CTVA US Western - "Zane Grey Theatre" (Four Star/CBS) Season 3 (1958-59)

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Hosted by Dick Powell
Season 3 (CBS) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti,  Rina Fox, Tom Dischley, Tom Alger
references:
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CBS Thursdays 9:00 pm Eastern

3.01 [059] Zane Grey Theater: TRAIL TO NOWHERE (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6504
02Oct58 CBS Thur (rebroadcast 17Sep59)
Produced by Hal Hudson
Written by Aaron Spelling
Directed by William Dario Farallo
Director of Photography George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck ..... Julie Holman
David Janssen ........ Seth Larker
With:
Paul Genge ........... Carl Benson
Richard Shannon ...... Sid Holman
Stephen Chase ........ Sheriff Sam Gilford
Guy Wilkerson ........ Jeb Marcus
Ian MacDonald ........ Leeds
William Quinn ........ Les Manson
Allen Pinson ......... Raoul
Irene Cavillo ........ Macala
Synopsis:
Julie Holman swears vengeance when her husband is murdered. Suspecting
Carl Benson, a man with whom her husband has quarreled, Julie rides out
to his ranch. She finds that Benson has disappeared and sets out to track
him down. [RF]

3.02 [060] Zane Grey Theatre: THE SCAFFOLD [verified -SC]
Four Star prod. no. 6502
9Oct58 CBS Thur
Directed by Robert Florey
Teleplay by Aaron Spelling / Story By Will Cook
Guest Cast:
Dick Powell ............ as Sheriff Ross Conners
Paul Richards .......... as John Hart
Joan Taylor ............ as Rose Bailey
Hugh Sanders ........... as Riley
Willard Sage ........... as Herb Rosen
John Hackett ........... as Neal Buckley
Virginia Christine ..... as Mrs. Hart
Russell Thorsen ........ as Walter Harrison
Roy Engel .............. as Ben Wooster
Gil Perkins ........... as The Marshal
Synopsis:
A dedicated town Sheriff tries to protect his prisoner from a crazed mob,
who want to hang him. [SC]

3.03 [061] Zane Grey Theatre: HOMECOMING (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6506
23Oct58 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English/ Television Story by Bob Eisenbach
Teleplay by Ted Sherdeman /
Director of Photography, J. Peverell Marley, A.S.C.
Starring:
Lloyd Nolan .............. Adam Larkin
With:
Judith Ames .............. Ellen Larkin
Dennis Patrick ........... Danch
Frank Albertson .......... Sheriff Horn
Richard Devon ............ Turlow
Virginia Gregg ........... Hannah Benton
Clarke Gordon ............ Deputy Clark
John Falvo ............... Clerk
Fred Eisley .............. Deputy Clerk
Nolan Leary .............. Dr. Stone

3.04 [062] Zane Grey Theatre: THE ACCUSER (verified -SC)
Four Star prod. no. 6508
30Oct58 CBS
DIRECTED BY JOHN ENGLISH.
TELEPLAY BY CHRISTOPHER KNOPF
TELEVISION STORY BY GENE LESSER.
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
DAVID NIVEN .... MILO BRANT,
MALCOM BRODRICK .... THAD HUDDLESTONE,(son)
GAIL KOBE .... RUTH HUDDLESTONE, (widow)
CHIS ALCAIDE .... DEPUTY SHERIFF JASON MERRICK,
RUSS CONWAY .... SHERIFF HOWARD MOSS,
MARIANNE STEWART .... POLLY MERRICK,
BILL HENRY .... COLLARD,
TROY MELTON .... TAVENER,
TOM STEELE .... WARD.
George D. Wallace
DeForest Kelley
Ross Elliott
Peter Hansen
Don Diamond
Harry Lauter
Dan Barton
Gary Hanley
Bill Catching
SYNOPSIS:
A TEENAGE BOY IS COAXED INTO SAYING THAT HE SAW A FAMILY FRIEND
KILL HIS FATHER. [SC]

