Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

The Train Robbery 

Jim Hardie is sent by Wells Fargo to oversee and guard a shipment of old paper money from Virginia City to San Francisco to be destroyed when an anonymous tip is received that the Coyle brothers plan to steal the rail shipment.


Sidney Salkow


Martin Berkeley, James Brooks (creator) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Dale Robertson ... Jim Hardie
Jeanne Bates ... Amy
John Doucette ... Matt
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Jed
Kay E. Kuter ... Slim
Bing Russell ... Gig
Mara Corday ... Ruby
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Dick
Ron Hayes ... (scenes deleted)
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Cy
Jason Johnson ... Conductor


When Wells Fargo receives an anonymous tip that a shipment of old paper money to be burned may be hit by the Coyle brothers, they send Jim Hardie to oversee the shipment and its security. The Coyle brothers led by Matt contact the Dane brothers Gig and Slim to see if they want in on the robbery which can net them a half a million dollars. Their plan is to dynamite a woodpile when the train stops to pick up wood to knock everyone out and then dynamite the rail car door to steal the money. Hardie has guards with the money plus him and Wells Fargo employee Dick Gore are riding on the train as extra guards. The robbers ploy works leaving Dick and Jim to try to follow their trail. Dick and Jed Coyle are killed leaving Matt to take off with all the money which he hides. When Jim kills Matt, he refuses to tell where he hid it. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

12 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Overland Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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