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  • Season 2
    • The Hill of Death
      The Hill of Death
      Episode 38
      6/22/59
      7.2
      A young boy is left on the doctor's doorstep while Vint is visiting his old friend, Dr. Lem Shepherd. The boy has been badly beaten and is near death. Bonner takes on the task of finding the boy's assailants since the sheriff is out of town.
    • A Very Special Investigator
      6/15/59
      7.0
      Coming Soon
    • The Englishman
      The Englishman
      Episode 36
      6/8/59
      4.7
      When an Englishman valet comes to town, Vince Bonner's troubles double. Not only does he have to deal with a man who doesn't understand the west or ride horses, but Vint finds his own prankster buddy is also in town. Taking the payroll to the bank, the English visitor is kidnapped and Vint is stripped down to his boots and long johns and forced to walk back to town. Upon seeing him in just his long underwear, the town starts laughing but almost miss the fact that a bank robbery is in progress.moreless
    • The Cavis Boy
      The Cavis Boy
      Episode 35
      6/1/59
      5.4
      Coming Soon
    • A Trial for Jenny May
      5/25/59
      4.5
      A woman with three children is accused of being an unfit mother because she works in a saloon.
    • Ride With The Devil
      5/18/59
      8.4
      Bonner is sent for by Don Tomas Verdes, a Mexican ranch owner, to help him convince his son to stop riding with an outlaw gang. Bonner joins the outlaws to try and bring the boy to his senses.
    • Ride With The Devil
      5/18/59
      0.0
    • Lady by Law
      Lady by Law
      Episode 32
      5/11/59
      0.0
      Taming a foot-loose cafe hostess proves no easy task for Bonner. Fern: Peggie Castle. Warren: Stewart Bradley. Bonner: John Payne. Judge: S. John Launer. Sheriff: Douglas Kennedy.
    • Lady By Law
      Lady By Law
      Episode 32
      5/11/59
      6.0
      Coming soon.
    • Madame Brimstone
      Madame Brimstone
      Episode 31
      5/4/59
      4.9
      Coming soon.
    • Madame Brimstone
      Madame Brimstone
      Episode 31
      5/4/59
      0.0
      A snobbish young greenhorn (Don Grady) becomes a pawn in outlaws' plans to steal his grandmother's gold. Bonner: John Payne. Mme. Brimstone: Bea Benaderet. Mayberry: Leslie Bradley. Chico: Alan Roberts. Pedro: Nacho Galindo.
    • Code For A Killer
      Code For A Killer
      Episode 30
      4/27/59
      8.3
      Vint Bonner arrives in the town of Toredo to be best man at his friend, Dave Regan's wedding. Vint soon discovers that Dave has been shot in the back and that the town, led by the new sheriff Ben Webster, are looking for his supposed killer, Vance Carter. It is left to Vint to find the truth and lay a trap for the real killer.moreless
    • One on the House
      One on the House
      Episode 29
      4/20/59
      0.0
      Bonner (John Payne) uses an ingenious ploy to cool a man once jailed for a crime he didn't commit. Harper: Henry Hull. Ellen: Whitney Blake. Sheriff: Roy Engel. Taylor: Howard Wendell. Russ: Jack O'Hara. Floyd: Kenneth MacDonald.
    • One On The House
      One On The House
      Episode 29
      4/20/59
      7.5
      Coming soon.
    • Four Lives
      Four Lives
      Episode 28
      4/13/59
      6.4
      Coming soon.
    • The Pawn
      The Pawn
      Episode 27
      4/6/59
      6.7
      McGiven, father of a deaf mute, gambles by joining a gang rustling cattle - he is the only one caught but refuses to give information to the sheriff for fear of what the others may do to his daughter. Vint volunteers to bring his daughter into town but unfortunately the other gang members get to her first.moreless
    • Incident At Bluefield
      3/30/59
      8.1
      Vint Bonner arrives in town to find that a friend from childhood has been killed. It is left to Vint to team up with Sheriff Clarke to bring the killer to justice.
    • The Sweet Sisters
      The Sweet Sisters
      Episode 25
      3/23/59
      6.2
      Two little old ladies prove to be a handful.
    • Dead Man's Hand
      Dead Man's Hand
      Episode 24
      3/16/59
      0.0
      Efforts to keep Hode Emory (Charles Cooper) from booze are doomed with the arrival of a patent-medicine salesman (Henry Hull). Bonner: John Payne. Hallop: James Griffith. Jake: David LeLand.
    • Dead Man's Hand
      Dead Man's Hand
      Episode 24
      3/16/59
      7.4
      Coming soon.
