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Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.
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Dale Robertson ... Ben Calhoun (48 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Random ... Barnabas Rogers / ... (48 episodes, 1966-1968)

Gary Collins ... Dave Tarrant (45 episodes, 1966-1968)

Series Directed by
Herb Wallerstein (9 episodes, 1966-1968)
Samuel Fuller (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Henreid (4 episodes, 1967)
Herbert Hirschman (3 episodes, 1967)
Gene Nelson (3 episodes, 1967)
Laslo Benedek (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Murray Golden (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jesse Hibbs (2 episodes, 1966)
Anton Leader (2 episodes, 1967)
Leo Penn (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
James Goldstone (47 episodes, 1966-1968)
Stephen Kandel (47 episodes, 1966-1968)
John O'Dea (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Arthur Rowe (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Peter Germano (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Oliver Crawford (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Esther Shapiro (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Alan Shapiro (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Louis Vittes (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Samuel Fuller (2 episodes, 1966)
Mort R. Lewis (2 episodes, 1966)
Stanley Adams (2 episodes, 1967)
Bob Duncan (2 episodes, 1967)
Wanda Duncan (2 episodes, 1967)
Jeri Emmett (2 episodes, 1967)
Milton S. Gelman (2 episodes, 1967)
Gilbert Ralston (2 episodes, 1967)
George F. Slavin (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Charles Marquis Warren .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stephen Kandel .... producer / associate producer (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Louis H. Goldstein .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Fred Freiberger .... producer (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Matthew Rapf .... executive producer (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere (40 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gerald Fried (4 episodes, 1967)
Warren Barker (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Cinematography by
Fred Jackman Jr. (45 episodes, 1966-1968)
Irving Lippman (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Norman Colbert (12 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard C. Meyer (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gerard Wilson (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Donald W. Starling (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Ruggiero (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Earl Moore (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (47 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Peterson (47 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Set Decoration by
James Roach (47 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor / makeup supervision (44 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Production Management
Lawrence Werner .... post-production executive / post-production supervisor / ... (44 episodes, 1966-1968)
Herb Wallerstein .... unit manager (38 episodes, 1966-1968)
Joseph Dackow .... production executive (22 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Ray .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jack Roe .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Marvin Miller .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1967)

Mel Swope .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects / sound effects editor (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (44 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Stunts
Dean Smith .... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Dale Robertson (9 episodes, 1967)

Stephen Burnette .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Hoy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (39 episodes, 1966-1968)
Nick McLean .... assistant camera (26 episodes, 1966-1967)

Carl Boles .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Ron Meredith .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1967)
Series Music Department
Don Kirshner .... music consultant (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dominic Frontiere .... composer: theme music / music (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Other crew
Louis H. Goldstein .... production assistant (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Henry Batista .... assistant to producer / production assistant (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Oliver Crawford .... story consultant / story editor (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Joseph Dackow .... production executive (4 episodes, 1966-1967)

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60 min (47 episodes)
Color (Pathécolor)
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Road Show Gable?, 30 June 2014
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

WITH THE BUMPER crop of Westerns that we saw sprout up like mushrooms in the woods after a rain storm, IRON HORSE would have to occupy a position somewhere in the middle. With so many 'Horse Opera' series that made up a Lion's share of programming in the late 1950's-60's, there was plenty of room for experimentation with various basic plot premises.

OUR HONORED REVIEWEE of the day, IRON HORSE, starring Mr. Dale Robertson brought our small screens a somewhat unique look at Raolroad Lore; which was very ingrained in the history of the Frontier. With names like Union Pacific, Santa Fe, Jesse James and Butch Cassidy & Sundance, the subject was all too familiar with the public.

BEING THE SECOND Western Series for the likable, athletic Robertson, he fittingly got a sort of 'promotion.'His previous experience with the six gun was given a back seat. He now became a sort of mover and shaker of Business and Industry. Capitalizing on his physical presence, easy manner and believability in portrayals of a tough guy with cerebral skills as well.

HIS NATURAL PREDISPOSITION in height, build and facial appearance was played up to the hilt as a sort of Clark Gable of the Television Series. Although this wasn't one of our favourite shows, we did find it to be more than adequate in giving us another angle's view of our settling of the land West of the Mississippi.

AND FOR SURE, Dale Robertson, he displayed his versatility in portrayals; with his Railroad Honcho being far different from his investigator in TALES OF WELLS FARGO.

IT ALSO IMPARTED a subtle message of how industrial free enterprise served in building the Nation into what it became.

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