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Season 1

1 :01x01 - You Only Run Once

Oct/05/1956
A town's anger towards a suspect turns to lynch fever when the marshal goes out of town.
Guest Stars: Parley Baer as Dan Morrison | Robert Ryan as Matt | John Hoyt as Frank Hale | Jason Johnson as guest star | Cloris Leachman as Martha | Howard Petrie as Kroll | Stuart Randall (1) as Sayers | Rayford Barnes as guest star | Kem Dibbs as guest star | Douglas Fowley as guest star | Leo Gordon as guest star | Whit Bissell as Kerney Boles
Director: Felix Feist

2 :01x02 - The Fearful Courage

Oct/12/1956
A woman is pursued by gunmen seeking to silence her after she witnesses a murder.
Guest Stars: James Whitmore as Jeb | Robert Karnes as Rider | Paul Hahn as Neighbor | Michael Pate as Gunman | Ida Lupino as Louise Brandon
Director: Bernard Girard

3 :01x03 - The Long Road Home

Oct/19/1956
A man returns to his hometown in Texas with two things on his mind: he wants to avenge the death of his brother and settle an old score.
Guest Stars: Francis McDonald as Yancey Hatton | Ainslie Pryor as Kimbal Hatton | Ray Collins as Evan Gracie | Jean Willes as Jenny Gracie | Conrad Janis as Ben Gracie | Robert Armstrong as Sheriff | Alan Wells (1) as Tom Gracie | Dick Powell as Sam Gracie
Director: Felix Feist

4 :01x04 - The Unrelenting Sky

Oct/26/1956
During the course of a relentless drought, citizens of a small town take matters into their own hands against the one man who has water but won't share it with anyone.
Guest Stars: Lew Ayres as Clint Howard | Walter Sande as Beecher | Phyllis Avery as Peg Howard | Steven Geray as Alex Rozky | Willis Bouchey as Paul Travers
Director: Felix Feist

5 :01x05 - The Lariat

Nov/02/1956
Dan Morgan, recently paroled from prison after serving five years for accidentally killing a man with a lariat, seeks vengeance against the judge who sentenced him to his term of incarceration.
Guest Stars: Constance Ford as Laura Lovett | Jack Palance as Dan Morgan | Addison Richards as Judge Lovett | Robert Anderson as Race Williams | Michael Garrett as Sheriff | Guy Teague as Charlie | Buff Brady as Roger
Director: Felix Feist

6 :01x06 - Death Watch

Nov/09/1956
After his troops are wiped out to the last man, a cavalry captain must face hostile Native Americans alone.
Guest Stars: Lee J. Cobb as Captain Andrew Watling | John Larch as Quine | John Alderson as Corporal Durkin | Bobby Driscoll as Trumpeteer Jones | Abel Fernández as Native American
Director: Bernard Girard
Writer: Otis Carney

7 :01x07 - Stage for Tuscon

Nov/16/1956
A marshal searching for a bank robber receives word that his quarry is traveling on a stagecoach going from Las Cruces to Tucson.
Guest Stars: Bing Russell as Sam | Eddie Albert as Bide Turley | Mona Freeman as Sandy Neal | John Ericson as Will Ruxton | Rusty Lane as Tharpe | Ian MacDonald (1) as Ed Loomis | Jaclynne Greene as May Farrell | DeForest Kelley as Les Porter | Ray Baxter (1) as Jake | Tyler McVey as Big George
Director: Bernard Girard

8 :01x08 - A Quiet Sunday in San Ardo

Nov/23/1956
A former gunslinger tries to retire and lead a quiet, peaceful life but he's unable to escape from his notorious past.
Guest Stars: Robert Burton as Mayor | Harry Lauter as Maurie | Wendell Corey as Clay Burnett | Gerald Mohr as Veringo | Peggie Castle as Charity | Morgan Woodward as Pete Daley | Tim Graham (1) as Jess Robbins | Sam Flint as Jason O'Neill
Director: Ted Post

9 :01x09 - Vengeance Canyon

Nov/30/1956
A young man searches for the father who long ago deserted him and his mother.
Guest Stars: Walter Brennan as Joe | Ben Cooper as Clint Harding | Sheb Wooley as Brock | Robert Griffin as Killon
Director: Robert Florey

10 :01x10 - Return to Nowhere

Dec/07/1956
A gunslinger whom everyone thought was dead returns and discovers that his wife has gotten re-married to the town marshal.
Guest Stars: Chris Alcaide as Morgan | Dan Riss as Hodges | Ralph Moody as Cluny | Jimmy Baird as Andy | Stephen McNally as Steve | Audrey Totter as Martha | John Ireland as Phillips

