Death Valley Days

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(ended 1975)

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  • Season 1
    • How Death Valley Got Its Name
      12/10/52
      7.0
      A group of pioneers finds a desolate wasteland on their way to California, which they aptly name Death Valley.
    • She Burns Green
      She Burns Green
      Episode 2
      11/14/52
      7.0
      The story of Aaron Winters and his wife Rosie and their discovery of borax in Death Valley.
    • The Death Valley Kid
      10/10/52
      8.5
      After pursuing a young outlaw in the Death Valley region, a sheriff discovers that the boy is his brother.
    • The Lost Pegleg Mine
      10/17/52
      7.0

      A young woman finds clues to the location of her great-great grandfather's lost gold field and begins a search.

    • The Little Bullfrog Nugget
      10/15/52
      7.5

      Buck has his eye on Mamie, a young woman who works in the restaurant but there are others competing for her charms.

    • Self-Made Man
      Self-Made Man
      Episode 6
      12/12/52
      6.5
      A hard-rock miner and champion driller is encouraged by a dance-hall girl to study law after he loses an arm in a shooting fracas.
    • The Chivaree
      The Chivaree
      Episode 7
      1/7/53
      0.0
      A Bostonian who has married a local girl in a desert mining town refuses to invite the townspeople into his home on his wedding night, thereby instigating a three-day chivaree which occupies the citizens and affords a needy old woman a chance to locate her claim.
    • The Little Dressmaker of Bodie
      11/12/52
      0.0
      A quiet and retiring dressmaker for the dance hall girls in a western mining camp is discovered to be Tiger Lil, a former dance hall queen of Virginia City.
    • Cynthy's Dream Dress
      3/3/53
      0.0
      After being robbed of a large sum of money, an embittered prospector denies his wife a purple silk dress which has become a symbol of beauty in her life.
    • The Lady with the Blue Silk Umbrella

      The story of Mary Helen Crosby who, in the company of Gen. John Bidwell, custodian of the papers admitting California to the Union, concealed the papers in her umbrella to insure their safe arrival at San Francisco.

    • The Rival Hash Houses
      2/3/53
      0.0
      A young widow from the East offers serious competition to the proprietor of a Nevada café when she opens a rival restaurant and discovers gold on property which she purchased from him.
    • Swamper Ike
      Swamper Ike
      Episode 12
      2/3/53
      0.0
      A young man who was reared as an Indian after the death of his parents in Death Valley is obliged to prove his identity in order to marry a white girl whom he loves.
    • The Bell of San Gabriel
      3/17/53
      0.0

      A young man adopted by a Spanish nobleman and is raised as his son and heir but he rebels and becomes a Franciscan monk. On his way to the San Gabriel Mission he gets lost and ends up in Death Valley.

    • Claim Jumping Jennie
      3/31/53
      10
      Claim jumper Jennie attempts to jump the mining claim of Buck Hansen near Rhyolite, Nevada. Then Jennie's finishing school daughter, Linda arrives planning to surprise her allegedly "wealthy gold-mine-owning" mother. Disillusioned by her mother's rough occupation, Linda decides to return home, but meets and falls in love with a young mining engineer, John. Meanwhile, Buck is reported lost in Death Valley without food or water. How Buck is rescued by "Claim Jumping Jennie" and resolves the mother-daughter problem is dramatically narrated in this action-packed true western. (Synopsis from "Death Valley Days" official website)moreless
    • The Bandits of Panamint
      3/31/53
      0.0
      Two men running from a posse find a rich silver deposit, now they must find a way to stake their claim without going to jail.
    • Sego Lillies
      Sego Lillies
      Episode 16
      4/28/53
      7.2
      A group of Mormons decides to set up a settlement in Utah.
    • Little Oscar's Millions
      1/1/06
      0.0
      A man arrives in Rawhide, Nevada and spends his last 10 dollars on a town lot. The lot winds up being a gold mine.
    • Land of the Free
      Land of the Free
      Episode 18
      5/26/53
      0.0
      Two slaves are given permission to go west and pan gold in order to earn their freedom.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
  • Season 8
  • Season 9
  • Season 10
  • Season 11
  • Season 12
  • Season 13
  • Season 14
  • Season 15
  • Season 16
  • Season 17
  • Season 18