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Riverboat: Zigzag

In a case of mistaken identity, three prisoners abduct Bill, thinking he's the son of a dying fourth prisoner who can lead them to $100,000 in stolen money.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Monday December 26th, 1960

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Writer: David Lang

Starring Roles
Dick WesselDick Wessel
As Carney Kohler

Guest Stars
Charles BronsonCharles Bronson
As Crowley
Stella StevensStella Stevens
As Lisa Walters
William FawcettWilliam Fawcett
As Pinty Winters
Don Kelly (1)Don Kelly (1)
As Clyde (as Don O'Kelly)
Tom FaddenTom Fadden
As Lear
Ray TealRay Teal
As Sheriff Clay
Phil TullyPhil Tully
As Bartender
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Noah Beery, Jr.Noah Beery, Jr.
As Bill Blake


In the swamps outside of Killian Station, a man named Crowley approaches a cabin, knife drawn. He peers in the window and then knocks at the door. There's no answer and the door is unlocked. Once Crowley is sure no one is inside, he calls to his three gang members. Two of them bring in their wounded blind friend, Lear, while Crowley goes through the cabin and finds a revolver. When one of the men, Egan, complains that Crowley has the gun, Crowley says that he got there first. Egan warns that they can't stay there but Crowley figures they can deal with the owner when he comes back. He reminds Egan that he chose to break out of Hillsboro Prison with the rest of them, but Egan points out that Lear is dying. Egan asks Lear where he buried the money, and Lear says that he'll tell them if they bring his son. ..

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Episode Quotes
Lisa Walters: I'm sorry. Pa, you're traveling too fast.
Bill: Oh no you're not. You're doing fine. It's the swamp. I thought I could navigate anyplace, but this is like being inside the belly of a cow.

Lisa Walters: Where all you been, mister?
Bill: You don't have to call me mister. My name's Blake.
Lisa Walters: Blake.
Bill: Well, you know. Up and down the river. Usual places. Cincinnati, St. Louis, New Orleans.
Lisa Walters: What do the women wear in New Orleans?
Bill: Well, same thing they do in St. Louis. Dresses.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerBoris Kaplan
MusicGerald Fried
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upLeo Lotito, Jr.
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyNeal Beckner
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorGeorge Jay Nicholson
SoundJohn W. Rixey
Assistant DirectorBen Bishop
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
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