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Episode List


Season 1

18 Mar. 1957
The Thin Rope
Jim Hardie is assigned to ride shotgun on a stagecoach carrying a valuable cargo of gold, but has to contend with a driver who thinks he can handle any outlaws he meets with all by himself.
25 Mar. 1957
The Hasty Gun
Aging, honest Marshall Ogburn shoots an unarmed suspect in heat of a violent burglary of a Wells Fargo bank, and Jim has to investigate whether it was justified, and try to recover the stolen money .
8 Apr. 1957
Alder Gulch
Miners have made a gold strike in western Montana, but the only men getting rich are the outlaws stealing it off Wells Fargo stagecoaches and freight wagons. Hardie goes undercover to the town of Aider Gulch to try to infiltrate the outlaw gang operating in the area and find out who is providing them inside information concerning gold shipments.
15 Apr. 1957
The Bounty
A man claims to have killed an outlaw who was wanted dead or alive. When he demands the reward Wells Fargo offered, Jim Hardie was ordered to Canada to identify the body since he was the only man alive who knew what he looked like. Hardie becomes suspicious when he learns the corpses face had been blown off by a shotgun blast. While he tries to learn more, the real criminal plots to kill the only man who can identify him.
22 Apr. 1957
A Time to Kill
The son of a dead man accused of robbing a Wells Fargo stage discovers an empty strong box in the attic of his farmhouse. The boy is still convinced that his father has been falsely accused and asks Jim Hardie to help find the real culprits.
7 May 1957
Shotgun Messenger
A rich gold strike in Pleasant Valley has the Wells Fargo company scrambling to set up a new stagecoach run linking the boomtown with San Francisco. Hardie is detailed to find a trustworthy shotgun guard for the run and, of the objections of the branch manager, selects the son of a disgraced Wells Fargo employee to protect the gold dust and bullion being shipped.
13 May 1957
The Lynching
Hardie tries to prevent a lynching when a town's hard cases accuse a Basque sheepherder who speaks no English of abduction a young girl.
20 May 1957
Renegade Raiders
Jim goes undercover as a trainee for Wells Fargo, to try and find out who is supplying renegade Indians with the guns they are using on their murderous raids.
3 Jun. 1957
Rio Grande
Hardie picks up a valuable shipment in Matamoras, Mexico and isn't pleased when a dude and beautiful woman insist on becoming passengers on the stagecoach he will use to deliver the gold to a remote Texas town fighting Mexican bandits all the way.
10 Jun. 1957
Sam Bass
Sam Bass and his gang have a hideout so secluded that no lawman has ever located it. From this stronghold they strike repeatedly, paying special attention to Wells Fargo shipments. Jim Hardie is ordered to infiltrate the gang so that he can learn where Bass's gang holes up between raids.
17 Jun. 1957
The Hijackers
Hardie's vacation is cut short when a wealthy man's son and the younger man's fiancée are abducted from a Wells Fargo stagecoach.
24 Jun. 1957
Stage to Nowhere
While transporting a prisoner, Dan Lingle, to stand trial for robbery and murder, Hardie's stagecoach is attacked by the outlaw's old gang. Among the passengers on the embattled coach are the Lingle's estranged wife and son and the outlaw determines to stand with them rather than to return to a life of crime.
1 Jul. 1957
Jesse James
When a Wells Fargo bank is robbed in Missouri, Jesse James and his gang are suspected. Jim Hardie disguises himself as a photographer and attempts to locate the outlaws
8 Jul. 1957
The Silver Bullets
When a Wells Fargo agent dies and fifteen thousand dollars is discovered missing from his office, the company orders and investigation. Jim Hardie isn't convinced the man died of natural causes and believes the money was stolen by whoever was responsible for his death. He gets a job in the local gambling hall to learn more about the man or men who could have been responsible for the crimes.

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