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Walt Disney Presents
“The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca”
Season 5 (parts 1-6), 6 (parts 7-10), Episode 100 (part 1)
102 (part 2)
108 (part 3)
110 (part 4)
116 (part 5)
118 (part 6)
132-133 (parts 7-8)
149-150 (parts 9-10)
Production code
Story by
Written by Norman Foster
Storyboards by
Written and storyboarded by
Directed by Norman Foster, Christian Nyby, George Sherman
Original air date October 3, 1958 (part 1)
October 17, 1958 (part 2)
November 28, 1958 (part 3)
December 12, 1958 (part 4)
February 6, 1959 (part 5)
February 20, 1959 (part 6)
November 13, 1959-November 20, 1959 (parts 7-8)
March 18, 1960-March 25, 1960 (parts 9-10)
Walt Disney Presents Episodes
"Davy Crockett at the Alamo" (part 1)
"The Pigeon That Worked a Miracle" (part 2)
"The Boston Tea Party" (part 3)
"The Shot That Was Heard Around the World" (part 4)
"The Peter Tchaikovsky Story" (part 5)
"Duck Flies Coop" (part 6)
"Perilous Assignment" (parts 7-8)
"This is Your Life, Donald Duck" (parts 9-10)
"The Pigeon That Worked a Miracle" (part 1)
"Rusty and the Falcon" (part 2)
"The Shot That Was Heard Around the World" (part 3)
"From All of Us to All of You" (part 4)
"Duck Flies Coop" (part 5)
"The Adventures of Chip 'n' Dale" (part 6)
"A Storm Called Maria" (parts 7-8)
"The Mad Hermit of Chimney Butte" (parts 9-10)

In 1958, Walt Disney Studios released a television miniseries entitled The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca and starring Robert Loggia in the title role.[1] Significant is the care Disney took to depict the famous siege in as authentic a manner as possible, given the known details.[1] Among those who appeared in the series were Skip Homeier, Raymond Bailey, and I. Stanford Jolley. Episodes of the series were later edited into a movie titled Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law, which was released in 1962.

The theme song's tag line was, "And the legend was that / Like el gato, "the cat" / Nine lives had Elfego Baca."



  1. 1.0 1.1 Special edition of American Cowboy magazine. Page 28: "Walt Disney, the only producer of 1950s TV Westerms to focus on minority issues, powerfully told the full story of Baca's career in a ten-episode mini-series for ABC between 1958-1960, starring Robert Loggia. The title The Nine Lives of Elfago Baca, played off the hero's nickname 'El Gato,' the cat."

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