Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

The Golden Owl 

While attempting to deliver a golden owl to its wealthy purchaser, Hardy is attacked and the owl is replaced by one of lead by someone while a Chinese religious society claims the owl was stolen from their temple in China.


Earl Bellamy




Episode cast overview:
Dale Robertson ... Jim Hardie
Elaine Edwards ... Mary Farnum
Barne Williams Barne Williams ... Cliff Mathews
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Joe - Agent
James Winslow James Winslow ... Sheriff
Willis Bouchey ... Sam Bankcroft
Jack Bartell Jack Bartell ... Benson
Clarence Lung Clarence Lung ... Mr. Soo
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Wong
Ezelle Poule Ezelle Poule ... Amelia Bankcroft
Weaver Levy Weaver Levy ... Chinese Gang Member
Don Hix Don Hix ... Mr. Casey
David Dwight David Dwight ... Hotel Clerk
Lillian O'Malley Lillian O'Malley ... Maid


Jim Hardie is on a stage from San Francisco to Virginia City, Nevada with the lovely Mary Farnum who says she is on the way to New Orleans to marry an older man, Mr. Casey. They arrive at their destination where Hardie learns from the local agent that the traveling bag he carried is holding a $100,000 solid gold owl from China. Sam Banktort has bought the statue for his wife for their anniversary as a reminder that they met when he killed her pet owl. Hardie and the clerk Benson leave to drop the owl with Banktort but are attacked on the way. Benson is killed with a Chinese dagger while Hardie is knocked out. Hardie and the Sheriff drop the owl off with the owner but a Chinese man, Mr. Soo, arrives to tell how the statue was stolen in China and that he is charged with buying it back. Hearing Hardie's story, he inspects it determining it has been replaced with a gold plated lead copy. Hardie has one day to find it.

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Release Date:

29 September 1958 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Overland Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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