11 :01x11 - Courage is a Gun

Dec/14/1956
A wounded gunfighter plots revenge against the lawman responsible for his wound.
Guest Stars: Claude Akins as Collins | Robert Vaughn as Johnny Adler | Leo Penn as Walter Blake | James Westerfield as Bert | Beverly Garland as Dr. Ellen Kimberley | Robert Bice as Todd Felton | Dick Powell as Marshal Jess Brackett
Director: John English

12 :01x12 - Muletown Gold Strike

Dec/21/1956
A lawyer turned schoolteacher learns of a treasure map from one of his students which gives the location of hidden gold.
Guest Stars: Denver Pyle as John Baker | Parley Baer as Mayor Homer Bellam | Dabbs Greer as Simon Marsh | Rory Calhoun as Mason Ward | Barbara Eiler as Peg Saunders | Bobby Clark (1) as Howie Saunders | Arthur Space as Lee Rabin
Director: John English

13 :01x13 - Star Over Texas

Dec/28/1956
Traveling west, a young girl's family is wiped out by a gang of bushwhackers.
Guest Stars: James Garner as Lt. Jim Collins | Max Wagner as Freighter | Richard Farnsworth as Trooper | Guy Teague as Sergeant | Gloria Talbott as Caroline Todd | Beverly Washburn as Annie Morgan | Ralph Bellamy as Joel Todd
Director: Lesley Selander

14 :01x14 - The Three Graves

Jan/04/1957
A gunman sets out to takeover a sleepy western town and a young gal sets out to make him her husband.
Guest Stars: Don Kennedy as Stony Fields | James Best as Pyke Dillon | Jack Lemmon as Cass Kendall | Nan Leslie as Nancy Barnett | Frank Ferguson as T. J. Barnett | G. Pat Collins as Bartender | Richard H. Cutting as Drover | Terry Frost as Blaze Moylan
Director: John English
Story: Norman Daniels | Teleplay: John McGreevey

15 :01x15 - No Man Living

Jan/11/1957
A sheriff steps down from his position to enact revenge on an outlaw who's now pretending to be a law abiding citizen.
Guest Stars: Stafford Repp as Bartender | Frank Lovejoy as Jim Todd | Margaret Hayes as Susan | Judson Pratt as Ramsey | Peter Whitney as Chub | Russ Conway as Marshal Barrow | James Anderson (1) as Tatum | William Newell as Sam Evans
Director: John English

16 :01x16 - Time of Decision

Jan/18/1957
A homesteader is provoked into a gunfight with a cattle baron's son.
Guest Stars: Walter Sande as Dan Slater | Bill Erwin as Sam Townley | Lloyd Bridges as Evan Tapper | Diane Brewster as Nancy Tapper | Trevor Bardette as Jed Curtis | Jean Howell as Mrs. Townley | Tommy Cook as Ted Curtis | Mimi Gibson as Patty Tapper | Mort Mills as Bart Miller | Regis Toomey as Will Jenkins
Director: Harold Schuster
Writer: Sidney Morse

17 :01x17 - Until the Man Dies

Jan/25/1957
A cattle rancher saves an outlaw from a lynch mob.
Guest Stars: Carolyn Jones (1) as Ella | John Payne (2) as Clint Belmet | Stuart Whitman as Dave Jordan | Steve Darrell as Jess Kipple | Dick Rich as Wade Powers | Stuart Randall (1) as Ed Bentley | Gregg Barton as Roy Boggs | James Seay as Mark Clanton | Richard Newton as Ranch Hand
Director: John English

18 :01x18 - Backtrail

Feb/01/1957
It's shades of Shane when a former gunslinger takes up for farmers against land grabbers.
Guest Stars: Raymond Bailey as March Beckworth | John Pickard (2) as Tom Clauson | James Anderson (1) as Frank Lomax | Emile Meyer as Eldredge | Kim Charney as Timmy Fallon | Robert Crosson as Hugh Beckworth | Dick Powell as John Fallon | Catherine McLeod as Effie Fallon
Director: Christian Nyby

19 :01x19 - Dangerous Orders

Feb/08/1957
On his way to deliver important orders to an Army fort, a cavalry captain encounters several distractions.
Guest Stars: Mark Stevens (1) as Captain John Hunter | Jack Elam as Hock Ellis | Willis Bouchey as George Mott | Robert Cornthwaite as Sheraton Wade | William F. Leicester as Major Carr | Thomas Browne Henry as Colonel Radford | Simon Scott as Captain Prentiss | John Eldredge as Colonel Phelps
Director: John English

20 :01x20 - The Necessary Breed

Feb/15/1957
A bounty hunter arrives in a town and kills a wanted man there but the citizens think the man was innocent and want the bounty hunter to pay for the crime.
Guest Stars: William Henry as Frank Carter | William Fawcett as Petey | Sterling Hayden as Link Stevens | Jean Willes as Kate | James Griffith (1) as Taggert | Strother Martin as Joby | Carlyle Mitchell as Dr. Asher | Roy Barcroft as Carl Neuman | Frank Scannell as Stranger | Gregory Walcott as Rafe | Fred Sherman as Bartender
Director: Christian Nyby

