as Bobby McCallin
Russ Conway............as Bart McCallin
Barbara Eiler............as Janet McCallin
Russell Thorson............as Doc Hosper
Tom B. Henry............as Jes Stevens
Recurring Cast:
Ellen Corby.....as Henrietta Porter
Norman Leavitt.....as Ralph
Synopsis:
Ranger Hoby Gilman learns of a forthcoming robbery from the prospective robber's little daughter.

[--] 09Jan59 "Terror" scheduled for this date (see 04Feb59)

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2.19 [51] Trackdown: BAD JUDGMENT
28-Jan-1959 CBS Wed (rebroadcast 29Jul59)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Mott Mills .................... Rafe Borden
Warren Oates .................. Lute Borden
Lee Farr ...................... Charley Wagner
Jean Howell ................... Greta Wagner
Synopsis:
Texan Ranger Hoby Gilman tries to persuade a witness to testify against
a killer even though his testimony will endanger his family.

2.20 [52] Trackdown: TERROR   (verified -SC)
04-Feb-1959 CBS Wed
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By D.D.Beauchamp and Mary M. Beauchamp [SC]
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Adrienne Marden............as Annabelle Winters
Frank Ferguson............as Adam Turner
Jan Shepard............as Emily
Karl Swenson............as Monroe
Reed Howes............as The Townsman
Recurring Cast:
Addison Richards....as Doc Jay Calhoun
Peter Leeds....as Tenner Smith
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman sets out to find a typhoid carrier. Gilman's only clue to the
 whereabouts of the unidentified person is the trail of fear and sickness he leaves behind. [SC]

2.21 [53] Trackdown: THE FEUD
(1959.02.11)
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Lillian Bronson ............... Maude Turley
Charles Cooper ................ Matthew Turley
James Lydon ................... Mark Turley
Gary Gray ..................... Luke Turley
Ellen Corby (recurring ?)
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
Trevor Bardette,
Helen Wallace.
A dying woman returns to her home town, where she wants to be buried after her
death. Her arrival in town revives an old feud and Hoby Gilman must try to use
reason to combat the townspeople's deep prejudice.

2.22 [54] Trackdown: THE SAMARATIN
(1959.02.18)
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Rita Moreno ................... Tina
Chill Wills ................... Sebulen Hunt
Charles Aidman ................ Starbuck
Ranger Hoby Gilman, injured and unarmed, joins two strangers on a wilderness
trail. They are menaced by a desperate killer.

2.23 [55] Trackdown: THE GANG
(1959.02.25)
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Nick Adams .................... Will Hastings
George Brenlin ................ Guthrie
Gordon Polk ................... Lafe
Addison Richards .............. Doc Jay Calhoun (recurring)
Michael Fox ................... Blake Yedor
Peter Leeds (recurring ?)
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman must cope with a band of young saddle tramps who have
overrun the town and taken a hostage.

2.24 [56] Trackdown: THE THREAT
(1959.03.04)
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Corrigan
Michael Fox
Peter Leeds (recurring ?)
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
An odd little man threatens to blow up the town with homemade bombs if he doesn't
receive a large sum of money from the bank.

2.25 [57] Trackdown: HARD LINES (verified -SC)
11-Mar-1959 CBS Wed
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Don Brinkley [SC]
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast: [SC]
James Coburn.........as Joker Wells
Beverly Garland.........as Dora Crow
DeForest Kelley.........as Ed Crow
Dennis Moore.........as The Saloon Patron
Recurring Cast:
Elen Corby....as Henretta Porter
Peter Leeds....as Tenner Smith
Norman Leavitt....as Ralph.
Synopsis:
A Civil War soldier, accused of deserting during battle, returns to hishome town.
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman places his own life in danger as he attempts to save the
accused man from an angry mob.

 
2.26 [58] Trackdown: FEAR
18Mar59 CBS Wed
Directed By Thomas Carr
Written By Christopher Knopf
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Harold Stone............as Ambrose Hacker
Warren Oats............as Kelly
Gordon Polk............as Garth
Paul Von Schreiber............as Bemer
Barry Brooks............as The Townsman
Recurring Cast:
Peter Leeds.....as Tenner Smith
Rusty Westcoatt.....as Joe, The Bartender
[SC]
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman tries to stop four trigger-happy brothers from
terrorizing the area. He soon learns that the brothers have picked him as their next target.

