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Season: 1
Year: 1958 | 1959


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: I, the People

11 October 1958
Laird Garner is given a disproportional share of the credit for routing a gang of hold-up men and, in short order, finds backing for his bank an gets himself elected as the mayor of Cimarron City. Garner has even bigger ideas - aided by a crooked sheriff and villainous bunch of deputies, he soon gains a financial stranglehold on the booming town.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple

Fred MacMurray ... Laird Garner
Jason Robards Sr. ... Cal Demming

John Banner ... P.B. Minscher
Arthur Space ... Ed Randall
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
Wally Brown ... Jed Fame
Harry Tyler (as Harry O. Tyler)
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Martha Tillot
Rick Vallin ... Henchman
Sandy Sanders ... Bandit Leader
Robert Stevenson ... Townsman Introduces Garner at Rally
Robert Riordan

John Anderson ... Sheriff Jim Martin
Claudia Bryar
Raymond Guth
Burt Nelson
Bart Carlin (as Bart Carlon)
Ken Hooker

Leonard Nimoy ... Gyja
John Baxter
Cris Roberts
Al Wyatt Sr.
Little Arrow
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)

Burt Mustin ... Burt Tooker (uncredited)
Ted Smile ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mary Stevenson ... (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Terror Town

18 October 1958
While returning from a trail drive, Matthew Rockford becomes the prisoner of four half-brothers who force him to work in a silver mine.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple (credit only)
Dan Duryea ... Roy Budinger
Barbara Lawrence ... Cora Budinger
Don Megowan ... Grant Budinger
Jonathan Haze ... Judd Budinger

Dan Blocker ... Carl Budinger
George Dunn ... Jess Williams (as Georg Dunn)
William Tannen ... Alan Maynard
Curt Barrett ... Barnes
Earl Hansen ... Skitch
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
David Tomack ... Prisoner

Season 1, Episode 3: To Become a Man

25 October 1958
Matt Rockford seeks to adopt two boys whose thief of a father he inadvertently killed.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple (credit only)

William Talman ... Jeff Conway
Robin Riley ... Joey Conway
Gary Hunley ... Chris Conway
Stuart Randall ... Sheriff Art Sampson
Jason Robards Sr. ... Cal Demming
Rodney Bell ... Will the Lawyer (as Rod Bell)
Claire Carleton ... Alice Purdy
Lillian Powell ... Ethyl Garneer
Jack Lambert ... Smith Gang Chief (as John Lambert)
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
Earl Hansen ... Other Smith
Nesdon Booth ... Frank the Bartender
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Twelve Guns

1 November 1958
A gang of gunslingers recruits their newest member - John Hartman Jr., the son of another notorious shootist who is trying to live up to his father's reputation. The outlaws threaten Cimarron City with destruction and kidnap two of its younger citizens to enforce the point. Will Buckley refuses to help the town prepare to fight the criminals because he recognizes his young son as one of the gang's members.

Season 1, Episode 5: Medicine Man

8 November 1958
A bounty hunter tracks down a doctor who, falsely accused of malpractice, has changed his name and sought refuge in Cimarron City.

Season 1, Episode 6: Hired Hand

15 November 1958
Matt Rockford goes "undercover" to investigate troubling occurrences at an isolated ranch.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple

Elizabeth Montgomery ... Ellen Wilson

Mike Connors ... Bill Thatcher (as Michael Connors)
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
Joseph Vitale ... Jose
William Henry ... Bob Evans (as Bill Henry)
Harry Strang ... Rancher (as Harry R. Strang)
George Robotham ... Cox

Season 1, Episode 7: Kid on a Calico Horse

22 November 1958


George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple

Linda Darnell ... Mary Clinton

Dean Stockwell ... Bud Tatum

Edgar Buchanan ... Shanty

John Litel ... Judge Platt
Douglas Kennedy ... Sam Thaw
Walter Coy ... Ed Brayder
Stuart Randall ... Sheriff Art Sampson
Jason Robards Sr. ... Cal Demming

Ray Teal ... Fred Knight
Ed Hinton ... Prosecutor
Richard Warren ... Trail Cook
Craig Duncan ... Martin
Charles Seel
Paul Weber
Roy Darmour (as Roy N. Darmour)

Season 1, Episode 8: Beast of Cimarron

29 November 1958
Reports of a monster who kills people and mauls livestock outside of Cimarron City panics the local citizenry. Mayor Matt Rockford and Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple organize a search party to capture or kill the legendary beast without success. Meanwhile the killings continue and Beth Purcell mysteriously disappears.

