Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days

1952 - 1970, True Life
True stories of happenings in Death Valley. Western series narrated by Merle Haggard.

Episode Guide

  • Death Valley Days - Early Candle Lighten (Season 18 Episode 26)
    Season 18 Episode 26:

    Early Candle Lighten

    When a cook skims gold nuggets off miners while working at their camp, his assistant reaches out to his sister from Tucson in an attempt to save him from hanging.

  • Death Valley Days - The Duke of Tombstone (Season 18 Episode 25)
    Season 18 Episode 25:

    The Duke of Tombstone

    A gambler's poker winnings include half of Tombstone, Ariz.

  • Death Valley Days - The Contract (Season 18 Episode 24)
    Season 18 Episode 24:

    The Contract

    After the unscrupulous Manning cheats to secure an army freight contract, his competitors Red Eagle and Little Fawn must find a way to turn the situation in their favor.

  • Death Valley Days - Clum's Constabulary (Season 18 Episode 23)
    Season 18 Episode 23:

    Clum's Constabulary

    When a white settler dies on their reservation, Apache policemen must solve the murder before vigilantes take matters into their own hands.

  • Death Valley Days - A Gift From Father Tapis (Season 18 Episode 22)
    Season 18 Episode 22:

    A Gift From Father Tapis

    Deceased Father Tapis leaves behind a hand organ at his mission, and Father de la Cuesta and Jose ponder its significance as the renegade Joaquin brings a gang to threaten them.

  • Death Valley Days - The Solid Gold Pie (Season 18 Episode 21)
    Season 18 Episode 21:

    The Solid Gold Pie

    A loveless woman baker decides to leave, causing her town to lose its only pie supplier.

  • Death Valley Days - The Man Who Planted Gold in California (Season 18 Episode 20)
    Season 18 Episode 20:

    The Man Who Planted Gold in California

    A Hungarian-born sheriff nabs murder suspects.

  • Death Valley Days - Amos and the Black Bull (Season 18 Episode 19)
    Season 18 Episode 19:

    Amos and the Black Bull

    Amos, intent on becoming a landowner so he can marry his love Maggie, searches for a black bull to trade for his friend's property.

  • Death Valley Days - Talk to Me, Charley (Season 18 Episode 18)
    Season 18 Episode 18:

    Talk to Me, Charley

    Two gold prospectors -- one with a drinking problem -- guard their friend's claim until his family arrives, but the arrival of a beautiful woman complicates the situation.

  • Death Valley Days - A Saint of Travelers (Season 18 Episode 17)
    Season 18 Episode 17:

    A Saint of Travelers

    Blue Feather pursues Bishop Lamy and Tom Forbes after his sister converts to Christianity; the bishop helps a man stricken with cholera, giving Tom a lesson on faith.

  • Death Valley Days - The Biggest Little Post Office in the World (Season 18 Episode 16)
    Season 18 Episode 16:

    The Biggest Little Post Office in the World

    A postmaster matches wits with an inspector.

  • Death Valley Days - The Dragon of Gold Hill (Season 18 Episode 15)
    Season 18 Episode 15:

    The Dragon of Gold Hill

    California's first Japanese colony battles hardship.

  • Death Valley Days - The Wizard of Aberdeen (Season 18 Episode 14)
    Season 18 Episode 14:

    The Wizard of Aberdeen

    L. Frank Baum struggles with his newspaper business, preferring to tell fantasy stories to local children about colorful characters from a land called Oz.

  • Death Valley Days - A Simple Question of Justice (Season 18 Episode 13)
    Season 18 Episode 13:

    A Simple Question of Justice

    Wagon master Caleb must bring his wayward son, Johnny, to justice after the boy goes too far.

  • Death Valley Days - Pioneer Pluck (Season 18 Episode 12)
    Season 18 Episode 12:

    Pioneer Pluck

    A young woman flirts with a ranch hand while waiting for a proposal from her beau despite her grandmother's advice, only to learn the hard way that granny was absolutely right.

  • Death Valley Days - The Mezcla Man (Season 18 Episode 11)
    Season 18 Episode 11:

    The Mezcla Man

    A young man hunts for gold, hoping to impress his girl so she'll accept his proposal, but the arrival of a wealthy traveler makes him think again.

  • Death Valley Days - The King of Uvalde Road (Season 18 Episode 10)
    Season 18 Episode 10:

    The King of Uvalde Road

    Postal officials ask Harry, a gunman, to find a way to stop King Fisher from blocking mail from arriving in Uvalde, but Fisher fears he will lose his power if he opens his road to the post office.

