Sky King TV Shows

Season 1 (20 shows) – Songbird I (Cessna AT-50)

S1, Ep1 – 5 Apr. 1952
Operation Urgent
During a fierce thunderstorm, Sky picks up a mayday call from a Air Force courier plane which is about to run out of gas. The Air Force requests Sky’s assistance in locating the downed aircraft because the pilot is transporting secret documents that are of interest to foreign governments. Sky locates the plane wreck, but the pilot is nowhere to be found. When he discovers that the navigational instruments have been tampered with, Sky fears that enemy agents may have located and stolen the secret plans and are headed for the nearby Mexican border.

S1, Ep2 – 19 Apr. 1952
Carrier Pigeon
When Penny discovers a wounded carrier pigeon carrying a valuable ruby attached to its leg, Sky suspects a gang of jewel smugglers is operating in the area. With the help of a Mexican police detective, Sky sets up to break up the criminal operation.

S1, Ep3 – 3 May 1952
Stage Coach Robbers
A crooked express agent fakes a hold-up to steal gold from his company’s vault. He uses an old stagecoach to get the stolen loot out of town.

S1, Ep4 – 17 May 1952
Deadly Cargo
While helping a friend run his freight airline after an accident, Sky stumbles across a gold-smuggling operation.

S1, Ep5 – 31 May 1952
Jim Bell’s Triumph
Sky’s efforts to prove corruption in the county clerk’s office nearly result in disaster, when Sky’s foreman, a non-pilot, must land the Songbird when Clipper becomes too ill to fly the plane.

S1, Ep6 – 14 Jun. 1952
Designing Woman
Sky becomes suspicious when a Eastern woman shows up in Grover claiming to be the long-lost niece and heir of a dead rancher.

S1, Ep7 – 28 Jun. 1952
One for the Money
Penny picks up the wrong suitcase at the airport and discovers it’s full of counterfeit money. Sky suspects that a young former engraver might be involved.

S1, Ep8 – 12 Jul. 1952
Danger Point
A rancher disinherits his nephew in favor of his young son. When the rancher is murdered the young man is blamed. Sky hopes that by faking a jailbreak, the real murderer will be forced into the open, but the plan backfires when Clipper and the young man are kidnapped.

S1, Ep9 – 26 Jul. 1952
Desperate Character
Sky King picks up a young hitchhiker who refuses to divulge his identity, or where he’s been or where he’s going. Determined to fill in the blank spaces on the young man’s resume, Sky learns that he is an escapee from a boy’s reformatory who was involved in a recent bank robbery.

S1, Ep10 – 9 Aug. 1952
The Man Who Forgot
A young rancher disappears after the man attempting to foreclose on his mortgage is murdered. Sky is convinced that the man is innocent and that there’s another explanation for the man’s apparent flight.

S1, Ep11 – 23 Aug. 1952
The Threatening Bomb
Eastern gangsters set up a protection racket near Grover and the local ranchers appeal to Sky for help.

S1, Ep12 – 6 Sep. 1952
Speak No Evil
The drug Sky delivers to a critically ill man does more than save his life; the medicine causes the man to confess that he’s a former criminal who has attempted to go straight.

S1, Ep13 – 20 Sep. 1952
Two-Gun Penny
Angry that Sky and Clipper won’t allow her to join the search for a missing refugee professor, Penny slaps on a pair of six-shooters and launches her own investigation.

S1, Ep14 – 4 Oct. 1952
Formula for Fear
Penny sees a man escape from a doctor’s office, and is informed that the man is a dangerous mental patient. Sky looks into the incident, and soon finds himself mixed up in foreign spies and poison gas.

S1, Ep15 – 18 Oct. 1952
The Giant Eagle
Sky investigates a series of mysterious payroll robberies, where the police chase the robbers only to see their getaway car mysteriously disappear.

