Stagecoach West (1960 - 1961)

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Stagecoach West (1960 - 1961)

Messagepar taza » 14 déc. 2009 21:59

10/4/1960 - 9/26/1961 ABC
Black and White - 60 minutes - 38 episodes
Stagecoach West Cast:

Wayne Rogers as Luke Perry
Robert Bray as Simon Kane
Richard Eyer as David Kane
James Burke as Zeke Bonner

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Re: STAGECOACH WEST

Messagepar U.S. Marshal Cahill » 01 janv. 2016 12:57

pour Wayne Rogers qui vient de nous quitter...=> viewtopic.php?f=69&t=17142#p244129
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Luke Perry et Simon Kane dirigent une ligne de diligence au Far West, ils rencontrent ainsi une large variété de tueurs, voleurs ou dames en détresse. Ils sont accompagnés par le jeune fils de Simon, David...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053537/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

Stagecoach West 01 High Lonesome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZF-SSqdbCI

Stagecoach West 02 The Land Beyond


Stagecoach West 03 Dark Return


Stagecoach West 04 The Unwanted


Stagecoach West 05 A Fork in the Road


Season 1
High Lonesome
S1, Ep1
4 Oct. 1960
High Lonesome
Simon Kane drubs his supervisor Osgood for revealing that Kane's wife deserted him and his son. Kane had been working off the $2000 he embezzled to search for his wife, but Osgood's taunts made his life miserable, so now the single father can't face further derision from the town. Kane pays Osgood $2000 and packs to start over elsewhere. But Osgood hires an assassin to bump off Kane after his stagecoach heads West.

The Land Beyond
S1, Ep2
11 Oct. 1960
The Land Beyond
Though Luke & Simon foil a gunman who provokes a passenger on their first stagecoach run, the vicious gunslinger tracks the stage. He's a detective hired to break up a naïve young couple eloping from the East. To protect her groom, Sarah Lou claims it's her idea to return home. Luke, Simon, and Simon's son Davey are excited to be on the journey, because the destination is their new home, Outpost.

Dark Return
S1, Ep3
18 Oct. 1960
Dark Return
Looking to escape a storm, Frankie Niles ducks into a barn and witnesses a murder. He takes it on the lam, but when he comes to town, the murderer is waiting for him.

The Unwanted
S1, Ep4
25 Oct. 1960
The Unwanted
After killing a man in self defense, his widow forces their young daughter into Luke's care and sets out on a life of despair and downward spiral.

A Fork in the Road
S1, Ep5
1 Nov. 1960
A Fork in the Road
While on their regular stagecoach run Simon and Davey Kane pick up a man walking by the road in the middle of nowhere. Their new passenger takes an unusual interest in their only cargo - a coffin. The Kanes soon learn that the man is the leader of an outlaw gang who plans to hold the contents of the coffin, the remains of a dead war hero, for ransom.

A Time to Run
S1, Ep6
15 Nov. 1960
A Time to Run
A wounded Mexican tries to hijack Luke's stagecoach to steal a horse, but passes out from loss of blood before he can ride away. Luke bundles the man into his stage intending to turn him over to the sheriff in the next town, but a gang of bounty hunters try to abduct his prisoner in order to take across the border to stand trial for treason.

Red Sand
S1, Ep7
22 Nov. 1960
Red Sand
During a ferocious sandstorm, Simon Kane spots a man lying by the side of the road. When he stops his stagecoach and attempts to render assistance, he discovers that the "body" is alive and well - and the junior member of a pair of bank robbers who will stop at nothing to escape the pursuing posse.

The Saga of Jeremy Boone
S1, Ep8
29 Nov. 1960
The Saga of Jeremy Boone
A young man from Texas with a large roll of cash falls head over heels for a beautiful con woman. Luke attempts to save the young man from Texas from being murdered by her cold-blooded partner.

Life Sentence
S1, Ep9
6 Dec. 1960
Life Sentence
Simon Kane takes an interest in a fight between two Civil War veterans when his son is injured by a runaway wagon whose horses bolted during one of their fights. Kane learns that Leo Calloway blames Toby Reese for fleeing the battlefield after he was badly wounded and Reese, tired of running from Calloway, is prepared to make a stand.

