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 »
Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the ... 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 »
Caine witnesses the murder of a priest for a chalice that he had himself fashioned from gold for the mission of Padre Braganza(Gilbert Roland),but in a moment of weakness,had coveted for himself.With his dying breath,the priest asks Caine to retrieve the chalice and return it to the mission for the forgiveness of his soul.Caine remembers how he was forgiven by Master Kan(Philip Ahn)after killing the Emperor's nephew,and agrees to recover what was stolen.The killers are a gang of four outlaws who have also stolen a Gatling gun from Captain Luther Staggers(William Smith),who determines to recover both the gun and the chalice,until Caine overcomes the gang singlehanded.Obsessed with Caine's fighting abilities,Captain Staggers is outraged that the peaceful monk is uninterested in joining up with him,fashioning a heavy set of chains to intimidate Caine,and it's truly a jaw-dropping sight to see the muscular Staggers wielding his deadly weapon against the defenseless Caine.As always,William Smith proves a worthy foe,and former silent screen heartthrob Gilbert Roland is also in fine form as the compassionate Padre.Appearing unbilled during the flashbacks as a guard is Yuki Shimoda,in the second of his six entries.
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