Season 1, Episode 9: A Respectable Girl

6 December 1958
Matt Rockford and his men rescue a tinhorn gambler from three cowhands who claim that they had been cheated by the man they were trying to kill. Rockford lets the cardplayer go on his way and the man sets up shop in Cimarron City, much to the disgust of many of its citizens.

Season 1, Episode 10: The Blood Line

13 December 1958
A gunfighter who abandoned his son, Webb Martin, many years ago tracks him down in Cimarron City determined to make amends. When the father rescues Webb from a murderous gambler, the youth decides to try to put aside his bitter feelings only to discover that his father isn't the misunderstood man he portrays himself as.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple
J. Carrol Naish ... Rare Crowder

Richard Jaeckel ... Webb Martin
Jean Willes ... Mrs. Kingsley
Addison Richards ... Martin Kingsley
Rodney Bell ... Will Marsh (as Rod Bell)
James Anderson ... Stump
William Bryant ... Gambler
William D. Gordon ... Roy Rankin (as William Gordon)
Terence de Marney ... Wiley
Patrick Whyte ... Van Cleve

Season 1, Episode 11: Cimarron Holiday

20 December 1958
Cimarron City's businessmen hopes of organizing the big Founders' Day celebration without their wives' knowledge are soon dashed. The women determine that a little culture is need for the festivities and assign the men their roles in their version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol'. Just before the big day, the child selected to play Tiny Tim announces that he won't go on stage unless his father can see his performance. Unfortunely the man has been arrested in a neighboring town for stealing chickens.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple
Tim Hovey ... Avery Wickham
Ken Mayer ... Prue Wickum
Linda Leighton ... Ida Wickum

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
George Dunn ... Jesse Williams
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
Claire Carleton ... Alice Purdy
Harry Harvey ... Marshal Hennessy (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Wally Brown ... Jed Fame (uncredited)

Dinah Shore ... Townswoman singing Auld Lang Syne (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: McGowan's Debt

27 December 1958
Beth Purcell befriends her newest boardinghouse customer, Drew McGowan, an ex-convict recently released from prison who has returned to Cimarron City determined to find out who framed him for the crime for which he was falsely imprisoned. The guilty parties determine to get rid of McGowan before he can exact his revenge.

Season 1, Episode 13: The Bitter Lesson

3 January 1959
Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple falls in love with Cimarron City's pretty new school teacher, Laura Winfield. Beth Purcell becomes suspicious of her newest boarder when she sees Laura meet with a shady character on her first evening in town and suspects that the young woman is trying to distract Lane from guarding a valuable gold shipment.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford (credit only)
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple

Dorothy Provine ... Laura Winfield
Gregg Palmer ... Tom Hiller
Richard Travis ... Paul Erskine

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
George Dunn ... Jesse Williams
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
Claire Carleton ... Alice Purdy
Dennis McCarthy ... Dr. Sam Hodges

Army Archerd ... Army Archerd - Newpaper Editor (uncredited)
Frank Bank ... Henry Purdy (uncredited)
Jim Boles ... Skeeter (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Townsman on Horseback (uncredited)
Fred Sherman ... Burt Purdy (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Townsman (uncredited)

Dick Wilson ... Mr. Nole (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 14: A Legacy for Ossie Harper

10 January 1959
Saloon singer and town drunk Ossie Harper shows shyster lawyer Addison a land grant his father earned in 1859 deeding him the land on which Cimarron City was built. Ossie only wants to be respected, but his crooked partner's determined to bleed Cimarron City dry by extorting money from each businessman to allow them to remain on the land they've already developed.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple
Morris Ankrum ... Fenton
Larry J. Blake ... Wilson
Nesdon Booth ... Jed Fane
Carleton Carpenter ... Ossie Harper
Walter Coy ... Ed Brayder
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
John Harmon ... Sam Hardesty
David Leland
Judi Meredith ... Martha Fenton
James Seay ... Addison
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Child of Fear