    • Ricochet
      Ricochet
      Episode 23
      3/9/59
      5.7
      Coming soon.
    • Ricochet
      Ricochet
      Episode 23
      3/9/59
      0.0
      Disgusted with the hard work and low profits of ranching, an ex-schoolteacher joins an outlaw gang. Garrick: John Lupton. Abigail: Mary Webster. Bonner: John Payne.
    • Melany
      Melany
      Episode 22
      3/2/59
      7.5
      Vint Bonner meets Sheriff John on the trail on a stormy evening. The sheriff and his posse are tracking a ruthless and vicious killer, Matt Pierce. The sheriff declines Vint's offer of help but asks him to look in on an old friend, Melany. On arrival at the ranch he finds Melany and her paralysed husband, Jim. Melany blames herself for Jim's condition in that whilst he was away she went to a dance which resulted in Jim being shot and paralysed on his return. Pierce arrives at the Melany's ranch and holds Vint and Melanie hostage. An exciting conclusion plays out.moreless
    • The Last Gray Man
      The Last Gray Man
      Episode 21
      2/23/59
      0.0
      The Army traces a lost gold shipment to an old Confederate soldier who's still fighting the long-ended Civil War. Jesse: Henry Hull. General: Robert H. Barrat. Clayton: William Joyce. Bonner: John Payne. Jenks: Chris Roberts.
    • The Last Grey Man
      The Last Grey Man
      Episode 21
      2/23/59
      4.8
      Coming soon.
    • The Dead Ringer
      The Dead Ringer
      Episode 20
      2/16/59
      6.3
      Vint is seen riding into town by Nick Dawson, an outlaw, and almost takes him for his boss due to the remarkable resemblance. Later, when the bank is robbed and a man is killed, witnesses swear it was Vint that did the killing.
    • Better Than A Cannon
      2/9/59
      5.8
      Coming soon.
    • Better Than Cannon
      Better Than Cannon
      Episode 19
      2/9/59
      0.0
      Angry farmers summon Bonner when a titled Dutch blacksmith sets up a tollgate on his land. Von Ritter: Bern Hoffman. Ana: Jeanne Bates. Heide: Shirley Knight. Bonner: John Payne. Brandon: Herbert C. Lytton.
    • Blood of Courage
      Blood of Courage
      Episode 18
      2/2/59
      0.0
      A rancher's fear of blood makes him an easy mark for his foreman, who is plotting to take over the ranch. Langley: J. Carrol Naish. Anne: Alix Talton. Wilse: Lee Farr. Bonner: John Payne. Thomas: Gregg Barton. Gibbons: Charles R. Keane.
    • Blood of Courage
      Blood of Courage
      Episode 18
      2/2/59
      0.0
      A rancher's fear of blood makes him an easy mark for his foreman, who is plotting to take over the ranch. Langley: J. Carrol Naish. Anne: Alix Talton. Wilse: Lee Farr. Bonner: John Payne. Thomas: Gregg Barton. Gibbons: Charles R. Keane.
    • Blood Of Courage
      Blood Of Courage
      Episode 18
      2/2/59
      7.9
      Vint is staying at Major Quint Langley's ranch and discovers that Langley's foreman is planning to take over all of his employer's property.
    • The Lady and the Gun
      1/19/59
      6.8
      A woman Vint has never met borrowes his horse for a morning ride without asking him.
    • Shadow of a Gunfighter
      1/12/59
      8.0
      After being told that his old pal Vint Bonner is responsible for his son's death, ex-gunfighter Cal Winfield comes out of retirement to settle the score.
    • The Painted Lady
      The Painted Lady
      Episode 15
      1/5/59
      6.3
      Lucy agrees to have her picture painted in order for it to be hung over the bar of the local saloon. Her tough boyfriend doesn't agree with her decision and caused problems for the artist.
    • The Painted Beauty
      The Painted Beauty
      Episode 15
      1/5/59
      0.0
    • The Painted Beauty
      The Painted Beauty
      Episode 15
      1/5/59
      0.0
    • The Way Back
      The Way Back
      Episode 14
      12/29/58
      7.6
      Two men and a saloon hostess attempt to bilk a young soldier out of his life's savings.
    • The Way Back
      The Way Back
      Episode 14
      12/29/58
      0.0
    • A Bell For Santo Domingo
      12/22/58
      0.0
    • A Bell For Santo Domingo
      12/22/58
      4.7
      Coming soon.
