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Nichols

About Jesse James (Season 1, Episode 19)
TV Episode | Western

After an eccentric old woman comes to the town of Nichols claiming that in her youth she nursed a wounded Jesse James after he was shot by the cowardly Bob Ford and that the infamous outlaw is still alive, Sheriff Nichols takes a road trip...See moreAfter an eccentric old woman comes to the town of Nichols claiming that in her youth she nursed a wounded Jesse James after he was shot by the cowardly Bob Ford and that the infamous outlaw is still alive, Sheriff Nichols takes a road trip on his signature motorcycle to confirm or debunk this extraordinary tale. On route he is sidelined by a con man (Jack Elam) who overhears about Nichols quest for James. Eventually, they meet the old gunslinger or do they? At one point on his road trip Nichols disguises himself as a parson. An alternate title for episode 19 is "Man of the Cloth." (Charles McGraw, who played Hansen in the Gulley vs. Hansen episode, plays "Jesse James.") Written by DBF See less
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Writers
Frank Pierson (creator) (as Frank R. Pierson) | James L. Henderson | Samuel Roeca
Producer
Frank Pierson (as Frank R. Pierson)
Composer
Bernardo Segall (music composed and conducted by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 15, 1972

Release date
Feb 15, 1972 (United States)

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29 cast members
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James Garner
Sheriff Frank Nichols Sheriff Frank Nichols   See fewer
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Neva Patterson
Ma Ketcham Ma Ketcham   See fewer
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John Beck
Ketcham Ketcham   See fewer
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Jack Elam
Marcus A.F. Baxter Marcus A.F. Baxter   See fewer
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Fran Ryan
Minnie Dowd Minnie Dowd   See fewer
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Vincent Van Patten
Grover (as Vincent Van Patton) Grover (as Vincent Van Patton)   See fewer
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Dort Clark
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Rance Howard
Deputy Deputy   See fewer
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Dennis Robertson
Kenneth Kenneth   See fewer
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Paul Brinegar
Gaffer Gaffer   See fewer
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Charles Knapp
Turpin Turpin   See fewer
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Frank Bonner
Gruber Gruber   See fewer
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John Rayner
Tedesco Tedesco   See fewer
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Barry O'Hara
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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John Bunzel
Melvin Melvin   See fewer
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Al Bain
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benjie Bancroft
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Berle
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Borgani
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Brown
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Paul Eastman
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Hayes
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Kern
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ron Nyman
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 10 votes