17 January 1959
An itinerant printer moves to Cimarron City with his pretty daughter and gets a job at the town's newspaper. The paper's apprentice is attracted to the girl, though her father does his best to prevent the courtship from progressing. Meanwhile Sheriff Simpson and Deputy Sheriff Temple investigate the brutal murders of two women.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford (credit only)
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple

John Carradine ... Jared Tucker
Tom Pittman ... Jesse Stainback

Luana Anders ... Nancy Tucker
Jeanne Bates ... Amy Shaw
Frank Gerstle ... Henry Shaw
Stuart Randall ... Sheriff Art Simpson
John Harmon ... Sam Hardesty
Charles Keane ... Lynch Mob Member (as Charles R. Keane)

Season 1, Episode 16: Burn the Town Down

24 January 1959
After Cimarron City's sheriff is murdered, Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple captures the killer and locks him in jail awaiting trial. The killer's gang demands that the outlaw be released immediately or they will burn the town to the ground. Temple develops a plan to capture the gang before they can do any damage, but the frightened town council objects.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
John Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple
Dennis McCarthy ... Dr. Sam Hodges
Wally Brown ... Jed Fame

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
George Dunn ... Jesse Williams
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
Claire Carleton ... Alice Purdy
Addison Richards ... Martin Kingsley

Jon Locke ... Ray
Fred Sherman ... Burt Purdy
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Carol Henry ... Townsman (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Mr. Hickens - Citizen Being Mobbed (uncredited)
Sandy Sanders ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 17: Runaway Train

31 January 1959
While traveling by train to Denver, Matt Rockford meets and falls in love with Lisa Caldwell, a beautiful woman who, unbeknownst to him, has been falsely accused of murder. Lisa is blackmailed into losing five thousand dollars in a poker game to a U.S. Marshal as a bribe to free a notorious outlaw and his gang. When the prisoners escape and the train is snowbound, Matt, Lisa and their fellow passengers find themselves in deadly peril.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell (credit only)
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple (credit only)
Diane Brewster ... Lisa Caldwell

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
Isabel Randolph ... Amy Howard
Myron Healey ... Clayton Buckley

Lyle Talbot ... Frank Harvey
Dan Riss ... U.S. Marshal Martin Benedict
Dennis Moore ... Barney, U.S. Marshal
Tom London ... Conductor (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: The Beauty and the Sorrow

7 February 1959
A Paris-trained choirmaster of falls in love with the beautiful soprano who sings in Cimarron City's church choir. He decide to eliminate the young woman's fiancé by making it appear that her ex-boyfriend, a hot-headed cowboy with an itchy trigger finger, murdered him so he can marry his talented protégée.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple

Debra Paget ... Margaret Smith
Grant Richards ... Carl Jason

Randy Stuart ... Velvet
Terry Becker ... Ezekiel Mulligan

George Hamilton ... Tom Wolcott
Lewis Martin ... Reverend
Nesdon Booth ... Bartender
Chick Hannan ... Barfly (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 19: Return of the Dead

14 February 1959
Beth Purcell is shocked when her husband, thought dead and buried for ten years, suddenly appears in Cimarron City.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Hollister Purcell
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple
Tom Drake ... Steve Purcell

Brad Dexter ... Sam Masters

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
John Goddard ... Joe Masters
Keith Richards ... Poor Loser
Ted White ... Masters' Henchmn
John Hart ... Masters' Henchman
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: Blind Is the Killer

21 February 1959
A young would-be gunslinger trying to earn a reputation challenges Matt Rockford to a gunfight. The youngster panics and accidentally shoots a whiskey bottle, splattering glass shards into Matt's eyes, blinding him. While Rockford recovers, he recounts his early days when he was forced to defend his reputation as a fast gun in every town he visited.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple

Robert Fuller ... Joe Cole

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
Dennis McCarthy ... Doc Hodges
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
Joseph Sargent ... Hank Rowe
Bob Kline ... Mike Cole (as Robert Kline)
Nesdon Booth ... 2nd Bartender

Morgan Woodward ... Flip
Henry Rowland ... Mr. Zetter
Tom McKee ... Roman Bart

Hal Smith ... Johnson
Chuck Roberson ... Foreman
Wally Brown ... Jed Frame (uncredited)
Bill Catching ... Cowhand (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... 1st Bartender (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mike Ragan ... Cowhand (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 21: The Unaccepted

