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1. THE ARRIVAL #2301 10/1/1959
Ringo tires of his
life as a gunfighter and becomes Sheriff of a lawless Arizona town
known as Velardi. He hires the town drunk as deputy, who repays Ringo's
faith in him when the chips are down.
A carnival trick shot expert "Kid Adonis" comes to town
and his manager tries to force him into a gun fight with Ringo. Ringo
likes the young trick shooter, but the manager wants to take advantage
of the fact that Ringo may have killed the kid's father.
POSSE #2305 11/5/1959 Dir:John
An old friend of Ringo's
comes to town and asks to be locked up to escape a lynch mob who accuse
him of murder.. Ringo locks the man up and when the town, stirred
up by the lynch mob, attempts to storm the jail, Ringo learns of the
plot to rob the town's bank, using the excitement at the jail as a
Richard Devon, Walter Sande, Carter DeHaven
HUNTERS #2307 10/29/1959 Dir:Howard
Guards from a state prison track escaped convicts with intentions
of killing them rather than capture. Ringo steps in at the last minute
and prevents the ruthless slaughter.
Paul Richards, Michael Hinn
5. A KILLING
FOR CULLY #2309 10/22/1959 Dir:
Cully, Ringo's young deputy, is forced to kill a man for the first
time. Even though Ringo and others in the town assure him he had no
choice, Cully goes through a tremendous psychological beating as a
result of the shooting.
COACH #2311 11/12/59 Dir:
A Civil War Relic
in the form of an army wagon with an ominous skeleton still in the
driver's seat turns out to be a Ghost Coach.
ACCUSED #2313 10/15/1959
by a jury of a murder charge, a man is hounded by hostile townspeople
despite Ringo's efforts in behalf of the man whom he believes is innocent.
Robert Gist, William Schallert, Ron Howard (uncredited,
in his first speaking role!)
RAIN MAN #2315 11/26/1959
A man dressed like
a character out of the Bible comes to Velardi and promises to find
water for the drought-stricken residents providing they will pay him
in gold. Ringo distrusts the rain man.
John Carradine, Ken Mayer, Michael Hinn, Forrest Compton
CAT #2317 12/3/1959 Dir:
millionaire from the East brings a Bengal tiger to Arizona where he
plans to turn the animal loose and then track and kill it. Ringo warns
the man against freeing the animal, but his warning is ignored.
Cecil Kellaway, Archie Duncan
WITH A GUN #2319 12/24/1959 Dir:
takes charge of an investigation when a young girl maintains her father
was murdered, despite evidence to the contrary.
Vic Morrow, Liza Menzies
WAIT #2321 11/19/1959 Dir:
in a stagecoach wreck while taking two dangerous escaped convicts
back to Yuma prison, Ringo faces tremendous odds as he attempts to
deliver them on foot, across the desert!
Peter Whitney, Elisha Cook, Jr.
BOY #2323 12/31/1959
Ringo goes to
the aid of a young runaway boy who seeks refuge in Arizona after running
away from a mean rancher, in whose care he had been placed by the
Tim Considine, James Westerfield
LIARS #2325 2/4/1960
Ringo, while aiding
a fellow law officer, is arrested for murder and placed in Death Row
with four men awaiting the hangman's noose.
Wally Brown, John Larch
TWICE #2327 1/20/1960 Dir:
reported dead and buried, is apparently still active in crime. When
Ringo attempts to exhume the body for investigation, he makes a startling
Gene Evans, Brett King, Paul Sorenson, Jean Allison
AFFAIR #2329 12/17/1959 Dir:
Cully falls in love with a troubled woman who hides a dangerous past.
Gloria De Haven, Gerald Mohr
IS EAST #2331 1/7/1960 Dir:
A woman reporter from the East regards the state of the frontier with
contempt, yet is curiously familiar with Velardi.
INCIDENT #2333 1/14/1960 Dir:
Politician Arthur Tobias kills two men and claims self-defense. Ringo
CARGO #2335 5/5/1960 Dir:
A show wagon troupe of women is overdue, and it is feared Comancheros
have taken them. Cully is sent to investigate.
Steven Mario, Michael Fox, Diane [sic] Cannon, Sally Rodd, Diana Spencer
CAME QUIETLY #2337 1/28/1960 Dir:
When Ringo is forced to kill a prisoner escaping from jail, his outlaw
family comes to town bent on revenge.
Jay C. Flippen L.Q. Jones
#2339 3/17/1960 Dir:
After Case is killed, Ringo trails the murderers to a sinister town
straddling the border, controlled by a powerful saloon owner.
Ed Nelson, Paul Carr, Matt Dennis, Joyce Meadows, Robert Burton [pilot]
ASSASSINS #2341 2/18/1960
A mysterious but charming Russian violinist seeks refuge from old
country assassins in Velardi.
