Yancy Derringer

Yancy Derringer is an American action/adventure series that was broadcast on CBS from 1958 to 1959, with Jock Mahoney (1919–1989) in the title role. The show was produced by Derringer Productions and filmed in Hollywood by Desilu Productions. Derringer Productions consisted of half interest for Warren Lewis and Don Sharpe as executive producers, a quarter interest to Jock Mahoney for starring in the series, and a quarter interest to Richard Sale and Mary Loos, husband and wife, as creators.[1] Desilu had just completed the 1956 series The Adventures of Jim Bowie, which was also set principally in New Orleans. The show's sponsor was Johnson Wax (now S. C. Johnson), and Klear floor wax was a regular sponsor.

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X Brands, Frances Bergen and Jock Mahoney in 1959.
Created byMary Loos
Richard Sale
Written byKellam de Forest
Marjorie Helper
Mary Loos
Richard Sale
Robert Spielman
Coles Trapnell
Directed byRichard Sale
William F. Claxton
StarringJock Mahoney
X Brands
Frances Bergen
Kevin Hagen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes34
Executive producersWarren Lewis
Don Sharpe
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesSharpe-Lewis
Derringer Productions
DistributorOfficial Films
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 2, 1958 (1958-10-02) –
June 4, 1959 (1959-06-04)

The Sales based the series on a 1938 short story written by Richard Sale. In the 1930s, Sale was one of the highest-paid pulp writers. The story was never mentioned, but it was about a destitute aristocrat and troublemaker who returns to New Orleans three years after the American Civil War. In the story, Derringer has no first name; "Yancy" was added for the television series.[1]


The eponymous character, Yancy Derringer, is a gentleman adventurer and gambler. He is a former Confederate Army captain who has returned to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1868, three years after the end of the American Civil War, in the southern Reconstruction Era. The state is under Union control and martial law. Life goes on in New Orleans despite the fact that the city's atmosphere is forbidding, filled with trepidation and mourning. The Derringer family itself paid a heavy price in both lives and property during the Civil War. Yancy's brother David and his father Yancy, Sr., died in the conflict.

Widely respected by all parts of New Orleans society as a Southerner who never surrendered, Derringer is recruited by the Federal City Administrator, John Colton, to work as a secret agent at no pay; and only Colton knows of his special role. Often at the beginning of an episode, Colton, a former Union Army colonel, asks Yancy to help solve New Orleans' present threat; and often, usually at the end of an episode, he arrests Yancy for breaking the law to do it. Yancy agrees to be Colton's "huckleberry," because Yancy feels the United States should be one nation again. Huckleberry was just one of many unique Southern slang terms creator Richard Sale brought into use during the show.

Although Yancy is based out of New Orleans, his riverboat and propensity for adventure mean that some episodes take him far away from Louisiana. Some stories take place as far away as Nevada, and California.


Yancy DerringerEdit

  • Yancy Derringer (Jock Mahoney) lives at the family plantation, Waverly, and also owns a riverboat, the Sultana. (The actual riverboat of the same name sank from a fire/explosion on April 27, 1865, with a great loss of life, including returning Union soldiers.)[citation needed] A lover of fine cuisine and the high life, he spends much of his leisure time at Madame Francine's Club (an exclusive members-only gambling house), the Sazerac Restaurant, or at the Charter House Restaurant, whose specialty is French cuisine.
When called to action, Yancy's weapons of choice are four-barrel Sharps pepperbox derringer handguns carried concealed (one held by a clamp inside the top of his hat, one in his vest's left pocket under his jacket and one up his jacket's left sleeve in a wrist holster) and a knife in his belt. (A belt buckle inset with a toy single-barrel derringer, sold by Mattel at the time and popularly associated with Yancy, did not resemble anything that the character actually used.) He is an expert marksman. He also carries a cane or a riding crop with hidden swords and is said to have iron fists: one punch and his opponent remains unconscious for a day. Yancy dresses elegantly, most often in a white suit with a long coat, ruffled white shirt, a silk vest, a sash instead of a belt, a black under-the-collar bow tie, and a white flat-topped straw hat with curled brim.


