Stories of the Century

(ended 1955)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Belle Starr
      Belle Starr
      Episode 1
      When a herd of U.S. Cavalry horses is stolen, Matt is sent to investigate. He learns that the outlaws are led by a woman with a fancy plumed hat.
    • Billy The Kid
      Billy The Kid
      Episode 2
      Over a thousand head of cattle have been stolen from the railroad stockyards. Matt and Frankie discover that the leader of this gang of cattle thieves is the notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid.
    • Frank And Jesse James
      After their younger brother Archie is accidentally killed by detectives, the James Gang go on a train and bank robbing spree. Matt and Frankie work undercover in order to smoke out the criminals.
    • Geronimo
      Episode 4
      The Apache chief Geronimo leads a raid on a rail depot in search of guns and provisions, and one of his braves is captured. Matt joins Frankie on a wagon train in order to transport the prisoner back to Tuscon. Geronimo attacks the wagon train and rescues the prisoner. Matt and Frankie return to warn the Army that Geronimo is on the warpath.moreless
    • Quantrill And His Raiders
      Matt is assigned to obtain information about Quantrill, the guerrilla band leader who claims to be for the Confederate Army.
    • Cattle Kate
      Cattle Kate
      Episode 6
      Matt poses as a crooked trail boss in an attempt to get a confession from Cattle Kate, a notorious Wyoming cattle rustler suspected of murder.
    • Sam Bass
      Sam Bass
      Episode 7
      Sam Bass, a notorious stage and railroad bandit, steals gold coins from a train that's carrying Frankie as a passenger. She overhears Sam and his gang discuss their getaway plans. Matt and Frankie round up the gang, but Sam escapes. Frankie uses her feminine wiles on one of the captured men to get information on Sam's whereabouts.moreless
    • Johnny Ringo
      Johnny Ringo
      Episode 8
      When a company's payroll of $10,000 in silver dollars is stolen from the Southwest Railroad, Matt is sent to investigate.
    • The Dalton Gang
      The Dalton Gang
      Episode 9
      The Dalton Brothers started out as lawmen, but when one of them is killed in the line of duty, the other four turn outlaw. Matt and Frankie foil the gang's attempt at robbing a stagecoach of its gold shipment, and the detectives lay a trap for the outlaws at the Coffeyville Bank, where the gold now sits.moreless
    • Doc. Holliday
      Doc. Holliday
      Episode 10
      Doc Holliday leads a double life as both on the side of the law and outside the law. Matt attempts to put an end Doc's two fisted, two faced career.
    • The Younger Brothers
      Matt is trying to prove the Younger Brothers took part in a bank robbery. In order to get some information, Frankie pretends to be a country cousin from Virginia when she pays a visit to the Younger Brothers' home.
    • John Wesley Hardin
      John Wesley Hardin
      Episode 12
      By the time John Wesley Hardin was 25, he had killed forty men. He was a respected lawyer, but couldn't resist the outlaw's life. When he cheats an Indian tribe out of some money and kills two of their representatives, the tribe stops all cattle drives across their land. Since the railroad transports the cattle, this brings Matt and Frankie in on the case.moreless
    • Joaquin Murietta
      Joaquin Murietta
      Episode 13
      Joaquin Murietta, a California bandit, has been robbing and killing railroad crews. Matt and Frankie set a trap for the outlaw.
    • Tiburcio Vasquez
      Tiburcio Vasquez
      Episode 14
      After Americans caused the death of his sister, Tiburcio Vasquez takes to the vengeance trail and kills Americans at every opportunity.
    • Chief Crazy Horse
      Chief Crazy Horse
      Episode 15
      Crazy Horse continues to thwart the Army's efforts to catch him. When his daughter becomes ill, Crazy Horse's wife brings her to see the doctor at an Army fort. Crazy Horse kills the doctor and the child dies. Matt and Indian Agent Joe Weaver suspect that Crazy Horse will try and visit the child's grave. He does, but Matt and Joe cannot catch him. Crazy Horse's wife tells Frankie that he will attack a train carrying an Army general, and Matt tries to convince the other tribes to help him stop the renegade chief.moreless
    • Black Bart
      Black Bart
      Episode 16
      A notorious gentleman outlaw always rides alone on his robbery and murder missions. Matt is sent to bring in the dangerous dandy.
    • Henry Plummer
      Henry Plummer
      Episode 17
      Henry Plummer, a Montana lawman, is really the head of a criminal organization that controls the whole territory. Matt and Frankie work undercover to smoke out Plummer and his gang.
    • Bill Longley
      Bill Longley
      Episode 18
      Bill Longley has been serving a sentence for robbery and murder when he escapes from prison. Since his loot is from the railroad, Matt is sent in to track him down.
    • Harry Tracy
      Harry Tracy
      Episode 19
      When his own friends can't stand his brutality and needless killings any longer, one of his own gang tips off Matt Clark as to Harry Tracy's whereabouts.
    • Wild Bunch Of Wyoming
      Butch Cassidy steals 150 thousand in bank notes. When he uses some of these notes to pay a railroad freight bill, Matt and Frankie look into it. They catch up to Butch and his gang in San Antonio, but the oulaw escapes. Matt and Frankie follow him to South America.
    • The Doolin Gang
      The Doolin Gang
      Episode 21
      Frankie poses as the widow of one of Bill Doolin's slain men. While keeping him a little confused, she works on picking up enough information to bring the gang in.
    • Little Britches
      Little Britches
      Episode 22
      In order to be with her outlaw lover in Oklahoma, a girl turns outlaw.
    • Black Jack Ketchum
      Black Jack Ketchum
      Episode 23
      The Black Jack Ketchum Gang were wanted throughout the southwest for murder, robbery, assault, and extortion. Black Jack decides they will lay low at the Cullen ranch, where the widow and son of a gang member still live. The woman is afraid that her son will be shot down and killed just like her husband, as Black Jack wants to involve the boy in an effort to extort 60 thousand dollars from an oil company executive.moreless
    • Tom Horn
      Tom Horn
      Episode 24
      Tom Horn, who has made a career out of battling cattle rustlers, is hired by some ranch owners to keep the homesteaders in line. He decides to play both sides against the middle, and steal cattle for himself. Since they are old friends, Matt has a hard time believing that Tom is involved.moreless
    • Ben Thompson
      Ben Thompson
      Episode 25
      Ben Thompson was a Texan gambler and gunman. Sauve when sober, savage when drunk. He often payed his debts with lead instead of gold.
    • Clay Allison
      Clay Allison
      Episode 26
      Two Confederate soldiers, Clay Allison and his brother John, terrorize the Southwest trying to get revenge for the defeat of the South by the Yankees.
  • Season 2