Home / Series / The Wide Country / Aired Order /

All Seasons

Season 1

  • S01E00 Unknown

    • NBC
  • SPECIAL 0x1 Alcoa Premiere: Second Chance (Pilot)

    • March 13, 1962
    • NBC

    Professional bronco rider Hoby Dunlap was acquitted of treason during the Korean War, but his efforts to enter a rodeo contest are blocked by officials who fear audiences won't want a "traitor" in the rodeo. Rodeo star Mitch Guthrie fights to support Hoby.

  • S01E01 The Royce Bennett Story

    • September 20, 1962
    • NBC

    Royce Bennett's wife Ella is worried about him. Although he has been a champion rodeo performer for years, his recent work has not been up to par and he has become moody and difficult to live with.

  • S01E02 A Guy For Clementine

    • September 27, 1962
    • NBC

    Clementine, the estranged daughter of broken-down rodeo hand Barney Hamlin, shows up and invites her father to her wedding, which results in a fiery family reunion with ex-wife Sabina. Mitch and Andy aid and abet best they can from the sidelines of the unfolding family drama.

  • S01E03 Journey Down a Dusty Road

    • October 4, 1962
    • NBC

    Mitch Guthrie learns a hard lesson in loyalty and sacrifice when he hitches a ride in a broken-down old pickup truck with a three-generation family of migrant farm workers.

  • S01E04 Who Killed Eddie Gannon?

    • October 11, 1962
    • NBC

    Mitch Guthrie's Korean War unit reunites for the dedication of a monument to their fallen comrade Eddie Gannon. The reunion quickly devolves into a series of painful recollections of the night Eddie died. A compelling character study.

  • S01E05 What Are Friends For?

    • October 18, 1962
    • NBC

    Mitch agrees to testify in a hearing as a favor to ex-rodeo hand Barney, who is now a small town sheriff. But the town's power brokers have bigger plans, plotting to use Mitch as a pawn and a patsy in their political campaign.

  • S01E06 Straitjacket For An Indian

    • October 25, 1962
    • NBC

    The best laid plans of Mitch Guthrie go awry when he asks his Indian friend Bullriver to drive twenty wild broncs from the Indian reservation to the rodeo arena two states away.

  • S01E07 Our Ernie Kills People

    • November 1, 1962
    • NBC

    Andy is savagely beaten with a lug wrench by Ernie Stannard, the sixteen-year-old son of wealthy, doting parents. Is the boy a pathological criminal or a victim of society? Will justice or his parents' pull in the community prevail?

  • S01E08 A Devil In The Chute

    • November 8, 1962
    • NBC

    En route to a rodeo, Mitch and Andy pick up an ex-con with a chip on his shoulder and a longstanding score to settle.

  • S01E09 The Girl In The Sunshine Smile

    • November 15, 1962
    • NBC

    Andy falls hard for a carnival dancer, much to Mitch's displeasure. This leads to friction between the brothers, and causes Andy to feel the need to prove his independence by signing up to ride a bull in the rodeo.

  • S01E10 Tears On A Painted Face

    • November 29, 1962
    • NBC

    A veteran rodeo clown is noticeably slowing down due to arthritis, leading to an injury when a bull knocks him over. Everyone is encouraging him to retire, but he refuses because he wants to continue to make money to support his spendthrift son.

  • S01E11 The Bravest Man In The World

    • December 6, 1962
    • NBC

    Andy is impressed by the stories Warren Price tells him about all of his exploits, which have even been put into a book. But Mitch is highly skeptical of Price's claims and suspects that they are all made up.

  • S01E12 Good Old Uncle Walt

    • December 13, 1962
    • NBC

    Mitch and Andy cross paths with their Uncle Walt, a curmudgeonly old con man running rigged shell games and selling shares in a phony uranium mine. Can a kindly widow's back rubs and oatmeal rehabilitate the reprobate grifter?

  • S01E13 My Candle Burns At Both Ends

    • December 20, 1962
    • NBC

    Both Mitch and Andy fall for the same young woman, but she falls more for Mitch, to Andy's disappointment. What neither brother knows is that her zest for life and adventure masks the fact that she is dying of leukemia.

  • S01E14 Memory Of A Filly

    • January 3, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch and Andy escort their friend Slim's kid sister to her far backwoods home town. Not so easy, as the girl has a mind of her own and is the one who really turns out to be in control of the trip.

