Frontier Circus

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  • Season 1
    • Incident At Pawnee Gun
      9/6/62
      7.3

      A chimp's life is threatened by townspeople when they think it's infected with bubonic plague.

    • The Daring Durandos
      5/17/62
      7.0

      Family squabbles and infighting threaten to tear apart the popular aerial act.

    • The Race
      The Race
      Episode 24
      5/3/62
      7.0

      An entertainer, Duke Felix Otway, has convinced all the children to come to his show, leaving the circus without an audience.

    • The Clan MacDuff
      The Clan MacDuff
      Episode 23
      4/26/62
      7.0

      Ben and Tony are caught in the middle when they have to deal with a centuries-long feud between the McNeills and the McDuffs.

    • The Good Fight
      The Good Fight
      Episode 22
      4/19/62
      7.0
      Luke Sanders is a man torn between two master. His spiritual beliefs encompass peace and compassion, but in the physical world, he's an excellent boxer...one who's wanted for murder.
    • Never Won Fair Lady
      4/12/62
      7.0

      Casey's former commander sends his son Earl to the circus and asks Casey to toughen up his son. Casey has his work cut out for him dealing with Earl, a mild-mannered scholar.

    • Mighty Like Rogues
      Mighty Like Rogues
      Episode 20
      4/5/62
      7.0
      With open arms the circus has welcomed in the Jukes clan, not knowing they are a band of thieves.
    • Naomi Champagne
      Naomi Champagne
      Episode 19
      3/29/62
      8.0

      Ben runs afoul of the attractive Naomi Champagne when he helps foil a stagecoach robbery and is convinced to replace the dead driver.

    • The Inheritance
      The Inheritance
      Episode 18
      3/15/62
      8.0

      Casey ends up taking care of two Japanese orphans, Yuki and Hideko, who are talented acrobats.

    • Calamity Circus
      Calamity Circus
      Episode 17
      3/8/62
      9.0
      Strange occurrences are plaguing the circus. Some think it's just a run of bad luck while others think they aren't accidents.
    • Stopover In Paradise
      2/22/62
      7.0

      Tony discovers that the circus' next stop, Paradise, doesn't have enough meat to feed the circus and its animals.

    • The Courtship
      The Courtship
      Episode 15
      2/19/62
      8.0
      Thompson is the target of Amelia Curtis, a rich woman with the determination to walk the man out of the big top and down the aisle.
    • Quick Shuffle
      Quick Shuffle
      Episode 14
      2/1/62
      7.0
      Ben (John Derek) takes part in a card game in an attempt to get the circus out of the red.
    • Mr. Grady Regrets
      Mr. Grady Regrets
      Episode 13
      1/25/62
      7.0
      Will Grady is a chronic liar and cheat and has done jail time for being married to two people at the same time. But Casey thinks the man can be reformed and sets out to try.
    • The Balloon Girl
      The Balloon Girl
      Episode 12
      1/11/62
      8.0

      Katy Cogswell believes that lighter-than-air travel is the coming thing, and is willing to risk her life to prove it.

    • Coals Of Fire
      Coals Of Fire
      Episode 11
      1/4/62
      9.0
      A slave seeks vengeance on the army officer who killed his former master that treated him more like a son than a field hand.
    • The Shaggy Kings
      The Shaggy Kings
      Episode 10
      12/7/61
      8.0
      The circus encounters a band of buffalo hunters known as the Shaggy Kings. But the Kings are not a peaceful bunch, at war with a marauding tribe of Indians and with themselves.
    • The Patriarch Of Purgatory
      11/30/61
      7.0

      Ben and Tony discover that the mining town of Purgatory has been turned into a slave labor camp... and they're "recruited" to work.

    • Winter Quarters
      Winter Quarters
      Episode 8
      11/23/61
      7.0
      It's winter time and disaster hits the circus in the form of horse thieves.
    • Journey From Hannibal
      11/16/61
      7.0

      Colonel Thompson tries to buy an elephant, Hannibal, from its owner, Bertha Beecher. However, she won't let it go until Thompson pays in full.

    • Karina
      Karina
      Episode 6
      11/9/61
      7.0
      A terrified woman is taken in by the circus after fleeing the abuse of her husband, whom she shot.
    • The Hunter And The Hunted
      11/2/61
      7.0
      Dr. Jordan faces the dilemma that many medical people face, he must try and save the life of the a man who's brother is a murderer.
    • Dr. Sam
      Dr. Sam
      Episode 4
      10/26/61
      7.0
      The arrival of a physician to the circus also brings feelings of anger and belligerency as well as a confrontation with Indians.
    • Lippizan
      Lippizan
      Episode 3
      10/19/61
      6.0
      A blind equestrienne is plunged into despair at the death of her horse.
    • The Smallest Target
      10/12/61
      7.0
      A story about a circus sharpshooter.
    • The Depths Of Fear
      10/5/61
      8.0

      Ben helps Toby Mills, a timid man beset by a bully, but ends up with more than he anticipated when Toby applies to join the circus.