It was a great time for the family to get together and watch wholesome shows. Here is a small sampling with an episode each of Bonanza, Bat Masterson, and The Adventures of Kit Carson. Plus there’s a commercial for Sunbeam bread that features Hopalong Cassidy.
Bonanza Season 1 Episode 2 titled “Death on Sun Mountain” first aired on September 19, 1959. Two men from San Francisco are trying to get rich by killing off antelope herds and selling the meat to Virginia City’s gold miners. This conflicts with the Indians, who rely on the herds for their sustenance. The episode stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Barry Sullivan, Karl Swenson, Leo Gordon, Bek Nelson, harry Bartell, Ron Soble, Jeanne Bates, Robin Warga, Jay Hector, and Zon Murray. Running time 42:31.
Bat Masterson Season 1 Episode 4 titled “Stampede at Tent City” first aired on October 29, 1958. Bat takes on some wranglers who are stealing horses. This is complicated by an old girlfriend of Bat’s whose current boyfriend is accused of murder and set upon by a mob led by the wranglers. The cast includes Gene Barry, William Conrad, James Best, Joan Marshall, Joseph Breen, Troy Melton, and Tom Vize. Running time: 25:51.
The Adventures of Kit Carson Season 2 Episode 22 titled “The Broken Spur” first aired on December 27, 1951. An outlaw gang is forcing a sheriff to rob and steal. The cast included Bill Williams, Don Diamond, Denver Pyle, Doris Merrick, Chuck Roberson, Richard Shackleton, Francis McDonald, and Lee Roberts. Running time: 25:35.
A vintage Hopalong Cassidy Sunbeam Bread Commercial. Running time is :56.
For more Classic TV Shows
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