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Episode List


Season 1

5 Oct. 1956
You Only Run Once
When horses begin to turn up missing, the county forms a vigilante committee. Rancher Matt Jessop has the bad luck to innocently hire two shady characters to work on his ranch. Will the two drag Matt and his family down with them?
12 Oct. 1956
Fearful Courage
Ranchers have hired a gunfighter to run farmers off the land. He kills a man and then goes after the wife. The wife flees to a shack nearby. Soon she and the stranger in the shack are pinned down and try to find a way out.
19 Oct. 1956
The Long Road Home
Sam Gracie returns to Texas from his law practice in Kansas. He is determined to bring an end to a feud involving his family to an end without the use of guns.
26 Oct. 1956
The Unrelenting Sky
There is drought in the land. One rancher has diverted water onto his land and is not of a mind to share with his neighbors.
2 Nov. 1956
Dan Morgan accidentally kills a man and spends five years in jail. He returns to exact revenge against the judge who sent him up. The judge offers him a job which he refuses...until he meets the judges beautiful daughter.
9 Nov. 1956
Death Watch
Three soldiers and a scout try to cope while a band of Comanche warriors surround their strong hold and begin a death watch for the men.
16 Nov. 1956
Stage for Tucson
A Tucson-bound stagecoach stops for a half-hour rest at an isolated depot. The local sheriff is waiting to identify one of the travelers as a bank robber.
23 Nov. 1956
A Quiet Sunday in San Ardo
The marshal of San Ardo is murdered. The town is concerned it may be a part of a plot to rob the bank. There is only one able bodied man in town to serve as marshal but he doesn't want to serve.
30 Nov. 1956
Vengeance Canyon
Clint Harding is on a mission to kill his father when he falls in with a group of bandits. One of the bandits is an old man who tries to convince him that vengeance is not fruitful.
7 Dec. 1956
Return to Nowhere
An outlaw gunfighter is haunted by his past and is trying to find his life. He goes looking for his wife and finds she is married to another man. He is determined to get her back.
14 Dec. 1956
Courage Is a Gun
Johnny Adler comes to town. He is fast with a gun and loves to be feared. He accepts an offer to kill the town sheriff, however, first he wants to take care of an infection in his finger.
21 Dec. 1956
Muletown Gold Strike
Mason Ward, a former soldier, wants to leave the war behind and find new work. He is hired as the school teacher and finds one of his students obsessed with discovering gold in the area.
28 Dec. 1956
Star Over Texas
Joel Todd is in a marriage for convenience to a younger woman. They are moving westward and receive a military escort through Indian country. A young Lieutenant openly shows his affection for the married woman.
4 Jan. 1957
Three Graves
Cass Kendall is looking for the easy life. He is fast with a gun but not fastest. He moves to a town that doesn't allow guns. He immediately starts scheming to become top man in town.
11 Jan. 1957
No Man Living
Jim Todd, a former sheriff, has committed his life to track down the four men who held up a bank and shot his wife. After finding three, he finds a man who resembles the fourth but is a respected citizen.
18 Jan. 1957
Time of Decision
The son of the most influential man in the territory goads a farmer into a gunfight. The son is killed. Can the farmer get justice in a town owned by ranchers.
25 Jan. 1957
Until the Man Dies
Clint Belmet stops a lynching. He wants to prove that Nevada is a place of law and order and worthy of statehood. But is it worth the cost?
1 Feb. 1957
Kane Eldridge wants to own the whole valley. He brings in a gunman to scare the small ranchers off. The gunman thinks he knows one of the small ranchers - a man he used to ride with.
8 Feb. 1957
Dangerous Orders
A Union army captain is given orders to carry through Indian country. But can he be trusted with these critical orders seeing as he is from Virginia?
15 Feb. 1957
The Necessary Breed
A bounty hunter tracks a man to his home town. After he kills the man, he stops in to visit his wife. His wife tells him she can't live that type of life anymore and is leaving him. He says he can't change.
1 Mar. 1957
Village of Fear
A traveling book salesman happens upon a town, finds a man hanging, and then is ordered at gunpoint into a barn. A robber tells him to find the man who shot his brother or the whole town will die.
8 Mar. 1957
Black Creek Encounter
Davey Harper is determined to goad Big Jim Morrison into a gunfight for killing his father 12 years earlier. Big Jim Morrison is determined not to pick up a gun.
15 Mar. 1957
There Were Four
Andy Todd wants revenge for the man responsible for the death of his father. He joins up with a gang of 3 cattle thieves and leads a raid on the man's cattle to begin his revenge.
22 Mar. 1957
A woman finds an injured fugitive in her barn. She soon finds that he has information about her husband who is overdue coming home from the war.
5 Apr. 1957
A Time to Live
Steve is the lone survivor of an armed robbery. He recovers from his injuries but is told because the location of the bullet in his body he will be lucky to live 6 months. Realizing time is short he goes on a desperate bid to live life to the fullest and extract revenge on those who tried to kill him
12 Apr. 1957
Black Is for Grief
Tom Andrews comes home after a long absence because of the war to find his wife Barbara has been murdered. He begins to try and unravel the circumstances of her death and discovers Barbara was not as pure as he'd hoped.
3 May 1957
Badge of Honor
Hoby Gilman returns to Crawford, Texas after the war and finds the town is taken over by a former confederate colonel. Hoby is asked to stand up to the colonel but he has had enough of guns and violence.
17 May 1957
Decision at Wilson's Creek
A man abruptly resigns his commission in the confederate army to spend time with his wife and endures disgrace at every turn.
21 Jun. 1957
Man on the Run
A man in the desert follows a dead man's horse in hopes it will lead him to water. Instead he finds a home where a young lady asks him to take her away with him.

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