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Episode List


Season 2

9 Sep. 1957
Belle Star
A gang lead by Belle Starr, commit a train robbery. Jim Hardie is assigned to the case and tries to lure the pretty outlaw out of hiding by proposing a high stakes horse race.
16 Sep. 1957
Two Cartridges
Hardie captures a bank robber, but requires the outlaw's assistance to drive off an attack by vengeful Indians.
9 Sep. 1957
Apache Gold
Hardie agrees to join the party searching for a young man who is seeking a lost gold mine in Arizona's Superstition Mountains. The men not only must deal with a lack of water, but the fact that the map the youth is following leads him into territory held sacred by the Apache Indians.
30 Sep. 1957
John Wesley Hardin
Hardie is in town to testify at the trial of a young man for armed robbery. The delinquent won't reveal the name of his partner because he's convinced that his confederate will make sure Hardie doesn't testify by scaring the Wells Fargo agent out of town. When Hardie refuses to run and then guns down the first outlaw sent to kill him, he discovers the criminal has hired notorious gunfighter John Wesley Hardin to finish the job.
7 Oct. 1957
The Target
When a Pony Express rider is killed, Jim Hardie takes on the man's route, hoping to lure the murderers out into the open.
14 Oct. 1957
The Feud
Jim Hardie is sent to negotiate a right-of-way for their stagecoaches through Sam Brundage's property. Brundage's price - convincing Brundage's neighbor, John McCloud to share his water with the Brundages.
21 Oct. 1957
Billy the Kid
Hardie investigates a stagecoach holdup where white men posing as Indians killed the driver and the guard and left a pretty passenger for dead. Unlike the town's lawmen, who are convinced the robbery is the work of Billy the Kid and his men, but the woman who survived the attack convince Hardie otherwise.
28 Oct. 1957
The Auction
At the annual auction of Wells Fargo's unclaimed luggage a man and a woman bid vigorously on a battered suitcase. Hardie wins the auction - until he is pistol whipped in an alley and the suitcase is stolen. Hardie suspects that the contents may lead him to loot hidden after a stagecoach robbery and is determined to retrieve the mysterious piece of luggage.
4 Nov. 1957
Hank Aka Chips
Jim Hardie is called in to when a stagecoach is robbed near the Arizona/New Mexico border. He discovers that the only thing that was taken was a yellow mongrel dog and, investigating further, learns that the dog's collar may provide evidence to prove that an accident in a gold mine was actually murder.
11 Nov. 1957
Man in the Box
Reacting to a tip, Jim Hardie and his Wells Fargo agents set a trap for the notorious Stillwell gang, but the outlaws manage to outwit the detectives and escape with five thousand dollars. Now all the detectives can do is hope the marked bills appear so they can trace them to the outlaws who are passing them.
18 Nov. 1957
The Kid
Hardie tries to clear a young man charged with murder when he's found standing over a dead man with his gun still smoking.
25 Nov. 1957
Barbary Coast
A valuable shipment of jade disappears on San Francisco's Barbary Coast, the City by the Bay's rough and tumble waterfront, and the Wells Fargo guard tasked with guarding the precious stones is found stabbed to death. The sea captain who delivered the jade is accused of murder, but Hardie suspects that an notorious criminal gang operating on the docks may have been responsible for the crimes.
2 Dec. 1957
Ride with the Killer
When a train carrying a Wells Fargo express car is robbed, Hardie is assigned to recover the money that was stolen. His efforts are handicapped by a trigger-happy detective who disapproves of Jim's methods that include romancing the outlaw's pretty sister.
9 Dec. 1957
The Inscrutable Man
Hardie is ordered to track down the man who murdered of a Wells Fargo messenger. He is surprised when the townspeople side with the killer, but learns that they fear a family of desperadoes.
16 Dec. 1957
The General
Hardie is ordered to escort a general who hates Indians to a meeting with the Sioux tribe. Attacking outlaws may insure that the powwow never comes to pass.
23 Dec. 1957
Rather than spend Christmas with friends as he planned, Hardie must track gunrunners who are transporting weapons illegally across the Mexican border.
30 Dec. 1957
The Witness
When a Wells Fargo express office is robbed of $10,000 and one of Jim Hardie's oldest friends, a witness to the crime, is murdered, the investigator is doubly intent on solving the crime. With the help of an aging sheriff and a spunky boy, Jim sets a trap to lure the criminals to expose themselves.
7 Jan. 1958
Doc Bell
Pretending to be hardened convict, Hardie escapes from prison with a felon who stashed the proceeds from a stagecoach robbery before he was captured. The Wells Fargo detective hopes that his new partner will lead him to the hidden loot.
13 Jan. 1958
Stage West
Jim Hardie agrees to guard a woman wanted as a material witness in a San Francisco political corruption investigation after the detective assigned to escort her is murdered.
20 Jan. 1958
Hoss Tamer
A young man whom Jim Hardie befriended returns the favor by helping Wells Fargo solve a robbery.
