Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on ... See full summary »
Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the ... See full summary »
When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to ... See full summary »
Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.
Season 3 Episode 24- "Full Circle" delivers what it promises, the finale to a great series. Kwai Chang Caine accompanies his older brother Danny (Tim McIntire) to the San Francisco ranch of General Cantrell (John Vernon), who plans on keeping Danny's son Zeke in his home as his only surviving relative and heir. Not keen on seeing his former father-in-law, who forced his daughter to divorce Danny when their child was only six months old, Danny is aware that his former partner in the Barbary House, Vincent Corbino (Leslie Nielsen), is still itching for the opportunity to punish his disobedience. Running the ranch is the young ramrod, Tigre (A Martinez, previously seen opposite John Vernon in "My Brother, My Executioner"), who has lived there his entire life, the offspring of the General's secret affair with an Indian woman. Eventually, all ends happily as the entire family sits down at dinner together, without prejudice. Danny and Zeke want to buy their own ranch and keep in touch with General Cantrell and his son Tigre, but Kwai Chang Caine never stays in one place. "My journey ends and comes full circle at my death." With these words, David Carradine bows before the camera, the screen goes black, and the series is over (the next phase of his career began with 1975's "Death Race 2000"). Also seen in the very last sequence is Keye Luke's beloved, blind Master Po, the sage of such comforting thoughts, who would return for the 1986 "Kung Fu," a TV movie sequel that also brought back Mako ("The Tide"), Benson Fong (the pilot, plus "Blood Brother," "The Brujo," and "The Vanishing Image"), Roy Jenson (the pilot,plus "Superstition"), an unbilled Tad Horino (8 episodes), and introduced Brandon Lee, son of the late Bruce Lee, playing the son of Kwai Chang Caine (his mother appeared in "The Forbidden Kingdom"). To say the least, this series finale deserved to be so much better, but it is what it is.
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