Stories of the Century - Season 1

(ended 1955)




Episode Guide

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Little Britches
    Little Britches
    Episode 22
    In order to be with her outlaw lover in Oklahoma, a girl turns outlaw.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Quantrill And His Raiders
    Matt is assigned to obtain information about Quantrill, the guerrilla band leader who claims to be for the Confederate Army.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.