Bronco (1958–1962)

Quest of the Thirty Dead 

One of Bronco's best friends is killed in a train wreck. Bronco looks into it, and discovers that the "accident" was in fact not an accident at all; the train was deliberately sabotaged. An old Civil War friend may be responsible.


Lee Sholem


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Episode cast overview:
Ty Hardin ... Bronco Layne
Jay Novello ... Paco
Beverly Tyler ... Irene Lang
Tol Avery ... P.J. Mohler
Willis Bouchey ... Pearson
Ray Danton ... Bill Magrider


Bronco is with his friend Jim Brandt on a train headed to Jim's wedding. A train accident is created when the train is rerouted on the wrong track and hits another train. Jim is killed and Bronco is severely injured. After a couple of months to recover, Bronco is contacted in El Paso by Jim's fiancé Irene Lang with a warning not to investigate the crash. She says the warning the came from Bronco's Civil War commander Colonel Bill Magrider. Bronco tries to assist the railroad but their security man P.J. Mohler refuses Bronco's help saying they already have a plan to catch Magrider with a shipment to Longhorn. When Irene tries to board the train, a man attacks her but Bronco stops him. She says the man was Magrider but Bronco knows he is an impostor. Bronco has his own secret which is revealed when he finds Magrider with his gang on the train and confronts him. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bronco Layne bares his chest for the first (but not the last) time in this episode. See more »


Bill Magrider: [returning Bronco's gun] You look undressed without it.
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