  • Yancy's sidekick, Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah (X Brands), is a silent Pawnee American Indian who communicates only by sign language. Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah is Pawnee for "wolf who stands in water" (as mentioned in the first episode). Although Pahoo is short on talk, he is long on action. Beneath a blanket wrapped about his body, he carries a sawed-off double-barreled shotgun loaded with split buckshot, which he wields in emergencies. Most of the time, however, he uses a throwing knife sheathed on his back.

John ColtonEdit

  • John Colton (Kevin Hagen) is the city administrator, and a hard-nosed, incorruptible leader who works tirelessly to clean up New Orleans. Colton is also clever, and knows that his position would be untenable if he were personally caught using questionable methods to clamp down on crime. He therefore uses Yancy to unofficially deal with situations that cannot be resolved by conventional means.

Captain Amos FryEdit

  • In episode 13, a new character, Captain Amos Fry (played by Robert McCord III) is introduced. Fry would remain until the end of the series as the local head of the U.S. Secret Service, who works closely with Colton to combat lawlessness in New Orleans. Fry does not know of Derringer's unpaid work as an espionage agent; often the amiable but plodding Fry is working on combating a problem in a legal manner, while Derringer -- unconstrained by official law-enforcement policies and procedures -- uses decidedly more unorthodox, colorful and possibly borderline-illegal methods to nullify the threat.

Madame FrancineEdit

  • Yancy's recurring love interest is Madame Francine (played by Frances Bergen, look-alike mother of Candice Bergen). She is the strong-willed, beautiful owner of a members-only gambling house in New Orleans, and she or her business are often involved in Yancy's adventures. Her real name is Nora and she is actually Irish.

The HostessesEdit

  • Madame Francine's Club employed a number of young, beautiful, and glamorous hostesses, who also sometimes acted as card dealers. Seen most frequently were Charlene James as Pearl Girl, Patricia Blair as Goldy, Joan Boston as Opal, and Jane Burgess as Crystal.


  • Bill Walker played Obadiah, the African-American doorman of Madame Francine's club. A dignified pillar of the community, he is the head of a committee that represents "thousands of law-abiding citizens of New Orleans" in bringing a petition to the city administrator in the episode "V as in Voodoo". Another club doorman addressed as Jeremiah is seen in a few episodes, but this character has no lines and is not credited.

Jody BarkerEdit

  • Richard Devon played Jody Barker, a respectable-looking Bourbon Street pickpocket. Yancy and Francine were wise to his ways, and frequently stopped him from fleecing club members. However, he was a useful source of information about doings in the criminal underworld, and sometimes participated in certain 'sting' operations for Yancy.


  • Yancy spent so much time in the local jail (usually put there by Colton or Fry), he became great pals with the jailer, who was addressed as "Turnkey". The genial Turnkey (played by Larry J. Blake) often played poker in the cells with Yancy, and, sympathetic to Yancy's situation, sometimes aided in (or at least turned a blind eye towards) Yancy's escape plans.

The Sultana crewEdit

  • Seen relatively often were the crew of Derringer's riverboat, the Sultana: Captain Tom (Woody Chambliss), and the ship's pilot Willy Quill (Gene Collins).


The following recurring characters were seen in anywhere from three to five episodes:

  • Miss Mandarin, a.k.a. Mei Ling (played by Lisa Lu) is a former love interest and close friend of Yancy. She is the proprietor of his favorite place to dine, the Sazerac Restaurant.
  • Colorado Charlie (played by Kelly Thorsden) is a white man raised by natives, a guide to the Indian Territory, and a friend of Yancy's.
  • Bridget Malone (played by Margaret Field, mother of Sally Field and wife of series star Jock Mahoney), is Madame Francine's cousin recently arrived from Ireland, originally endangered by the ship's crew but rescued by Derringer.
  • Lt. Bacon (played by Marvin Bryan) is a local police contact (and sometime adversary) of Yancy's.

