The Californians

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The Californians is a half-hour Western television series, set during the San Francisco gold rush of the 1850s, which was broadcast by NBC from September 24, 1957, to May 26, 1959, for 69 episodes.
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The Californians is a half-hour Western television series, set during the San Francisco gold rush of the 1850s, which was broadcast by NBC from September 24, 1957, to May 26, 1959, for 69 episodes.

Original Release

09/24/1957 on NBC

US Release

09/24/1957

Cast

Richard Coogan Matt Wayne
Sean McClory Jack McGivern
Nan Leslie Martha McGivern
Adam Kennedy Dion Patrick
Art Fleming Jeremy Pitt
Carole Mathews Wilma Fansler
Howard Caine Schaab
Ethan Laidlaw Townsman
John Roy Townsman
Herbert Rudley Sam Brennan
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Dishonor for Matt Wayne Tuesday, 23 September 1958
2 Mutineers from Hell Tuesday, 30 September 1958
3 Lola Montez Tuesday, 07 October 1958
4 A Girl Named Sam Tuesday, 14 October 1958
5 The Salted Gold Mine Tuesday, 21 October 1958
6 Overland Mail Tuesday, 28 October 1958
7 Prince of Thieves Tuesday, 11 November 1958
8 Hangtown Tuesday, 18 November 1958
9 Dangerous Journey Tuesday, 25 November 1958
10 Halfway House Tuesday, 02 December 1958
11 The Painless Extractionist Tuesday, 09 December 1958
12 Old Sea Dog Tuesday, 16 December 1958
13 The Long Night Tuesday, 23 December 1958
14 The Man Who Owned San Francisco Tuesday, 30 December 1958
15 The First Gold Brick Tuesday, 06 January 1959
16 The Painted Lady Tuesday, 13 January 1959
17 Bella Union Tuesday, 20 January 1959
18 Crimps' Meat Tuesday, 27 January 1959
19 Corpus Delicti Tuesday, 03 February 1959
20 A Turn in the Trail Tuesday, 17 February 1959
21 Wolf's Head Tuesday, 24 February 1959
22 Cat's Paw Tuesday, 03 March 1959
23 Gold-Tooth Charlie Tuesday, 10 March 1959
24 Stampede at Misery Flats Tuesday, 17 March 1959
25 Guns for King Joseph Tuesday, 24 March 1959
26 Deadly Tintype Tuesday, 31 March 1959
27 A Hundred Barrels Tuesday, 21 April 1959
28 The Fugitive Tuesday, 28 April 1959
29 The Fur Story Tuesday, 05 May 1959
30 One Ton of Peppercorns Tuesday, 12 May 1959
31 The Bell Tolls Tuesday, 19 May 1959
32 An Act of Faith Tuesday, 26 May 1959
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Directors

Felix E. Feist, Jacques Tourneur, Byron Haskin, Paul Guilfoyle, Paul Henreid, Sean McClory, Roy Del Ruth, Paul Guilfoyle, Paul Stewart, William Castle, William F. Claxton, Hollingsworth Morse, Abby Berlin

Writers

Carey Wilber, Michael Fessier, Everett DeBaum, Daniel B. Ullman, William H. Wright, Gene Levitt, Lee Loeb, John Dunkel, Ted Sherdeman, Lowell Barrington, Seeleg Lester, Josef Shaftel, Tony Barrett, Daniel Mainwaring, Charles O'Neal, Albert Beich, Ellis Kadison, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Harold Swanton, Robert L. Joseph, John McGreevey, Robert E. Thompson, Maurice Tombragel, Harold Shumate, Robert Leslie Bellem, Ted O. Thackrey, Colin MacKenzie, Jack Bennett, Fritz Falkenstein, Jay Rosenburg, Samuel R. Golding, Harry Kronman, Arthur Rowe, Lowell S. Hawley, Sid Harris, Bob Eisenbach

Cast

Richard Coogan Matt Wayne
Sean McClory Jack McGivern
Nan Leslie Martha McGivern
Adam Kennedy Dion Patrick
Art Fleming Jeremy Pitt
Carole Mathews Wilma Fansler
Howard Caine Schaab
Ethan Laidlaw Townsman
John Roy Townsman
Herbert Rudley Sam Brennan
Chet Brandenburg Townsman
Buddy Roosevelt Townsman
Rudy Germane Policeman
Harry Mayo Policeman
Stacy Keach Sr. Coleman
Spencer Chan Townsman
Michael Jeffers Townsman
Richard Coogan Marshal Matthew Wayne / Matt Wayne
Jack Tornek Townsman
Gordon Armitage Townsman

Producers

Robert Sisk Executive Producer
Louis F. Edelman Executive Producer
Felix E. Feist Producer
Robert Bassler Producer
Louis F. Edelman Producer

Editors

George Jay Nicholson, Robert B. Warwick Jr., J.R. Whittredge, John Woodcock, Elmo Veron, Walter S. Stern, Ben Ray, Richard Fritch, Ray DeVally, Edward A. Biery, Ben Harmon, Bill Heath, Harold White

1959EmmyBest Art Direction in a Television Film Nominated
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