The Storm
S1, Ep10
13 Dec. 1960
The Storm
A pretty but violent and ruthless woman holds Luke at gunpoint during a blizzard, demanding he help her wounded lover.

Three Wise Men
S1, Ep11
20 Dec. 1960
Three Wise Men
A young man is given a free stagecoach ride by Simon Kane to the stagecoach relay station. At the station, the man confesses that he is an escaped prisoner who, upon learning he has less than a year to live became determined to spend Christmas with his wife and children. He promises to turn himself in on December 26, but three bounty hunters are determined to collect the reward for his capture before then.

By the Deep Six
S1, Ep12
27 Dec. 1960
By the Deep Six
Simon Kane offers a British sailor a ride in his stagecoach when he spots him standing forlornly by the side of the road. The sailor tells Simon he jumped ship in San Francisco and a band of men have been chasing him ever since. The five men, all federal marshals, surround Simon's stagecoach and tell him that his newest passenger fled a ship that contained bubonic plague and they were authorized to kill everyone the Britisher came in contact with to prevent the diseases spread.

S1, Ep13
3 Jan. 1961
A couple engaged to be married buy all the tickets for the westbound run from Timberline, booting off Mr. Duncan, one of the scheduled passengers, in the process. When the stagecoach stops at the next way-station, Luke discovers that an outlaw gang was planning on robbing Duncan of the $20,000 he was carrying. Since their intended victim wasn't on-board, the owlhoots decide to hold the other passengers for ransom.

Come Home Again
S1, Ep14
10 Jan. 1961
Come Home Again
Simon and Davey find Deborah Cotton and her daughter standing on the bank of river and agree to give them a ride into Outpost. The two women are fleeing a private detective who has been hired to arrest Deborah for kidnapping her own daughter. When Simon appears reluctant to assist the Cottons, Davey decides to act on his own and obstruct the detective's pursuit.

The Brass Lily
S1, Ep15
17 Jan. 1961
The Brass Lily
A famous singer arrives in Outpost to deliver a concert and is welcomed by the entertainment starved community. When a stray bullet seriously wounds the chanteuse, the townspeople discover the goddess they idolized is really a foul-tempered and selfish shrew. After her business manager abandons her, only Vernon, a patient deaf-mute, is willing to tend to her many needs, but the singer scorns his pity.

Finn McColl
S1, Ep16
24 Jan. 1961
Finn McColl
Finn McColl joins the stage, not telling Kane that he is being pursued by members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, who believe he betrayed them. A man with a lot of braggadocio and blarney and little respect for custom, Finn finds an admirer in young Davey, but Simon doesn't like it when Finn begins to make moves on the wife of an English fellow passenger.

Image of a Man
S1, Ep17
31 Jan. 1961
Image of a Man
Ethan Blount, a once famous attorney, now a drunken old man, is forced to prosecute a case for murder where the defendant is the son of the town's leading businessman. Blount is ordered to lose the case or else, but when the town boss pulls down a statue of Justice that the aging lawyer paid for, the old man refuses to back down in spite of death threats.

Not in Our Stars
S1, Ep18
7 Feb. 1961
Not in Our Stars
Simon Kane and Zeke Bonner's job offer to itinerant laborer Ben Wait involves the stagecoach line and its passengers with the vengeful Sutter clan. The old man blames Ben for the death of his daughter because of the faulty first aid he believes the vagabond administered.

The Arsonist
S1, Ep19
14 Feb. 1961
The Arsonist
A retiring bookkeeper agrees to help a businessman destroy his factory for the insurance money, but the plot backfires when the owner is killed in a bungled robbery by the bookkeeper's wife's lover. The killer joins the husband and wife on Luke's stagecoach for their trip to San Francisco and tries to steal the five thousand dollars the bookkeeper received as a retirement gift en route.

Songs My Mother Told Me
S1, Ep20
21 Feb. 1961
Songs My Mother Told Me
Matt Dexter, an Irish drifter witnesses a murder but flees town because he doesn't want to get involved. Two of the gunman's cronies decide not to risk his return and ride out after the old man to kill him. Dexter saves Davey Kane's life by killing a rattlesnake about to strike. In return the young man agrees to smuggle food to Matt while he hides from his would-be assailants.

