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Season 05, Episode 01 The Nine Lives of Elfago Baca

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Oct 3, 1958
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The Nine Lives of Elfago Baca Oct 3, 1958 Synopsis Elfego Baca was another of several miniseries developed by producer Walt Disney in hopes of matching the earlier success of the Davy Crockett programs. Originally telecast on the Walt Disney Presents anthology, this newest effort was launched with the first of its teen episodes, ""The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca"". Based on the memoirs of the real-life Baca, the miniseries stars Robert Loggia as the title character, a former gunslinger who becomes a lawyer in 1880s New Mexico. Arriving in the town of Frisco, Elfego Baca subdues a drunken rowdy, much to the delight of the townsfolk and the embarrassment of the cowardly sheriff. Deputized by the local justice of the peace, Elfego learns that he has been marked for death by the drunk's scurrilous friends. The bad guys try to kill Baca with gun and with gunpowder, but he proves to have more lives than a cat. Based on a true incident, ""The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca"" was later edited together with the second episode in the miniseries, ""

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Season 05, Episode 02 The Pigeon That Worked a Miracle

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Oct 10, 1958
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The Pigeon That Worked a Miracle Oct 10, 1958 This is a story of a young boy who raises pigeons. This boy can't walk and is in a wheelchair. One day, the life of one of the pigeons was in jeopardy from a cat and the boy shows his courage and loyalty by getting up from his wheelchair and walking to save the pigeon's life.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Elfago Baca: Four Down and Five Lives to Go

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Oct 17, 1958
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Elfago Baca: Four Down and Five Lives to Go Oct 17, 1958 In the second episode of Elfego Baca, the title character (Robert Loggia), a former gunman who yearns to be a lawyer, has been appointed sheriff of Socorro County, New Mexico. Banking on his reputation as a fast gun, Baca ""invites"" all the wanted men in the area to come into town and give themselves up. All these men surrender except one, prompting Elfego to launch a manhunt in Apache territory.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Rusty and the Falcon

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Oct 24, 1958
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Rusty and the Falcon Oct 24, 1958

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Season 05, Episode 05 Texas John Slaughter

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Oct 31, 1958
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Texas John Slaughter Oct 31, 1958

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Season 05, Episode 06 His Majesty, King of the Beasts

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Nov 7, 1958
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His Majesty, King of the Beasts Nov 7, 1958

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Season 05, Episode 07 Texas John Slaughter: Ambush at Laredo

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Nov 14, 1958
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Texas John Slaughter: Ambush at Laredo Nov 14, 1958 This is Part 2 of ""The Tales of Texas John Slaughter"". It begins when Frank Davis is out on bail, and since he cannot be trusted, Captain Cooper sends Slaughter and Ben Jenkins to keep an eye on him.

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Season 05, Episode 08 Johnny Tremain (1)

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Nov 21, 1958
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Johnny Tremain (1) Nov 21, 1958 In colonial Boston, a young silversmith's apprentice injures his hand, and finds himself befriended by the Sons of Liberty and caught up in events of the American Revolution.

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Season 05, Episode 09 Johnny Tremain (2)

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Nov 28, 1958
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Johnny Tremain (2) Nov 28, 1958 In colonial Boston, a young silversmith's apprentice injures his hand, and finds himself befriended by the Sons of Liberty and caught up in events of the American Revolution.

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Season 05, Episode 10 Elfago Baca: Lawman or Gunman

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Dec 5, 1958
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Elfago Baca: Lawman or Gunman Dec 5, 1958 In the third episode of Elfego Baca, former gunslinger Baca (Robert Loggia) is now studying law under Santa Fe attorney J. Henry Newman (James Dunn). During this period, Elfego butts up against a crooked judge named Hargreaves (Carl Benton Reid), who throws our hero in jail on a trumped-up charge. Discovering that Hargreaves intends to cheat local rancher Don Esteban Miranda (Gilbert Roland) out of his land, Elfego plans a daring escape.

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Season 05, Episode 11 Elfago Baca: Law and Order, Incorporated

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Dec 12, 1958
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Elfago Baca: Law and Order, Incorporated Dec 12, 1958 In the fourth episode of Elfego Baca, gunslinger-turned-lawyer Baca (Robert Loggia) has been made a partner in the Sante Fe law firm run by J. Henry Newman (James Dunn). In this capacity, Elfego again comes to the aid of rancher Don Estaban Miranda (Gilbert Roland), whose land is coveted by a railroad company. When Don Estaban's land deed ""mysteriously"" disappears and his ranch is besieged by hired thugs, Elfego wonders if he will have to forsake his new peaceful ways and resort to gunplay.