22 :01x22 - Village of Fear

Mar/01/1957
A book salesman arrives in a town only to find that the place is deserted--except for the body of a dead man hanging in an alley.
Guest Stars: Don Diamond as Jones | Harry Lauter as Karger | David Niven as Allan Raikes | George D. Wallace as Brill | Ross Elliott as Donnelly | DeForest Kelley as Sherm Pickard | Peter Hansen (1) as Holton | Dan Barton (1) as Dave Maxon | Anne Barton as Mrs. Maxon | Bill Catching as Faylen | Troy Melton as Torrence | Gary Hunley as Peter
Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Antony Ellis

23 :01x23 - Black Creek Encounter

Mar/08/1957
A man who has been pursued by a deadly gunman for years finds that he must now stand and fight.
Guest Stars: Ernest Borgnine as Jim Morrison | Norma Crane as Kelly | Jan Merlin as Davey Harper | Billy Chapin as Billy Morrison | Lou Krugman as Paco Morales | Howard Negley as Sheriff Sloane

24 :01x24 - There Were Four

Mar/15/1957
A young man gets involved in a rustling scheme as a result of his desire for revenge against a wealthy rancher.
Guest Stars: John Derek as Andy Todd | Dean Jagger as Bert | David Janssen as Danny English | James Gavin as Dutch | Dick Rich as Champion | Grant Withers as Sheriff Metz | James Komack as Whitey | Kenneth R. MacDonald as Jury Foreman
Director: Christian Nyby
Writer: Berne Giler

25 :01x25 - Fugitive

Mar/22/1957
On the run from Union troops, a Confederate soldier falls for the attractive widow who shelters him. But she thinks he's a Union man.
Guest Stars: Denver Pyle as Quimby | Richard Shannon as Clay Rickert | Eddie Albert as Sam Barlow | Celeste Holm as Sarah Kimball | Peter Votrian as Jody Kimball
Director: John English

26 :01x26 - A Time to Live

Apr/05/1957
A dance-hall gal tries to dissuade her sweetie from seeking revenge against the man who shot him.
Guest Stars: Ralph Meeker as Steve Elkins | Julie London as Julie | John Larch as Cole Gentry | Ken Lynch as Collins | Forrest Lewis as Dr. Bishop | Walter Barnes as Gus | Alan Wells (1) as Bartender
Director: Lewis R. Foster

27 :01x27 - Black is for Grief

Apr/12/1957
After serving in the Civil War, a young man learns that his wife has been murdered.
Guest Stars: Richard Anderson as Sheriff Bates | Tom Tryon as Jeff Anderson | Mala Powers as Barbara Anderson | Mary Astor as Sarah Simmons | Beulah Bondi as Ma Anderson | Skip Homeier as Cleve Roarke | Chester Morris as Frank Simmons | Tom Tully as Tom Roarke
Director: Lewis Allen

28 :01x28 - Badge of Honor

May/03/1957
A Civil War veteran returns to his hometown and finds it under the control of a tyrannical former officer.
Guest Stars: William Henry as George Wallace | Gary Merrill as Colonel Boyd Nelson | Tom Tully as Jed Phillips | Robert Culp as Hoby Gilman | Peggy Webber as Nora | Richard Gardner (1) as Tim Dougherty | Holly Bane as Sam Gibson | Walter Coy as Jim Shane | William F. Leicester as Ranger | Richard Devon as Army Hendricks | Eddie Parker (1) as Rowdy Townsend.
Director: Arthur Hiller

29 :01x29 - Decision at Wilson's Creek

May/17/1957
In 1861, Union and Confederate forces converge on an area approximately 10 miles south of Springfield, Missouri known as Wilson's Creek.
Guest Stars: John Dehner as Jim Randolph | Harry Lauter as Sgt. Stone | John Forsythe as Lt. David Marr | Marjorie Lord as Amy Marr | Bart Burns as Lt. Hobson | Willis Bouchey as General Price | Joe Di Reda as Sgt. Jasper | John Wilder as Sanborn | William Swan as Lt. Grimes | Don House as Captain Bell | William Boyett as Captain
Director: Louis King

30 :01x30 - Man on the Run

Jun/21/1957
Two sisters have their ranch taken over by outlaws and their only hope for assistance is from another outlaw on the run.
Guest Stars: Scott Brady as Jeff Duane | Eve Miller as Kate Longstreth | Hugh Sanders as Lee Bland | Mort Hall as Pece Bostwick | Adam Kennedy as Adam Demster | Nancy Hale as Rae Longstreth
Director: Felix Feist
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Anthology
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 05, 1956
Ended: May 18, 1961
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