Cast and charactersEdit



Madame Francine's club hostessesEdit

  • Patricia Blair – Goldy
  • Charlene James – Pearl Girl
  • Joan Boston – Opal
  • Jane Burgess – Chrystal

Guest starsEdit

  • Julie Adams – Amanda Eaton in "Return to New Orleans"
  • Nick AdamsGrand Duke Alexis in "The Night the Russians Landed"
  • Jack Albertson – Blind Bill in "Mayhem at the Market"
  • Norm Alden – Crenshaw in "Marble Fingers"
  • James Anderson – Fitch in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • John Alderson – Marble Fingers in "Marble Fingers"
  • Mari Aldon – Celeste Duval in "Mayhem at the Market"
  • John Anderson – Wayne Raven in “Outlaw at Liberty”
  • Richard Arlen – General Hugh Morgan in "A State of Crisis"
  • Raymond Bailey – Colonel Duval in "Mayhem at the Market"
  • Patricia Barry – Patricia Tappworth in “Thunder on the River"
  • Arthur Batanides – Dink Saxon in “A Game of Chance“
  • Charles Bateman – Captain Blythe in "A State of Crisis"
  • Gerrie Bender – Katy in "The Night the Russians Landed"
  • Val Benedict – Gunman in “Outlaw at Liberty”
  • Nesdon Booth – Conductor in “Fire on the Frontier”
  • Joan Boston – Opal in “The Wayward Warrior”
  • Don Brodie – Ticket Seller in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • Charles Bronson – Rogue Donovan in “Hell and High Water"
  • Lillian Bronson – Carrie Meade in "Mayhem at the Market"
  • Hillary Brooke – Julia Bulette in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • Naaman Brown – Dr. YaYa in “V as in Voodoo”
  • John Bryant – Joshua Devon in “"Three Knaves from New Haven"
  • Paul Bryar – Harry Kidd in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Walter Burke – Sneaky Joe in “Panic in Town"
  • Jean Byron – Dorinda Ashton in “Ticket to Natchez”
  • Thom Carney – Army Clerk in "A State of Crisis" and Conductor in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Robert CarricartThaddeus Stevens in “Fire on the Frontier”
  • Zachary Charles – Dan Fitz in "A Bullet for Bridget"
  • Ralph Clanton – Benjamin Quade in “A Game of Chance“
  • John Cliff – Nat Greer in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • Ann Codee – Madame Marie in "An Ace Called Spade"
  • Booth Coleman – Henry Duval in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • Charles Cooper – Harmon Steele in "Return to New Orleans"
  • Robert CornthwaiteMathew Brady in "Collector's Item"
  • Walter Coy – Slade Donovan in "A State of Crisis"
  • Kathleen Crowley – Desiree in "Marble Fingers"
  • Patricia Cutts – Lady Charity in “Hell and High Water"
  • John Damler – Man in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • Ruby Dandridge – Lily Rose Beam in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Ray Danton – Spade Stuart in "An Ace Called Spade"
  • Jim Davis – Bullet Pike in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • John Dehner – Colonel Tate in "Memo to a Firing Squad"
  • Brad Dexter – Charles Hammond in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Val Dufour – Dean Salsbury in "Old Dixie"
  • Joan Dupuis – Carrie in “Panic in Town"
  • Kaye Elhardt – Sally Snow in “Outlaw at Liberty”
  • Gene Evans – Lonesome Jackson in "The Saga of Lonesome Jackson"
  • Frances Fong – Ruby in “The Quiet Firecracker”
  • Dick Foran – Mr. Halligan in "Two of a Kind"
  • Michael Forest – Pierre in "The Fair Freebooter"
  • Louise Fletcher – twins Miss Nellie and Miss Alithia in "Old Dixie"
  • Charles Fredericks – Jack Dingo in “Fire on the Frontier”
  • Regina Gleason – Margot Chatham in “Fire on the Frontier”
  • Leo Gordon – Lance Carter in "The Belle from Boston"
  • Fred Graham – Laney in "A Bullet for Bridget"
  • Otis Greene – Roy in "Return to New Orleans"
  • Charles Gray – Clay Wellman in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Virginia Grey – Emily DuBois in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Patricia Hardy – Gloria Stafford in "The Loot from Richmond"
  • Holly Harris – Madame Hauptmann in “Panic in Town"
  • Joe Haworth – Lieutenant in “Hell and High Water"
  • Maggie Hayes – Ruby in "The Saga of Lonesome Jackson"
  • Bill Henry – Fargo in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Reed Howes – American Captain in "The Night the Russians Landed"
  • Harry Jackson – Professor Bates in “The Wayward Warrior”
