Tag Archives: Stories of the Century


Stories of the Century – Sam Bass (1954)

Sam Bass was a bank robber in the 1870’s in San Francisco until he was caught and shot by the Texas Rangers in 1878. Dan Haggerty plays the role of Sam Bass. Jim Davis, who would later play Jock Ewing on the Dallas TV series plays Matt Clark, railroad detective.


Stories of the Century – Cattle Kate (1954)

Matt Clark is a railroad detective whose assignment is to track down and bring to justice the most notorious criminals in the history of the Old West with the aid of his beautiful assistant Frankie Adams. In this episode he goes after Cattle Kate, a Wyoming rustler suspected of murder.


Stories of the Century – Quantrill’s Raiders (1954)

The Union called them bushwhackers, the Confederacy called them “Quantrill’s Rangers”. This weeks episode explores the issue with Matt Clarke, railroad detective.


Stories of the Century – Geromimo (1954)

This episode of the adventures of Matt Clark, railroad detective, has him meeting the great chief, turned sideshow attraction, Geronimo.


Stories of The Century – The James Gang (1954)

This time Matt Clark, railroad detective, goes up against the notorious James Gang. In 1955, Stories of the Century became the first Western to win an Emmy award, beating out the Roy Rogers show.


Stories of the Century – Billy The Kid (1954)

This time Matt Clark, railroad detective, goes up against the notorious James Gang. In 1955, Stories of the Century became the first Western to win an Emmy award, beating out the Roy Rogers show.


Stories of the Century – Belle Star (1954)

Stories of the Century is a TV series from 1954 about a fictional railroad detective named Matt Clark. In this episode he pursues Belle Star, who is a horse thief among other things.