The Root of Evil
S1, Ep21
28 Feb. 1961
The Root of Evil
Ralph Barnes, a retired army officer, has one last military mission to perform - delivery of top secret military papers - and he hopes to use his honeymoon as his cover. He is pursued by outlaws who are trying to relieve him of the documents. When the stagecoach stops at Halfway House with the Barnes's on board, Luke makes a disquieting discovery - all the guns in the armory have been stolen and Barnes fears the gang trying to steal his papers now has the upper hand.

The Outcasts
S1, Ep22
7 Mar. 1961
The Outcasts
Acting in the capacity of a Deputy Sheriff, Ken Rawlins fires at outlaws attempting a bank robbery and accidentally kills his brother who was a member of the gang. Distraught, Ken turns in his badge and heads west, finding work at Halfway House as a handyman. While working for Zeke he bumps into a pair of shady characters from his less than honest past.

The Remounts
S1, Ep23
14 Mar. 1961
The Remounts
When their attempt to steal a herd of cavalry remounts fails, two saddle tramps recruit a pair of outlaws to assist them in another attempt. Their plan is to kill the army officers bringing the money to buy the horses and to force Simon and Luke to assist them by holding Davey as hostage. Simon devises a desperate plan to rescue Davey from the outlaws.

House of Violence
S1, Ep24
21 Mar. 1961
House of Violence
A notorious outlaw gang holes up at a stagecoach relay station to hide from the posse chasing them after they steal a payroll and kill the express agent. The gang captures the stagecoach driven by Luke Perry and Simon Kane and hold Davey, a U.S. Senator, his pretty daughter, and a jewelry drummer hostage.

The Butcher
S1, Ep25
28 Mar. 1961
The Butcher
One of the passengers on Simon Kane's stagecoach is a U.S. Army colonel recalled to Washington to face charges of excessive force against Mexicans living in California. A band of bandits aren't willing to let military justice take it's course and plan to capture the stagecoach, abduct the officer and administer their own kind of retribution without the bother of a trial.

Fort Wyatt Crossing
S1, Ep26
4 Apr. 1961
Fort Wyatt Crossing
Luke and his passengers find a severely wounded cavalry soldier besides the road. While Luke treats the wound, Brewster makes an amazing discovery - four boxes of gold coins worth nearly two hundred thousand dollars. While waiting to the wounded trooper to recover sufficiently to travel, the small group is beset by outcast Indians who want to steal their food and horses.

A Place of Still Waters
S1, Ep27
11 Apr. 1961
A Place of Still Waters
Wanted gunman Pierce Martin comes to the stagecoach line, looking for the man he calls his only friend, the local minister. Pierce says he's tired of being forced to kill, but he may have to again, as a posse forms to hunt him down, and the minister is torn between his loyalty to Pierce and to the town he's been serving.

Never Walk Alone
S1, Ep28
18 Apr. 1961
Never Walk Alone
Cole Eldredge, recently released from prison, is framed for train robbery and murder by two of his former friends. Luke Perry convinces Ruby, Cole's fiancee, that he can help Cole if she can take him to where the ex-convict is hiding from the posse who is pursuing him. When Ruby finds Luke's U.S. Marshal's badge in his saddle bags, she decides that Perry has lied to her about being Cole's friend.

The Big Gun
S1, Ep29
25 Apr. 1961
The Big Gun
Luke Perry is assigned to deliver a Gatling gun to a distant army post. Colonel Martinez discovers that Luke's stagecoach will not have a cavalry escort and determine to steal the gun and force the young driver to deliver it to Juarez's forces fighting Emperor Maximilian. When the American mercenaries assisting Martinez learn that Maximilian has been overthrown they decide to make use of the Gatling's firepower to rob an express office.

The Dead Don't Cry
S1, Ep30
2 May 1961
The Dead Don't Cry
Upon arriving in Tucson to visit his brother, Luke Perry learns that the young man fled town when he was falsely accused of murder. Although the true culprit was soon captured by the army, wanted posters offering a large reward - dead or alive - have been sent out to every corner of Arizona and ruthless bounty hunters are still searching the desert for fugitive.

