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Like many Western dramas of the 1950s, this series features a former Confederate soldier who is looking for a new place in the world after the Civil War. In this case, the former military officer becomes a secret agent, posing as a riverboat captain in New Orleans and working to right wrongs. The series aired on CBS in 1958 and 1959.

Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)
1 Season, 33 Episodes
October 2, 2016
8.1/10
Cast: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen
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Yancy Derringer Full Episode Guide

  • Yancy wins two tickets to Promintory, Utah, to attend the celebratory linking of the transcontinental railroad. Once there, Yancy learns that conspirators representing freight lines and stagecoaches intend to destroy one of the trains in order to continue providing services at ... and that his name has been used to purchase the dynamite for their diabolical plan.

  • Yancy and Pahoo take a train to check on his silver mine. But when they arrive, they find a mysterious gravestone in the Virginia City cemetery with Yancy's name on it.

  • When Yancy's friend Mei Ling is arrested for opium smuggling, she defends her innocence, claiming she had only ordered firecrackers from San Francisco. Though Administrator Colton is convinced of her involvement in the crime, Yancy agrees to travel to California and investigate the the strange shipment Mei Ling received.

  • Yancy Derringer and a thoroughly skeptical Administrator Colton attempt to combat superstition when the city is terrorized by a mysterious voodoo priestess.

  • Yancy receives an urgent letter from a friend who once saved his life and his now on trial for a murder he didn't commit. He, Pahoo and Colorado Charlie travel to Missouri and learn that the infamous Jesse James has framed his friend for the crime. Yancy has only 24 hours to prove that his friend has been falsely convicted.

  • When John Colton is promoted and ordered back to Washington, General Wheeler takes his place with orders to break up a nation-wide counterfeiting gang that is based in New Orleans. However, Yancy objects to General Wheeler's tactics of investigation, particularly the raiding of every gambling house in the city, putting him at odds with the new administrator.

  • Pirate queen Coco LaSalle convinces Yancy to back her fighter in a boxing match against the mighty heavyweight Tennessee Slasher. While Derringer organizes the illegal fight away from the city administrator's prying eyes, he also searches for a cache of Spencer repeating rifles recently stolen from the federal armory at Port Hudson.

  • When renegades start attacking peaceful Pawnee villages, Pahoo, Yancy and Colorado Charlie travel to Washington, D.C. in an attempt to enforce the protection guaranteed to the tribe in the Tablecreek Treaty. However, an administrator of the War Department, along with his gun-running crony, attempt to obstruct their attempts at diplomacy with any means necessary.

  • A high-stakes poker game hosted on Yancy's boat is robbed by a pair of beautiful thieves. Forced to reimburse the participants, Yancy tracks down the robbers, only to discover that they're targeting pickpockets, gamblers, and thieves in order to support a half-dozen orphans. Yancy chooses to assist the thieves, and arranges a scheme involving the aid of photography pioneer Matthew Brady.

  • The Southern Belle, a riverboat owned by the hot-headed Patricia Tappworth, is attempting to make a record run from New Orleans to St. Louis when it hits the river bank and sinks, making it the most recent victim in a suspicious string of wrecks. Yancy suspects, Dan Emerson, a Gilded Era monopolizer, is sabotaging the boats of his competition in an attempt to corner the market on river traffic.

  • When famed General George Armstrong Custer visits New Orleans, he's greeted by a bow-and-arrow assassination attempt. Pahoo, found at the scene of the crime, is accused of attempted murder by General Custer and taken into custody. To free his friend, Yancy must track down the assailant.

  • Yancy wins a half-share of a Virginia City silver mine and must immediately utilize its assets when the boiler on his riverboat blows up. His new partner, the beautiful Julia Bulette, explains that the mine played out years ago, but a curious Yancy decides to explore the old diggings and discovers that the workers from a neighboring mine have borrowed into his and are stealing valuable ore.

  • A crazed, caped criminal is running around New Orleans, beating women so he can cut and steal their hair. The Reconstruction administration seems utterly powerless against the maniac, causing a vigilante mob to threaten an overthrown of the local authorities and put an end to the recent wave of crime. Yancy, opposed to the vigilante-style of justice, must intervene.

