The Adventures of Jim Bowie

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  • Season 2
    • The Puma
      The Puma
      Episode 38
      5/23/58
      6.0
      Jess Miller, in Texas to collect some money for his friend Bowie, is mistaken for Bowie by the Mexican army, who try to take him prisoner.
    • Man of the Streets
      Man of the Streets
      Episode 37
      5/16/58
      6.0
      Owed a lot of money by a man who has no cash, Bowie makes him an offer for his land in New Orleans, and we learn the origin of some of the street names there.
    • The Cave
      The Cave
      Episode 36
      5/9/58
      6.0
      Bowie tries to find out what happened to his cousin's bride, who disappeared on her wedding day after being seen with a hypnotist.
    • Bowie's Baby
      Bowie's Baby
      Episode 35
      5/2/58
      6.0
      In Natchez, Bowie tries to find a new home for an infant who was the sole survivor of an Indian attack, but has trouble with the sheriff.
    • A Night in Tennessee
      4/25/58
      8.0
      Bowie decides to run for Congress from Louisiana, and meets another frontiersman who did the same thing from Tennessee, Davy Crockett.
    • Bad Medicine
      Bad Medicine
      Episode 33
      4/18/58
      6.0
      At the President's urgent request, Bowie guides a doctor to a Choctaw village to cure a sick boy, only to discover that the doctor is an inexperienced youth fresh out of medical school.
    • Patron of the Arts
      Patron of the Arts
      Episode 32
      4/11/58
      6.0
      Looking for an investment for his mother, Bowie considers purchasing artwork instead of another plantation.
    • The Brothers
      The Brothers
      Episode 31
      4/4/58
      6.0
      When young Jefferson Davis wants to join Bowie in his search for the lost mine, his older brother objects and challenges Bowie to a duel.
    • Jim Bowie, Apache
      Jim Bowie, Apache
      Episode 30
      3/28/58
      6.0
      Bowie becomes the blood brother of an Apache tribe whom he believes know the location of the lost silver mine he has been searching for, but discovers that his old friend has done the same thing with a tribe of Comanches who also know the secret.
    • Horse Thief
      Horse Thief
      Episode 29
      3/21/58
      6.0
      Bowie almost loses the friendship of the Mexican governor of Texas when an old friend turns out to be a horse thief.
    • The Lion's Cub
      The Lion's Cub
      Episode 28
      3/14/58
      6.0
      Bowie manages to get back across the border into Texas by signing on as an Englishman's valet, but then the pair are attacked by both outlaws and Comanches.
    • Up the Creek
      Up the Creek
      Episode 27
      3/7/58
      6.0
      When Bowie solicits help from his cousin after being swindled by a group of good-natured hillbillies, he almosts gets the poor fellow married to one of them.
    • A Grave for Jim Bowie
      2/28/58
      6.0
      Bowie comes to the aid of naturalist Johnny Appleseed, who has been captured by criminals who think that the riches in the ground he talks about are buried treasure.
    • Apache Silver
      Apache Silver
      Episode 25
      2/21/58
      6.0
      Bowie gets a lead on the location of the lost silver mine of the Apaches, but both hostile Apaches and Mexican officials make it difficult for him to follow it up.
    • Ursula
      Ursula
      Episode 24
      2/14/58
      6.0
      While negotiating with Mexican government officials to build a cotton mill in Texas, Bowie is attracted to the daughter of one of them.
    • Deaf Smith
      Deaf Smith
      Episode 23
      2/7/58
      6.0
      Now in Texas, Bowie encounters famous scout Deaf Smith while on the trail of an outlaw gang.
    • Home Sweet Home
      Home Sweet Home
      Episode 22
      1/31/58
      6.0
      Bowie learns that foul play may be attempted at a concert arranged by his friend at the newspaper for composer John Howard Payne.
    • Curfew Cannon
      Curfew Cannon
      Episode 21
      1/24/58
      6.0
      When Bowie and his brother learn that the bank they own in New Orleans is being robbed, they try to keep the thieves from getting away by using the city's signaling cannon.
