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The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Adventures of
Wild Bill Hickok
Andy Devine Wild Bill Hickok 1956.jpg
Andy Devine as Jingles
GenreWestern
Directed byWesley Barry
William Beaudine
Thomas Carr
Will Jason
Louis King
S. Roy Luby
Jean Yarbrough
StarringGuy Madison
Andy Devine
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes113
Production
ProducerWilliam F. Broidy
CinematographyHenry Freulich
John J. Martin
William A. Sickner
EditorsCarl Pierson
S. Roy Luby
Running time25 mins.
Production companiesNewhall Productions, William F. Broidy Productions
DistributorFlamingo Films
Release
Original networkSyndication
CBS (1955-1958)
ABC (1957-1958)
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseApril 15, 1951 (1951-04-15) –
September 24, 1958 (1958-09-24)

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok is an American Western television series that ran for eight seasons from April 15, 1951, through September 24, 1958. The Screen Gems series began in syndication, but ran on CBS from 1955 through 1958, and, at the same time, on ABC from 1957 through 1958.[1] The Kellogg's cereal company was the show's national sponsor.[2] The series was also exported to Australia during the late 1950s.

Synopsis

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok starred Guy Madison as the legendary Old West lawman (in real life, also a gunfighter) United States Marshal James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, and Andy Devine as his comedy sidekick, Jingles P. Jones.

Episodes

Season 1 (1951)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Behind Southern Lines aka Civil War Story"Thomas CarrStory by : Melvin Levy and Maurice Tombragel
Teleplay by : Melvin Levy and Maurice Tombragel
April 14, 1951 (1951-04-14)
22"The Rock Springs Rustlers"Thomas CarrTeleplay by : Melvin LevyApril 22, 1951 (1951-04-22)
33"Lady Mayor aka the Spinster Mayor"Thomas CarrTeleplay by : Melvin Levy and Maurice TombragelApril 29, 1951 (1951-04-29)
44"The Dog Collar aka Trap of Diamonds"Thomas CarrTeleplay by : Melvin Levy and Maurice TombragelMay 6, 1951 (1951-05-06)
55"The Silver Mine Protection Story aka The Western Shakedown"Thomas CarrTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMay 13, 1951 (1951-05-13)
66"Indian Bureau Story"Thomas CarrTeleplay by : Melvin Levy and Maurice TombragelMay 20, 1951 (1951-05-20)
77"Indian Pony Express"Thomas CarrTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMay 27, 1951 (1951-05-27)
88"The Tax Collecting Story aka The Brimstone Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 3, 1951 (1951-06-03)
99"The Widow Muldane aka Branding Iron Trail"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 10, 1951 (1951-06-10)
1010"Ghost Town Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 17, 1951 (1951-06-17)
1111"Yellow Haired Kid aka Double Identity"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Dwight V. BabcockJune 24, 1951 (1951-06-24)
1212"Johnny Deuce aka Bitter Creek Masquerade"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJuly 1, 1951 (1951-07-01)
1313"Homer Atchison aka Kansas Kid"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Dwight V. BabcockJuly 8, 1951 (1951-07-08)

Season 2 (1951-52)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
141"The Boulder City Election aka Border City Election"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorOctober 14, 1951 (1951-10-14)
152"Pony Express Vs. Telegraph"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorOctober 21, 1951 (1951-10-21)
163"The Lady School Teacher"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Thomas W. Blackburn and Todhunter BallardOctober 28, 1951 (1951-10-28)
174"Outlaw Flats"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorNovember 4, 1951 (1951-11-04)
185"Silver Stage Holdup"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorNovember 11, 1951 (1951-11-11)
196"Mexican Rustlers Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorNovember 18, 1951 (1951-11-18)
207"Masked Riders"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Thomas W. Blackburn and Todhunter BallardNovember 25, 1951 (1951-11-25)
218"Hepsibah"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorDecember 2, 1951 (1951-12-02)
229"Border City"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorDecember 9, 1951 (1951-12-09)
2310"Ex-Convict Story aka The Innocent Cowpoke"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Bill RaynorDecember 16, 1951 (1951-12-16)
2411"Papa Antonelli aka Jingles' Disguise"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorDecember 23, 1951 (1951-12-23)
2512"The Slocum Family aka Education and Brawn"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelDecember 30, 1951 (1951-12-30)
2613"Lost Indian Mine aka The Evil Assayer"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorJanuary 6, 1952 (1952-01-06)

