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"Tales of Wells Fargo" Stage to Nowhere (1957)

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Original Air Date:
24 June 1957 (Season 1, Episode 12)
While transporting a prisoner, Dan Lingle, to stand trial for robbery and murder, Hardie's stagecoach is attacked by the outlaw's old gang... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dale Robertson ... Jim Hardie
Walter Coy ... Dan Lingle
Bobby Clark ... Dan Simmons
Barbara Eiler ... Alice Simmons

Lyle Talbot ... Reporter
Henry Rowland ... Red

Fred Graham ... Joe - Outlaw Leader

Episode Crew
Directed by
Sidney Salkow 
Writing credits
Steve Fisher (story)

Steve Fisher (teleplay)

Produced by
Nat Holt .... producer
Cinematography by
Bud Thackery (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bill Mosher 
Art Direction by
Martin Obzina 
Set Decoration by
James M. Walters Sr.  (as James Walters)
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Nicholson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Frank Gruber .... story consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

30 min | 26 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


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Well done shoot up, 16 June 2016
Author: gordonl56 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

TALES OF WELLS FARGO "Stage to Nowhere"1957

TALES OF WELLS FARGO was a western series than ran for a total of 200 episodes between 1957 and 1962. Dale Robertson plays the lead as Jim Hardee. Hardee is an agent for the stage and cargo hauling outfit. When something goes wrong he is the man they send to fix it.

This episode is the 12th of the series. Wells Fargo man, Hardee (Dale Robertson) is riding a stage taking in hold-up man, Walter Coy. Coy is the leader of a gang accused of murdering a Wells Fargo clerk during a robbery. Coy was captured and fingered as the gunman.

On the stagecoach is Denver newspaper man, Lyle Talbot. He is going to write up the trial. Also on the stage is a woman, Barbara Eiler and her son, Bobby Clark. Up top is the stage driver and shotgun rider. Now we find out the outlaw is really the father of the young lad, and that Eiler is his estranged wife.

Adding to the mix is that Coy's gang is waiting up the road. They intend to spring Coy and kill all the passengers etc. The more that Coy sees and talks to the boy, Clark, the less he thinks about escaping. He tells Robertson that he is innocent of the murder. But he has no proof.

The gang now steps out and ambushes the stagecoach, killing the driver and shotgun man. Robertson hustles the rest out and behind the cover of some handy rocks. Robertson decides to take a chance and hands Coy a gun. He is sure Coy does not want his kin killed.

There is now a swift and bloody exchange of rounds between the two groups. The outlaw types go down dead or wounded. The one man admits that he was the man who killed the Wells Fargo clerk. Coy will still need to do time for robbery but the murder beef will go away. Miss Eiler and the boy, Clark, tell Coy that they will wait for him to do his time.

This one goes by quite fast with an interesting, if shopworn story, and plenty of gunplay. Ex-big screen director, Sidney Salkow does a good job moving the story along. Long-time Hollywood writer, Steve Fisher supplies the story and screenplay. One time Oscar nominated Bud Thackery gives the episode a sharp look. Cinematographer Thackery was an old hand at westerns having been a regular with the B-unit at Republic Pictures. He worked on over 400 films and television episodes.

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