Bronco (1958–1962)

Red Water North 

Bronco is hired to deliver a riverboat to his friend Martha Chandler. He hasn't counted, though, on a ruthless businessman who doesn't want the ship to complete the trip, and a beautiful blonde passenger who has her own agenda.


Lee Sholem


Fenton Earnshaw (teleplay), Alan Le May (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Ty Hardin ... Bronco Layne
Dorothy Provine ... Gilda Harper
Karl Swenson ... Captain Taylor
Burt Douglas Burt Douglas ... Rolf Chandler
Hugh Sanders ... Caleb White
Michael Forest ... Jacques Perrault
Sarah Selby ... Martha Chandler
Kelly Thordsen ... Matt Crane
J. Edward McKinley ... Pollard
Ron Hayes ... Farber
Olan Soule ... Myron Catlett (as Olan Soulé)


Bronco has been working as a mule-skinner for the Caleb White freight line at Fort Union but quits when they murder an Indian to steal his furs. Bronco is offered a job on the side-wheel steamship Mountain Queen on the Missouri River by its owner Martha Chandler. Bronco turns down the job. He has mixed feelings toward Martha and her son Rolf because Bronco, a deputy, killed her husband Frank during a bank robbery. Martha knows but Rolf doesn't and he is jealous of Bronco. When Bronco's friend Matt Crane, pilot on the Mountain Queen, is killed by White the gang, Bronco decides to take his place. The Mountain Queen can put White out of business. It has a load of Army rifles to take up river to Fort Benton. Rolf is overseeing the ship with Captain Taylor but Martha gives Bronco papers giving him control if needed. On board two unexpected passengers including the gorgeous blonde Gilda Harper and businessman Pollard have Bronco working to stay afloat. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Four years later, Ty Hardin and Dorothy Provine were reunited in the movie, "Wall of Noise." See more »


When the skipper orders the helmsman to steer to port, he steers to starboard; then when ordered to steer to starboard, he steered to port! See more »


Captain Taylor: There are many ways to kill a ship, Mr. White.
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