Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

Young Jim Hardie 

An eastern reporter wants to do a history Jim Hardie so his boss who hired Hardie reveals early details about Jim telling the story of a young drifter who became one of Wells Fargo best investigators after coming close to being an outlaw.


Sidney Salkow


William Fay


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Episode cast overview:
Dale Robertson ... Jim Hardie
John Dehner ... Big Willy Crane
Walter Sande ... Tom Clark
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Butler
Rusty Lane ... Herman Jackson
Kelly Thordsen ... Freight Car
Vito Scotti ... Joe Caboose
Sed Cassaday Sed Cassaday ... Henchman
Kit Carson Kit Carson ... Man in Wagon


A reporter,Mallory Butler, stops in at the San Francisco Wells Fargo office to see Tom Clark about contacting Jim Hardie to do a story on him as part of a series. Jim is not in but Tom Clark who hired Jim is willing to give his early history. Jim was from Louisiana on a horse farm when his dad died when Jim was nineteen. Shortly afterwards Jim sold the farm and moved his mother to New Orleans. Jim a drifter showed up in Sweet Slumber, Texas where Clark had opened a new office. Jim rode in tired and hungry looking to pawn his gun. Gunsmith Jackson agrees to give him $20 for it. Jim heads to the saloon where Big Willy Crane along with his gang has taken over. Jim is liked by Crane who buys him a meal and hires him to blow a bridge. When Jim returns, he learns he has aided in Crane preparing to hang the Judge that hanged Crane's four brothers. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Overland Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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