The Raider
S1, Ep31
9 May 1961
The Raider
Emily Prince, a pretty blonde new to the Wyoming Territory, takes the stagecoach to Halfway House expecting to meet her fiancée. Instead she makes the acquaintance of a ruthless range detective who has been hired to drive out or kill homesteaders - like her future husband. Simon and Davey Kane decide to help the young couple fight the murderous gunslinger.

Blind Man's Bluff
S1, Ep32
16 May 1961
Blind Man's Bluff
Stace, a blind gunfighter, pursues the pretty saloon singer who spurned his love intending to kill both the chanteuse and her piano-playing husband.

The Bold Whip
S1, Ep33
23 May 1961
The Bold Whip
While attempting to open up a stagecoach route to a northern Army fort, Luke, Simon and Davey are beset by troubles on their initial trip. The men discover that one of the passengers is not only wanted for murder but is running guns to the Indians. When the coach arrives at a relay station, they discover their fresh horses have been run off and the cavalry patrol promised to provide protection for the army payroll has been wiped out by Cheyenne warriors.

The Orphans
S1, Ep34
30 May 1961
The Orphans
Jaime and Angela Toreno, two teenagers recently arrived from Spain, ride with Simon and Davey Kane to the open range to meet their father who has been herding sheep in the area for the past seven years. When Simon discovers the elderly immigrant has been murdered, he assumes it's the work of hired guns employed to drive the sheep off the range and sets a trap for the killers.

The Guardian Angels
S1, Ep35
6 Jun. 1961
The Guardian Angels
Luke, Davey, and their passengers,a gambler, a preacher, and a snobbish Easterner, along with a disgraced former lawman riding shotgun are attacked at a relay station by a band of renegade Indians led by a former Army captain who has turned into a raider and killer and is known for not leaving any victims alive.

The Swindler
S1, Ep36
13 Jun. 1961
The Swindler
When a man realizes he has been swindled by con artist Hollis Collier, he and two henchmen force Collier to pull an even bigger con, convincing the residents of Outpost to invest in a nonexistent gold mine. Simon is suspicious of Collier, but Davey thinks there's a good side to the man.

The Renegades
S1, Ep37
20 Jun. 1961
The Renegades
Five renegade Army soldiers escape from barracks and take over the relay station. After shooting Zeke, they hijack the stage and force Luke and Simon to take them toward Canada.

The Marker
S1, Ep38
27 Jun. 1961
The Marker
Luke helps Jenny Forbes hide at Halfway House from a ruthless gambler who claims Jenny for his own, and who sends Luke a present in the form of a gravestone with his death given on that very night.
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Re: Stagecoach West (1960 - 1961)

