CTVA Western - "The Westerner" (Four Star/NBC)(1960) starring Brian Keith

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Zane Grey Theatre (1956-61)    Frontier Justice (Summer 1958, 59, 61)
Trackdown (1957-59)   Wanted Dead or Alive (1958-61)  The Rifleman (1958-63)
Black Saddle (1959-60)   Johnny Ringo (1958-61)  Law of The Plainsman (1959-60)
The Westerner (1960)   Stagecoach West (1960-61)  The Big Valley (1965-69)

Brian Keith series
   Crusader (1955-56)  -  The Westerner (1960)  -  Family Affair (1966-71)
The Little People (1972-73) / The Brian Keith Show (1973-74)
   
The Westerner (1960)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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THE WESTERNER
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Four Star-Winchester Production
for
NBC (Fridays 8:30 pm EST)
Executive Producer Hal Hudson  
Created and Produced by Sam Peckinpah
Associate Producers Jack Gariss & Richard V. Heermance  
Production Supervisor: Jack Sontag
Production Manager: Norman Powell (also Barry Crane?)

US Western series 1960 pilot + 13 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Brian Keith
as  Dave Blasingame
with
John Dehner as Burgundy Smith

Premise:
Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful
dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Directors include:
Sam Peckinpah, Ted Post, Bernard L. Kowalski, Don McDougall  
André De Toth, Bruce Geller, Tom Gries, Elliot Silverstein  

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WRITERS INCLUDED:
SAM PECKINPAH, BRUCE GELLER, TOM GRIES, CYRIL HUME
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ASSITANT DIRECTORS:
ROBERT WHITE, MIKE SALAMUNOVICH, WILLIAM CALIHAN
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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
FRANK G. CARSON, LUCIAN BALLARD, HOWARD SCHWARTZ
Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton and Lester Orlebeck  
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MUSIC SUPERVISION/ Original Music: HERSCHEL BURKE GILBERT
MUSIC SCORED BY: RUDY SCHRAGER
Musical Director: Rudy Schrager/ Josep Mullendore
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STUNTS:
BOYD'RED'MORGAN, PAUL STADER, TOM STEELE, FRED KRONE

Executive Art Director: Bill Ross
Art Director: Jan Van Tamelen
Costumes: Robert B. Harris

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Zane Grey Theatre (1956-61)   3.24 [--]  TROUBLE AT TRES CRUCES (pilot for "The Westerner")
26Mar59 on CBS
FOUR STAR-ZANE GREY PRODUCTION
PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE FRANK BAUER
PRODUCED BY HAL HUDSON
DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY SAM PECKINPAH
Written and Directed by Sam Peckinpah
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR BERNARD BURTON
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEORGE DISKANT
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Starring
Brian Keith as Dave Blassingame
Guest Cast:
Neville Brand
Ted DeCorsia
Frank Silvera
Michael Pate
Rita Lynn
Elsa Cardenas
Brad Johnson
Synopsis #1:
Dave Blassingame ihnerits his famous 95 Winchester from his
uncle who asked for Dave's help, but died before Dave could help. 
Brian was here the lonely, quiet and strong cowboy that
we feel his past is heavy to carry on and that we'll
find too in "Deadly Companions" with Maureen O'Hara,
also directed by Sam Peckinpah.
SYNOPSIS #2:
DAVE BLASSINGAME RECEIVES A LETTER FROM HIS UNCLE, ADAM BROWN,
WHO OPERATES A RANCH NEAR THE TOWN OF TRES CRUCES. WHEN HE ARRIVES,
DAVE IS INFORMED BY ONE OF PEASANTS THAT HIS UNCLE HAS BEEN MURDERED
BY A LOCAL TYRANT WHO STOLE THE DEED TO HIS UNCLE'S RANCH. [SC]

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    NBC Fridays 8:30pm Eastern

