CTVA US Western - "Tales of Wells Fargo" (Revue/NBC) Season 1 (Early 1957)

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Starring Dale Robertson (30 min) (b-w)
Season 1 (NBC) (Early 1957)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars episode A TALE OF WELLS FARGO   (verified -SC)
14Dec56 CBS Friday 9:30 pm
PRODUCED BY OVERLAND PRODUCTIONS
AND FILMED ON LOCATION IN THE CALIFORNIA HIGH SIERRAS
AND REPUBLIC STUDIO WESTERN STREET.
DIRECTED BY BERNARD GIRARD STORY AND TELEPLAY BY FRANK GRUBER.
PRODUCED BY NAT HOLT
PRODUCTION MANAGER RAY BAILEY
EDITORIALS UPERVISOR NOEL COPPLEMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY RAY RENNAHAN
MUSIC SUPERVISOR PAUL SAWTELL
STARRING:
DALE ROBERTSON AS JIM HARDIE, SPECIAL AGENT FOR WELLS FARGO.
GUEST CAST:
HELEN WESTCOTT, PAUL FIX, STUART RANDALL, RAY TEAL, JOHN MERRICK,
JOHN BERADINO, WILLIAM FORREST, TOM MCDROUGH, GEORGE CHANDLER,
JOE MCGUINN, KIT CARSON.
SYNOPSIS:
THE WELLS FARGO MAIN OFFICE REQUESTS THAT SPECIAL AGENT JIM HARDIE
TRAVEL TO WYOMING, UNDERCOVER,AND TRY TO FIND OUT WHO'S BEEN
ROBBING WELLS FARGO STAGECOACHES AND TRAINS. AFTER ARRIVING, HARDIE
SUSPECTS THE HAGGERTY GANG AS THE ONE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROBBERIES.[SC]

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NBC, Mondays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern
14 episodes x 30 min bw

 
1.1 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: THE THIN ROPE (1957)  (verified -SC)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP209A
18Mar57 NBC

 Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Story and Teleplay by N.B. Stone, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Chuck Connors ................. Button Smith & Pete Johnson
Russell Thorson ............... Jefferson
Jacqueline Holt ............... Girl
Arthur Space (NOT George D. Wallace) ............. Sheriff
Robert Burton ................. Doctor
KIT CARSON.
SYNOPSIS:
JIM HARDIE TRAVELS TO THE TOWN OF WILLOW CREEK TO ACCOMPANY A
WELLS FARGO GUARD, WHO SAVED A GOLD SHIPMANT FROM OUTLAWS, ON A
RETURN TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO. HARDIE DOESN'T REALIZE THAT THE GUARD
IS ACTUALLY ANOTHER PERSON NAMED PETE JOHNSON-THE LEADER OF THE
HOLD-UP GANG. [SC] :

1.02 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: HASTY GUN (1957.03.25)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
Leo V. Gordon ................. Nick Breese
John Merrick .................. Webb McCloy
Rusty Lane .................... Tom Ogburn

1.03 [--]Tales of Wells Fargo: ALDER GULCH  (verified -SC)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
8Apr57 NBC
Directed by Allen Miner
Story and Teleplay by Frank Gruber.
Guest Cast:
Lee Van Cleef ................. Cherokee Bob
John Doucette ................. Boone Helm
Tom McKee ..................... Sheriff
Tim Graham .................... Store Proprietor
Hugh Sanders .................. Biedler
George Travino ................ Fat Jack
Nesdon Booth .................. Walter Bassett
STUART RANDALL, MORRIS ANKRUM, FRED GRAHAM, PAUL BURNS,
BOYD STOCKMAN,
CAROL HENRY(UNCREDITED).
RECURRING CAST:
Russ Thorson (as John Carter)
SYNOPSIS:
WELLS FARGO GENERAL MANAGER,JOHN CARTER SENDS JIM HARDIE TO
THE MONTANA TOWN OF ALDER GULCH TO TRY AND CLEAN UP A GANG OF
MURDEROUS OUTLAWS WHO HAVE BEEN LOOTING STAGECOACH'S, KILLING
PASSINGERS AND WELLS FARGO EMPLOYEES. [SC] 

1.04 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: THE BOUNTY (30 min)(bw)  (verified -SC)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
15Apr1957 NBC Mon
Directed By george Waggner
Story & Teleplay By George Slavin
Guest Cast:
Gerald Milton .......... as Lon Ellwood
Jean Howell ............ as Cora Williams
Richard Shannon ........ as Sgt. Alcorn
Anthony George ......... as Cleet Miller
Paul Bryer ............. as George Curtis
Nestor Paiva ........... as Louie
Synopsis:
While on the trail Of gunman Cleet Miller, agent Jim Hardie receives a
telegram from Wells Fargo Officials that Miller was killed. Hardie
immediately travels to the village of Moose Head,Canada to idenify the
body,and not realizing that the dead man isn't really Miller, who is still
alive and using a cohort to collect the reward that is posted against him. [SC]

1.05 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: A TIME TO KILL
22Apr1957 NBC Mon
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
Guest cast:
Robert Rockwell ............... Jason
Judith Ames ................... Ellen
Brad Morrow ................... Finley
John Harmon ................... Price
K.L. Smith .................... Jake Porter
Synopsis:
On the trail of stolen money, Jim Hardie is led to the home of a man
who recently died. Both his sister and young son are certain the dead
man had nothing to do with the robbery. The boy is determined to
vindicate his father's name. [RF]