Messagepar DEMERVAL » 09 janv. 2019 15:40

Si une caravane et un rassemblement de bétails pouvaient engendrer des séries télévisées populaires, pourquoi pas une qui traitait d’une ligne de diligence dans les années 1960 qui reliait le Missouri à San Francisco. Timberline Stageline, basée à Outpost, était dirigée par Luke Perry (Wayne Rogers) qui avait rencontré et embauché Simon (Sime) Kane (Robert Bray) et son fils Davy Kane (Richard Eyer) dans le premier épisode de “Stagecoach West” intitulé “High Lonesome”. Alors que Luke Perry et Sime Kane étaient sur la piste à travers le pays, le dépôt à Outpost était dirigé par Zeke Bonner (James Burke).
Produits par Vincent M. Fennelly, les 38 épisodes en noir et blanc de “Stagecoach West” furent diffusés sur ABC de 21h à 22h entre le 4 octobre 1960 et le 27 juin 1961.
Les histoires, auxquelles contribuèrent plusieurs scénaristes, concernaient les divers passagers de la diligence et les personnes que Luke et Sime rencontraient en route, ainsi que leurs batailles avec des voleurs de banque, des Indiens, l’empiétant chemin de fer et même les conditions atmosphériques.
La direction de ces épisodes se trouva entre les mains expertes de Donald McDougall (1917-1991) qui commença à réaliser les épisodes de Flying A pour Gene Autry avant de graduellement monter en grade avec “Trackdown”, “Au nom de la loi”, “Bonanza”, “Le virginien” et autres, et entre celles de Thomas Carr (1907-1997) dont la carrière de réalisateur remontait aux films de série B de Sunset Carson pour Republic en 1945.
Avec le soutien de la compagnie de production Four Star de Dick Powell, la série attira des guest stars de renom telles que Jane Greer (l’épouse de Simon, la mère de Davy dans l’épisode 1), James Best, Gigi Pereau, Gerald Mohr, Bethel Leslie, Jack Elam, Cesar Romero, Harold J. Stone, Virginia Grey, Beverly Garland, Robert Vaughn, Warren Oates, Thomas Mitchell, Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Lord, Darren McGavin et James Drury ainsi que les acteurs réguliers des westerns télévisés comme Richard Devon, Jan Shepard, Ben Cooper, Steve Brodie, Denver Pyle, Harry Lauter, Mort Mills, James Coburn, Bob Wilke, Denny Miller, John Dehner, De Forest Kelley, Phil Carey, James Griffith, Chris Alcaide, Madlyn Rhue, Lee Van Cleef, BarBara Luna, Ruta Lee et Dennis Patrick entre autres.
Bill Hart fut le coordinateur des cascades sur la série. Jesse Wayne fut aussi impliqué. Avec la musique de Skip Martin, le mélodieux thème musical fut écrit par Terry Gilkyson (qui écrivit le tube “Marianne” dans les années 1950) et chanté par Bud and Travis.
Au sujet de la série, Richard Eyer dit aux auteurs Tom et Jim Goldrup pour leur livre « Growing Up On the Set », “Elle me garda occupé et était généralement une rigolade. Ce fut une expérience très positive. Quand ils m’embauchèrent, ce fut une période de transition dans ma croissance parce que lorsqu’ils tournèrent le pilote, j’avais 13 ans et très jeune pour mon âge; un vrai petit enfant. Le pilote fut vendu et quand on a commencé la production, 8 mois s’étaient passés et soudainement, j’étais en pleine puberté et dans l’adolescence. Je suis sûr que le producteur pensa, ‘Attendez une minute, où est le jeune enfant que j’ai embauché?’ Mais cela colla pour le rôle et quand je le regarde maintenant, je suis impressionné. C’était un sacré bon western.”
La plupart de la série fut tourné chez Four Star (les vieux studios de Republic) mais Richard Eyer ajouta, “Par moment on tournait sur sites. On est allé à Apache Junction, Arizona, et y avons tourné de nombreuses scènes de la diligence en action, puis ils les ont dispensées tout au long de la série. Nombre de ces scènes de moi dans la diligence furent faites par une doublure. La doublure, la plupart du temps adulte, était un nain appelé Billy Curtis.”
Bien qu’elle suivait “L’homme à la carabine” et “Wyatt Earp” sur ABC les jeudis soir, “Stagecoach West” ne trouva jamais son public, même face à “Thriller” sur NBC et “Tom Ewell” et “Red Skelton” sur CBS. A la fin 1961, la populaire série western télévisée d’ABC du jeudi soir faisait partie de l’histoire. “Wyatt Earp” fut supprimée après six saisons en juin 1961 et “L’homme à la carabine ” fut déplacée au lundi soir. ABC remplaça tous ses westerns par “Bugs Bunny Cartoons”, “Bachelor Father”, “Calvin and the Colonel” et “The New Breed”.
Robert Bray décéda le 7 mars 1983; James Burke décéda à 82 ans en 1968. En 1972 Wayne Rogers endossa le rôle de Trapper John dans la classique série comique “M*A*S*H” suivi du populaire “House Calls”. Plus tard, Wayne Rogers devint un homme d’affaires et un investisseur, dirigeant les affaires de Peter Falk et James Caan entre autres. En tant que secrétaire général et président de Wayne Rogers and Co. Investments, il prit la direction des commerces de proximité Stop-N-Save pendant plus de 20 ans et fut l’un des trois investisseurs du Kleinfield Bridal Store de New York City. Il fut un contributeur régulier des programmes financiers de Fox News Channel jusqu’à sa mort à 82 ans en 2015. Richard Eyer devint un professeur à Bishop, Californie, et possédait une société de construction de courts de tennis.
On se rappellera d’eux pour cette excellente série qui aurait mérité de durer bien plus longtemps qu’une seule saison.



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