THE LONER
1965-66
Greenway and Interlaken Productions in association with Twentieth Century-Fox Television
Aired on the CBS Television Network
Created by Rod Serling
Produced by Andy White
Starring Lloyd Bridges as William Colton
Director of Photography - Howard Schwartz
Theme music by Jerry Goldsmith

AN ECHO OF BUGLES
Airdate September 18, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Alex March
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Tony Bill...............Jody Merriman
Whit Bissell......................Nichols
John Hoyt........................Colonel
Lou Krugman.................Bartender
Stephen Roberts..................Doctor
Gregg Palmer....................Adjutant
A swaggering gunfighter targets an aging Confederate veteran, and Colton steps in to deal with the bully.

THE VESPERS
Airdate September 25, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Leon Benson
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Jack Lord...........Reverend Booker
Joan Freeman............Alice Booker
Ron Soble.......................Deneen
Bill Quinn........................Doctor
Sworn to avenge his brother's death, a hood comes gunning for a small town's local minister. When Colton arrives to warn his old friend and ex-soldier, he finds the man unwilling to resort to violence to protect himself and his pregnant wife.

THE LONELY CALICO QUEEN
Airdate October 2, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Allen Miner
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: Hugh Chaloupka
CAST
Tina Hermensen..................Angie
Jeanne Cooper....................Marge
Edward Faulkner.......Bounty Hunter
Tracy Morgan..................Francine
Lyzanne LaDue.....................Ruby
Breena Howard.................Suzanne
A dance hall girl mistakes Colton for her mail-order bridegroom.

THE KINGDOM OF McCOMB
Airdate October 9, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Leon Benson
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Leslie Nielson.................McComb
Tom Lowell.........Young Townsend
Ken Drake................Townsend, Sr.
Ed Peck..........................Lowden
Robert Phillips.....................Sloan
Unable to perform the deed themselves, a group of religious colonists attempt to recruit Colton to kill a powerful landowner for trying to evict them.

ONE OF THE WOUNDED
Airdate October 16, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Paul Henreid
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Film Editor: Hugh Chaloupka
CAST
Anne Baxter.............Agatha Phelps
Lane Bradford..................Gibbons
Paul Richards...........Colonel Phelps
Steve Gravers........................Doc
Colton tries to help a Union army veteran left mute and immobile by the psychological horrors of war.

THE FLIGHT OF THE ARCTIC TERN
Airdate October 23, 1965
Written by Andy White
Directed by Don Taylor
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Janine Gray.....................Terna
Tom Stern..................Rob Clark
Larry Ward......................Monte
Colton becomes involved in a romantic triangle when he saves a friend's bride-to-be from a runaway horse.

WIDOW ON THE EVENING STAGE
Airdate October 30, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: Hugh Chaloupka
CAST
Katherine Ross................Sue Sullivan
Lloyd Gough................Harry Sullivan
Bill Zuckert...........................Stinnet
Alan Baxter..........................Driscoll
Ann Staunton...............Esther Sullivan
Rafael Lopez................Indian Captive
John Damler......................Stableman
Following the murder of a man during an Indian attack, Colton witnesses a town's prejudice towards the man's Indian widow

THE HOUSE RULES AT MRS. WAYNE'S
Airdate November 6, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Allen Miner
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: Hugh Chaloupka
CAST
Nancy Gates................Mrs. Wayne
Lee Phillips.......................Gibson
Lindy Davis...............Jamie Wayne
Dick Wilson...................Bartender
Jonathan Kidd.....................Barber
While trying to defend his wife's honor, a friend of Colton is killed...and Colton is torn between seeking justice and keeping his word to turn the other cheek.

THE SHERIFF OF FETTERMAN'S CROSSING
Airdate November 13, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Don Taylor
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Allan Sherman...Walter Peterson Tetley
Harold Peary.......................Peabody
Robin Hughes...................Carruthers
Dub Taylor...............................Jim
Hank Patterson...................Bartender
Colton has second thoughts after accepting the position of deputy to a dubious sheriff of a sleepy Montana town.

THE HOMECOMING OF LEMUEL STOVE
Airdate November 20, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: Hugh Chaloupka
CAST
Brock Peters..............Lemuel Stove
Russ Conway.........Sheriff Simpson
Don Keefer......................Minister
Charles Fransico...................Paine
Berkeley Harris.................Dechter
John Pickard................Blacksmith
Colton befriends a Union soldier who returns from war to find that his father has been lynched by pre-Ku Klux Klanners.

WESTWARD, THE SHOEMAKER
Airdate November 27, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Film Editor: Hugh Chaloupka
CAST
David Opatoshu......Hyman Rabinovitch
Warren Stevens..............Charlie Parker
When a well-intentioned immigrant is stripped of his nest egg in a rigged card game, Colton takes on the con artist himself.

THE OATH
Airdate December 4, 1965
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Alex March
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Barry Sullivan...........Dr. Bohan
Joby Baker...............Billy Ford
Viviane Venture...............Maria
When a doctor proves to be as full of whiskey as he is of self-pity, Colton himself must perform an emergency appendectomy on a young gunfighter.

HUNT THE MAN DOWN
Airdate December 11, 1965
Written by Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Tay Garnet
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Burgess Meredith...........Scidry
Tom Tully..................Shaftoe
Jason Wingreen..............Lucas
Bert Freed.............Sheriff Ross
James Drum...................Merv
Colton is drafted to help a posse hunt down a seemingly harmless recluse.