[01] The Westerner: JEFF
30Sep60 NBC
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
WRITTEN BT ROBERT HEVERLY AND SAM PECKINPAH.
GUEST CAST:
Diana Millay .................. Jeff
Geoffrey Toone ................ Danny Lipp
Charles Horvath ............... Crow
MICHAEL GREEN.....AS WAGGONER,
WARREN OATeS.....AS THE DRUNK,
WAYNE TUCKER.....ASQUINT,
WILLIAM SHARON.....AS ORCHARD,
MARIE SELLAND.....AS GLORIE.
SYNOPSIS:
DAVE BLASSINGAME HAS TRAVELED 300 MILES TO KILL A MAN NAMED DANNY
LIPP. LIPP'S THE OWNER OF A RUN-DOWN BORDER TOWN SALOON. WHEN DAVE
ARRIVES HE MEETS A SALOON GIRL NAMED JEFF, WHO HE REMEMBERS WHEN HE
WAS A YOUNG BOY. DAVE CONFRONTS LIPP AND HIS COHORTS AND BEATS DANNY
UN A BLOODY FIST FIGHT. DAVE WANT'S TO TAKE JEFF BACK WITH HIM, BUT
SHE REFUSES AND DECIDES TO STAY WITH THE SALOON OWNER. [SC]

[02] The Westerner: SCHOOLDAYS
7Oct60 NBC
Directed by Andre De Toth
WRITTEN BY SAM PECKINPAH AND ROBERT HEVERLY.
GUEST CAST:
R.G. Armstrong ................ Shell Davidson
Maggie Mahoney ................ Eleanor Larson
John Anderson ................. Lath Ritchie
Richard Rust .................. Deputy Tyson
William Tracy ................. Doug Ritchie
BILL QUINN.....AS TED MANNING,
BILL MIMMS.....ASROU HUFF,
DUB TAYLOR.....AS WALT SMITH,
JAMES ANDERSON.....AS FRANK RITCHIE,
Frank Hagney ..... Al
SYNOPSIS:
FRANK RITCHIE MURDERS SCHOOL TEACHER ELEANOR LARSON. DAVE BLASSINGAME
ARRIVES AND SHOOTS RITCHIE, SERIOUSLY WOUNDING HIM. HE MANAGES TO
ESCAPE, BUT DAVE CATCHES UP WITH HIM AT HIS BROTHERS SHACK. HE
DIES AND HIS TWO BROTHERS, LATH AND DOUG, TRY TO BLAME THE MURDER ON
DAVE. [SC]

[03] The Westerner: BROWN
21Oct60 NBC
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Harry Swoger .................. Tom Lacette
Victor Izay ................... Bartender
Conlan Carter ................. Meed
Chris Carter .................. Chris
Janan Hart
Fred Ingram
Rudy Dolan
Michael T. Mikler
Dave loses his dog to a fast talker.

[04] The Westerner: MRS. KENNEDY
28Oct60 NBC
Directed by Bernard Kowalski
WRITTEN BY JOHN DUNKEL AND SAM PECKINPAH STORY BY JOHN DUNKEL.
GUEST CAST:
Jean Allison ....... Margie Lee Kennedy
Paul Richards ...... Marsh Kennedy
WENDELL HOLMES.....AS HENRY HADLEY.
SYNOPSIS:
HENRY HADLEY HAS FOUND HIS FORTUNE. HE ARRIVES AT HIS NEICE AND
NEPHEW'S SMALL RANCH. HE INFORMS THEM THAT HE HIRED DAVE BLASSINGAME
TO WORK FOR THEM AS A RANCH HAND. MARSH KENNEDY WANTS DAVE TO LEAVE.
MARGIE LEE KENNEDY IS ATTRACTED TO DAVE,AND MARSH IS ATTRACTED TO THE
DOUBLED-EAGLE GOLD COINS IN HIS UNCLE HADLEY'S SADDLE BAGS. [SC]