  • The winner of a $100,000 lottery winner dies before she can collect, leading Yancy to organize a trick with Bourbon Street regulars designed to sweat the truth out of the killer.

  • When hot-heated, hard-partying heir to the Russian throne, Grand Duke Alexis, breezes into the Big Easy, he's greeted by the uncharacteristic Southern hospitality of blood-thirsty assassins. Yancy and Pahoo and charged with the protection of the czar-to-be.

  • A protection racket threatens its way into control of the French Market. The merchants, in utter fear for their lives, refuse to step forward to Administrator Colton with an official accusation, forcing him to deploy Yancy and Pahoo in an attempt to battle the thugs.

  • Yancy must deal with a female pirate, Coco LaSalle, who has stolen a shirt he ordered from Paris. He chases after her into the deadly bayou swamps. Coltan tags along to recover a stolen necklace from representatives of the Mexican government.

  • A madman steals ten cases of dynamite from the arsenal and announces his intention of reducing New Orleans to rubble. As explosions rock the city, Yancy, Colton, and Captain Fry step up their efforts to find the bomber and his ammunition.

  • Yancy's plans for a quiet evening gambling at Madame Francine's are ruined by Romilly Vale, a vengeance-crazed blonde who attempts to murder him, claiming he stole her family's fortune. After subduing Vale, Ythey learn that there are two men impersonating them, running wild around New Orleans and committing crimes for which Yancy and Pahoo are being charged.

  • In this Special Christmas Episode, Yancy spends the holiday season searching for the murderer of his uncle Henry Spinner and hunting down his late father's pre-War fortune with the help of his old hound dog, Dixie.

  • Derringer is falsely accused of complicity in a waterfront property theft. Though Administer Colton manages to convince businessman, Matthew Younger to drop the charges, Yancy suspects that Younger may be throwing charges around as a means of keeping a set of grave robberies buried underground.

  • Several shopkeepers along Duquense Street sell their property to a group of gentlemen from Connecticut at suspiciously high prices. But when all of the former property owners are subsequently robbed and murder, Yancy takes on the investigation.

  • A man named Fillmore requests Yancy's aid in transporting a Presidential pardon intended to save Phillip Hampton, a Southerner who sided with the Union army, from an unjust death sentence. But their delivery is derailed by army officer with vengeance in his heart, who attempts to carry out the execution anyway.

  • Yancy investigates counterfeit money that is being passed throughout the French Quarter. His investigation brings him into contact with Lonesome Jackson, a Virginia City miner who recently struck it rich and ventured to New Orleans seeking a wife. The Treasury Department suspects Jackson as the culprit because of the large bankroll he's carrying, but Yancy believes that the miner is being set up.

  • Mr. Proctor, a friend of the Derringer family, is sent to New Orleans with a message from a former general in the Civil War. But before he is able to relay the message to Yancy, Mr. Proctor is assassinated, leaving Yancy to uncover the mystery behind the Confederate half dollar Mr. Proctor was carrying when he died.

  • The New Orleans underworld conspires to rub out administrator Colton, right when Colton's sister Agatha finally arrives on a visit. As it becomes clear that Yancy is smitten his sister, Colton finds himself with quite a workload -- fending off crime czar Lance Carter, wowing Agatha with his Reconstruction wizardry, and attempting to build a romantic blockade between her and Yancy.

  • When a freighter arrives to the port of New Orleans transporting valuable silk, Reconstruction administrator Colton suspects smuggling. Lacking evidence, he assigns Derringer and Pahoo to investigate the freighter, a task that puts them in the company of the adorable, pug-nosed Irish waif Gidget, who might have some clues about the mystery of the ship's crew.

  • When a tombstone & funeral wreath are delivered to Administrator Colton, Yancy has 24 hours save him from the gun of the South's ace duelist, Spade Stuart. Colton, however, finds himself smitten with a beautiful visitor from Boston, and spends his time trying to find a way to impress her.

  • Prompted by an urgent telegram from his former belle, Yancy Derringer returns to New Orleans to save his mansion from a carpetbagging Reconstruction overlord. On the voyage back home, Derringer and his Native American friend Pahoo-Ka-Ta- Wah are trailed along the Mississippi by 3 vengeful card cheats.

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