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1957

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
Backtrail
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
Fugitive
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.
 
4 Oct. 1957
The Deserters
A young private has deserted from the Army and is riding on a freight wagon with a manipulative woman who claims to love him. An Army sergeant, assigned to look for deserters, joins the ride and recognizes the woman from his own past.
 
11 Oct. 1957
Blood in the Dust
A newly appointed schoolteacher refuses to cave in to the demands of a gunman that he leave town. But he can't convince his wife of the importance of not backing down, even though the gunman has vowed to face him in a showdown if he doesn't leave, and the teacher has not fired a gun since he was in the war.
 
18 Oct. 1957
A Gun Is for Killing
When Russ Andrews' oldest son is killed by a young punk who goaded him into drawing first, his wife begs him to stay away from the killer, but that's not so easy, as whenever Russ comes into town to buy supplies, the punk does his best to goad him as well.
 
25 Oct. 1957
Proud Woman
Headstrong Consuela Bowers tries to resist her attraction to the intriguing drifter whom her father has hired on for their ranch, not knowing that he is plotting with a pair of horse thieves to steal their prize stallion.
 
2 Nov. 1957
Ride a Lonely Trail
Several of the town's leading citizens think that Sheriff John Larson is getting too old for the job and should not run for reelection, but Larson disagrees. He gets the chance to put himself to the test when he must pursue two outlaws, and insists on trailing them alone.
 
8 Nov. 1957
The Promise
Before he dies, Jace Rawlins' father asks him to promise to stay and work his half of the ranch which will be split between Jace and his brother Noah. But Jace wants to roam first and doesn't intend to stay, causing friction between him and Noah, over both the ranch and Noah's wife.
 
15 Nov. 1957
Episode in Darkness
Cattleman Ethan Boyan is framed for murder and the only witness is Isabelle Rutledge, who is blind.
 
22 Nov. 1957
The Open Cell
Sheriff Morgan Winter decides to give a young man involved in a shooting another chance by taking him into his custody for a year. But the rest of the town, including Winter's deputy, just wants to see the boy fail and get sent up to prison.
 
29 Nov. 1957
A Man to Look Up To
Lawyer Jud Lester is just arriving in town right after a robbery when he finds one of the robbers hiding in his office wounded. The robber passes out and people in town assume that Jud shot him, and treat him as a hero. Unfortunately Jud decides to let them keep thinking this, and helps make plans to capture the rest of the gang when the captured man is scheduled to be hanged. But things may backfire.
 
6 Dec. 1957
The Bitter Land
Sarah Jolland hires war hero Cleve Scott as foreman of her ranch. But her real plan is to use his gun skills in fighting a range war with a neighboring rancher over water rights, an idea Scott does not like. Sarah is even willing to risk her grandson in the showdown, much to the distress of her daughter-in-law.
 
13 Dec. 1957
Gift from a Gunman
Gunfighter Will Gorman visits his old friend Colonel Overton. Gorman is tired of the gunman's way of life, and hopes to settle down. But Overton's wife, an old flame, is bored of her husband and wants to run away with him, and Overton's nephew wants to follow in Gorman's footsteps and become a gunslinger himself.
 
27 Dec. 1957
A Gun for My Bride
Rancher Roger Morrow fires his hand Jed Wiley because he knows his daughter Ellen is falling for Jed. Jed and Ellen get married and leave town together, but then a bounty hunter tells Morrow that Jed is wanted for murder.
 

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