[05] The Westerner: DOS PINOS
4Nov60 NBC
Directed by Donald McDougall
WRITTEN BY E.JACK NEUMAN.
GUEST CAST:
Adam Williams ................. Pauk
Jean Willes ................... Sal
Boyd "Red" Morgan ............ Red Coons
Malcolm Atterbury ............. Andy
MICHAEL T. MIKLER.....AS CASSIDY,
WARREN TUFTS.....AS GATOR,
MANUEL SERRANO.....AS ARTCO,
MARIE SELLAND.....AS JENNY COONS,
IRENE CALVILLO.....AS CHULL,
MIKI KATO.....AS INEZ,
MARIANNA HILL.....AS CORA.
SYNOPSIS:
DAVE BLASSINGAME ARRIVES IN THE SMALL, DUSTY TOWN OF DOS PINOS
LOOKING FOR ROOM AND BOARD. ALL HE FINDS AT THE LOCAL CANTINA IS
A GUN-HAPPY TROUBLE MAKER NAMED PAUK AND A WOUNDED DEPUTY NAMED
RED COONS. DAVE LOOKS FOR HELP FROM THE CANTINA'S OWNER, NAMED SAL.[SC]

[06] The Westerner: THE COURTING OF LIBBY
11Nov60 NBC
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Joan O'Brien .................. Libby
John Apone
Rudy Dolan
Barney Brown
Marie Selland

[07] The Westerner: TREASURE (a.k.a. "Gold")
18Nov60 NBC
Directed by Ted Post
WRITTEN BY CYRIL HUME.
GUEST CAST:
MALCOM ATTERBURY.....AS MARSHAL FRANK DOLLAR,
ARTHUR HUNNICUT.....AS THE OLD PROSPECTOR,
VICTOR IZAY.....AS EUSTACE,
HARRY A. GOBBLE.....AS DIGGER,
LEONARD P.GEER.....AS JUBAL,
MICHAEL MORGAN.....AS JOSE.
SYNOPSIS:
DAVE BLASSINGAME AND HIS DOG BROWN TAKE SHELTER DURING A DESERT
DUST STORM. DAVE ACCIDENTLY FINDS A POUCH CONTAINING GOLD COINS
BURIED IN SOME ROCKS WHERE HE TOOK SHELTER. AN OLD PROSPECTOR SHOWS
UP REALIZING THAT DAVE FOUND THE GOLD COINS AND HAS A PLAN TO
RELEAVE HIM OF THE GOLD. [SC]

[08] The Westerner: THE OLD MAN
25Nov60 NBC
Directed by Andre de Toth
WRITTEN BY SAM PECKINPAH AND JACK CURTIS.
GUEST CAST:
SAM JAFFE.....AS OLD MAN MCKEAN,
ROBERT WILKE.....AS MURDO,
DEE POLLOCK.....AS BILLY,
MICHAEL FORREST.....AS TRAY,
FRANK FERGUSON.....AS STUART,
MICHAEL MIKLER.....AS RENO,
JIMMY LEE COOK.....AS TOVER,
MARIE SELLAND.....AS ADDLE,
EARL HODGINS.....AS SAUL,
RYAN HAYES.....AS IKE.
SYNOPSIS:
OLD MAN MCKEAN, THE OWNER OF THE AGUA VERDE RANCH,IS DIEING. HIS
KINFOLK ARE COMING SO THEY CAN GET A PIECE OF THE RANCH. SOMEWHERE
ON THE TRAIL, MURDO MCKEAN AND TRAY MCKEAN STEAL DAVE BLASSINGAME'S
HORSE AND RIFLE. LATER, DAVE ARRIVES AT THE AGUA VERDE DETERMINED
TO GET HIS HORSE AND RIFLE BACK. [SC]

[09] The Westerner: GHOST OF A CHANCE
2Dec60 NBC
Directed by Bruce Geller
Katy Jurado
Joseph Wiseman
Pepe Callahan
Roberto Contreras
Julio Alejos Corona
Irene Calvillo

