The Rough Riders (TV series)

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The Rough Riders
Genre Western
Written by Richard Dorso
George Fass
Gertrude Fass
Bruce Geller
Paul King
Samuel A. Peeples
Teddi Sherman
Joseph Stone
R.E. Thompson
Directed by Franklin Adreon
Monroe P. Askins
Leon Benson
Alan Crosland, Jr.
Walter Doniger
Eddie Davis
Henry S. Kesler
Otto Lang
John Rich
Starring Kent Taylor
Jan Merlin
Peter Whitney
Theme music composer Cliff Radford
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Production
Producer(s) Vernon E. Clark
Editor(s) Tony Martinelli
Thomas Scott
Joseph Silver
Cinematography Monroe P. Askins
Jacques R. Marquette
Running time 30 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run October 2, 1958 – September 24, 1959

The Rough Riders is an American Western television series set in the West after the American Civil War. It aired on ABC for the 1958-1959 television season. It was produced by Ziv Television, the production company responsible for such hit shows as Bat Masterson, Tombstone Territory, Sea Hunt, and Highway Patrol.

Synopsis[edit]

The program is about three ex-soldiers, two at one time fighting for the Union side and one for the Confederate, who traveled together across the West, fighting trouble and bad guys. The series starred Kent Taylor as ex-Union Captain Jim Flagg, Jan Merlin as former Confederate Lieutenant Colin Kirby, and Peter Whitney as former Union Sergeant Buck Sinclair.

Among series guest stars were John Anderson, Lon Chaney, Jr., James Coburn, Mike Connors, William Conrad, Russ Conway, Walter Coy, Mimi Gibson, Ed Hinton, Jack Hogan, DeForest Kelley, Douglas Kennedy, George Macready, Tyler McVey, Joyce Meadows, Leonard Nimoy, Broderick Crawford, Judson Pratt, Stuart Randall, Karen Sharpe, Dan Sheridan, Carol Thurston, Gary Vinson, and Barbara Woodell.

The Rough Riders produced thirty-nine episodes.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Original Airdate
1-1 "The Murderous Sutton Gang" October 2, 1958
1-2 "Breakout" October 9, 1958
1-3 "The Maccabites" October 16, 1958
1-4 "The Duelists" October 23, 1958
1-5 "The Imposters" October 30, 1958
1-6 "The Governor" November 6, 1958
1-7 "Blood Feud" November 13, 1958
1-8 "The Nightbinders" November 20, 1958
1-9 "Shadow of the Past" November 27, 1958
1-10 "Killers at Chocktaw Valley" December 4, 1958
1-11 "The Counterfeiters" December 11, 1958
1-12 "Strand of Wire" December 18, 1958
1-13 "The Electioners" January 1, 1959
1-14 "The Scavengers" January 8, 1959
1-15 "An Eye For an Eye" January 15, 1959
1-16 "Double Cross" January 22, 1959
1-17 "Wilderness Trace" January 29, 1959
1-18 "The Plot to Assassinate President Johnson" February 5, 1959
1-19 "The End of Nowhere" February 12, 1959
1-20 "A Matter of Instinct" February 19, 1959
1-21 "Witness Against the Judge" February 26, 1959
1-22 "End of Track" March 5, 1959
1-23 "Death Sentence" March 12, 1959
1-24 "The Double Dealers" March 19, 1959
1-25 "Lesson in Violence" March 26, 1959
1-26 "The Promise" April 2, 1959
1-27 "The Injured" April 9, 1959
1-28 "Paradise Gap" April 16, 1959
1-29 "Hired Gun" April 23, 1959
1-30 "Gunpoint Persuasion" April 30, 1959
1-31 "The Rifle" May 7, 1959
1-32 "Forty-Five Calibre Law" May 14, 1959
1-33 "Deadfall" May 21, 1959
1-34 "The Highgraders" May 28, 1959
1-35 "The Wagon Raiders" June 4, 1959
1-36 "Ransom of Rita Renee" June 11, 1959
1-37 "Reluctant Hostage" June 18, 1959
1-38 "The Holdout" June 25, 1959
1-39 "The Last Rebel" July 16, 1959

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