  • Joyce Jameson – Bonnie Mason in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Roy Jensen – Captain MacBain in “Longhair”
  • Edwin Jerome – Claude de Graaf in “"Three Knaves from New Haven"
  • Chubby Johnson – Spinner in "Old Dixie"
  • Betty Lou Keim – Julie Randall in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Edward Kemmer – Dr. Frank Bishop in “Panic in Town"
  • George Keymas – Biloxi in "Marble Fingers"
  • Brett KingJesse James in "Outlaw at Liberty"
  • John Larch – Wayland Farr in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • Mary LaRoche – Barbara Kent in "Nightmare on Bourbon Street"
  • Harry Lauter – Francis Jordan in "Mayhem at the Market"
  • Mary Lawrence – Priscilla Cole in “A Game of Chance“
  • Ruta Lee – Romilly Vale in "Two of a Kind"
  • Janet Lord – Elsie Tulliver in "Collector's Item"
  • Karl Lukas – The Warrior in “The Wayward Warrior”
  • Dayton Lummis – Judge Randall in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • John Lupton – Major Alvin in "A State of Crisis"
  • Rita Lynn – Vinnie Farr in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • Theodore Marcuse – Alex Bristol in “The Quiet Firecracker”
  • Lester Matthews – Jerrison Ames in "Old Dixie"
  • Charles Maxwell – Barret Rankin in "A Bullet for Bridget"
  • Ken Mayer – Shute O’Brien in “Thunder on the River"
  • Dennis McCarthy – Hotel Clerk in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Oliver McGowan – Dan Emerson in “Thunder on the River"
  • Robert McQueeney – Howard Austin in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • Tom McKee – General Cochran in "The Gun That Murdered Lincoln"
  • Judi Meredith – Charlotte DuBois in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Yvette Mimieux – Ricky in "Collector's Item"
  • Irving Mitchell – Manager in “Panic in Town"
  • Alberto Morin – Colonel Suvoroff in "The Night the Russians Landed"
  • Robert Nash – Conductor in “Two Tickets to Promontory”
  • George Neise – Charles Hunter in "Return to New Orleans"
  • Anne Neyland – Wilma in "Collector's Item"
  • Doug Odney – Webster in “Thunder on the River"
  • J. Pat O'Malley – Captain Billy of the Sultana in “The Quiet Firecracker”
  • Tom Palmer – Hotel Clerk in “Fire on the Frontier”
  • Dennis Patrick – Earle Bartley in "The Loot from Richmond"
  • Steve Pendleton – Sheriff Anderson in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • William Pullen – Henri in “The Wayward Warrior”
  • Stuart Randall – Marshal Ike Milton in "Gone But Not Forgotten" and “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Donald Randolph – Bart Ogilvie in “Panic in Town"
  • Paula Raymond – Lucy Maridale in “Gallatin Street”
  • Carl Benton Reid – General Stafford in "The Loot from Richmond"
  • Bert Remsen – Major James Sampson in "The Gun That Murdered Lincoln"
  • Alan Reynolds – Overseer in “Duel at the Oaks”
  • Addison Richards – Judge Harper in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • Mark Roberts – Matthew Younger in "Marble Fingers"
  • Stephen Roberts – Sheriff Peterson in “Outlaw at Liberty”
  • Bartlett Robinson – Stephen Quayne in "The Saga of Lonesome Jackson"
  • Robert Rockwell – Phillip Hampton in "Memo to a Firing Squad"
  • Kasey Rogers – Black-eyed Sue in "Marble Fingers"
  • Willard Sage – Senator Tyson Yardley in "The Gun That Murdered Lincoln"
  • Hugh Sanders – Phillip Lorme in “Duel at the Oaks”
  • Luke Saucier, Jr. – Collins in “Gone But Not Forgotten“
  • Karen Sharpe – Patricia Lee in "A Game of Chance"
  • Dan Sheridan – George Slocum in "Return to New Orleans"
  • Mickey Simpson – Tennessee Slasher in “The Wayward Warrior”
  • John Stephenson – Arthur Travers in “"Three Knaves from New Haven"
  • Peggy Stewart – Karen Ogilvie in “Panic in Town"
  • Harry Swoger – Big Jim Ogden in "The Louisiana Dude"
  • Charles Tannen – Captain Brown in “The Quiet Firecracker”
  • Dan Tobin – Alvin Watson in “Fire on the Frontier”
  • Lee Van Cleef – Ike Milton/Frank James in “Outlaw at Liberty”
  • John Vivyan – Charles LeBow in “Duel at the Oaks”
  • Clessia Wade – Devil Dancer in “V as in Voodoo”
  • Jean Willes – Jessie Belle in “The Quiet Firecracker”
  • Bill Williams – Duke Winslow in “Ticket to Natchez”
  • Grant WilliamsColonel Custer in “Longhair”
  • Marie Windsor – Billie Jo James in “Ticket to Natchez”
  • Victor Sen Yung – Hon Lee in “The Quiet Firecracker”