[10] The Westerner: LINE CAMP
9Dec60 NBC
Written and Directed by Tom Gries
GUEST CAST
ROBERT CULP.....AS SHAM PRESCOTT,
KARL SWENSON.....AS POTTS,
SLIM PICKENS.....AS HUDSON,
HARI RHODES.....AS MR.JONES,
HANK PATTERSON.....AS SAMPLE,
JIMM LEE COOK.....AS MUNDAY.
SYNOPSIS:
DAVE BLASSINGAME AND HIS DOG BROWN FIND A DEAD COWHAND ON THE TRAIL.
DAVE TAKES THE BODY TO A NEARBY CATTLE LINE CAMP. DAVE ACCEPTS A JOB
AS A COW PUNCHER AND MEETS A FORMER FRIEND NAMED SHAM PRESCOTT.
SOME DAYS LATER DAVE, PRESCOTT AND THE OTHER COWHANDS GET DRUNK.
PRESCOTT PROVOKES DAVE INTO A GUNFIGHT AND IS KILLED. [SC]

[11] The Westerner: GOING HOME
16Dec60 NBC
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
WRITTEN BY JACK CURTIS.
GUEST CAST:
MARY MURPHY.....AS SUZY,
VIRGINIA GREGG.....AS SABETHA,
JACK KRUSCHEN.....AS RIGDUN,
JOHN BRINKLEY.....AS LITTLE BICK,
MICHAEL T. MICKLER.....AS MUNCIE,
RUDY DOLEN.....AS SLIGER,
JIMMY LEE COOK.....AS MAX.
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE ON THE TRAIL, ON HIS WAY BACK FROM SONORA, DAVE BLASSINGAME
ENCOUNTERS TWO WOMAN PUSHING A CART WITH A MORTALLY WOUNDED MAN
INSIDE, AND A BOUNTY HUNTER NAMED RIGDUN AND HIS MEN SEEKING THE
TW0-THOUSAND-DOLLAR REWARD FOR THE WOUNDED MAN NAMED LITTLE BICK.
[SC]

[12] The Westerner: HAND ON THE GUN
23Dec60 NBC
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
WRITTEN BY BRUCE GELLER.
GUEST CAST:
MICHAEL ANSARA.....AS ORESQUOTE,
BEN COOPER.....AS CAL,
JOHN PICKARD.....AS MENO,
WAYNE TUCKER.....AS NED,
HANK GOBBLE.....AS DIGGER.
SYNOPSIS #1:
DAVE AND HIS MEXICAN FRIEND ORESQUOTE ARE ROUNDING-UP WILD HORSES
WHEN A YOUNG FAST-DRAW ARTIST NAMED CAL ARRIVES IN THEIR CAMP AND
PROVOKES A GUNFIGHT BETWEEN DAVE AND ANOTHER WRANGLER. [SC]
Sybopsis #2:
Dave hires a young fast-draw artist who provokes a gunfight.

[13] The Westerner: THE PAINTING (final episode of "The Westerner")
30Dec60 NBC
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
WRITTEN BY BRUCE GELLER.
GUEST CAST:
MADLYN RHUE.....AS CARLA, 'THE CONTESSA',
PAUL SORENSEN.....AS WALKER,
TOM STEELE.....AS TOP,
HANK GOBBLE.....AS DIGGER,
WADDIE WADDLE.....AS COBB,
CHARLES LA ROCCA.....AS THE CARD PLAYER.
RECURRING CAST: JOHN DEHNER AS BURGUNDY SMITH.
SYNOPSIS:
DAVE BLASSINGAME IS FIRED AS A RANCH HAND AND IS HIRED TO FIND AND
RETURN AN INDISCREET PAINTING OF A SPANISH CONTESSA NAMED CARLA.
DAVE'S FRIEND, BURGUNDY SMITH,TRY'S TO CON DAVE OUT OF THE PAINTING
THAT IS WORTH A LARGE SUM OF MONEY. [SC]

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