3.05 [063] Zane Grey Theatre: LEGACY OF A LEGEND (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6510
6Nov58 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Written by Robert Yale Libott
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Lee J. Cobb .............. Drifter
With:
John Dehner .............. Marshal Harvey
J. Pat O'Malley .......... Pete
Joan Banks ............... Melanie Fleming
Frank Ferguson ........... Paul Parker
John Pickard ............. Deputy
Tyler McVey .............. Bartender
Robert Carson ............ Roger Fleming
*
Not on film credits ...
Maudie Prickett .......... Milss Howland
Synopsis:
A drifter (Frank MacKinnon, thought to be deceased) arrives in a small
Western town claiming to be the famous lawman who had lived there 20
years before. The townspeople, who remember the lawman as a young and
vigorous man, refuse to believe the old curmudgeon is one and the same. [RF]

3.06 [064] Zane Grey Theatre: TO SIT IN JUDGMENT (verified -SC/RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6516
13Nov58 CBS Thurs
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed By John English
Written By Harry Julian Fink
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Robert Ryan............as Sheriff Amos Parney
With:
Betsy Jones-Moreland............as Lucy Parney
Michael Pate............as Charlie Spawn
John Washbrook............as Jamie MacPherson
Dean Stanton............as Rob MacPherson
Jean Inness............as Mary MacPherson
Ben Erway............as Doc Armstedter
Synopsis:
A strong willed Sheriff eventually must face the two sons of the man he
hanged for committing a murder. [SC]

3.07 [065] Zane Grey Theatre: THE TALL SHADOW (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6522
20Nov58 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Written by John McGreevey
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
John Ericson ............. Linc Hardaway
Julie Adams .............. Nora Pepson
With:
Brad Dexter .............. Clefand Ames
Sean McClory ............. Graham Pogue
Steve Darrell ............ Dan Hardaway
Don Durant ............... Vern Mitchell
John Falvo ............... Dealer

3.08 [066] Zane Grey Theatre: THE VAUNTED (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6512
27Nov58
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by David Niven
Written by Fred Freiberger
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Jane Greer ............... Ellie Matson
Eddie Albert ............. Jess Matson
With:
Richard Shannon .......... Marshall Gregg
Regis Toomey ............. Sheriff Barnes
Robert Foulk ............. Big John
Kathryn Card ............. Grandma Matson
Mickey Braddock (Micky Dolenz) ..... Ted Matson
Monica Keating ........... Jane
Nora Marlowe ............. Mary Ogilvey
Anzie Strickland ......... Mae Jones
Richard Newton ........... Sam Hicks
Richard Bartell .......... Telegraph Operator

3.09 [067] Zane Grey Theatre: PRESSURE POINT (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6518
4Dec58
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Written by Morris Lee Green & Bill Walker
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Walter Pidgeon ........... Jess Clark
With:
Carl B. Reid ............. Tom Newman
Pernell Roberts .......... Lew Banning
Walter Sande ............. Ben Crowley
Dabbs Greer .............. Sheriff Will
Jack Dimond .............. Bob Crowley
Raymond Bailey ........... Ed Fowler
Stafford Repp ............ Joe
Synopsis:
Jess Clark is blind and ex-convict Banning is after him for killing his brother. [RF]

3.10 [068] Zane Grey Theatre: BURY HIM DEAD (verified -RF)
(copyright title & on-screen title)
Four Star prod. no. 6524
11Dec58 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Written by John McGreevey
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Barry Sullivan ........... Jed Lorimer
With:
Joan Tetzel .............. Kathy Lorimer
Chris Alcaide ............ Marshal Bly Newsome
John Beradino ............ Garth Redfern
Synopsis:
Lorimer is forced to help outlaw Redfern, who is holding Jed's wife
hostage,with a Marshal on the trail of Redfern, Lorimer is trying
desperately to protect Redfern in order to keep her alive. [RF]

