The Iron Horse (TV series)
|The Iron Horse|
Cast from left: Bob Ransom, Gary Collins and Dale Robertson, 1966.
|Written by||Stanley Adams
Milton S. Gelman
Mort R. Lewis
George F. Slavin
|Directed by||László Benedek
Alan Crosland, Jr.
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||47|
|Executive producer(s)||Matthew Rapf
Charles Marquis Warren
|Running time||60 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Dagonet Productions
|Original run||September 12, 1966 – January 6, 1968|
The Iron Horse is an American Western television series that appeared on ABC from 1966 to 1968 and featured Dale Robertson as fictional gambler-turned-railroad baron Ben Calhoun. Costars included Gary Collins, Robert Random and Ellen Burstyn. The film's pilot was released as the film Scalplock.
The plot centered on Calhoun's poker game-win of the incomplete Buffalo Pass, Scalplock, & Defiance Railroad and his wide-ranging attempts to finish the line despite obstacles that were ever-present.
- Karen Black, Patricia Dunne in the episode, "The Prisoners" (1967)
- Ahna Capri, Angie in "Steel Chain to a Music Box" (1967)
- Pat Conway, formerly Sheriff Clay Hollister on the ABC and then syndicated western, Tombstone Territory.
- Dennis Cross as Jim Vail in "Town Full of Fear"
- Celia Kaye as Emily in "Decision at Sundown"
- Don Keefer as Blake and Barbara Stuart as Lil Kane in "Sister Death" (1967)
- Douglas Kennedy, as Adam Preston in "The Bridge at Forty-Mile" (1967), with X Brands as Juanito in the same episode
- Walter Maslow, as Dimas Mott in "Right of Way through Paradise" (1966)
- John M. Pickard, as Sergeant Terry in "War Cloud" and as Bulwer in "Through Ticket to Gunsight" (both 1966)
- Judson Pratt as Brady in "Wild Track" (1967)
- Mike Ragan as Cantley in "The Prisoners' (1967)
- Arthur Space as Andy in "Gallows for Bill Pardew" (1967)
- Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Emerson in "Sister Death" (1967)
- Michael Witney as Jared Hobson in "The Execution" (1967)
- Tony Young appeared three times, as Shad in "No Wedding Bells for Tony" (1966), Red Shirt (uncredited) in "Hellcat" (also 1966), and as Tower in "Banner with a Strange Device (1967).
On October 2, 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment was due to release the first season of the series on DVD through an online manufacture-on-demand program via Amazon.com and Warner Bros, Archives, but this release has been delayed.
- Lambert, David (July 27, 2012). "The Iron Horse - Release Date Revealed by Sony for 'The Complete 1st Season'". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- The Movie Railroads. Jensen, Larry (1981 - Darwin Publications)
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