Season 3 (1952)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
271"Civilian Clothes Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJanuary 27, 1952 (1952-01-27)
282"Medicine Show"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorFebruary 3, 1952 (1952-02-03)
293"Blacksmith Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorFebruary 10, 1952 (1952-02-10)
304"Mexican Gun Running Show"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorFebruary 17, 1952 (1952-02-17)
315"School Teacher Story"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Bill RaynorFebruary 24, 1952 (1952-02-24)
326"Vigilante Story aka Brave Lash Corby"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Bill RaynorMarch 3, 1952 (1952-03-03)
337"The Professor's Daughter aka Flashy Sweetwater Singer"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMarch 10, 1952 (1952-03-10)
348"Photographer's Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorMarch 17, 1952 (1952-03-17)
359"The Outlaw's Son"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMarch 24, 1952 (1952-03-24)
3610"Savvy, The Smart Little Dog"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMarch 31, 1952 (1952-03-31)
3711"Ghost Rider"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Bill RaynorApril 7, 1952 (1952-04-07)
3812"Rustling Stallion aka Wild White Horse"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Bill Raynor and Samuel F. RoecaApril 14, 1952 (1952-04-14)
3913"Lumber Camp Story"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Bill RaynorApril 21, 1952 (1952-04-21)
4014"The Trapper Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorApril 28, 1952 (1952-04-28)
4115"The Boy And The Bandit"Wesley E. BarryTeleplay by : Robert RaynorMay 5, 1952 (1952-05-05)
4216"A Joke On Sir Anthony"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMay 12, 1952 (1952-05-12)
4317"Wrestling Story"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Bill RaynorMay 19, 1952 (1952-05-19)
4418"Jingles Becomes A Baby Sitter"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelMay 26, 1952 (1952-05-26)
4519"The Fortune Telling Story aka The Ghost Breakers"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 9, 1952 (1952-06-09)
4620"A Close Shave For The Marshall"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 16, 1952 (1952-06-16)
4721"Prairie Flats Land Swindle aka Swindlers"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 23, 1952 (1952-06-23)
4822"Marriage Feud At Ponca City"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Maurice TombragelJune 30, 1952 (1952-06-30)

Season 4 (1953)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
491"Grandpa And Genie"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Maurice TombragelSeptember 13, 1953 (1953-09-13)
502"The Nephew From Back East"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Maurice TombragelSeptember 20, 1953 (1953-09-20)
513"Wagon Wheel Trail"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Robert Leslie BellemSeptember 27, 1953 (1953-09-27)
524"Heading For Trouble"William Beaudine Jr.TBAOctober 4, 1953 (1953-10-04)
535"The Young Witness"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Robert Abel and Lee BachmanOctober 11, 1953 (1953-10-11)
546"Chain Of Events"William Beaudine Jr.TBAOctober 18, 1953 (1953-10-18)
557"The Doctor's Story"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Robert Abel and Lee BachmanOctober 25, 1953 (1953-10-25)
568"The Indians And The Delegates"William Beaudine Jr.TBANovember 1, 1953 (1953-11-01)
579"The Sheriff Was A Redhead"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Jack LairdNovember 8, 1953 (1953-11-08)
5810"Hands Across The Border"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Robert Leslie Bellem and Herbert MadtNovember 15, 1953 (1953-11-15)
5911"The Avenging Gunman"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Robert Abel and Lee BachmanNovember 22, 1953 (1953-11-22)
6012"The Right Of Way"William Beaudine Jr.TBANovember 29, 1953 (1953-11-29)
6113"Monster In The Lake"William Beaudine Jr.Teleplay by : Maurice TombragelDecember 6, 1953 (1953-12-06)

Season 5 (1954-55)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
621"The Maverick"Frank McDonaldTBANovember 21, 1954 (1954-11-21)
632"The Kid From Red Butte"Frank McDonaldTBANovember 28, 1954 (1954-11-28)
643"Masquerade At Moccasin Flats"TBATBADecember 5, 1954 (1954-12-05)
654"Stolen Church Funds"Frank McDonaldTBADecember 12, 1954 (1954-12-12)
665"Ol' Pardner Rides Again"TBATBADecember 19, 1954 (1954-12-19)
676"The Gorilla Of Owl Hoot Mesa"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Robert Raynor and Bill RaynorDecember 26, 1954 (1954-12-26)
687"Superstition Stage"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Eric Freiwald and Robert SchaeferJanuary 2, 1955 (1955-01-02)
698"Cry Wolf"Frank McDonaldTBAJanuary 9, 1955 (1955-01-09)
709"The Boy And The Hound Dog"TBATBAJanuary 16, 1955 (1955-01-16)
7110"The Sheriff's Secret"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Eric Freiwald and Robert SchaeferJanuary 23, 1955 (1955-01-23)
7211"To The Highest Bidder"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Ande LambJanuary 30, 1955 (1955-01-30)
7312"Sundown Valley"Frank McDonaldTBAFebruary 6, 1955 (1955-02-06)
7413"Sagebrush Manhunt"TBATBAFebruary 13, 1955 (1955-02-13)