RENO BROTHERS #2343 2/25/1960 Dir:
A lively pair of brothers try to clear their outlaw reputation.
Jim Beck, Ben Cooper [pilot]
RINGO #2345 2/11/1960 Dir:
A beautiful woman
causes considerable confusion by announcing she is married to Ringo.
In attempting to learn the truth, Ringo learns the woman wants him
to kill another man.
RAFFERTYS #2347 2/25/1960 Dir:
A bounty hunter tracks
down a man suspected of an old murder, who lives in hiding with his
two children. He is determined to kill the fugitive whether he is
guilty or not. Ringo hopes to find the man first.
Lon Chaney Jr.
VENGEANCE #2349 3/10/1960 Dir:
Seeking revenge for the death of his brother, a man forces Ringo into
a pen with a vicious wild bull believing he can escape a murder charge
if the bull kills him.
Stella Stevens, Don
Dubbins, Sarah Selby
GUNSLINGER #2351 3/24/1960 Dir:
Shot in the chest
in a gunfight with the brother of an old foe, Ringo relives his past
encounter, while Cully keeps watch for the dead man's revenge-bent
Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Moody, Fred Krone
VINDICATOR #2353 3/31/1960
An escaped convict
returns to town to avenge the death of his wife and in a move to force
the sheriff to release the man held for the killing, kidnaps three
members of the suspect's family.
Paul Richards, Richard Rust, Robert Griffin, Jean Inness
KILLING BUG #2355 4/28/1960 Dir:
Ringo faces a
real problem when a wave of killing hits his town shortly after three
laughing strangers ride in. He later learns that most of the townspeople
took sides in an infamous range war several years before.
Buddy Ebsen, Wayne Rogers, Michael Hinn, Joe Perry
HARVEST #2357 4/7/1960
Dir: Dick Moder
Puzzled by the
mysterious disappearance of a visitor and the strange behavior of
an attractive, mute woman, Ringo stumbles upon a madman's diabolical
Dano, Anita Corseaut
DAY #2359 4/14/1960
Ringo deputizes a
circuit judge in an attempt to show him first hand the problems encountered
in law enforcement. He gets little understanding from the judge's
wife or the townspeople when the Judge is killed.
Harry Townes, Wright King
DEBT #2361 5/12/1960
Dir: Arthur Hilton
tracking the killers of a Chinese family in the hot desert wastes
of Arizona, suddenly finds himself ambushed by the men he seeks. Using
a diabolical plan for Ringo's demise, the killers leave the lawman
exposed to the desert heat.
Oates, Alvy Moore, James Hong
STRANGER #2363 5/19/1960
Dir: Dick Moder
Blake, a stranger from Boston, takes offense at the mistreatment Lil
Blanchard, dance hall girl, gets at the hand of saddle bum Tad Stuart.
Ired, Blake uses his knowledge of karate, the Oriental art of weaponless
combat, to prove his love for Lil.
Charles Aidman, Burt Reynolds
DERELICT #2365 5/26/1960 Dir:
Wes Tymon, whose
pregnant wife lies seriously ill, is refused a bank loan, which could
save her life, by the town banker, Cartwright. Ringo intercedes when
Tymon shoots the banker in frustration.
Martin Landau, John Anderson
THE MOON #2367 6/2/1960 Dir:
Italian astronomer, and his daughter attempt to take pictures of the
moon from the top of an Arizona mountain believed sacred by Yaqui
Frank Silvera, Walter Sande, Theona Bryant
CHOOSE A CARD #2369 6/9/1960 Dir:
Ringo suspects that Mamie Murphy, a brassy saloon keeper with a heart
of gold, who is about to be hanged for murder, is being framed by
one of five men who testified against her. He attempts a bold
ruse to prove her innocence.
Lurene Tuttle, Whit Bissell, William Schallert, Mort Mills
FOR MURDER #2375 6/16/1960 Dir:
Coffin Sam, a gunfighter
with a notorious record, attempts to goad Ringo into a fake shoot-out
to bolster his reputation.
Alan Hale, Richard Easton
IN #2373 6/30/1960
Clay Horn, a former sheriff, forces old man Cobb to sell his mine
in order to dupe Ringo into coming after him. Ringo learns Horn wants
him as a riding partner in crime.
Robert Culp, Ralph Moody, Lane Bradford, Hank Post
LAWMAN (aka Breakdown) #2377
The notorious outlaw Juan Garcia is captured and held prisoner in
Velardi when U.S. Marshal Kramer, a man who killed Ringo's uncle,
makes claim on him.
Karl Swenson, Rodolfo Hoyos, Robert Carricart, Michael Hinn, Joe Perry
source material has been provided by Four-Star--other comes from Don
Durant and my own research. Expect a more complete episode guide soon!
original text copyright M. Jacquelyn Patterson