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 »
A young Don Johnson,making only his fourth TV appearance,guest stars as Nashebo,an Indian brave who calls forth his "Spirit-Helper" when his father is murdered and mother kidnapped by a band of outlaws led by Pike(Bo Svenson with an Irish accent).Out of the fog appears Kwai Chang Caine,whom Nashebo takes to be the mystical figure called forth by his prayers,to aid in rescuing his mother and help him become a man.Caine remembers how General Chung(Khigh Dhiegh)had murdered his own parents in China,and how thoughts of vengeance were negated by the positive influence of Master Po(Keye Luke).As they pursue the gang,Caine tries to convince Nashebo that the measure of a man does not require revenge through Pike's death.Although David Carradine believed that Johnson had star quality,it's not really evident at this early stage,and he is difficult to accept in this role.Bo Svenson does provide a reasonably despicable villain,along with Scott Hylands,in a part similar to the one he played earlier in episode 3,"Blood Brother." Khigh Dhiegh has precious little to do,unlike his previous entry,"Alethea," and later 2-part story,"Besieged:Death on Cold Mountain" and "Besieged:Cannon at the Gates."
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