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Season 05, Episode 12 From All of Us to All of You

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Dec 19, 1958
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From All of Us to All of You Dec 19, 1958 Jiminy Cricket, the show's special Christmas guest, tells viewers that he has arranged a visit to the North Pole to see Santa's Workshop (as seen in a classic short cartoon). The show continues with clips from various short cartoons and features.

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Season 05, Episode 13 Texas John Slaughter: Killers from Kansas

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Jan 9, 1959
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Texas John Slaughter: Killers from Kansas Jan 9, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 14 Noik

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Jan 16, 1959
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Noik Jan 16, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 15 Texas John Slaughter: Showdown at Sandoval

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Jan 23, 1959
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Texas John Slaughter: Showdown at Sandoval Jan 23, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 16 The Peter Tchaikovsky Story

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Jan 30, 1959
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The Peter Tchaikovsky Story Jan 30, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 17 Elfago Baca: Attorney at Law

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Feb 6, 1959
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Elfago Baca: Attorney at Law Feb 6, 1959 In the fifth episode of Elfego Baca, gunslinger-turned-lawyer Baca (Robert Loggia) tackles his first big court case. Elfego must defend his old pal, reformed outlaw Fernando Bernal (Edward Colmans), who has been accused of robbing the Santa Fe bank. Former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello appears as Fernando's teenaged daughter.

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Season 05, Episode 18 Duck Flies Coop

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Feb 13, 1959
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Duck Flies Coop Feb 13, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 19 Elfago Baca: The Griswold Murder

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Feb 20, 1959
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Elfago Baca: The Griswold Murder Feb 20, 1959 In the sixth episode of Walt Disney's ten-part miniseries Elfego Baca, the titular hero (Robert Loggia, a gunslinger-turned-lawyer, defends British-born rancher Cecil Cunningham (Patrick Knowles), who has been accused of murdering land baron Drew Griswold. According to witnesses, Griswold had been fooling around with Cyril's wife (Audrey Dalton), thereby firmly establishing a motive. In court, Baca finds that he must go face to face with his former law partner J. Henry Newman (James Dunn, the newly appointed District Attorney--while outside the courtroom, the dead man's relatives begin forming a lynch mob. Originally telecast on the Walt Disney Presents anthology, ""The Griswold Murder"" and the fifth Elfego Baca episode ""Attorney at Law"" were edited together in 1962 and released as a theatrical feature, Six-Gun Law.

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Season 05, Episode 20 The Adventures of Chip 'N Dale

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Feb 27, 1959
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The Adventures of Chip 'N Dale Feb 27, 1959 This is a compilation of several theatrical cartoon shorts starring Chip and Dale. It is tied together by an original song in which the two chipmunks introduce the individual shorts.

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Season 05, Episode 21 Texas John Slaughter: The Man from Bitter Creek

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Mar 6, 1959
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Texas John Slaughter: The Man from Bitter Creek Mar 6, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 22 Highway to Trouble

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Mar 13, 1959
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Highway to Trouble Mar 13, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 23 Texas John Slaughter: The Slaughter Trail

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Mar 20, 1959
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Texas John Slaughter: The Slaughter Trail Mar 20, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 24 Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

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Mar 27, 1959
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Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Mar 27, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 25 The Wetback Hound

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Apr 24, 1959
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The Wetback Hound Apr 24, 1959 Originally released as a 20-minute short subject in 1957, Disney's Oscar-winning The Wetback Hound was expanded to 48 minutes for this Walt Disney Presents TV presentation. The titular hound is Paco, descended from a long and distinguished line of lion-hunting dogs. But much to the dismay of his master, a Mexican barber, Paco is all too easily distracted by other animals whenever he goes out on a hunt. Cowboy star Rex Allen provides the folksy narration for this gentle, laid-back nature study. The ""new"" footage of The Wetback Hound was trimmed for its 1962 rebroadcast to accommodate a lenghty promo for the upcoming Disney theatrical feature Big Red; 4 years later, the same thing happened so that Disney could advertise its new release Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N

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Season 05, Episode 26 I Captured the King of the Leprechauns

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May 29, 1959
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I Captured the King of the Leprechauns May 29, 1959

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Season 05, Episode 27 Kodak Presents: Disneyland '59

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Jun 15, 1959
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Kodak Presents: Disneyland '59 Jun 15, 1959 Walt Disney and Art Linkletter co-host a live celebration of Disneyland's fifth anniversary. Highlights include a mammoth, star-studded parade and the official launching of the Disneyland submarines by U.S. Navy officers. Among the guests are then-Vice-President Richard Nixon and family, Clint Eastwood, and Meredith Willson, who leads the Disneyland band in his own "76 Trombones." Sponsored by Kodak, the commercial spokespersons include Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.

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