28 February 1959
A group of Danish immigrants journeys to Cimarron City in search of free land to homestead, only to discover they had been cheated by a disreputable businessman in St. Louis. Matt Rockford offers to rent them some of his land until they get back on their feet, but conflicts arise when the newcomers start to fence waterholes on the property to prevent Matt's cattle from trampling their crops.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
Audrey Totter ... Beth Purcell
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple

Peter Graves ... Jens Seidengaard
Rachel Ames ... Emily Barton (as Judith Ames)
Robert Barrat ... Christian Larsen

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer
Terry Burnham ... Cynthia Barton
Edit Angold ... Caryn Larsen
Matt Murphy ... Otto
Nesdon Booth ... Frank the Bartender
Tom Monroe ... Hogan
Kermit Maynard ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: The Ratman

7 March 1959
A German-born doctor tries to alert Cimarron City to the threatened arrival of bubonic plague.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford (voice)
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple

Everett Sloane ... Dr. Eckhardt
Dennis McCarthy ... Dr. Sam Hodges

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer

Malcolm Atterbury ... Ben Henderson
Earl Hansen ... Dr. Fred Stoner
Ethel Shutta ... Mrs. Foster (as Ethel Shuttá)

Rand Brooks ... Nate Pinker (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 23: Have Sword - Will Duel

14 March 1959
A Russian Grand Duke's fondness for women leads to trouble when he pays a visit to Cimarron City.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
John Smith ... Deputy Lane Temple (credit only)
John Baragrey ... Grand Duke Nicolai
Gloria Talbott ... Conchita Mendoza

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger

Pernell Roberts ... O'Hara
Jonathan Hole ... Mortimer Kleckley
Lee Roberts ... Barney (as Lee J. Roberts)
Jack Reitzen ... Sgt. Boris Kurpotkin
Mel Gaines ... Bashnikov
Chick Hannan ... Dancer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 24: Chinese Invasion

21 March 1959
Cimarron City's businessman band together to build a railroad spur to the main track, but have only 90 days to do it or a neighboring town will be awarded the contract. The general contractor hires a cut-rate construction company to lay the track, importing a gang of Chinese coolies to do the heavy labor. Things go well for a time until the coolies revolt against the low pay and poor working conditions, threatening to scuttle the project and ruin the spur line's stockholder and the Cimarron City with them.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple

John McIntire ... Captain Adairam Judson

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
Wally Brown ... Jed Fame
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry

James Hong ... Tang
Dennis McCarthy ... Dr. Sam Hodges
Terence de Marney ... Banker
Robert Lowery ... Harris

Lisa Lu ... Mei Ling
Fred Sherman ... Burt Purdy

Season 1, Episode 25: The Town Is a Prisoner

28 March 1959
Cimarron City is cut off when a regiment of Mexican lancers joins forces with a small army of American renegades intent on recapturing Texas and returning it to the Mexican sovereignty. With telegraph service to the U.S. Army cut off, Sheriff Lane Temple attempts to cause the two disparate units to have falling out before they can execute their plans of conquest

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford (credit only)
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple

Rita Moreno ... Elena Maria Obregon de Vega
George Dolenz ... Colonel Ruiz Guiterez

Lee Van Cleef ... Tom
Robert Armstrong ... Josh Matthews

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger

Penny Edwards ... Blonde Saloon Girl
Fred Sherman ... Burt Purdy
Nesdon Booth ... Bartender
Paul Sorensen ... Ed
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Lilley ... Bandit (uncredited)
Bert Madrid ... Mexican (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 26: The Evil One

4 April 1959
Professor James King, a charlatan boasting of magical powers arrives in Cimarron City and promptly puts on a séance where he calls the spirit of a dead man to visit from the dead. Matt Rockford isn't too concerned about the gullible citizens who are taken in by the professor's tricks until he detects a sinister motive behind the hypnotist's visit.

George Montgomery ... Mayor Matt Rockford
John Smith ... Sheriff Lane Temple (credit only)

Eduard Franz ... Prof. James King
Olive Carey ... Widow Means

Dan Blocker ... Tiny Budinger
Daria Massey ... Nooma
Dennis McCarthy ... Dr. Sam Hedges
Bern Hoffman ... Huntz

Ian Wolfe ... Jake Walker
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)

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