  • Death Valley Days - The Visitor (Season 18 Episode 9)
    Season 18 Episode 9:

    The Visitor

    A besieged mother and son trust an Indian scout.

  • Death Valley Days - The Great Pinto Bean Gold Hunt (Season 18 Episode 8)
    Season 18 Episode 8:

    The Great Pinto Bean Gold Hunt

    When two down-on-their-luck miners find gold nuggets mixed in with the beans they bought in town, they decide to search for the source, hoping for more.

  • Death Valley Days - The Lady Doctor (Season 18 Episode 7)
    Season 18 Episode 7:

    The Lady Doctor

    Amy Caldwell practices medicine in a remote community despite her husband John's concern for her; the area comes under threat when an Indian warrior plots to take over his tribe.

  • Death Valley Days - Son of Thunder (Season 18 Episode 6)
    Season 18 Episode 6:

    Son of Thunder

    Mormon Orrin Porter Rockwell packs a gun.

  • Death Valley Days - Biscuits and Billy, the Kid (Season 18 Episode 5)
    Season 18 Episode 5:

    Biscuits and Billy, the Kid

    A goat and biscuits save a family from Indians.

  • Death Valley Days - The Tenderfoot (Season 18 Episode 4)
    Season 18 Episode 4:

    The Tenderfoot

    Three orphans take up their late parents' search for gold.

  • Death Valley Days - Old Stape (Season 18 Episode 3)
    Season 18 Episode 3:

    Old Stape

    A petty thief in Texas tries to outwit lawmen.

  • Death Valley Days - Tracy's Triumph (Season 18 Episode 2)
    Season 18 Episode 2:

    Tracy's Triumph

    An ex-convict finds rejection in his hometown.

  • Death Valley Days - The Taming of Trudy Bell (Season 18 Episode 1)
    Season 18 Episode 1:

    The Taming of Trudy Bell

    A lumberjack refuses to indulge the spoiled, pampered daughter of his boss.

  • Death Valley Days - Jimmy Dayton's Bonanza (Season 17 Episode 26)
    Season 17 Episode 26:

    Jimmy Dayton's Bonanza

    A saloon girl faces a decision after she accepts a marriage proposal from a ranch foreman, only to find that he has misrepresented his situation.

  • Death Valley Days - Lucia Darling and the Ostrich (Season 17 Episode 25)
    Season 17 Episode 25:

    Lucia Darling and the Ostrich

    A teacher new to Montana tries to start a school but faces many challenges, including book theft and accusations of being naive to the ways of the West.

  • Death Valley Days - The Oldest Law (Season 17 Episode 24)
    Season 17 Episode 24:

    The Oldest Law

    A new rail line causes disruption in a town.

  • Death Valley Days - Drop Out (Season 17 Episode 23)
    Season 17 Episode 23:

    Drop Out

    A Mormon leaves the church and takes the name Butch Cassidy.

  • Death Valley Days - A Key for the Fort (Season 17 Episode 22)
    Season 17 Episode 22:

    A Key for the Fort

    Cora and Ella arrive at an isolated fort in dangerous Utah territory; Indian women attempt to cure their ailing tribe leader, Black Wing.

  • Death Valley Days - How to Beat a Badman (Season 17 Episode 21)
    Season 17 Episode 21:

    How to Beat a Badman

    Two outlaws use crime to finance silver mining.

  • Death Valley Days - A Full House (Season 17 Episode 20)
    Season 17 Episode 20:

    A Full House

    Two friends play a game of cards to determine their future after leaving the army.

  • Death Valley Days - The Angel of Tombstone (Season 17 Episode 19)
    Season 17 Episode 19:

    The Angel of Tombstone

    A woman (Grace Lee Whitney) seeks Baja gold.

  • Death Valley Days - Here Stands Bailey (Season 17 Episode 18)
    Season 17 Episode 18:

    Here Stands Bailey

    A frontier couple battle Indians, outlaws and a government-issued land grant to save their ranch.

  • Death Valley Days - Long Night at Fort Lonely (Season 17 Episode 17)
    Season 17 Episode 17:

    Long Night at Fort Lonely

    Renegade Indians led by a white man named Clay threaten the residents of a decommissioned fort.

