Bronco (1958–1962)

Silent Witness 

The outlaw Traxel brothers and gang leader Willis Turner murder Bronco's best friend and then frame him for the crime. The only thing that can save him is the testimony of a young girl who knows that Bronco didn't do it--but she's a mute.


Harmon Jones


Arnold Belgard (teleplay), Tom Gries (teleplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Ty Hardin ... Bronco Layne
Karl Swenson ... Sean Casey
Sherry Alberoni ... Dora Traxel (as Sherri Alberoni)
Chris Alcaide ... Brutus Traxel
Russ Conway ... Willis Turner
Tina Carver ... Rose Traxel
Tod Griffin Tod Griffin ... Sheriff Garth Nelson
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Marcus Traxel (as Karl Davis)
Baynes Barron ... Feeny
Charles Stevens ... Daniel Webster
Stanley Farrar ... Judge Ambrose


As Bronco rides by he sees a group of boys bullying a girl. He picks her up and drops her off in town without a word from her as she escapes through a store. The store owner, Willis Turner, tells Bronco she is mute and an orphan found after a vicious Indian attack. Rose Traxel has taken her in and named her Dora. Bronco asks about a 50 year old Irishman he is hoping to find. Willis recognizes the description as being Sean Casey, a miner. Bronco rides out to the mine arriving just as a group of men knock out Sean and destroy his property. Sean can't afford to pay into the miner's protection society and the sheriff leaves mine protection to them. Bronco realizes there may be protection racket going on especially when he recognizes one of the Traxel brothers who did time for murder. Bronco becomes friends with Dora teaching her Indian sign language allowing her to communicate. Bronco is right about the Traxel brothers but he doesn't realize who is the real leader. Sean may have a strike ... Written by Anonymous

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Ty Hardin takes off his shirt twice here, making this the sixth "Bronco" episode in which he's bared his chest. See more »

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Release Date:

10 March 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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