Season 6 (1955)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
751"Outlaw's Portrait"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Eric Freiwald and Robert SchaeferSeptember 4, 1955 (1955-09-04)
762"Buckshot Comes Home"Frank McDonaldTeleplay by : Adele Buffington and Maurice TombragelSeptember 11, 1955 (1955-09-11)
773"The Music Teacher"Frank McDonaldTBASeptember 18, 1955 (1955-09-18)
784"The Golden Rainbow"Jean YarbroughTBASeptember 25, 1955 (1955-09-25)
795"Old Cowboys Never Die"Jean YarbroughTBAOctober 2, 1955 (1955-10-02)
806"Blake's Kid"Jean YarbroughTBAOctober 9, 1955 (1955-10-09)
817"Treasure Trail"Jean YarbroughTBAOctober 16, 1955 (1955-10-16)
828"Battle Line"Jean YarbroughTBAOctober 23, 1955 (1955-10-23)
839"Ambush"Jean YarbroughTBAOctober 30, 1955 (1955-10-30)
8410"The Hideout"Jean YarbroughTeleplay by : Warren WilsonNovember 6, 1955 (1955-11-06)
8511"Ghost Town Lady"Jean YarbroughTBANovember 13, 1955 (1955-11-13)
8612"The Mountain Men"TBATeleplay by : Eric Friewald and Robert SchaeferNovember 20, 1955 (1955-11-20)
8713"Return Of Chief Red Hawk"TBATBANovember 27, 1955 (1955-11-27)

Season 7 (1956)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
881"Halley's Comet"Jean YarbroughTeleplay by : Warren WilsonSeptember 2, 1956 (1956-09-02)
892"Blind Alley"Jean YarbroughTBASeptember 9, 1956 (1956-09-09)
903"The Great Obstacle Race"Jean YarbroughTeleplay by : Warren WilsonSeptember 16, 1956 (1956-09-16)
914"The Kangaroo Kaper"Jean YarbroughTeleplay by : Samuel F. RoecaSeptember 23, 1956 (1956-09-23)
925"The Missing Diamonds"Jean YarbroughTBASeptember 30, 1956 (1956-09-30)
936"Jingles Gets The Bird"TBATBAOctober 7, 1956 (1956-10-07)
947"Wild Bill's Odyssey"Will JasonTeleplay by : Warren WilsonOctober 14, 1956 (1956-10-14)
958"The Bold Raven Rodeo"Will JasonTeleplay by : Samuel F. RoecaOctober 21, 1956 (1956-10-21)
969"The Rainmaker"Will JasonTeleplay by : Samuel F. Roeca and Jack SpeirsOctober 28, 1956 (1956-10-28)
9710"The Iron Major"Will JasonTeleplay by : Lee IrwinNovember 4, 1956 (1956-11-04)
9811"Jingles Wins A Friend"Will JasonTeleplay by : Samuel F. RoecaNovember 11, 1956 (1956-11-11)
9912"The Gattling Gun"Will JasonTeleplay by : Samuel F. RoecaNovember 18, 1956 (1956-11-18)
10013"The Steam Wagon"Will JasonTeleplay by : Samuel F. RoecaNovember 25, 1956 (1956-11-25)