  • Death Valley Days - The Understanding (Season 17 Episode 16)
    Season 17 Episode 16:

    The Understanding

    A woman makes a deal with an ailing Comanche.

  • Death Valley Days - Solomon's Glory (Season 17 Episode 15)
    Season 17 Episode 15:

    Solomon's Glory

    The former boss of an alcoholic newspaperman must turn him sober before an important guest arrives.

  • Death Valley Days - A Gift (Season 17 Episode 14)
    Season 17 Episode 14:

    A Gift

    An Indian chief gives a woman a terrible choice.

  • Death Valley Days - The Restless Man (Season 17 Episode 13)
    Season 17 Episode 13:

    The Restless Man

    An outlaw-turned-lawman faces a moral dilemma.

  • Death Valley Days - Ten-Day Millionaire (Season 17 Episode 12)
    Season 17 Episode 12:

    Ten-Day Millionaire

    Samuel Clemens (Tom Skerritt) tries prospecting.

  • Death Valley Days - The World's Greatest Swimming Horse (Season 17 Episode 11)
    Season 17 Episode 11:

    The World's Greatest Swimming Horse

    A man claims his horse can swim to Catalina.

  • Death Valley Days - Up the Chimney (Season 17 Episode 10)
    Season 17 Episode 10:

    Up the Chimney

    A posse storms outlaws hidden in a cavern.

  • Death Valley Days - A Shortcut Through Tombstone (Season 17 Episode 9)
    Season 17 Episode 9:

    A Shortcut Through Tombstone

    A sheriff hires a wayward youth as a deputy.

  • Death Valley Days - Lady With a Past (Season 17 Episode 8)
    Season 17 Episode 8:

    Lady With a Past

    An engineer becomes engaged to a saloon singer.

  • Death Valley Days - Lottie's Legacy (Season 17 Episode 7)
    Season 17 Episode 7:

    Lottie's Legacy

    A schoolmarm lives a secret life as a gambler.

  • Death Valley Days - A Mule... Like the Army's Mule (Season 17 Episode 6)
    Season 17 Episode 6:

    A Mule... Like the Army's Mule

    A cavalryman must track down an outlaw band.

  • Death Valley Days - The Other Cheek (Season 17 Episode 5)
    Season 17 Episode 5:

    The Other Cheek

    A woman's love inspires a man to face a bully.

  • Death Valley Days - The Sage Hen (Season 17 Episode 4)
    Season 17 Episode 4:

    The Sage Hen

    A Dakota wife left on her own becomes the unwilling servant of two opportunistic highwaymen.

  • Death Valley Days - Ton of Tin (Season 17 Episode 3)
    Season 17 Episode 3:

    Ton of Tin

    An aging marshal fights against growing old.

  • Death Valley Days - The Leprechaun of Last Chance (Season 17 Episode 2)
    Season 17 Episode 2:

    The Leprechaun of Last Chance

    An Irish miner hopes a man named Ben will help him find gold after Ben demonstrates magical powers.

  • Death Valley Days - The Secret of the Black Prince (Season 17 Episode 1)
    Season 17 Episode 1:

    The Secret of the Black Prince

    After learning about a stash of hidden money from a dying outlaw, a man buys an abandoned mine and enlists help in searching for the loot.

  • Death Valley Days - Tall Heart, Short Temper (Season 16 Episode 26)
    Season 16 Episode 26:

    Tall Heart, Short Temper

    Pike, a trapper with a toxic attitude, becomes determined to win his girlfriend back by remaining calm, but his hot temper ends up saving him when he runs into Dakota Indians while hunting.

  • Death Valley Days - The Pieces of the Puzzle (Season 16 Episode 25)
    Season 16 Episode 25:

    The Pieces of the Puzzle

    A settler tries to prove his wife is an heiress.

  • Death Valley Days - By the Book (Season 16 Episode 24)
    Season 16 Episode 24:

    By the Book

    A land manager tries to outfox two women attempting to rightfully claim their property by sending two brothers after them, but the scheme begins to fall apart when the men become infatuated.

  • Season 16 Episode 23:

    The Other Side of the Mountain

    A wagonmaster taking a new route to California leads his party astray and faces a revolt.

  • Death Valley Days - The Thirty-Caliber Town (Season 16 Episode 22)
    Season 16 Episode 22:

    The Thirty-Caliber Town

    Lumbermen and settlers vie for an Idaho forest.