2.27 [59] Trackdown: STRANGER IN TOWN
(1959.03.25)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
John Hackett .................. Joseph
James Drury ................... John Ward
Paul Carr ..................... Joshua
Peter Leeds (recurring ?)
Ellen Corby (recurring ?)
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
From a man he doesn't know, Texas
Ranger Hoby Gilman receives a letter predicting his death.

2.28 [60] Trackdown: THE PROTECTOR
(1959.04.01)
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Richard Jaeckel ............... Frank Wilson
Grace Raynor .................. Ann Jackson
Russell Thorson ............... Jesse Jackson
Paul Brinegar ................. Zack Armstead
John Harmon,
Sid Clute,
Jason Johnson.
Trailing an outlaw, Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman enters a quiet town and soon
discovers that it is the ideal place for a criminal to reside.

2.29 [61] Trackdown: FALSE WITNESS
(1959.04.08)
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Bethel Leslie
Pat Donahue
James Lydon
Peter Leeds (recurring ?)
Ellen Corby (recurring ?)
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
Addison Richards (recurring)
A girl claims that she witnessed a murder for which a man has already been
convicted and sentenced to hang. Because of the girl's statement Ranger Hoby
Gilman reopens the murder case.

2.30 [62] Trackdown: THE TRICK
(1959.04.15)
Directed by R. G. Springsteen
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Edgar Buchanan ................ Tully Saxon
Nick Adams .................... Deal Jackford
Rusty Wescoatt
Peter Leeds (recurring ?)
Rusty Wescoatt,
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
Ellen Corby (recurring ?)
A young man persistently attempts to provoke Tenner Smith, a friend of Ranger
Hoby Gilman, into a gunfight. Smith can't understand why the boy wants to fight
him until it is discovered that he was hired for that purpose.

2.31 [63] Trackdown: THE EYES OF JERRY KELSO
(1959.04.22)
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Addison Richards .............. Doc Jay Calhoun (recurring)
Jonathan Hole ................. Mike Kilroy
Carleton Carpenter ............ Jerry Kelso
Edward C. Platt
Judith Braun
Norman Leavitt,
Pearl Madson agrees to go away with a traveling salesman, even
though her father violently opposes the plan. But the salesman
is found dead before Pearl can leave him.

2.32 [64] Trackdown: GIFT HORSE
(1959.04.29)
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Michael Fox ................... Blake Yedor
Will Wright ................... Zack
James Burke ................... Levi
James Collier ................. Jed Work
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
Two schemers arrive in town claiming to be long-lost relatives
of a bank employee who is all alone in the world. They
explain that they want to make up for all his lonely years.

2.33 [65] Trackdown: THE VOTE
(1959.05.06)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
James Seay,
Barbara Eiler,
Gregory Walcott,
Rodney Bell,
Bruce MacFarland.
Ellen Corby (recurring ?)
Norman Leavitt (recurring ?)
Peter Leeds (recurring ?)
A couple of mooth operators arrive in Porter, Texas, and start
a campaign for women's suffrage. The men of the town don't like
the idea of being pushed into it so fast.

2.34 [66] Trackdown: THE UNWANTED (verified -SC)
Four Star prod. no. 6433
13May59 CBS Wed
Directed By Donald McDougall
Written By Fred Freiberger
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Rhys Williams............as Jebidiah
Walter Brooke............as Doc Walters
Dorothy Adams............as The Widow Harper
Hal K. Dawson............as Gus
Tom Wilde............as Will Stoddard
Robert LaVarre............as Jensen
Roy Barcroft............as The Sheriff
(Paul Engel as Jeremiah ?)
Ranger Hoby Gilman investigates a series of strange occurrences in
a small town. Townspeople charge that members of a religious sect
have been practicing witchcraft.

2.35 [67] Trackdown: TOSS UP
(1959.05.20)
Directed by Donald McDougall
Starring: Robert Culp (as Hoby Gilman)
Guest Cast:
Scott Forbes .................. Paul Wallace
Jean Howell ................... Naomi Wallace
Lee Farr
John Anderson
A woman comes to Hoby Gilman for help after she learns that her
feuding husband and brother are plotting to kill each other.
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Summer Reruns CBS Wednesdays
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[--] 15Jul59 rerun of 2.14 "Three Legged Fox" (first aired 05Dec58)
[--] 29Jul59 rerun of 2.19 "Bad Judgment" (first aired 28Jan59)

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