Season 8 (1958)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1011"Marvin's Mix-Up"Louis KingTeleplay by : Joe RichardsonFebruary 19, 1958 (1958-02-19)
1022"Spurs For Johnny"Louis KingTeleplay by : Barry ShipmanFebruary 26, 1958 (1958-02-26)
1033"Monkeyshines"Louis KingTeleplay by : Paul GangelinMarch 5, 1958 (1958-03-05)
1044"The Runaway Wizard"Louis KingTeleplay by : Robert Schaefer and Eric FreiwaldMarch 12, 1958 (1958-03-12)
1055"Meteor Mesa"Louis KingTeleplay by : Barry ShipmanMarch 19, 1958 (1958-03-19)
1066"Town Without Law"Louis KingTeleplay by : Joe RichardsonMarch 26, 1958 (1958-03-26)
1077"The Sheriff Of Buckeye"Louis KingTeleplay by : Samuel F. Roeca and Barry ShipmanApril 2, 1958 (1958-04-02)
1088"Clem's Reformation"Louis KingTeleplay by : Paul GangelinApril 9, 1958 (1958-04-09)
1099"Jingles On The Jailroad"Louis KingTeleplay by : Ray BuffumApril 16, 1958 (1958-04-16)
11010"The Daughter Of Casey O'Grady"Louis KingTeleplay by : Robert Schaefer and Eric FreiwaldApril 23, 1958 (1958-04-23)
11111"The Angel Of Cedar Mountain"Louis KingTeleplay by : Peter DixonApril 30, 1958 (1958-04-30)
11212"The Good Indian"Louis KingTeleplay by : Ray BuffumMay 9, 1958 (1958-05-09)
11313"The Counterfeit Ghost"Louis KingTeleplay by : Joe RichardsonMay 16, 1958 (1958-05-16)

Other media

Devine and Madison portrayed their roles on Mutual radio from April 1, 1951 to 1956.[3]

During the 1950s, several episodes of the television show were spliced together and released as 16 feature movies by Monogram Pictures:

Title Director Cast Year
The Ghost of Crossbones Canyon Frank McDonald Russell Simpson, Gordon Jones, John Doucette 1952
Behind Southern Lines Thomas Carr Rand Brooks, Jonathan Hale 1952
Trail of the Arrow Thomas Carr Monte Blue, Terry Frost, Raymond Hatton 1952
The Yellow Haired Kid Frank McDonald William Edward Phipps, David Bruce, Marcia Mae Jones 1952
Border City Rustlers Frank McDonald Gloria Talbott, Isabel Randolph, George J. Lewis 1953
Secret of Outlaw Flats Wesley Barry, Frank McDonald Kristine Miller, John Crawford, Richard Avonde 1953
Six Gun Decision Frank McDonald Gloria Saunders, David Sharpe, Lyle Talbot 1953
Two Gun Marshal Frank McDonald Michael Vallon, Pamela Duncan, Francis McDonald 1953
Marshals In Disguise Frank McDonald Anthony Sydes, John Eldredge, Guy Beach 1954
Outlaw's Son Frank McDonald Sally Fraser, Robert Hyatt, Fred Kelsey 1954
Trouble on the Trail Frank McDonald Martha Hyer, Robert Blake, Byron Foulger 1954
The Two Gun Teacher Frank McDonald Carole Mathews, Ann Carroll, Rory Mallinson 1954
The Matchmaking Marshal Frank McDonald Bobby Jordan, Anna Lee Carroll, Forrest Taylor 1955
Phantom Trails Wesley Barry, Frank McDonald Byron Foulger, Robert Filmer, Harry Harvey Jr. 1955
Timber Country Trouble Frank McDonald Frances Charles, Henry Blair, Harry Lauter 1955
The Titled Tenderfoot Frank McDonald Jeanne Cagney, Marshall Reed, Clayton Moore 1955

Guest stars

  • Mike Ragan appeared in three episodes, as Gus in "The Tax Collecting Story" as Collier in "Mexican Rustlers Story" (both 1951), and Malone in "The Doctor's Story" (1953).
  • Carole Mathews appeared twice, first as Miss Jennings in "The Slocum Family" (1951) and then as Anne Hardy in "Blacksmith Story" (1952).
  • Ewing Mitchell, as Mr. Harker in "Chain of Events" (1953)
  • Gloria Saunders, as Sally Jones in "Boulder City Election" (1951)
  • William Tannen, as Rand in "The Doctor's Story" (1953) and as Tom Maples in "The Maverick" (1954)

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category
1955 Emmy Award Nominated Best Western or Adventure Series

References

  1. ^ Woolery, George W. (1985). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part II: Live, Film, and Tape Series. The Scarecrow Press. pp. 34–37. ISBN 0-8108-1651-2.
  2. ^ "Breakfast cereal mascots: Beloved and bizarre". cbsnews.com. CBS News. Retrieved June 6, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4. Retrieved May 28, 2021.

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