The Adventures of Jim Bowie

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Episode Guide

    • Deputy Sheriff
      Deputy Sheriff
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      9/28/56
      9.0
      Volunteering as a temporary deputy to guard a prisoner, Bowie comes to believe that the young man may be innocent.
    • The Ghost of Jean Battoo
      The Ghost of Jean Battoo
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/2/56
      9.0
      Bowie encounters a group of farmers who are being duped into paying protection money to an old woman against the ghost of a famous Louisiana pirate.
    • German George
      German George
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      2/22/57
      9.0
      Bowie goes after the gambler who cheated and then killed Bowie's friend and partner.
    • House Divided
      House Divided
      Season 2 - 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 Night in Tennessee
      A Night in Tennessee
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      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.
    • Jim Bowie Comes Home
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/26/56
      8.0
      On returning from a trip, Bowie finds that the town near his home has been taken over by a gang of young hoodlums.
    • Jackson Assassination
      Jackson Assassination
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      3/15/57
      8.0
      Bowie is duped into helping a group that is plotting the President's assassination.
    • Bounty Hunter
      Bounty Hunter
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      5/17/57
      8.0
      When Bowie and his newspaper friend unwittingly help a fugitive from justice, a bounty hunter pursues them all.
    • Charivari
      Charivari
      Season 2 - 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
      Season 2 - 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 Birth of the Blade
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/7/56
      7.8
      How Jim Bowie came to invent his famous Bowie knife
    • Trapline
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/5/56
      7.7
      A fur company is apparently trying to keep the Cajun fur trappers in line by killing anyone who trades with an independent dealer - like Jim Bowie.
    • The Squatter
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/14/56
      7.4
      Bowie tries to talk a neighbor out of throwing a couple of penniless German squatters off her land.
    • The Pearl and the Crown
      The Pearl and the Crown
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      4/5/57
      7.3
      After a newspaper prints a poem about him, Bowie confronts the editor, who is later found murdered.
    • Bayou Tontine
      Bayou Tontine
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      2/15/57
      7.0
      Naturalist Audubon returns to ask Bowie for help in protecting a young girl whose life is in danger after she inherits a fortune.
    • Outlaw Kingdom
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/7/56
      7.0
      Bowie goes after a gang of river pirates who have stolen his cargo.
    • An Eye for an Eye
      An Eye for an Eye
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      3/1/57
      7.0
      Trying to stop an Indian uprising, Bowie only gets into more trouble after telling a native Cherokee princess the story of John Smith and Pocahontas.
    • Gone to Texas
      Gone to Texas
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      5/24/57
      7.0
      As if his passport difficulties weren't enough, when Bowie crosses the border into Texas he finds out that someone is trying to kill him.
    • The Whip
      The Whip
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Beggar of New Orleans
      The Beggar of New Orleans
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      1/11/57
      7.0
      Bowie tries to help a former champion fencer who has become a street beggar.
    • The Swordsman
      The Swordsman
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/14/56
      7.0
      Bowie runs into trouble when an attractive woman in New Orleans, where he has gone to purchase an estate, turns his head.
    • The Select Females
      The Select Females
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/23/56
      6.9
      Bowie encounters the headmistress of a school for young ladies, and she tells him that one of her students has been kidnapped.
    • Monsieur Francois
      Monsieur Francois
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      12/28/56
      6.8
      Bowie comes to the aid of a French boy and his aunt, newly arrived in New Orleans, who are the victims of confidence tricksters.
    • Spanish Intrigue
      Spanish Intrigue
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      2/8/57
      6.5
      Bowie meets Simon Bolivar, who wants to liberate all of Latin American from the yoke of Spanish rule.
    • Close Shave
      Close Shave
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      1/10/58
      6.0
      An assassin after Bowie kills an innocent man instead, but that doesn't stop him.
    • Mexican Adventure
      Mexican Adventure
      Season 2 - 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
      Season 2 - 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
      Season 2 - 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
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Puma
      The Puma
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Hare and Tortoise
      Hare and Tortoise
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Pirate on Horseback
      Pirate on Horseback
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      1/17/58
      6.0
      Bowie tracks down an outlaw gang when he finds out that one of them is using his name.
    • Curfew Cannon
      Curfew Cannon
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Man of the Streets
      Man of the Streets
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Horse Thief
      Horse Thief
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Jim Bowie, Apache
      Jim Bowie, Apache
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Brothers
      The Brothers
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Patron of the Arts
      Patron of the Arts
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      4/11/58
      6.0
      Looking for an investment for his mother, Bowie considers purchasing artwork instead of another plantation.
    • Bad Medicine
      Bad Medicine
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Lion's Cub
      The Lion's Cub
      Season 2 - 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.
    • A Grave for Jim Bowie
      A Grave for Jim Bowie
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      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.
