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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Hec Ramsey' from 1970-1982:



1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'Hec Ramsey':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns.)

October 8, 1972: The Century Turns
Season 1, episode 1
W: Harold Jack Bloom   D: Daniel Petrie

With R.G. Armstrong (Ben Ritt), Robert Pratt (Steve Ritt), Ray Middleton (Judge Leroy Tate), Dick Van Patten (Earl Enright), Bill Vint (Watson), Robert Phillips (Lew Tarris).
Richard Boone returns to television in the role of a midwestern lawman with a fast-gun reputation who prefers scientific crime-solving techniques. The premiere episode finds Ramsey the passenger on a stagecoach that has been robbed while he is en route to new job as deputy chief of police for a small town.

October 29, 1972: Hangman's Wages
Season 1, episode 2
W: Shimon Wincelberg   D: George Marshall

With Steve Forrest (Wes Durham), Stella Stevens (Ivy Tunwright), G.D. Spradlin (Brother Caxton), Lee H. Montgomery (Billy McCarthy), Abner Biberman (Nathan Shotness), Murray Matheson (Lionel Harlock).
Ramsey's investigation of a maniacal killer's proposed plan of revenge is complicated with the town full of strangers gathered to watch the first electrocution.

December 17, 1972: The Mystery Of The Green Feather
Season 1, episode 3
W: John Meston   D: Herschel Daugherty

With Rory Calhoun (Jim Patton), Lorraine Gary (Bella Grant), Morgan Woodward (Ben Buckley), Lloyd Bochner (Myles Wingate), Alan Hewitt (Samuels), John Fiedler (Pingree).
Hec Ramsey suspects that a medicine bag left at the scene of a family massacre was placed there to blame the Indians. Further investigation points to a plot to scare away settlers.

January 28, 1973: The Mystery Of The Yellow Rose
Season 1, episode 4
W: John Meston   D: Douglas Benton

With Diana Muldaur (Savannah), Claude Akins (Bert McCabe), Donnelly Rhodes (Brock Madden), Francine York (Kate Harris), Ken Renard (Charles), David Brian (Henry T. Madden), Philip Bourneuf (Lawyer), Ian Wolfe (Judge), Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Lambert).
Ramsey faces an intimidated jury as a defense lawyer when he attempt to acquit his old girlfriend of the murder of the spoiled son of the town's founder.

February 18, 1973: The Mystery Of Chalk Hill
Season 1, episode 5
W: Harold Swanton   D: Harry Morgan

With Pat Hingle (Charlie Hollister), Bruce Davison (Josh Hollister), Sharon Acker (Nora Muldoon), Jeanette Nolan (Rody Claiborne), Bernie Hamilton (Obie Watson), Louise Latham (Willa Hollister), John Anderson (Gabe Rawlins), Lee Paul (Rance Claiborne), Henry Jones (Doc Kirby).
Ramsey's fiancee and her young son Andy are killed during a stagecoach robbery while en route to the wedding. Grief-stricken, Hec sets out to find the killer, and the prime suspect turns out to be the son of one of his best friends.

November 25, 1973: A Hard Road To Vengeance
Season 1, episode 6
W: Harold Jack Bloom, Shimon Wincelberg   D: Alex March

With Stuart Whitman (Bassett), Ruth Roman (Della), Keenan Wynn (Bullard), Rita Moreno (Lina), James G. Richardson (Billy Jim), Jean Allison (Grace Lambert), Harry Hickox (Uker).
As the residents of a town prepare to unveil a monument to commemorate a man killed 13 years before, the killer appears to set the record straight.

December 30, 1973: The Detroit Connection
Season 1, episode 7
W: Joseph Calvelli   D: Nicholas Colasanto

With Angie Dickinson (Sarah Detweiler), Luther Adler (Victor Bordon), Kim Hunter (Annie Kirby), Richard Jordan (Charles Clavell), Marshall Thompson (White), Frank Campanella (Gus).
An oil wildcatter's accidental death begins to look like murder, and Hec learns that the death could be linked to an organized Detroit crime ring that is attempting to infiltrate Oklahoma.

February 3, 1974: Dead Heat
Season 1, episode 8
W: Brad Radnitz   D: Richard Quine

With Jackie Cooper (Barney Tolliver), Sheree North (Widow Helpinstall), Art Lund (Major Holliday), John Anderson (Harry Munson), Russell Wiggins (Neil Munson), Tani Guthrie (Anna Carmody), Alfred Ryder (Frank Carmody).
The mysterious and sudden death of a healthy 25-year-old ranch foreman leads Ramsey to suspect foul play even though Doc Coogan diagnosed the cause of death as a heart attack.

March 10, 1974: Scar Tissue
Season 1, episode 9
W: Mann Rubin   D: Andrew V. McLagen

With Albert Salmi (John Rhodes), Kurt Russell (Matthias Kane), Chill Wills (Sam McDade), Dick Haymes (Hamilton Hobbs), Charles Aidman (Bannister), William Campbell (Vince Alexander), Hilary Thompson (Betsy Alexander), Tom Drake (Will Bannister), Jason Evers (Pete).
An angry young man's personal vendetta to find and kill his father, who abandoned him as an infant, sets the New Prospect police force in action to avert a tragedy.

April 7, 1974: Only Birds And Fools
Season 1, episode 10
W: Richard Fielder   D: Harry Morgan

With Robert Foxworth (Jonas Goodwin), Cliff Potts (Tom Bailey), Charles Aidman (Clyde Harris), Fionnula Flanagan (Nellie), Harold J. Stone.
Ramsey investigates the death of a newly arrived visitor in town, which leads him to a pair of pioneer aviators seeking financial backing for an experimental project. (Last show of the series.)


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