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Return to New Orleans"Richard SaleMary Loos (as Mary Sale),
Richard Sale
October 2, 1958 (1958-10-02)
In 1868, Yancy arrives home, penniless, after the war, only to discover he has a (woman posing as his) wife, Amanda Eaton (Julie Adams), he did not know about and that his family plantation, Waverly, has been turned into a gambling den. John Colton, the City Administrator of New Orleans, helps to return the Waverly to Yancy. John Colton asks Yancy to help rebuild New Orleans as his special agent.
2"Gallatin Street"William F. ClaxtonMary Loos, Richard SaleOctober 9, 1958 (1958-10-09)
Yancy helps a sea captain who was cheated out of his money in a dive on notorious Gallatin Street.
3"Ticket to Natchez"Richard SaleHerman Hoffman (story by Mary Loos, Richard Sale)October 23, 1958 (1958-10-23)
City Administrator John Colton entrusts Yancy with an army payroll that is to be taken to Natchez, Mississippi, on Yancy's riverboat, the Sultana, but robbers have other plans.
Guest star: Marie Windsor (Billie Joe)
4"An Ace Called Spade"Richard SaleD. D. Beauchamp, Richard Sale (story by Mary Loos, Richard Sale)October 30, 1958 (1958-10-30)
Yancy is relieved to find that a newspaper story about City Administrator Colton's death is premature, but fears that Colton will be the victim of trickery in an upcoming duel.
Guest star: Ray Danton (Spade Stuart)
5"A Bullet for Bridget"William F. ClaxtonFrederic Brady (story by Mary Loos, Richard Sale)November 6, 1958 (1958-11-06)
We meet, for the first time, Bridget Malone, Madame Francine's cousin from Ireland, who, while visiting New Orleans, decides that Yancy is to be her future husband. Special guest star is star Jock Mahoney's real-life wife, Margaret Field, as Bridget Malone (as Maggie Mahoney).
6"The Belle from Boston"Richard SaleAlvin Sapinsley, Richard Sale (story by Mary Loos, Richard Sale)November 13, 1958 (1958-11-13)
After City Administrator Colton hangs a member of an outlaw gang, the others decide to take revenge on his visiting sister.
7"The Loot from Richmond"William F. ClaxtonIrving WallaceNovember 20, 1958 (1958-11-20)
A messenger is sent to New Orleans by a former general in the Civil War, but is killed before he can reveal what happened to a fortune that was taken from Richmond, Virginia.
8"The Saga of Lonesome Jackson"Richard SaleAlvin Sapinsley, Richard Sale (story by Mary Loos, Richard Sale)November 27, 1958 (1958-11-27)
A wealthy, but lonely, man who has come to New Orleans looking for a wife asks Yancy to help him.
9"Memo to a Firing Squad"William F. ClaxtonMary Loos, Richard SaleDecember 4, 1958 (1958-12-04)
An army officer with vengeance in his heart tries to stop a presidential pardon. Without the pardon, a man is scheduled to die before a firing squad. John M. Pickard, who plays Lieutenant Weems, is among the guest stars.
10"Three Knaves from New Haven"William F. ClaxtonTheodore and Mathilde Ferro, Richard Sale (story by Theodore and Mathilde Ferro)December 11, 1958 (1958-12-11)
Shop owners receive threats of violence if they refuse to sell their property to three strangers. Special guest star is star Jock Mahoney's real-life wife, Margaret Field, as Bridget Malone (as Maggie Mahoney).
11"Marble Fingers"William F. ClaxtonRobert Spielman, Richard Sale (Story by Robert Spielman)December 18, 1958 (1958-12-18)
