Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
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Sam Bass 

Sam Bass and his gang have a hideout in Texas so secluded that no lawman has ever located it. From this stronghold they strike repeatedly. Jim is ordered to infiltrate the gang so that he can learn where Bass's gang holes up between raids.


Lewis R. Foster (as Lewis Foster)


Steve Fisher (teleplay), Frank Gruber (story)




Episode complete credited cast:
Dale Robertson ... Jim Hardie
Chuck Connors ... Sam Bass
Michael Landon ... Jackson
Ray Teal ... Ranger Capt. McNelly
Pat Hogan ... Murphy
Ric Roman ... Seaborn Barnes
Howard Negley ... Storekeeper
Tom McDonough Tom McDonough ... Gage
Kit Carson Kit Carson ... Ranger


Sam Bass has made some small stagecoach robberies around Deadwood and then hits it big with a $60,000 Union Pacific train robbery. He and his gang move to Texas where they hide out in a remote area only known well to them. They strike from there but return to hide from the Texas Rangers who have been unsuccessful in capturing them. Jim Hardie is sent by Wells Fargo to Texas to see what he can do. He contacts the Texas Ranger office at Denton where he meets Capt. McNelly. The Captain explains how Bass always returns to an area they call the brush and makes fun of the rangers. Hardie tells them his plan which starts with him attempting a robbery at Round Rock where he is chased by the Rangers into the area where Bass is at. After eluding the Rangers, he is found by Bass' men. Their hideout is in a camouflaged cave. The carefree Bass likes Hardie who tells Bass he is Jim Harmon, an outlaw from Mexico. Bass takes in Harmon who replaces the young Jackson who Bass wants to go straight ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 June 1957 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Guest Stars Chuck Connors, Michael Landon and Ray Teal would all shortly become TV Western Icons. Connors as 'The Rifleman' and Landon and Teal in 'Bonanza'. See more »


[Hardie is posing as an outlaw]
Jim Hardie: A lot of people are tryin' to put a rope around my neck. I figured it'd interfere with my breathin', so i lit out.
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total crap
3 March 2020 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Despite guest stars chuck connors and michael landon, this episode was not up to snuff like most of the tales of wells fargo series, shot on a studio back lot in los angeles ... we have been inundated with 200 hundred episodes of this tripe

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