1.06 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: SHOTGUN MESSENGER  (verified -SC)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
06May57 NBC Mon (rebroadcast 09Jun58)
DIRECTED BY LEWIS R. FOSTER.
TELEPLAY BY SLOAN NIBLEY AND DWIGHT NEWTON / STORY BY SLOAN NIBLEY.
Guest cast:
Michael Landon ................ Tad Cameron
Kem Dibbs ..................... Ed
Kevin Hagen ................... Milt
Harry Stephens ................ Chuck
WALTER SANDE
RUSS THORSEN
BOYD STOCKMAN
(John Pickard as Sheriff Lyons ???????)
( Eilene Janssen as Julie Taylor ?????}
SYNOPSIS 1:
JIM HARDIE IS SENT TO THE GOLD FIELDS OF CALIFORNIA ALONG WITH ANOTHER
WELLS FARGO EMPLOYEE TO SET-UP A NEW STAGE ROUTE. JIM NEEDS TO HIRE
A SHOTGUN MESSENGER FOR THE ROUTE. ONE OF THE MEN THAT APPLIES FOR
THE JOB HAS A SHADY BACKROUND, AND JIM REFUSES TO HIRE HIM. THE MAN
AND HIS PARTNER SEEK REVENGE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Jim Hardie is seeking a man to hire as a shotgun messenger for a new
branch on the Wells Fargo line. He decides on young Tad Cameron, even
though the youth's father was once fired from Wells Fargo. [RF]

1.07 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: THE LYNCHING (a.k.a. Manuel) (1957.05.13)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
Guest Cast:
Victor Millan

1.08 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: THE RENEGADES (verified -SC)
a.k.a. "Renegade Raiders" (copyright title)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
20May57 NBC
DIRECTED BY GEORGE WAGGNER.
STORY AND TELEPLAY BY WILLIAM LEICESTER.
GUEST CAST:
Denver Pyle ................... Jack Powers
Francis McDonald .............. Aaron Ross
George Chandler ............... Mr. Billings
Morgan Woodward ............... Phil Slavin
Dan Blocker ................... Joe Purdy
Paul Brinegar ................. Shotry Tannin
Ric Vallin ................... Broken Wrist
SYNOPSIS:
JIM HARDIE AND ANOLD INDIAN SCOUT SEARCH FOR THE LEADER OF A
GUNRUNNING GANG SELLING RIFLE'S TO THE CHEYENNES. [SC] 

1.09 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: RIO GRANDE (1957.06.03)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
Diane Brewster ................ Lillian Barkley
Joe De Santis ................. Garrett}
Russell Johnson ............... William Dodd
Rico Alaniz ................... Sebastian
Luis Gomez .................... Pedro
Lisa Montell .................. Juanita

1.10 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo:  
SAM BASS  video
10Jun1957 NBC Mon (rebroadcast 23Jun58)
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)

 Guest cast:
Chuck Connors ................. Sam Bass
Pat Hogan ..................... Murphy
Ric Roman ..................... Barnes
Michael Landon ................ Jackson
Ray Teal ...................... Capt. McNelly
Howard Negley ................. Merchant
Tom McDonough ................. Ranger Clark
Synopsis:
Disguised as an outlaw Jim Hardie heads for Texas on the trail of Sam
Bass, who has eluded the law for many years. Hardie comes close to his
quarry when he joins a band of desperadoes. [RF]

1.11 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo:  
THE HIJACKERS  video (verified -SC) 
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)
17-Jun-1957 NBC Mon


DIRECTED BY JOHN ENGLISH
STORY & TELEPLAY BY N.B.STONE.JR.
Guest Cast:
Terry Frost ................... Frank Jeffers
Alan Reynolds ................. Agent
Jack Elam ..................... Chris
Jacqueline Holt ............... Jeannie Wilcox
Harry Harvey, Jr. ............. Billy Thompson
Glenn Strange ................. Tom
Fred Carson ................... Jack
SYNOPSIS:
JIM HARDIE SEARCHES FOR A STAGECOACH OVER DUE ON ITS RUN. HIS INVESTIGATION
LEEDS HIM TO A GHOST TOWN AND A GANG OF OUTLAWS HOLDING TWO PEOPLE FOR
RANSOM, ONE WHO IS THE SON OF A WEALTHY RANCHER. [SC]

1.12 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: STAGE TO NOWHERE
24Jun1957 NBC Mon
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP206A
Guest cast:
Walter Coy .................... Lingle
Bobby Clark ................... Dan Simmons
Barbara Eiler ................. Alice Simmons
Lyle Talbot ................... Reporter
Henry Rowland ................. Red
Synopsis:
Aboard a stagecoach, Jim Hardie joins a group of passengers that
includes a woman and her son, an outlaw and a reporter. [RF]

1.13 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo: 
JESSE JAMES  video
1-Jul-1957
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)


 Hugh Beaumont ................. Jesse James
Olive Carey ................... Maw Samuel
Jesse Griffith ................ Tom Rankins
Bobby Jordan .................. Bob Ford
Chris Drake ................... Charlie Ford
Henry Ellis

1.14 [--] Tales of Wells Fargo:
THE SILVER BULLETS  video
8-Jul-1957
Revue-Overland prod. no. TP (not known)


Douglas Kennedy ............... Martin Yates
James Seay .................... Gurney Cassell
Pamela Duncan ................. Lydia Kennelly
Jim Hayward ................... Joe Kennelly
John Eldredge ................. Roy Fulton

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