Yancy tries to find out who's responsible for recent grave robberies.
Guest star: Kasey Rogers (Blackeyed Sue)
12"Old Dixie"Richard SaleJohn Hawkins, Richard Sale (Story by Mary Loos, Richard Sale)December 25, 1958 (1958-12-25)
Special Christmas episode. Villains go after Yancy's dog, Dixie, after Yancy's father dies, leaving a note that only the dog knows where the family pre-war fortune is buried. Special guest star is star Jock Mahoney's real-life wife, Margaret Field, as Bridget Malone (as Maggie Mahoney).
Guest star: Louise Fletcher (Miss Nelly/Alithea)
13"Two of a Kind"William F. ClaxtonMary Loos,
Richard Sale
January 1, 1959 (1959-01-01)
Yancy and Pahoo are framed for a series of crimes and now face execution.
14"Nightmare on Bourbon Street"Richard SaleMary Loos, Richard SaleJanuary 8, 1959 (1959-01-08)
A mysterious mad bomber steals explosives and threatens to blow up the entire city of New Orleans. Guest star: Mary LaRoche
15"The Fair Freebooter"Richard SaleMary Loos, Richard SaleJanuary 15, 1959 (1959-01-15)
Yancy must deal with a female pirate, Coco LaSalle, who has stolen his shirts that he ordered from St. Louis. He goes after her into the deadly swamps. Colton tags along to recover a stolen necklace for representatives of the Mexican government.
16"Mayhem at the Market"Richard SaleTheodore and Mathilde Ferro, Richard Sale (story by Theodore and Mathilde Ferro)January 22, 1959 (1959-01-22)
Merchants are in such fear for their lives that Yancy gets no cooperation in his attempt to break a new protection racket.
17"The Night the Russians Landed"Richard SaleColes TrapnellJanuary 29, 1959 (1959-01-29)
A visiting Russian noble appears to have become a target for murder.
18"A Game of Chance"William F. ClaxtonMary Loos, Richard SaleFebruary 5, 1959 (1959-02-05)
Yancy suspects foul play when a lottery winner dies before she can collect.
19"Panic in Town"Richard SaleColes TrapnellFebruary 12, 1959 (1959-02-12)
A serial attacker is loose in New Orleans. He attacks women and cuts their hair. The authorities are seemingly powerless. A group of vigilantes decides to take over New Orleans.
20"Hell and High Water"Richard SaleRichard SaleFebruary 19, 1959 (1959-02-19)
It looks like New Orleans is going to be flooded. Obadiah suggests to Yancy a risky scheme to save New Orleans. John Colton is taken prisoner by Lady Charity to protect her plantation property from Yancy's risky scheme. Meanwhile, Rogue Donovan tries to kill Yancy.
Guest stars: Charles Bronson (Rogue Donovan), Patricia Cutts (Lady Charity)
21"The Louisiana Dude"William F. ClaxtonColes TrapnellFebruary 26, 1959 (1959-02-26)
Yancy wins a half interest in a silver mine. The Sultana's boiler blows up, and Yancy travels to Virginia City, Nevada, hoping to get five thousand dollars needed for a new boiler. Yancy discovers that his new partner is a beautiful woman.
Guest stars: Hillary Brooke (Julia Bulette), John Cliff (Nat Greer), Harry Swoger (Big Jim Ogden), Addison Richards (Judge Harper), Steve Pendleton (Sheriff Anderson), Woodrow Chambliss (Captain Tom), James Anderson (Fitch), Booth Colman (Henry Duval)
22"Longhair"William F. ClaxtonColes Trapnell (story by Kellam De Forest and Marjorie Helper)March 5, 1959 (1959-03-05)
When famed General George Armstrong Custer visits New Orleans, Yancy discovers that he is being stalked by an indian seeking revenge for a past wrong. We meet, for the first time, Colorado Charlie, Indian scout.