S1, Ep16 – 8 Nov. 1952
A local banker is blackmailed by two former confederates who aware of a crime he committed over twenty years ago and was never apprehended.

S1, Ep17 – 22 Nov. 1952
Wings of Justice
A couple of Easterners claim to have traveled west to visit a dude ranch, but are actually a pair of con artists willing to commit murder to obtain a ranch with a rich uranium deposit on it.

S1, Ep18 – 6 Dec. 1952
Destruction from the Sky
Sky teams up with a military intelligence officer to track down a foreign agent who blew up a secret government project.

S1, Ep19 – 20 Dec. 1952
The Porcelain Lion
Sky stumbles across a dead pilot and suspicious looking plane wreck and discovers that the man was murdered and the crash never happened. He learns that the plane was carrying a number of valuable pieces of ancient Chinese art, all of which are missing from the plane’s cargo hold.

Season 2 (20 shows) – Songbird I (Cessna AT-50) sponsored by Nabisco.

S2, Ep1 – 2 Jan. 1956
The Neckerchief
Sky attempts to help a young man recently paroled from prison get started again, but the ex-convict’s former friends frame him for a bank robbery.

S2, Ep2 – 2 Jan. 1956
Sky King joins the hunt for two escaped convicts and their hostage, the local banker’s son.

S2, Ep3 – 9 Jan. 1956
The Plastic Ghost
A distress signal from a ghost town leads Sky and Penny to a dangerous criminal and his hostage.

S2, Ep4 – 9 Jan. 1956
The Rainbird
Village Indians give their medicine man two days to bring an end to a drought. Sky helps out.

S2, Ep5 – 30 Jan. 1956
The Crystal Trap
While the towns people wait for the unveiling of a uranium map, the map is stolen. Sky King comes to the rescue.

S2, Ep6 – 30 Jan. 1956
The Red Tentacle
When several local Chinese residents are beaten and refuse to tell why, Sky intervenes.

S2, Ep7 – 6 Feb. 1956
Sky King and Penny turn the tables on foreign agents conspiring to blackmail an important refugee scientist.

S2, Ep8 – 27 Feb. 1956
The Geiger Detective
Some bandits steal a payroll and escape into the hills. They hold a Uranium prospector captive. Sky uses a Geiger counter to help track down the robbers.

S2, Ep9 – 27 Feb. 1956
Golden Burro
Penny finds a prospector dying in the desert beside burrows carrying gold ore.

S2, Ep10 – 5 Mar. 1956
Rustlers on Wheels
A young rancher has 60 head of cattle stolen. Sky discovers the cattle were taken away in trucks with diamond-shape tire tread.

S2, Ep11 – 5 Mar. 1956
The Silver Grave
A long-forgotten train robber and a phony historian lead Sky King into a mystery.

S2, Ep12
12 Mar. 1956
Uninvited Death
Sky and Penny unwittingly become involved in sabotage when they visit their friends Major Dave and Denise McKay. An enemy agent has attached a time bomb to Major McKay’s car, setting the fuse to explode while the Major is working at an army special-projects base. When Denise and Penny borrow the Major’s car, they are placed in grave peril.

S2, Ep13 -19 Mar. 1956
Fish Out of Water
An escape convict sets out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Sky and the judge are on a fishing trip and Penny has to warn them.

S2, Ep14 – 26 Mar. 1956
Diamonds on a Sky-Hook
Sky King devises a sky hook so he can pick up diamonds from an airplane.

S2, Ep15 – 2 Apr. 1956
Flood of Fury
During a major flood, Sky, Penny and Bob assist the authorities in their rescue efforts. Unfortunately, three of the men they rescue are murderous escaped felons who force their rescuers to help them rob a flooded bank.

S2, Ep16 – 2 Apr. 1956
Rocket Story
Sky hosts two government agents at the Flying Crown Ranch the night before a secret rocket test, but one of the men is an imposter.

