Tales of Wells Fargo

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Tales of Wells Fargo
Premiere March 18, 1957
Finale June 2, 1962
Creator Nat Holt and
Frank Gruber
Network NBC
Style 30-minute (seasons 1-5)
60-minute (season 6)
western
Company Revue Studios,
Overland Productions (seasons 1-5)
Juggernaut Productions (season 6)
Distributor MCA Television (until 1996)
Universal Television Enterprises (1996–1998)
Studios USA (1998–2002)
Universal Domestic Television (2002–2004)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2004–)
Seasons 6
Episodes 200
Origin USA

Tales of Wells Fargo is a western that aired on NBC.

Set in the 1870s and 1880s, the series starred the Oklahoma native Dale Robertson as special agent Jim Hardie, noted at the time as "the left-handed gun". The concept of Tales of Wells Fargo, a company troubleshooter in the American West, was also adapted by the syndicated series Pony Express, co-starring Grant Sullivan as detective Brett Clark, which aired in the 1959-1960 season, nearly coinciding with the centennial of the Pony Express. Even earlier, from 1954 to 1955, Jim Davis had starred as a railroad investigator, Matt Clark, in the syndicated Stories of the Century. Davis and Robertson, both of whom had unusual but similar-sounding speaking voices, each did the narration for their respective series.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Dale Robertson Jim Hardie * * * * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Virginia Christine Ovie Swenson *
Jack Ging Beau McCloud *
Lory Patrick Tina Swenson *
Mary Jane Saunders Mary Gee Swenson *
William Demarest Jeb Gaine *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One March 18, 1957 July 8, 1957 14
Season Two September 9, 1957 May 26, 1958 38
Season Three September 8, 1958 June 15, 1959 38
Season Four September 7, 1959 May 30, 1960 37
Season Five September 5, 1960 July 10, 1961 39
Season Six September 30, 1961 June 2, 1962 34

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
Tales of Wells Fargo July 14, 2009 purchase 6
The Best of the Final Season in Color October 20, 2009 purchase 6
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete 1st & 2nd Seasons October 25, 2011 9

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