3.11 [069] Zane Grey Theatre: LET THE MAN DIE (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6528
18Dec58 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Roger Kay
Teleplay by Aaron Spelling/ Television Story by Dory Langdon
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Dick Powell .............. Dr. Mike Reynolds
with:
Marsha Hunt .............. Julie Reynolds
R.G. Armstrong ........... Sheriff Les Houghton
Ralph Reed ............... Nick Reynolds
John Hoyt ................ Walt Mathews
Brett King ............... Doff Akins
Frank Ferguson ........... Tom Menken
Phil Chambers ............ Earl Watkins
Bill Erwin ............... Harper Bates
Synopsis:
Dr. Reynolds is forced with a painful decision, either he treat the outlaw
Doff Akins after he was shot or risk losing his son to this outlaw. [RF]

3.12 [070] Zane Grey Theatre: MEDAL FOR VALOR (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6520
25Dec58 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
Teleplay by Edmund Morris & Samuel A. Peeples/ Television Story by Edmund Morris
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Richard Basehart ......... David Manning
With:
Richard Anderson ......... Adam Stewart
Paul Fix ................. Rufus Stewart
June Dayton .............. Kate Manning
K.L. Smith ............... Gerd Blake
Bartlett Robinson ........ James Harder
Roy Engel ................ Blacksmith
Wally Richard ............ Dan
Patrick Clement .......... Ben
Synopsis:
Manning asks Rufus Stewart for a loan so he can relocate to a warmer
climate for his wife's medical condition. Stewart loans him the money
but he has to work it off in the U.S. Military using his sons name.
Stewart wants his son to become a decorated Senator. [RF]

3.13 [071] Zane Grey Theatre: LIVING IS A LONESOME THING
Four Star prod. no. 6530
1Jan59
Guest Cast:
Michael Rennie ................ Grant Coburn
Michael Landon ................ Vance Coburn
Walter Sande .................. Jeb Stone

3.14 [072] Zane Grey Theatre: DAY OF THE KILLING (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6526
08-Jan-1959 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Written by Frederic Louis Fox
Directed by John English
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Hosted by: Dick Powell
Starring:
Paul Douglas ............. Jonas Sutton
With:
John Litel ............... Sheriff Martin Calder
Peter Breck .............. Roy Bancoft
Jonathan Hole ............ Ned Watley
Ricky Murray ............. Kim Sutton
Lane Bradford ............ Clem Dobie
Jason Johnson ............ Ricker
Sam Buffington ........... Frank
Richard Devon ............ Grady Taggert
Synopsis:
Blacksmith Jonas Sutton is elected sheriff. After he takes office, townsfolk
pressure him into hunting down a murderer who previously saved Sutton's son. [TA]

3.15 [073] Zane Grey Theatre: HANG THE HEART HIGH (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6532
15Jan59 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by William Dario Faralla
Written by John McGreevey
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck ......... Regan Moore
David Janssen ............ Dix Porter
With:
Paul Richards ............ Jed Moore
John Anderson ............ Marshal Cal Lazenby
Lane Bradford ............ Ben Barrett
Margarita Cordova ........ Serafina
Frank Harding ............ True Wessels

3.16 [074] Zane Grey Theatre: WELCOME HOME A STRANGER (verified -SC)
Four Star prod. no. 6534
22Jan59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Marc Sandrich, Jr.
Written by Barney Slater
Director Of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Starring:
Dick Powell .............. Ben Sanderson
With:
Torin Thatcher ........... Ab Richards
James Drury .............. Roy
Willard Sage ............. Sergeant
Dabbs Greer .............. Ex-Confederate
Ned Glass ................ Keys
Frank Albertson .......... Lane Fullerton
John Hackett ............. Stan
George Mitchell .......... Ned Parker
Tony MacLane ............. Townsman
Not on film credits ......
Loren Grey ............... Drifter ?