  • S01E15 Step Over The Sky

    • January 10, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch's old mentor and idol Johnny Prewitt is now aged, crippled, and embittered. His one goal in life is to capture and break the wild stallion that crippled him. Mitch tries to help him do so, even though finding the horse puts him in conflict with the man who now owns Johnny's old ranch.

  • S01E16 A Cry From The Mountain

    • January 17, 1963
    • NBC

    After their plane crashes in a remote area, Andy must travel down a mountain to get help for a seriously injured Mitch.

  • S01E17 Don't Cry For Johnny Devlin

    • January 24, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch is distraught with guilt after his bet with Johnny Devlin, a young rodeo rider from his home town, keeps escalating to higher stakes rides, eventually resulting in Johnny's death.

  • S01E18 Speckle Bird

    • January 31, 1963
    • NBC

    Wealthy rancher and one-time rodeo rider Lynn Horn has no sympathy or understanding of his sensitive son Gabriel's interest in drawing, and pushes him into doing something more manly. When Gabriel thus tries to ride a dangerous horse and is crippled in the attempt, Lynn blames the horse and plans to kill it.

  • S01E19 The Man Who Ran Away

    • February 7, 1963
    • NBC

    Andy is accused of hit-and-run after a little girl identifies him in a lineup as the one who hit her, but he insists that he is innocent, and Mitch tries to prove it.

  • S01E20 Whose Hand At My Throat?

    • February 14, 1963
    • NBC

    A brilliant surgeon who fled Hungary for America finds it too difficult and time-consuming to obtain a license to practice here, so he has been working as a veterinarian instead. But he can't resist giving his medical opinion to people, which causes friction with the local doctor.

  • S01E21 The Judas Goat

    • February 21, 1963
    • NBC

    A friend of Mitch, a popular country singer, is suggested by his wife as the ideal gubernatorial candidate whom a newspaper editor is looking for to defeat the crooked incumbent. But after he gets into the race and ahead in the polls, the honest candidate finds himself having to deal with the less than scrupulous methods of those on his own side.

  • S01E22 To Cindy, With Love

    • February 28, 1963
    • NBC

    When young Cindy Hopkins' beloved horse breaks her leg, the vet tells her that she must be put down, but Cindy refuses to accept it. Another vet, an old friend of Mitch and Andy, thinks the horse can be saved, but is too unsure of himself to attempt it. Cindy is thus driven to desperate measures.

  • S01E23 The Quest for Jacob Blaufus

    • March 7, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch and Andy become involved in the dispute between an Amish farmer and his son. The son wants to read books on many subjects, such as dinosaurs and rockets, but his father strongly disapproves, believing it will lead his son away from their simple way of life.

  • S01E24 Farewell to Margarita

    • March 21, 1963
    • NBC

    Delirious after being hit by a car, Mitch rides a bus deep into Mexico, where he is taken in by a beautiful young Mexican woman. She tells him she works as a secretary, but he learns soon that this is for her elderly grandfather's benefit; she actually is a cabaret dancer who's boss is not about to let her go.

  • S01E25 The Girl From Nob Hill

    • March 28, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch develops an attraction for a socialite who he first met when she picked him out on her scavenger hunt when she was looking for a cowboy, though Andy tries to warn him not to get involved with her.

  • S01E26 Yanqui, Go Home!

    • April 4, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch and Andy pick up Carlos Rodriguez and his girlfriend and take them back to their hometown, where a charity rodeo is planned in which the young man hopes to earn some money so he can marry the girl. But Communists there are stirring up discontent with the Americans, and plan to use Carlos to bring it to a head and make Mitch into the town's symbolic pariah.

  • S01E27 The Lucky Punch

    • April 18, 1963
    • NBC

    Mitch knocks out a man with a lucky punch in a barroom brawl, only to then learn that the man in Tom Kidwell, a contender for world heavyweight champion. The good-hearted Tom is totally forgiving about the incident, but his manager tells him that the upcoming match and his career are both finished unless he fights Mitch and wins---and only by a knockout.

  • S01E28 The Care and Handling of Tigers

    • April 25, 1963
    • NBC

    While driving through a town Mitch and Andy almost hit a boy who is running away from his classmates. Soon they learn why: the boy is the son of the manager of the mill which the town depends on for its income. The manager is too risk-averse to reopen the mill after a shutdown of several weeks, and the anger of the townfolk has reached boiling point.