Branded was a series set in the 1880's and based on the story of Jason McCord, the only survivor of  the Battle of Bitter Creek, where the Indians massacred an entire company of soldiers.  Chuck plays Jason McCord, a West Point graduate who was knocked unconscious during the attack and left for dead by the Indians.  McCord is accused of cowardice and drummed out of the Army.   The opening scene shows McCord being stripped of his rank, his sabre broken in half and being tossed from the fort.   He is court-martialed and is trying to live down the reputation of being a coward.  In reality the commanding officer of the
ill-fated troops was not competent and this played a big part in the attack. 

However, McCord will not tarnish the reputation of a commanding officer who he respected so he accepts the dishonor. McCord travels to the west using his abilities as an engineer to make a living.  The show ran two years from January 24, 1965 through April 24, 1966 and had some wonderful guest stars: most notably Chuck and Johnny Crawford were reunited in one episode called Cowards Step Aside where Johnny plays a Deputy Marshal whose town is taken hostage by criminals. John Carradine was a frequent guest. Among other guest stars were Burt Reynolds, Peter Breck, Burgess Meredith, Tommy Sands, Alex Cord, Kathyn Hays, J. Pat O'Malley and even Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Dodgers and Pitcher, Ron Perranoski. 



                                                                  


                                                       


                                             Branded Episodes - Season One




1.     Survival, January 24, 1965

2.     The Vindicator, January 31, 1965

3.     The Test, February 7, 1965

4.     The Rules Of The Game, February 14, 1965

5.     The Bounty,  February 21, 1965

6.     Leap Upon Mountains,  February 28, 1965

7.     Coward Step Aside,  March 7, 1965

8.     The Mission - Part 1,  March 14, 1965

9.     The Mission - Part 2,  March 21, 1965

10.   The Mission - Part 3,  March 28, 1965

11.   The First Kill,  April 4, 1965

12.   Very Few Heroes,  April 11, 1965

13.   One Way Out,  April 18, 1965

14.   That The Brave Endure,  April 25, 1965

15.   Taste of Poison,  May 2, 1965

16.   Price Of A Name,  May 23, 1965



                                         Branded Episodes - Season Two



17.   Judge Not,  September 12, 1965

18.   Now Join The Human Race,  September 19, 1965

19.   Mightier Than The Sword,  September 26, 1965

20.   I Killed Jason McCord,  October 3, 1965

21.   The Bar Sinister,  October 10, 1965

22.   Seward's Folly,  October 17, 1965

23.   Salute The Soldier Briefly,  October 24, 1965

24.   The Richest Man In Boot Hill,  October 31, 1965

25.   Fill No Glass For Me - Part 1,  November 7, 1965

26.   Fill No Glass For Me - Part 2,  November 14, 1965

27.   The Greatest Coward On Earth,  November 21, 1965

28.   $10,000 For Durango,  November 28, 1965

29.   Romany Roundup - Part 1,  December 5, 1965

30.   Romany Roundup - Part 2,  December 12, 1965

31.   A Proud Town,  December 19, 1965

32.   The Golden Fleece,  January 2, 1966

33.   The Wolfers,  January 9, 1966

34.   This Stage of Fools,  January 16, 1966

35.   A Destiny Which Made Us Brothers,  January 23, 1966

36.   McCord's Way,  January 30, 1966

37.   Nice Day For A Hanging,  February 6, 1966

38.   Barbed Wire,  February 13, 1966

39.   Yellow For Courage,  February 20, 1966

40.   Call To Glory - Part 1,  February 27, 1966

41.   Call To Glory - Part 2, March 6, 1966

42.   Call To Glory - Part 3,  March 13, 1966

43.   The Ghost Of Murietta,  March 20, 1966

44.   The Assassins - Part 1,  March 27, 1966

45.   The Assassins - Part 2,  April 3, 1966

46.   Headed For Doomsday,  Aprilo 10, 1966

47.   Cowards Die Many Times,  April 17, 1966

48.   Kellie,  April 24, 1966






                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         
                                                       
 
                                                                        




                                                            




                                                                          
                                                                                                     
                                                                               

 
                                                                                      
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