The Adventures of Jim Bowie

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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly invented after his regular one broke in a fight with a grizzly.
Starring
Scott ForbesWilliam SchallertJoyce Vanderveen
Genres
DramaWestern
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Epitaph for an Indian
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    September 6, 1957
    22min
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    Jim's Indian friend has been killed, and when Jim goes to his home to deliver the news to his father, he finds that his friend's father has also just been shot.
  2. 2. Flowers for McDonough
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    September 13, 1957
    22min
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    A canny Scotsman outfoxes Jim in a real-estate deal.
  3. 3. The Irishman
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    September 20, 1957
    22min
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    Jim purchases the contract of an indentured servant, but when they stop at an inn, the man tricks the innkeeper into believing that he is the master and Jim is the servant.
  4. 4. Counterfeit Dixie
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    September 27, 1957
    22min
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    In order to break up a gang of counterfeiters, Jim asks for help from a former pickpocket and a former horse thief.
  5. 5. Bullet Metal
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    October 4, 1957
    22min
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    Jim is interested in buying a lead mine, but runs into a problem: the owner is a pacifist who won't sell the mine if it will be used to make ammunition.
  6. 6. The Quarantine
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    October 11, 1957
    22min
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    A desperately needed shipment of smallpox vaccine is stolen, and Jim risks his life to get it back.
  7. 7. A Fortune for Madame
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    October 18, 1957
    21min
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    Jim is interested in buying some land, but he discovers that the owners have just been scammed out of it. He sets out to help them get it back.
  8. 8. House Divided
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    October 25, 1957
    22min
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    Jim gets shot, and finds himself recovering from his wound in the mansion of a wealthy family. However, one of the young women who is treating him asks him not to identify the person who shot him. Jim sets out to find out why.
  9. 9. The Whip
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    November 1, 1957
    22min
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    During negotiations to purchase cotton, Bowie discovers that much of the cotton farm's labor is provided by the local prison comandante who keeps order by the crack of his whip and who is providing the labor in exchange for supposed donations to the church. However, his plan to expose the comandante as a thief takes a dangerous turn.
  10. 10. The Pearls of Talimeco
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    November 8, 1957
    22min
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    Bowie and an Indian friend make up a wild story to trick a crooked storekeeper who is cheating Bowie's friend Sam McCullers but their plan backfires. Bowie then enlists Sam's daughter, Rachel, in an attempt to clean up the mess.
  11. 11. Charivari
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    November 15, 1957
    22min
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    Jim's suspicions are aroused when an elderly friend dies suddenly on his wedding night.
  12. 12. Hare and Tortoise
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    November 22, 1957
    22min
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    Jim discovers a scheme to enrich the owners of a piece of land by getting the state to move its capital there.
  13. 13. The Bridegroom
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    November 29, 1957
    22min
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    To try to escape from a pursuing gang of waterfront toughs, Bowie pretends to be a prospective bridegroom for a wealthy French family's daughter.
  14. 14. The Alligator
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    December 6, 1957
    22min
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    Bowie investigates the death of a woman who has been frightened to death by a baby alligator hidden in a doll.
  15. 15. Country Girl
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    December 13, 1957
    22min
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    Bowie and Rachel are asked separately to lend bribe money to brother and sister aristocrats.
  16. 16. Mexican Adventure
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    December 20, 1957
    22min
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    Bowie and Jean Lafitte assist an American diplomat who is being held by Mexican authorities. In turn, the diplomat uses his medical training to help deliver a baby.
  17. 17. Silk Purse
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    December 27, 1957
    22min
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    Bowie unexpectedly wins the services of an unrefined young woman from her father in a poker game. He attempts to teach her what it means to be a lady.
  18. 18. Choctaw Honor
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    January 3, 1958
    22min
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    Bowie helps a Choctaw Indian who has been accused by the Choctaw tribe of the murder and robbery of a tribal member.
  19. 19. The Close Shave
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    January 10, 1958
    22min
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    An anonymous letter writer threatens Bowie's life.
  20. 20. Pirate on Horseback
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    January 17, 1958
    22min
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    In search of a stolen necklace, Bowie infiltrates a criminal brotherhood which is bent on taking over the state.
  21. 21. Curfew Cannon
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    January 24, 1958
    22min
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    A rich French family entices the Bowie brothers to be their partners in a new bank.
  22. 22. Home Sweet Home
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    January 31, 1958
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    Bowie trusts a gambler to sell tickets to a benefit for actor/songwriter John Howard Payne.
  23. 23. Deaf Smith
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    February 7, 1958
    22min
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    Deaf Smith intervenes when Bowie is attacked by bandits.
  24. 24. Ursula
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    February 14, 1958
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    While in San Antonio on business, Bowie accidentally meets his future wife, Ursula.
  25. 25. Apache Silver
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    February 21, 1958
    22min
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    While in San Antonio, Bowie obtains a map to a lost Spanish silver mine in Apache territory. However, seeking the mine could jeopardize peaceful relations with the local Lipan Apaches who also act as a buffer against the Comanches.
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Directors
Lewis R. FosterGeorge Archainbaud
Supporting actors
John Laing
Producers
William H. Wright
Season year
1958
Network
FilmRise
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FAR OUT!Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Simply entertaining
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Let me say that I first came across Jim Bowie on youtube. I was so pleased to get this DVD. The episodes go from the Birth of the Blade to his encounter with President Jackson. It tells us alot about the history of Louisiana. I was so taken by this DVD that I had to by the Complete Series with 72 episodes. I can't wait to get it. This DVD is very clear and the sound perfect. Great for kids and adults. Get it and enjoy.
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Locksley - lover of truthReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2014
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AH, THE 1950s WHEN EVERYONE WAS A GOOD GJY
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Enjoyable wallow in 1950s TV in which all the better known names in US history all turned out to be good guys intent on bringing justice to the frontier. The episode in which Bowie meets Davy Crockett some years before the battle at the Alamo is the best.
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CarlaReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2016
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I love these oldies -- nothing like a good story.
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E. D. RoyalReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2004
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thanks Robert and Amazon!
I'm interested in Bowie and wanted to see this show for the first time but didn't know about the episodes or picture quality. Thanks to Amazon and Robert's review I now know that the quality is good and that episode one of the show can be found on a DVD by Alpha which is also sold by Amazon! Very helpful. Thanks!
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