    • Pirate on Horseback
      1/17/58
      6.0
      Bowie tracks down an outlaw gang when he finds out that one of them is using his name.
    • Close Shave
      Close Shave
      Episode 19
      1/10/58
      6.0
      An assassin after Bowie kills an innocent man instead, but that doesn't stop him.
    • Choctaw Honor
      Choctaw Honor
      Episode 18
      1/3/58
      6.0
      When Jim Bowie is robbed, he learns that the man who robbed him is also wanted by an Indian tribe for murder.
    • Silk Purse
      Silk Purse
      Episode 17
      12/27/57
      6.0
      When a hillbilly puts up his daughter as a stake in a poker game, Bowie goes along with the idea to teach him a lesson, and then decides to send her to a finishing school to become a lady.
    • Mexican Adventure
      Mexican Adventure
      Episode 16
      12/20/57
      6.0
      Bowie and his pirate friend Jean Lafitte, attempting to rescue a U.S. ambassador who has been captured by revolutionary forces in Mexico, take refuge in an inn at Christmastime.
    • Country Girl
      Country Girl
      Episode 15
      12/13/57
      6.0
      Bowie and his brother's fiancee are duped by swindlers claiming that a relative has been unjustly imprisoned in Mexico.
    • The Alligator
      The Alligator
      Episode 14
      12/6/57
      6.0
      Inside a doll he bought as a birthday gift, Bowie finds a clue to a homicide plot.
    • The Bridegroom
      The Bridegroom
      Episode 13
      11/29/57
      6.0
      In order to hide from a waterfront gang, Bowie has to pretend to be a prospective bridegroom at a French home.
    • Hare and Tortoise
      Hare and Tortoise
      Episode 12
      11/22/57
      6.0
      Bowie uncovers a plot to increase the value of some land upriver by moving the state capital there.
    • Charivari
      Charivari
      Episode 11
      11/15/57
      8.0
      Bowie becomes suspicious when an elderly man dies abruptly on the night of his wedding.
    • Pearls of Talimeco
      Pearls of Talimeco
      Episode 10
      11/8/57
      8.0
      When Bowie and an Indian friend make up a story to send an annoying acquaintance on a wild goose chase, it comes back to haunt them.
    • The Whip
      The Whip
      Episode 9
      11/1/57
      7.0
      While on his way to inform the authorities of a plot to misuse the labor of prisoners, Bowie is trapped in a warehouse and attacked by a whip-wielding stranger.
    • House Divided
      House Divided
      Episode 8
      10/25/57
      8.0
      Recovering from a gunshot wound in a fancy mansion, Bowie is asked by a young woman not to identify the person who shot him.
    • A Fortune for Madame
      10/18/57
      6.0
      When Bowie finds that he cannot purchase some land because the owners have just been swindled out of it, he decides to help them recover it.
    • Quarantine
      Quarantine
      Episode 6
      10/11/57
      6.0
      Bowie risks his life to recover a stolen shipment of desperately needed smallpox vaccine.
    • Bullet Metal
      Bullet Metal
      Episode 5
      10/4/57
      6.0
      Bowie tries to purchase a lead mine, but the pacifist owner refuses to sell it to him if the metal will be used to make bullets.
    • Counterfeit Dixie
      9/27/57
      6.0
      Bowie solicits the help of a former pickpocket and a former horse thief to defeat a gang of counterfeiters.
    • The Irishman
      The Irishman
      Episode 3
      9/20/57
      6.0
      A indentured servant, whose contract is purchased by Bowie, deludes an innkeeper that he is the master and Bowie the servant.
    • Flowers for McDonough
      9/13/57
      6.0
      A wily Scotsman gets the better of Bowie on an important real estate deal.
    • Epitaph for an Indian
      9/6/57
      6.0
      When Bowie goes to his dead Indian friend's home town to deliver the news to his father, he finds that the father has just been shot.
  • Season 1
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