S2, Ep17 – 23 Apr. 1956
Rodeo Round-Up
During the El Dorado Rodeo two men rob the safe of the $10,000.00 that was gathered for the hospital fund.

S2, Ep18 – 23 Apr. 1956
Penny and Bob Carey set out on horseback to track down thieves who have stolen four of Sky King’s horses. Bob is hurt and Sky arranges a showdown.

S2, Ep19 – 23 Apr. 1956
Land o’ Cotton
Sky king rescues a Mexican family who are trapped into working for an unscrupulous cotton farmer.

S2, Ep20 – 30 Apr. 1956
Dust of Destruction
After a young rancher inherits his uncle’s farm and tries to raise alfalfa to pay off a debt, Sky King has to solve the mystery of why it was poisoned.

Season 3 (20 shows) – Songbird II (Cessna 310B)

S3, Ep1 – 29 Dec. 1957
Mystery Horse
Sky is forced to take drastic action to save the life of a famous racehorse trapped in a canyon.

S3, Ep2 – 29 Dec. 1957
Double Trouble
When a man who looks like Sky King steals the Songbird and attempts to blow up a Navy missile center, Sky borrows a jet to chase him.

S3, Ep3 – 5 Jan. 1958
Note for a Dam
Rancher Angus McGonicle keeps finding strange bottles with lit wicks and notes, floating down the river, threatening the dam, which King traces to a psychotic old hermit upstream. There, he traps King and Penny, then sets out to dynamite the dam in a rowboat.

S3, Ep4 – 5 Jan. 1958
Bad Actor
Sky and Penny discover a movie set on location. They watch a real robbery thinking that it had been staged, and then Sky finds the robber who had been working with the crew.

S3, Ep5 – 12 Jan. 1958
Fight for Oil
An old friend of Sky’s asks for help after someone attempts to kill him because of his oil well.

S3, Ep6 – 12 Jan. 1958
Lost Boy
Sky King and the Songbird are asked to help search for a boy whose life is in danger.

S3, Ep7 -26 Jan. 1958
The Brain and the Brawn
While investigating crime at the County Fair, Sky and Penny encounter a sinister hypnotist.

S3, Ep8 – 26 Jan. 1958
The Feathered Serpent
After Penny finds a homing pigeon with an emerald attached to its leg, she alerts Sky and they follow to see where it goes.

S3, Ep9 – 22 Feb. 1958
The Circus Clown Mystery
When a police bulletin describes a thief as over seven feet tall, Sky and Penny head to the circus to find him.

S3, Ep10 – 22 Feb. 1958
Dead Man’s Will
When a man claims that the land on which the clinic for poverty-stricken Indians is built belongs to him, Sky steps in to prove he’s wrong.

S3, Ep11 – 11 Mar. 1958
Cindy, Come Home
When the doctor tells Sky that the only thing that will save a little girl is the return of her father, Sky sets out to find him.

S3, Ep12 – 9 Mar. 1958
Rodeo Decathlon
When a young man is injured in the rodeo, Sky helps out by transporting him to the hospital and participating in the events

S3, Ep13 – 9 Mar. 1958
Sky and Penny attend a Hollywood party and meet a magician. The fun ceases when a precious diamond is reported missing.

S3, Ep14 – 9 Mar. 1958
Triple Exposure
Sky and Penny try to recover a valuable stamp collection with the help of a newspaper photographer.

S3, Ep15 – 16 Mar. 1958
The Haunted Castle
Sky and Penny are asked to investigate stories about a strange house. It had been said that it was “haunted”.

S3, Ep16 – 16 Mar. 1958
Man Hunt
Fearing he has killed another boy, Joe Belden, recently released from reform school, flees into the desert. Sheriff Hargrove knows that the Joe’s opponent survived the fight, but also knows that Joe, now heavily armed, will think that the law officers are intent on arresting him. He calls upon Sky, whom Joe trusts, to join the man-hunt.

