Bronco (1958–1962)

Beginner's Luck 

Bronco finds himself involved in a feud between ranchers Matt Wigram and Jim Gant and the friction between Gant and his son, who is anxious to get out on his own and prove himself independent of his father. Bronco tries to protect the son.


Steve Frazee (story), George F. Slavin (teleplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Ty Hardin ... Bronco Layne
Buzz Martin ... Lew Gant
Jean Willes ... Dolly Lewis
Hayden Rorke ... Matt Wigram
Pamela Austin ... Marion Gant
Virginia Christine ... Martha Gant
Don Kelly ... Buck Hodel (as Don O'Kelly)
Keith Richards ... Jim Gant
John Durren ... Sammy
Walter Coy ... Sheriff Springer
Barbara Beaird ... Odalie Gant (as Barbara Ann Beaird)
Hank Patterson ... Railroad Costigan


Bronco runs a herd of horses he broke into the corral at the Matt Wigram ranch as Wigram had shook hands on a deal the year before to buy them. Wigram was not home but visiting his neighboring rancher Jim Gant. Gant is putting up a fence effectively blocking in Wigram due to homesteaders on property he used to use. Bronco rides over to the meeting between Wigram and Gant. Wigram is facing bankruptcy so when Gant refuses to help, he lashes out at Bronco telling him to remove his horses. At the same time Martha Gant sends lunch to her husband Jim and his hand Railroad with their son Lew. Lew is fed up with ranch life feeling his father does not understand him. After Bronco and Wigram leave, he tells his father he is leaving home which does not surprise his father who gives his okay. Lew heads for town where everyone thinks of him as a boy but he proves his ability not only in poker but in gunfight provoked by one of the players. Seeing this Wigram decides to have Lew killed to draw in ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 January 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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