Bonanza : Denver McKee (1960)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

B-picture auteur Jacques Tourneur served as director for the October 15, 1960 Bonanza episode "Denver McKee." The title character, played by Franchot Tone, is a former lawman who wants to give his beloved daughter Connie (Natalie Trundy) everything that money can buy. To that end, McKee has secretly aligned himself with an outlaw gang, accepting huge amounts of cash in return for his cooperation. Things come to a head when Connie returns home from a fancy Eastern school, just as McKee is sent out of town to capture the very outlaws with whom he is in cahoots-and to further complicate matters, Joe Cartwright falls in love with Connie. Also in the cast are Ken Mayer (Miles), Stephen Courtleigh (Harley), William Fawcett (Pete), Jack Lester (Johnson), Pete Robinson (Fleming), and Bob Barker (Mort). "Denver McKee" was written by Fred Freiberger and Steve McNeil.