3.17 [075] Zane Grey Theatre: TRAIL INCIDENT (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6536
29Jan59
Prodiced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Written by Bob Barbash
Director Of Photography, Howard Schwartz
Starring:
Cameron Mitchell ......... Charlie Patch
John Ericson ............. Andy McCall
With:
Tim Considine ............ Peter Owens
Dennis Cross ............. Sam Duncan
Paul Jasmin .............. Tom Brannigan
Michael Hinn ............. Loco Thompson
Quentin Sondergaard ...... Barney Hollis
Michael Forest ........... Joe Sampson
Synopsis:
A banker's son traveling out west winds up lost in the desert until Cattle Boss
McCall picks him up until Wichita is reached. [RF]

3.18 [076] Zane Grey Theatre: MAKE IT LOOK GOOD (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6538
5Feb59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Anton M. Leader
Teleplay by Nina Laemmle/ Story by Marianne Mosner & Francis Rosenwald
Director Of Photography, Howard Schwartz
Starring:
Arthur Kennedy ........... Sam Carter
With:
Parley Baer .............. Clem Doud
Jacqueline Scott ......... Jenny Carter
Robert Simon ............. John Hanley
Richard Rust ............. Russ Bowen
Ed Nelson ................ Jack Bowen
Nesdon Booth ............. Jim Beck
Meg Wyllie ............... Mrs. Cole
Not on film credits ...
Edwin Jerome ............. Doc Kendall

3.19 [077] Zane Grey Theatre: A THREAD OF RESPECT (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6514
12Feb59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Written by Aaron Spelling
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Danny Thomas ............. Gino Pelleti
With:
Nick Adams ............... George Pelleti
James Coburn ............. Jess Newton
Denver Pyle .............. Seth Robson
Tommy Cook ............... Link Harris
Chuck Courtney ........... Til Crow
Jim Beck ................. Nate Paris
Joe H. Hamilton .......... Dave Radkin

3.20 [078] Zane Grey Theatre: DEADFALL (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6542
19Feb59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Written by Sloan Nibley & Frederic Louis Fox
Director Of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Starring:
Van Johnson .............. Frank Gilette
With:
Harry Townes ............. Hugh Perry
Val Dufour ............... Harper
Paul Langton ............. Tom Lamont
Bing Russell ............. Deputy Sheriff Stover
Hampton Fancher .......... Linc
Jan Stine ................ Randy Kayler
John Zaremba ............. Judge
Grant Withers ............ Sheriff Roy Lamont
Charlie Fredericks ....... Frank Summers
Chuck Roberson ........... Brenner

3.21 [079] Zane Grey Theatre: THE LAST RAID
Four Star prod. no. 6540
26Feb59 CBS Thurs (rebroadcast 09Jun60)
Guest Cast:
Fernando Lamas ....... Miguel
Rita Moreno .......... Linda
William Reynolds ..... Bruce McVeigh
Michael Davis ........ Panchito
Abel Fernandez ....... Cota
Peter Coe ............ Manuel
Synopsis:
Miguel and his gang get away from the band with several
thousand pesos in gold. But Miguel is betrayed by one of
his men, who steals the gold, takes Miguel's girl and her
younger brother, and escapes to a hiding place in the
mountains. [RF]

3.22 [080] Zane Grey Theatre: MAN ALONE (aka THE LONER)
pilot for -
Johnny Ringo (1958-61)
Four Star prod. no. 6544
5Mar59
Guest Cast:
Don Durant .................... Johnny Ringo
Thomas Mitchell ............... Cason Thomas
Marilyn Erskine ............... Laura Thomas
Scott Forbes .................. Evans
William Vaughn
Duane Grey
Maurice Young
Bill Catching
In this pilot episode for "Johnny Ringo" veteran Roy Barcroft (??) as a
man determined that his son establish a reputation as a gunfighter by
killing Johnny Ringo, was left intact and used in the second (??) pilot.

Scott Forbes played the evil saloon-owner in the first version,
Thomas Mitchell the town drunk Johnny converts into a deputy, and
Marilyn Erskine his daughter Laura.