ESCORT FOR A DEAD MAN
Airdate December 18, 1965
Written by Robert Lewin
Directed by Norman Foster
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: Harry Coswick
CAST
Sheree North...................Cora
Corey Allen...................Drake
Jack Lambert...............Libbett
Hal Lynch..................Copley
Thomas E. Jackson.....Old Man
Sal Gorss................Ferguson
A man who has deserted the Army wants Colton to escort him back to his fort.

THE ORDEAL OF BUD WINDOM
Airdate December 25, 1965
Written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Paul Henreid
Music: Fred Steiner
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Sonny Tufts.........Barney Windom
Jeff Bridges.............Bud Windom
Allen Jaffe.................Sid Loomis
Bryan O'Byrne..................Editor
A murder suspect's son makes life difficult for Colton when the boy tries to clear his father's name.

TO THE WEST OF EDEN
Airdate January 1, 1966
Written by Ed Adamson
Directed by Allen Miner
Music: Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Ina Balin.................Trina Lopez
Zalman King..............Red Segus
Stewart Moss.........Hank Prescott
While traveling across the desert to deliver horses to their new owner, Colton reluctantly agrees to escort a young woman across the arid land.

MANTRAP
Airdate January 8, 1966
Written by Gerald Sanford
Directed by Allen Miner
Music: Alexander Courage
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Bethel Leslie...........Ellen Jameson
Pat Conway...................Ballinger
Melville Ruick......................Jess
Colton becomes the target of an assassination when he is the sole witness to a robbery and murder.

A LITTLE STROLL TO THE END OF THE LINE
Airdate January 15, 1966
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Norman Foster
Film Editor: Harry Coswick
CAST
Dan Duryea...........Matthew Reynolds
Robert Emhardt........Preacher Whatley
Bart Burns........................Chisholm
Colton neither likes nor respects the man he has been deputized to protect: a rabble-rousing preacher who fears death from an ex-convict.

THE TRIAL IN PARADISE
Airdate January 22, 1966
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Allen Reisner
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Robert Lansing............Hibbard
Edward Binns................Manet
Curt Conway................Dichter
Joe Mantell...............Allerdyce
Deanna Lund.................Susan
Colton provides the defense in a kangaroo court trial of a former Union Army officer.

A QUESTION OF GUILT
Airdate January 29, 1966
Written by Les Crutchfield
Directed by James B. Clark
Music by Nelson Riddle
Film Editor: Harry Coswick
CAST
James Gregory...........Major Crane
Jean Hale...............Myra Bromley
Phil Chambers...............Bartender
Frank Gerstle.....................Miner
In the darkness Colton kills an intruder, and discovers the man is an Army Lieutenant.

THE MOURNERS FOR JOHNNY SHARP part I
Airdate February 5, 1966
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Beau Bridges...............Johnny Sharp
James Whitmore..........Doc Fritchman
Pat Hingle.....................Bob Pierson
Joyce Van Patten....................Peggy
John Doucette....................Benneke
G.V. "Skip" Homeier..............Philby
While a young gunman lays dying in a cave, a ruthless man waits outside hoping to get his hands on the boy's loot.

THE MOURNERS FOR JOHNNY SHARP part II
Airdate February 5, 1966
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Beau Bridges...............Johnny Sharp
James Whitmore..........Doc Fritchman
Pat Hingle.....................Bob Pierson
Joyce Van Patten....................Peggy
John Doucette....................Benneke
G.V. "Skip" Homeier..............Philby
Following the late Johnny Sharp's instructions, Colton has arranged for the four people who were closest to the gunman to meet at the undertaker's parlor.

INCIDENT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Airdate February 19, 1966
Written by Andy White
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Film Editor: Harry Coswick
CAST
Mark Richman...............Conway
Beverly Garland..............Colores
Cindy Bridges..................Wendy
George Ramsey..................Cook
Lennie Geer.................Lawman
Colton encounters a girl riding a horse stolen during a stagecoach robbery and is led to her villainous father.

PICK ME ANOTHER TIME TO DIE
Airdate February 26, 1966
Written by Ed Adamson
Directed by Alex March
Film Editor: Harry Coswick
CAST
Martin Brooks............Chris Meegan
Ed Peck.............................Charlie
Lewis Charles........................Pete
Joan Addams...............Jean Cantrell
Mike Mazurki...............Rule Vernon
Steven Darrell...Sheriff Walter Cantrell
Colton is accused of slaying a sheriff.

THE BURDEN OF THE BADGE
Airdate March 5, 1966
Written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Larry Peerce
Film Editor: George Gittens
CAST
Victor Jury..................Simon Ridley
Lonny Chapman...........Chad Mitchell
Eloise Hardt..............Martha Mitchell
Dorothy Rice...........................Ann
John Daniels........................Jimmy
Bill Henry...............................Ben
Bill Hart.................................Vic
Buff Brady................................Ed
A group of ex-criminals deputize Colton to defend and protect them.

TO HANG A DEAD MAN
Airdate March 12, 1966
Written by Milton S. Gelman
Directed by Alex March
Film Editor: Harry Coswick
CAST
Bruce Dern...................Merrick
Beverly Allyson.......Maria Flores
Colton joins a sheriff in search of a town's destroyers.