23"Thunder on the River"William F. ClaxtonRobert Spielman, Richard Sale (story by Robert Spielman)March 12, 1959 (1959-03-12)
Yancy decides to help a fellow riverboat owner whose fleet is being sabotaged by rivals trying to corner the market on river traffic.
Guest star: Patricia Barry
24"The Gun That Murdered Lincoln"Richard SaleRichard Sale (story by Kellam De Forest and Marjorie Helper)March 19, 1959 (1959-03-19)
Yancy is unjustly accused of having provided the weapon used by presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth.
25"Collector's Item"Richard SaleColes TrapnellMarch 26, 1959 (1959-03-26)
To assist a woman in her crusade to provide a home for the city's orphans, Yancy comes up with a scheme that requires the aid of photography pioneer Mathew Brady.
26"Fire on the Frontier"Richard SaleMary Loos, Richard SaleApril 2, 1959 (1959-04-02)
Yancy's indian friend, Pahoo, becomes an important element in efforts to prevent a war with the Pawnee tribes.
Guest stars: Robert Carricart (Thaddeus Stevens)
27"Duel at the Oaks"William F. ClaxtonColes TrapnellApril 9, 1959 (1959-04-09)
Yancy is in trouble for killing a man in a duel. John Vivyan guest stars as LeBow.
28"The Wayward Warrior"Richard SaleWilliam Fay, Mary Loos, Richard SaleApril 16, 1959 (1959-04-16)
Trying to stop some gun smugglers, Yancy has a run-in with a boxing champion and a rematch with a female river pirate, Coco LaSalle.
29"A State of Crisis"Edward DenaultColes TrapnellApril 30, 1959 (1959-04-30)
With the city of New Orleans plagued by counterfeit money, General Hugh Morgan arrives in New Orleans with orders promoting John Colton to a post in Washington and giving Morgan command of the city. Walter Coy guest stars as Slade Donovan.
30"Outlaw at Liberty"William F. ClaxtonColes Trapnell, Richard SaleMay 7, 1959 (1959-05-07)
Yancy is at a loss to figure out what's going on when an old wartime friend is charged with murder.
31"V as in Voodoo"Edward DenaultMary Loos, Richard SaleMay 14, 1959 (1959-05-14)
Yancy tries to combat superstition when the city is terrorized by a mysterious voodoo priestess.
32"The Quiet Firecracker"Boris SagalMary Loos, Richard SaleMay 21, 1959 (1959-05-21)
Yancy's good friend Miss Mandarin (Lisa Lu) is accused of smuggling opium into the city inside firecrackers.
33"Gone But Not Forgotten"Edward DenaultRichard SaleMay 28, 1959 (1959-05-28)
A friend of Yancy's comes to visit from Virginia City with news that his silver mine is doing well, but that there is a gravestone in the cemetery with Yancy's name on it. Dayton Lummis plays Judge Randall.
Guest star: Joyce Jameson (Bonnie Mason)
34"Two Tickets to Promontory"Richard SaleColes Trapnell, Richard SaleJune 4, 1959 (1959-06-04)
On a train trip to a celebration of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Yancy discovers a saboteur.

DVD releaseEdit

On October 9, 2012, Timeless Media Group released the complete series on DVD for the first time in Region 1.[2]


  1. ^ a b TV GUIDE Vol. 7, No. 11; March 14, 1959; whole number 311; "Jocko the Gymnast" by Bob Johnson
  2. ^ "Yancy Derringer – 'The Complete Series' is Steamboating Down the DVD River". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012.

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