3.23 [081] Zane Grey Theatre: HANGING FEVER (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6546
12Mar59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Teleplay by Palmer Thompson/ Television Story by Arthur Ross
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Frank Lovejoy ............ Sam Waiston
With:
Beverly Garland .......... Margaret Waiston
Patrick McVey ............ Jack Lathrop
Christopher Dark ......... Kelse
Charles Fredricks ........ Cooper
Harry Lauter ............. Stopes
Walter Burke ............. Jeff Marker
John Harmon .............. Calvin Holmes
Fiona Hale ............... Miranda

3.24 [082] Zane Grey Theatre: TROUBLE AT TRÉS CRUCES (verified -RF)
(a.k.a "Wincheseter")
Pilot episode for - 
The Westerner (1960)  13 episodes x 30 min starring Brian Keith)
Four Star prod. no. 6548
26Mar59 CBS Thur
Produced by Hal Hudson
Written and Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Brian Keith .............. Dave Blasingame
Neville Brand ............ Nick Karafus
With:
Frank Silvera ............ Ysidro
Miguel Pate .............. Miguel
Rita Lynn ................ Jessie
Ted DeCorsia ............. Adam Brow
Brad Johnson ............. Hardin
Elsa Cardenas ............ Marga
Synopsis:
After many years away from his family. Dave Blasingame is asked to return
home by his uncle who is suffering at the hands of the Greek Devil Karafus.
A valuable Winchester is taken from his uncle and Blasingame aims to
retrieve it and find justice for his uncle. [RF]

3.25 [083] Zane Grey Theatre: HERITAGE (aka "Loyalty") (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6550
2Apr59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Written by Christopher Knopf
Director Of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson ....... Victor Bers
With:
Robert Blake ............. Michael Bers
George Wallace ........... Union Corporal
Edward G. Robinson, Jr. .. Hunt Bers
John Hackett ............. Union Lieutenant
Dan Barton ............... Crowder
Lew Gallo ................ Union Sergeant
Quentin Sondergaard ...... Johnson

3.26 [084] Zane Grey Theatre: THE SUNRISE GUN (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6552
16Apr59 (re-run 19May60)
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by Phil Karlson
Written by Bruce Geller
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring:
Dennis Hopper ............ Danny Sunrise
Everett Sloane ........... Johnny Sunrise
Ben Cooper ............... Sam Duskin, Jr.
With:
Frank Faylen ............. Doc Alvarez
Karl Swenson ............. Luis Greening
Bill Henry ............... Sheriff Moss
Dave Willdon ............. Bain
William Erwin ............ Harte

3.27 [085] Zane Grey Theatre: CHECKMATE (verified -RF)
(unsold pilot for "The Man from Denver")
Four Star prod. no. 6554
30Apr59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Teleplay by Nina Laemmle & William R. Cox/ Television Story by John Marsh
Director Of Photography, Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C.
Starring:
James Whitmore ........... Joel Begley
Marsha Hunt .............. Dr. Sarah Martin
Mark Miller .............. Ward Cameron
With:
Dabbs Greer .............. Sheriff Jim Roarke
Richard Karlan ........... Charlie
William Schallert ........ John Scott
Howard Culver ............ Tim
Nan Peterson ............. Kitty
Series Premise:
The story of Ward Cameron, an examiner for a chain of banks, as
he travels throughtout the old west.

3.28 [086] Zane Grey Theatre: MISSION TO MARATHON
Four Star prod. no. 6556
14May59
Guest Cast:
John Mcintire ................. Major Samuels
Stephen McNally ............... Big Luke Meredith
Mark Richman .................. Gil Durand
Robert Cornthwaite ............ John Scobie
Alan Dexter ................... Reese Miner

3.29 [087] Zane Grey Theatre: THE LAW AND THE GUN (verified -RF)
Four Star prod. no. 6558
4Jun59
Produced by Hal Hudson
Directed by John English
Written by Frank Gruber
Director Of Photography, Howard Schwartz
Starring:
Lyle Bettger ............. John Welker
Michael Ansara ........... Fitzgerald
With:
Paul Carr ................ Danny Crago
Donald A. Diamond ........ Murphy
Pamela Lincoln ........... Kitty
Russ Bender .............. Judge Peel
Jack Lester .............. Sheriff Hunter
Ron Brogan ............... Bank Clerk
Barbara Gayle ............ Laura Mason

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