S3, Ep17 – 16 Mar. 1958
Danger at the Sawmill
After almost being run down by a lumber truck, Sky and Penny investigate and learn that the local timber workers are being victimized.

S3, Ep18 – 23 Mar. 1958
Sleight of Hand
Sky and his friend Davey Wilson fall into a trap set for them by crooked gamblers.

S3, Ep19 – 23 Mar. 1958
The Runaway
Sky and Penny search for their friend, Davey, who ran away to the mountains after being pursued by gunmen.

S3, Ep20 – 30 Mar. 1958
Stop That Train
Penny is captured by three men who plan to dynamite the train. Sky and Davey race (or rather fly) to the rescue.

Season 4 (13 shows) Songbird II (Cessna 310B)

S4, Ep1 – 28 Dec. 1958
The Wild Man
Sky and Penny try to clear a gentle, animal-loving “wildman” who has been blamed for the robbery of a logging company payroll.

S4, Ep2 – 28 Dec. 1958
Sky Robbers
Sky and Penny enter an air race, and it’s soon discovered that the main office has been robbed and all of the receipts have been stolen. Sky suspects that one of the contestants in the race is the culprit and is using the race to make his getaway.

S4, Ep3 – 28 Dec. 1958
A Dog Named Barney
Sky follows the seeing-eye dog of a blind newsboy, who he believes will lead him to a holdup man living with a party of wolf hunters.

S4, Ep4 – 28 Dec. 1958
Bullet Bait
Sky is holding a wedding at the Flying Crown Ranch. The ceremony is interrupted, however, when two gangsters kidnap the groom and threaten his fiancé.

S4, Ep5 – 4 Jan. 1959
Money Has Wings
Four pilots for Wellman Air Freight Lines are injured in the first month of a contract for the company to carry s large payroll. In order to find out what’s going on, Sky goes undercover as a security guard.

S4, Ep6 – 4 Jan. 1959
Frog Man
Young Jimmy Ness has recently come into, and started spending, lots of money. He won’t tell his aunt where he is getting the money from, and his dad is away working at the Flying Crown Ranch. Hoodlums find out about Jimmy’s money.

S4, Ep7 – 1 Feb. 1959
Terror Cruise
While Sky is training with his naval reserve unit, Penny visits friends who cruise Central America on their large sailboat. When three escaped prisoners commandeer their vessel, it’s up to Sky and the U.S. Navy to rescue his niece and her friends.

S4, Ep8 – 1 Feb. 1959
Operation Urgent aka Runaway Truck
Sky learns that a t neighbor, driving a truck full of children back from a picnic has accidentally taken an overdose of sleeping pills.

S4, Ep9 – 1 Feb. 1959
Bounty Hunters
When marauding coyotes begin to kill his calves, Sky hires two flying bounty hunters to kill the animals. When more dead calves are found, Sky discovers that the men he has hired are using his ranch to smuggle jewels, not kill vermin.

S4, Ep10 – 1 Mar. 1959 (PD)
Dead Giveaway
Sky’s visitor Mickey goes exploring on his new pony and is captured by thieves guarding a large supply of stolen cars.

S4, Ep11 – 22 Feb. 1959 (PD)
A Mickey for Sky
Young Mickey, a distant relative of Sky’s, is traveling to visit the Flying Crown Ranch while his guardian is out of the country. En route, he overhears two men discuss shooting a foreign visitor and is determined to warn the man of his peril.

S4, Ep12 -1 Mar. 1959 ((PD)
Ring of Fire
Sky tries to help an old Indian chief who is very sick, but he won’t go to the hospital for treatment because he would rather die on his own tribe’s land.

S4, Ep13 – 8 Mar. 1959 (PD)
Mickey’s Birthday
While visiting an amusement park on his birthday, Mickey wins a model airplane at a shooting gallery. Unfortunately, two smugglers have hidden a valuable pearl in the airplane and will stop at nothing to get it back.

PD indicates Public Domain.

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