Bronco: Season 4, Episode 13

One Evening in Abilene (19 Mar. 1962)

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Bronco is leading a cattle drive to Abilene, Kansas, a town torn apart by the Civil War. One of his drovers, a young ex-Confederate, gets into continuous trouble over his past, and a woman hopes to use him to get revenge on Marshal Hickok.



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Episode cast overview:
Tod Chapman
Lisa Gaye ...
Donna Coe
Jered Barclay ...
Clay Ferraday
Charley Clune
Tom Gilson ...
George Petrie ...
Jack Coe
Don Kennedy ...
Marshall Bradford ...


Bronco is in Sweetwater, Texas, for the Fourth of July celebration. He has been asked by the local law to officiate at the last contest of the celebration. Two men will ride a circuit on horseback shooting at tin can targets. The two final competitors are Tod Chapman and Clay Ferraday. They split the prize money when Tod wins the race but Clay hits all the targets. Watching this race is Donna Coe with her father Jack Coe. She has returned from Abilene with the body of her fiancé who was killed by Marshal Wild Bill Hickok. The Coe's are southern sympathizers from Kentucky while Hickok hates southerners. Donna wants revenge and she believes Clay Ferraday is the guy to provide it by killing Hickok. She has her father arrange for Tod and Clay to join Bronco's cattle drive to Abilene. Bronco is onto Donna's plan but Clay won't listen to him or Tod. Clay wears his love of the south conspicuously versus Bronco who does not and accepts the war is over. The drive and the arrival in Abilene ... Written by Anonymous

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19 March 1962 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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