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 »
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.
Radames Pera is the focus in entry directed by David Carradine
When David Carradine expressed an interest in directing an episode of KUNG FU,he was given a script that no one else wanted to handle,and the results were good enough for him to be given two more to direct.Here,instead of a Western story embellished with flashbacks of the temple in China,we have a story set in China with flashes forward to the American West,a disappointingly uninteresting hallucination by the adult Caine,confronted by an Aztec Priest(Michael Greene,previously seen in "Chains").It is the student Caine,as played so well by Radames Pera,who is allowed to command our attention,as well as Brian Tochi,in his third and final appearance on the show,playing Shen Ung,arrogant son of a dying mandarin(Victor Sen Yung),who secretly poisons the Shaolin youth to study his reactions,using his father's impending death as his excuse for his actions.For the first and only time in the entire series,Philip Ahn as Master Kan becomes a man of action when he realizes what has befallen his favorite pupil.There would be five forthcoming adventures set entirely in China,beginning with "The Devil's Champion." It's always a pleasure to see CHARLIE CHAN veteran Victor Sen Yung,who would again be directed by Carradine in "Besieged:Death on Cold Mountain" and "Besieged:Cannon at the Gates." Apart from KUNG FU,Carradine's directorial efforts were all rarely seen family projects involving his acting brothers,but none with father John Carradine.
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