Robert Lansing stars as April Savage, a homesteader whose wife, daughter and son are killed by a band of renegades in 1871. Savage has vowed to track down the eight men responsible, one of whom is his own brother, even though he knows they have fled to the ends of the earth. In the pilot episode, "Home, is an Empty Grave," Savage discovers that the Potter family has moved into his old homestead and together they fight to survive when the homestead is attacked by bandits including Noah Delahunty, one of the men Savage is tracking. Written by
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Creator Sam Rolfe's dispute with his agency, Ashley-Famous, helped to derail this series, which was on ABC's 1966 fall schedule. Rolfe refused to do the series on the grounds it would help make money for his former agency. When he pulled out, ABC canceled the series. See more