    • Home Sweet Home
      Home Sweet Home
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Cave
      The Cave
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Deaf Smith
      Deaf Smith
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      2/7/58
      6.0
      Now in Texas, Bowie encounters famous scout Deaf Smith while on the trail of an outlaw gang.
    • Ursula
      Ursula
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Apache Silver
      Apache Silver
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Up the Creek
      Up the Creek
      Season 2 - 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 Fortune for Madame
      A Fortune for Madame
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      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
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/11/57
      6.0
      Bowie risks his life to recover a stolen shipment of desperately needed smallpox vaccine.
    • Choctaw Honor
      Choctaw Honor
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Bowie and His Slave
      Bowie and His Slave
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      11/30/56
      6.0
      Bowie comes to the aid of a former slave who he had freed, but who has been captured and is being sold again at a slave auction.
    • Broomstick Wedding
      Broomstick Wedding
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/12/56
      6.0
      A trade of horses leads to an angry father mistaking Bowie for his neighbor, the potential object of a shotgun wedding.
    • Master of Arms
      Master of Arms
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      1/25/57
      6.0
      An expert French swordsman sells Bowie a lottery ticket, but then after Bowie wins he decides that the winings should belong to him and comes after Bowie.
    • Counterfeit Dixie
      Counterfeit Dixie
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/27/57
      6.0
      Bowie solicits the help of a former pickpocket and a former horse thief to defeat a gang of counterfeiters.
    • Silk Purse
      Silk Purse
      Season 2 - 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.
    • A Horse for Old Hickory
      A Horse for Old Hickory
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/4/57
      6.0
      Bidding for a racehorse to present as a gift to President Jackson, Bowie finds that he is up against Sam Houston.
    • Osceola
      Osceola
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      1/18/57
      6.0
      Bowie comes to the aid of the native Seminoles, whom the army is trying to move from their traditional home to a tract of less desirable land.
    • Convoy Gold
      Convoy Gold
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      2/1/57
      6.0
      Bowie tries to get a gold shipment safely through to New Orleans.
    • Bowie's Baby
      Bowie's Baby
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Captain's Chimp
      The Captain's Chimp
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      3/8/57
      6.0
      Bowie goes after a thief who has trained a chimpanzee to climb up through people's windows.
    • Rezin Bowie, Gambler
      Rezin Bowie, Gambler
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      3/22/57
      6.0
      Unaware that it is a setup, Jim's brother wins big and decides to become a professional gambler.
    • Epitaph for an Indian
      Epitaph for an Indian
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Flowers for McDonough
      Flowers for McDonough
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/13/57
      6.0
      A wily Scotsman gets the better of Bowie on an important real estate deal.
    • The Irishman
      The Irishman
      Season 2 - 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.
    • Bullet Metal
      Bullet Metal
      Season 2 - 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.
    • The Bound Girl
      The Bound Girl
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      5/10/57
      6.0
      Bowie resolves to help an indentured servant girl from Ireland, whose unwilling services have been purchased by a mean widower.
    • Country Cousin
      Country Cousin
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      5/3/57
      6.0
      Bowie gets into trouble with his relatives when he cuts his visiting cousin in on a deal that turns out to be a hoax.
    • The Intruder
      The Intruder
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      4/26/57
      6.0
      Bowie tries to help a young burglar who was caught robbing his friend Francois.
    • Thieves' Market
      Thieves' Market
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      3/29/57
      6.0
      When Bowie escorts his young French friend to the notorious thieves' marketplace in New Orleans, they are set upon by - thieves.
    • The General's Disgrace
      The General's Disgrace
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      4/12/57
      6.0
      Bowie suspects a connection between recent holdups and the heavy gambling losses of a general's son.
    • The Lottery
      The Lottery
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      4/19/57
      6.0
      Bowie organizes a lottery to help an orphanage, unaware that the men he has hired plan to fix the drawing so that they will collect the winnings.
    • Natchez Trace
      Natchez Trace
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/19/56
      6.0
      A group of travelers ask Bowie for help against a rumored highwayman on the trail to Natchez.
    • An Adventure with Audubon
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/21/56
      5.9
      Bowie assists legendary painter/naturalist John James Audubon avoid French forces that are hunting for him.
    • Land Jumpers
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/16/56
      5.9
      Just when Jim and his brother try to sell a large tract of land, a Frenchman shows up claiming to have the proper title to the property, which is verified by a local judge.
    • The Secessionist
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/9/56
      5.8
      Bowie finds that a friend of his has been asked by President Andrew Jackson to try to talk a group of French planters out of seceding from the Union.
    • The Return of the Alcibiade
      The Return of the Alcibiade
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      12/21/56
      5.0
      Bowie goes after the thief who stole an expensive Christmas gift he bought for his mother.
    • The Squatter
      The Squatter
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      4/12/17
      0.0