    • Peligrosso
      Peligrosso
      Episode 12
      12/15/58
      7.3
      Vint Bonner kills Bud Bardeen, after the sheriff and himself have been shot by Bud. Vint under the name of Jones travels to the Bardeen Ranch, now run down, and run by Lorry, Bud's elder sister, who is filled with hatred for Bonnie because Collee, a friend of Bud's, has told her that Vint shot her brother in the back. Vint strikes up a friendship with Grant, an old-timer, and the only employee left at the ranch. Together they try to make improvements to the ranch and at the same time Vint is looking for an opportunity to tell Lorry that he is Bonner. Craig, a gunfighter, who she has hired to kill Bonner arrives at the ranch with Collee claiming that he has killed Bonner. An exciting conclusion plays out.moreless
    • Multiply By One Boy
      12/8/58
      0.0
      A young Southern boy brought to live with Northern relatives is convinced that his uncle's a traitor. Dudley: Jimmy Baird. Uncle Tom: Jim Reppert. Bonner: John Payne. Michael: Ricky Klein. Gloria: Kay Stewart.
    • Multiply One Boy
      Multiply One Boy
      Episode 11
      12/8/58
      6.8
      Vint brings a young Southern boy, who was orphaned during the Civil War, to live with his relatives in the North. But the boy is bitter and resentful and thinks his uncle is a traitor.
    • Take Me Home
      Take Me Home
      Episode 10
      12/1/58
      6.2
      Coming Soon
    • Take Me Home
      Take Me Home
      Episode 10
      12/1/58
      0.0
      Peter Breck plays Brett Dixon, a sadistic town boss who has a strangle hold on a lovely saloon hostess. Lee: Mala Powers. Bonner: John Payne. Lomer: Jeff Daley. Thomas: Sheldon Allman.
    • No Way To Kill
      No Way To Kill
      Episode 9
      11/24/58
      7.9
      A killer is on the loose and Vint is out to capture him.
    • Remember The Dead
      11/17/58
      6.6
      Coming Soon
    • Remember The Dead
      11/17/58
      0.0
    • Tomboy
      Tomboy
      Episode 7
      11/10/58
      5.5
      Coming Soon
    • Bonner's Squaw
      Bonner's Squaw
      Episode 6
      11/3/58
      6.0
      Bonner persuades Chief Tashuka to honour the treaty with the white man by handing over two braves who are suspected of robbery. Unfortunately for Bonner, the chief's daughter Running Fawn takes a shine to Bonner and follows him to town. By Indian law Bonner is to marry the girl and reluctantly agrees to prevent a war. However when Bonner sees how beautiful Running Fawn is he uses an Indian custom to lose her to a bravemoreless
    • The Nowhere Kid
      The Nowhere Kid
      Episode 5
      10/20/58
      6.9
      Coming Soon
    • Thunder Valley
      Thunder Valley
      Episode 4
      10/13/58
      5.0
      Coming Soon
    • Mercyday
      Mercyday
      Episode 3
      10/6/58
      5.8
      Coming Soon
    • Day of the Dragon
      9/29/58
      0.0
      A teen-ager vows to avenge his parents, killed by marauding Indians. Bonner: John Payne. John: Allen Breneman. Lazaro: Frank de Kova. El Alecran: Harry Fleer. Fletcher: Leslie Bradley. Elisabeth: Juney Ellis. Tio Paco: Felipe Turich.
    • Day Of The Dragon
      9/29/58
      5.0
      Coming Soon
    • Jebediah Bonner
      Jebediah Bonner
      Episode 1
      9/22/58
      0.0
      In a flashback, Bonner tells a story about his grandfather, fabled Marshal Jebediah Bonner. Vint/Jebediah: John Payne. Robby/Vint (as a boy): Dennis Holmes.
    • Jebediah Bonner
      Jebediah Bonner
      Episode 1
      9/22/58
      8.2
      The episode opens with Vint and the boy Robby fishing by the riverbank. Vint tells the boy that the gun is a tool and goes on to tell the story of his grandfather, Jebediah Bonner. Vint's parents have been killed and he is brought up by Dr. Ken Ludlow and his wife. Jebediah, a retired marshall, arrives on the stagecoach to visit with his grandson and is confronted in the saloon by Jim Kenyon who holds a grudge from 20 years ago when he believes that Jedediah had not given his father a fair chance when he had killed him. Joe is consumed by hatred and is determined to exact revenge. Young Vint sees and hears of his grandfather being bullied and doing nothing. Jebediah decides that he must gain respect in young Vint's eyes and an exciting conclusion is played out. There is a fine performance from John Payne as Jebediah.moreless
  • Season 1