  • Death Valley Days - A Friend Indeed (Season 16 Episode 21)
    Season 16 Episode 21:

    A Friend Indeed

    Prospectors venture into Death Valley to find a legendary lost mine and all but one, old Charley Alford, turn back after running low on supplies; when no one hears from Charley after two days, the men consider a rescue mission.

  • Death Valley Days - The Gold Mine on Main Street (Season 16 Episode 20)
    Season 16 Episode 20:

    The Gold Mine on Main Street

    Thugs overhear a gold miner's claims of wealth.

  • Death Valley Days - Out of the Valley of Death (Season 16 Episode 19)
    Season 16 Episode 19:

    Out of the Valley of Death

    A wagon train stranded in Death Valley begins to lose hope after two party members leave to find supplies and don't return.

  • Death Valley Days - Green Is the Color of Gold (Season 16 Episode 18)
    Season 16 Episode 18:

    Green Is the Color of Gold

    Aaron's wife Rosie threatens to leave him and their dilapidated homestead until he makes a discovery with the potential to earn them a fortune.

  • Death Valley Days - Bread on the Desert (Season 16 Episode 17)
    Season 16 Episode 17:

    Bread on the Desert

    An Indian woman rescues two traders captured by Mexicans while headed to Santa Fe, N.M.

  • Death Valley Days - Britta Goes Home (Season 16 Episode 16)
    Season 16 Episode 16:

    Britta Goes Home

    A woman moves to Dakota from Sweden to wed homesteader Gustaf Olaffson and becomes disheartened about life on the frontier until she befriends another married couple.

  • Death Valley Days - Dress for a Desert Girl (Season 16 Episode 15)
    Season 16 Episode 15:

    Dress for a Desert Girl

    A prospector's wife waits 22 years for a dress.

  • Death Valley Days - Count Me In, Count Me Out (Season 16 Episode 14)
    Season 16 Episode 14:

    Count Me In, Count Me Out

    Count Peter intends to wed a don's daughter, but a misunderstanding lands him in hot water.

  • Death Valley Days - The Great Diamond Mines (Season 16 Episode 13)
    Season 16 Episode 13:

    The Great Diamond Mines

    A miner salts a diamond mine to trick a banker.

  • Death Valley Days - The Friend (Season 16 Episode 12)
    Season 16 Episode 12:

    The Friend

    A new marshal must battle his predecessor.

  • Death Valley Days - Prince of the Oyster Pirates (Season 16 Episode 11)
    Season 16 Episode 11:

    Prince of the Oyster Pirates

    A man must discredit the vicious captain of an oyster boat.

  • Death Valley Days - The Indiana Girl (Season 16 Episode 10)
    Season 16 Episode 10:

    The Indiana Girl

    A rough-hewn girl transforms herself for a man.

  • Death Valley Days - The Saga of Sadie Orchard (Season 16 Episode 9)
    Season 16 Episode 9:

    The Saga of Sadie Orchard

    A wife drives a stagecoach to transport silver to Hillsboro after bandits attack her husband.

  • Death Valley Days - Lost Sheep in Trinidad (Season 16 Episode 8)
    Season 16 Episode 8:

    Lost Sheep in Trinidad

    A nun insists on helping a wounded bank robber.

  • Death Valley Days - Spring Rendezvous (Season 16 Episode 7)
    Season 16 Episode 7:

    Spring Rendezvous

    Kit Carson seeks to wed his Arapaho girlfriend.

  • Death Valley Days - The Informer Who Cried (Season 16 Episode 6)
    Season 16 Episode 6:

    The Informer Who Cried

    An outlaw agrees to help trap a bank robber.

  • Death Valley Days - The Girl Who Walked the West (Season 16 Episode 5)
    Season 16 Episode 5:

    The Girl Who Walked the West

    Sacagawea guides explorers Lewis and Clark.

  • Death Valley Days - The Lone Grave (Season 16 Episode 4)
    Season 16 Episode 4:

    The Lone Grave

    A recent widower insists on getting a headstone.

  • Death Valley Days - Let My People Go (Season 16 Episode 3)
    Season 16 Episode 3:

    Let My People Go

    A Chumash Indian leads a bloodless revolt.

  • Death Valley Days - Chicken Bill (Season 16 Episode 2)
    Season 16 Episode 2:

    Chicken Bill

    A rich miner seeks to buy out his competitors.

  • Death Valley Days - Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party (Season 16 Episode 1)
    Season 16 Episode 1:

    Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party

    A woman outwits a shanghaing saloonkeeper.