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Episode List


Season 1

1 Oct. 1962
The Contender
In his striving to be a rodeo champion, Stoney Burke must contend with a self-serving friend, an unscrupulous promoter, a young punk itching for a fight, a beautiful woman betrothed to a rival, and the meanest bronc on the circuit--Megaton.
8 Oct. 1962
Fight Night
Political rivals in Kate City use the rodeo and a prizefighter as pawns in their grudge match. When the boxing interests attempt to bully the rodeo into postponing its event, Stoney sets out to fight city hall.
15 Oct. 1962
Child of Luxury
Hell's fury is unleashed when Stoney scorns the affections of a spoiled rich girl whose daddy is the town's power broker.
22 Oct. 1962
Point of Honor
Soames Hewitt, the idle son of a judge in a traditional Southern community, fancies himself a bull rider. Stoney, E.J., and Cody become the targets of Soames' vicious temper when he believes they have dishonored his family's name.
29 Oct. 1962
The Mob Riders
It's rodeo riders versus race car drivers when Stoney and company are hired to convert a community's racetrack into a rodeo arena over the violent objections of the local racing club.
5 Nov. 1962
A Matter of Pride
A bull rider is killed, which scares the town into canceling the rodeo. Stoney's attempts to have the rodeo restored and to help the dead man's prideful but dirt poor family put him at odds with powerful city merchant Reese Ludlow.
12 Nov. 1962
Stoney rides a horse named Sidewinder who goes berserk. Stoney can't control the horse and they buck into the stands and woman is killed.
19 Nov. 1962
The Scavenger
Ves Painter steals the watch from the body of a man he had been drinking with and is accused of his murder. Stoney and the gang work to clear him of the charges.
26 Nov. 1962
Spin a Golden Web
Two men have a large bet, one man bets on Stoney and tries to buy his cooperation. The other one bets on a friend of Stoney's who is riding with a hurt leg.
3 Dec. 1962
The Wanderer
Stoney helps a pregnant old friend find her husband whom she thinks has been wandering with different rodeos for the last six months.
10 Dec. 1962
Five by Eight by Eight
Stoney enters a prison benefit rodeo. He has a friend who is incarcerated, who forces Stoney to help him escape by taking a teenage girl hostage.
17 Dec. 1962
Stoney joins a senate campaign and agrees to make speeches because he remembers how much the senator helped his family, only to be disillusioned later during the campaign.
24 Dec. 1962
Cousin Eunice
EJ's "Calamity Jane" like cousin Eunice comes to town. Stoney helps her to clean up and look pretty so that she can take a job as a trick rider. She develops a crush on Stoney.
7 Jan. 1963
Gold-Plated Maverick
After E.J. is injured, rancher Byron Latimer pays his medical bills. To pay back the debt, Latimer asks Stoney to shape up his spoiled and rebellious teenage son.
14 Jan. 1963
Death Rides a Pale Horse
Stoney's main challenger in the championship tournament is not only battling him over the rodeo, but a woman as well. Stoney discovers that the man is hiding deep emotional issues which make him unpredictable and possibly dangerous.
21 Jan. 1963
The King of the Hill
A rodeo champion who Stoney idolizes still feels the need to prove himself by challenging others in Indian wrestling and other feats, which leads to a disastrous encounter.
28 Jan. 1963
A Matter of Percentage
Two gamblers bet heavily on Stoney's upcoming rodeo contest. But one of the gamblers is determined not to lose, and so hopes to insure that Stoney does.
4 Feb. 1963
Image of Glory
Sam Hagen is determined that his son Jess win the rodeo championship. But Stoney learns that Jess has a bad knee, and that even a slight injury could permanently cripple him, a fact which Jess doesn't want his father to know.
11 Feb. 1963
Cat's Eyes
A fellow rodeo rider and friend of Stoney's is killed during a ride. Before he dies, he asks Stoney to take care of his girlfriend. But the dead man's brother blames her for his death and calls her a jinx, as this is the second time a man she cared for has died. She comes to believe she is a jinx herself.
18 Feb. 1963
Web of Fear
A series of mishaps convinces Ves that someone is out to kill Stoney. Stoney at first dismisses it as coincidence, but soon he too agrees.
4 Mar. 1963
Point of Entry
Stoney gets involved in a murder in a city on the Mexican border and runs afoul of both the Mexican and American police investigating the crime.
11 Mar. 1963
To Catch the Kaiser
A former champion horsewoman hires Stoney to capture the stallion that went wild after an accident which left her in a wheelchair for life. She wants him to tame the horse, but her father offers Stoney double the amount if he kills him.
18 Mar. 1963
After a simple-minded stable boy helps Stoney and Ves by subduing two men trying to rob the rodeo office, he begs Stoney not to tell the press his name. But an ambitious and unscrupulous reporter uncovers it anyway and tries to hound the young man into another act of violence.
25 Mar. 1963
Forget No More
Stacy Morgan tells Stoney she has been following the rodeo circuit looking for her father. But Stoney learns that her father was actually killed in a riding accident four years ago, and that Stacy witnessed it.
1 Apr. 1963
Color Him Lucky
A rodeo rider wants to get back on the circuit after being found innocent and pardoned of the murder he had been convicted of. But the town's organizers of the rodeo still don't want him to participate. When he insists on it, some take more drastic measures.
8 Apr. 1963
The Weapons Man
A weapons expert investigates the death of an international dignitary who was killed by an arrow fired by an Indian during a rodeo pre-game act. Though the film of the incident appears to show the death was accidental, the expert believes it was murder.
15 Apr. 1963
Kelly's Place
Stoney becomes close friends with Kelly, the half-owner of a bistro, upsetting her business partner, who has trouble telling her how he feels about her.
22 Apr. 1963
Dick Clark plays a police sergeant who runs a community center for city juveniles. He works with Stoney and the rodeo's fundraiser to get the center's boys to try to sell tickets for the rodeo. But not all of them are cooperating.
29 Apr. 1963
A Girl Named Amy
Stoney is invited by a friend to judge a college rodeo, but soon becomes aware that the friend's 18-year-old daughter believes she is in love with him, and thinks that Stoney feels the same way toward her.
6 May 1963
Tigress by the Tail
Stoney feels obligated to help out the reckless daughter of his late old friend and mentor by agreeing to pay her debts. But she takes total advantage of his generosity.
13 May 1963
The Test
After falling from a horse in a stall due to a stuck gate, Stoney finds himself unable to move his legs. But the doctors can find no medical explanation for it, and thus conclude that the paralysis is psychosomatic.
20 May 1963
The Journey
A hand injury forces Stoney to drop out of competition, and he is then offered a new job helping to purchase and deliver horses to take to the slaughterhouse. Very reluctantly, he accepts, but soon wishes he hadn't.

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