When it comes to TV westerns based on real people, history disappears. This was still a decent early western with Bill Williams as Kit Carson and Don Diamond complete with phony Mexican accent as his sidekick El Toro.
Typical episode: “The Desperate Sheriff” – Kit and El Toro ride into town to help new sheriff Johnny Alden. Kit is there to help him guard the notorious Spade Bineham. The town doesn’t have a jail so Spade is chained up in a hotel room.
Anita is playing up to the sheriff and El Toro gets jealous that she doesn’t remember him. She leaves with the sheriff and Kit is upstairs guarding Spade. Three of Spade’s gang are playing cards and get El Toro into the game. It’s all a scam to create a diversion to get Kit downstairs leaving Spade alone.
El Toro catches Carl Rigby cheating and calls him on it. The brawl starts and then Kit comes down and they all go at it. That gives Carl the chance to go upstairs and grab the money from their latest robbery and take it back to their hideout. He’ll be back later for Spade.
Kit and Johnny ride after a couple gang members and El Toro is guarding Spade. Anita comes on to him and draws him out of the room. Carl comes in the window with a file and gets Spade loose.
Now everybody rides out towards the hideout. It’s not long before the air is full of lead.
Bill Williams starred as Gus Angel, the husband of Betty White in “Date With The Angels” (1957-58).
Don Diamond played Corporal Reyes in “Zorro” (1957-59). He is probably best known as the Indian Crazy Kat in “F Troop” (1965-67).