27 Jan. 1958
Hide Jumpers
Hardie attempts to break up a gang of outlaws who specialize in stealing buffalo hides.
3 Feb. 1958
The Walking Mountain
When Wells Fargo is accused of stealing high grade gold ore from the Walking Mountain mine's wagons, Hardie is sent to the mine to investigate.
10 Feb. 1958
Bill Longley
Wanted outlaw Bill Longley and Jim Hardie join forces to retrieve money stolen from Wells Fargo by another outlaw.
17 Feb. 1958
The Prisoner
Hardie offers an old outlaw whom he sent to prison the opportunity to earn a parole and a reward if he will lead a posse into an outlaw stronghold and help rescue a United States senator from his kidnappers.
23 Feb. 1958
Dr. Alice
An outlaw gang abducts a pretty woman doctor to operate on one of their wounded confederates. Hardie and a deputy sheriff, whose wife needs her assistance during a difficult childbirth, desperately attempt to rescue the young woman.
3 Mar. 1958
The Sooners
During the land rush of 1889, Wells Fargo selected a spot for its first bank and relay station in Oklahoma and Jim Hardie was tasked with buying a fast horse with plenty of stamina to carry its rider to the designated spot and stake the company's claim. When the dust settles, another group has laid claim to the designated spot. Hardie is ordered to investigate when neither the rider nor horse can be found to determine what went wrong with the plan.
10 Mar. 1958
Alias Jim Hardie
An outlaw gang abducts Jim Hardie. One of the outlaws, using Jim's identification papers, robs the local Wells Fargo safe.
17 Mar. 1958
The Johnny Ringo Story
When Hardie captures the notorious Johnny Ringo, the outlaw request that he be able to care for her sister, who is dying, and to keep from the young woman Ringo's criminal background.
24 Mar. 1958
The Newspaper
Sent to Madden to investigate problems Wells Fargo's stagecoaches are having in the vicinity, Hardie discovers the town is run by a ruthless businesswoman who opposes the townspeople's attempt to have an election, going so far as to murder her opponent for chairman of the town council. Using the town's newspaper, Hardie helps organize the citizenry to bring good government to the community.
31 Mar. 1958
Special Delivery
While riding shotgun to protect a valuable gold shipment, Hardie and his stagecoach driver an interesting collection of passengers - including a U.S. Army officer being sent to Fort Laramie to stand trial for massacring a peaceful Indian village. Hardie's trip is far from uneventful - first the stagecoach is robbed by an outlaw gang and then passengers and criminals alike are attacked by Cheyenne Indians bent on avenging the murder of their families.
7 Apr. 1958
Jim Hardie tries to prove a notorious gunslinger has been framed for the crimes of stagecoach robbery and murder.
14 Apr. 1958
The Gun
During an attempted hold-up, Hardie guns down a man who the outlaw leader claims was not a member of their gang. Hardie learns the man was an ex-convict who had gone straight after being released from prison and travels to the dead man's home town to learn what he was doing on the street at the time of the robbery.
21 Apr. 1958
The Reward
Hardie rides into a small town to present a reward check to a man who helped prevent a stagecoach robbery. The fearful townspeople claim that they've never heard of the man and when the Wells Fargo detective investigates, he discovers the hero's grave.
28 Apr. 1958
The Pickpocket
Hardie's train is robbed and he is left without funds in a small town whose businessmen refuse to grant him credit. With the help of friendly old pickpocket, Hardie manages to alleviate his money problems and bring the thieves to justice.
5 May 1958
Hardie is sent to investigate the murder of a Wells Fargo agent and finds that the sheriff suspect their new schoolteacher, an ex-convict, of perpetrating the crime. Although Hardie's testimony sent the man to prison many years earlier, the investigator is convinced that the murderer is one of the town's and other leading citizens.
12 May 1958
The Renegade
A Wells Fargo manager has second thoughts about a stagecoach guard he recently hired despite the man's lack of references. He remembered that the new guard wore a belt buckle similar to those worn by a notorious family of Texas outlaws and fears that they may be plotting to rob a valuable shipment and asks Hardie to investigate the man's background.
19 May 1958
The Break
Hardie investigates a robbery and the murder of a Wells Fargo express agent. His only lead is a young outlaw who was wounded during the crime. With the help of the local sheriff, Hardie pretends to be Jesse James and tricks the youthful criminal into taking him to the gang's hideout. Once inside, Hardie is aided by a wanted man who he rescued from two murderous bounty hunters.
26 May 1958
The Sniper
While investigating the robbery of a Wells Fargo office, Hardie witnesses the murder of its agent from a bullet shot from the hotel across the street. Hardie's investigation quickly focuses on a number of suspects, including two Wells Fargo employees who have dark secrets they wish to keep hidden.

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