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TELEVISION: 128 Westerns TV Series

|A: 9: Adventures of Brisco County -- Annie Oakley |B: 11: Bat Masterson -- Buffalo Bill, Jr. |C: 10: Californians -- Cowboy in Africa |D: 3: Davy Crockett -- The Deputy |E: 1: Echo Four-Two -- Eye to Eye |F: 2: Frontier Doctor -- Fury |G: 6: Gene Autry -- Gunsmoke |H: 8: Have Gun Will Travel -- Hotel de Paree |I: 1: Iron Horse -- |J: 2: Johnny Ringo -- J.J. Starbuck |K: 1: Kodiak -- |L: 9: Lancer -- Lone Ranger |M: 5: Man Called Shenandoah -- My Friend Flicka |N: 1: Nakia -- |O: 2: The Odd Man -- Over My Dead Body |P: 1: Paris -- The Pursuers |Q: 2: Dr.Quinn -- Quincy, M.E. |R: 10: Range Rider -- Roy Rogers |S: 6: Sgt. Preston of the Yukon -- Sugarfoot |T: 9: Tales of Wells Fargo -- Trackdown |U: 1: Union Pacific |V: 2: The Virginian -- Vega$ |W: 7: Wagon Train -- Wild Wild West |X,Y,Z: 3: Yancy Derringer -- Zorro
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  1. FiftiesWeb by Candace Rich, the best such website there is, with over 1,000,000 unique visitors
  2. TV Chronicles [web site]
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  4. Special thanks to extensive research by Louis Allgood e-mail Louis Allgood
  5. CultTV: The Essential Critical Guide, by Jon E. Lewis and Penny Stempel London: Pavilion Books Ltd., 1997

26 Men 15 Oct 1957-2 June 1959 (ABC); 16 60-minute episodes; Theme Song: "Saddle up, saddle up. Saddle up, saddle up, saddle up. This is the story of 26 Men. Who rode the Arizona Territory. High is the glory of 26 Men, Whose parish helped to fill the Territory. 26 Men who saddled up and then Rode out to answer duty's call. 26 Men who lived to ride again And fight for the rights and the liberty of all. This is the story of 26 Men Enforcing law within the Territory. Praise be the Glory of 26 Men Who rode the Arizona Territory. Ride on. Ride on. Ride on." Creators: Producer: Russell Hayden; Director: ?; Assistant Director: Milton Carter; Film Editors: Reg Browne, Roy V. Livingston (as Roy Livingston); Theme Music: Russell Hayden, Hal Hopper; Sound Production Mixer: Earl Gille; Production Company: ABC Circle Films; Distributor: Exclusive International Pictures, LLC. Starring: Tristram Coffin as Captain Tom Rynning; Kelo Henderson as Ranger Clint Travis; Guest Stars: episode #1.1 (first episode) "The Recruit" (10/15/1957) with Don Haggerty; episode #2.35 (last?) "Tumbleweed Ranger" (6/2/1959) with Lyn Thomas; Stories of the Arizona Rangers, whose number was 26 men, which was a budgetary limitation. Kelo Henderson was actually raised on a ranch in Colorado and was an expert markman and trick gun artist. He taught many of the TV Western stars how to use their guns. Coffin died in 1990 of lung cancer.

A: Westerns Television Series

  1. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Fox, 1993-1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Rutgers' FTP Episode Guide The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. @ avimall.com The most recent cross-over Western/Fantasy series.
  2. The Adventures of Champion, 7 Oct 1955-3 Feb 1956 (Flying A Productions/CBS) 1956-1957 (UK: BBC1) 26 26-minute episodes Creator: Gene Autry; Producers: Gene Autry, Eric Jenson, Louis Gray; Directors: George Archainbaud; Music (Theme Vocals): Frankie Lane; Starring: Barry Curtis as Ricky North; Jimm Bannon as Sandy North; Francis McDonald as Will Calhoun; Ewing Mitchell as Sheriff Powers; Horse: Champion (owned by Gene Autry); First Show: "The Saddle Tramp"; Champion, a wild stallion, becomes friends with 12-year-old Ricky North, somewhere in the great Southwest around 1880. Sandy lives on the ranch of his Uncle Sandy, and keeps getting himself in trouble, always rescued by either Champion or his German Shepherd "Rebel."
  3. Adventures of Kit Carson 1951-1955 (CBS); 104 30-minute episodes; also known as Kit Carson; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Directors: John English, Lew Landers, Will Sheldon; Music: Starring: Billy Williams as Kit Carson; Don Diamond as El Toro; Hank Peterson as Host/Coca-Cola spokesman Sierra Jack; Kit's Horse: Apache; Production Companies: MCA Television Entertainment Inc., Revue Studios, Universal; Distributors: Revue Productions Inc., Studios USA Television; Revue Studios was later sold to Universal. This Western had little in common with the historical Kit Carson. Williams died in 1992 of a brain tumor.
  4. Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 15 Oct 1954-28 Aug 1959 (ABC/Screen Gems/ A Herbert B Leonard Productions); 1954-1959 (UK: ITV); also known as Rin Tin Tin; 52 30-minute episodes; [CultTV claims 164 30-minute episodes; Louis Allgood concurs] "So brave is Corporal Rusty. Though he is just a boy. How true as Private Rin Tin Tin They are the Army's pride and joy. Yo Rinny, Yo Rinny Pals through thick and thin. From all the tales of the West We'll remember best Corporal Rusty and Private Rin Tin Tin. Yo Rinny, Yo Rinny Pals through thick and thin. From all the tales of the West We'll remember best Corporal Rusty and Private Rin Tin Tin." Adapted: from a series of hit movies from 1916 through 1932, and two different radio shows -- 1930 and 1955 Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Frederick Briskin, Herbert B. Leonard; Directors: Earl Bellamy, Charles S. Gould, Douglas Heyes, Fred Jackman Jr. (as Fred Jackman), Lew Landers, Robert G. Walker; Ida Lupino; Cinematographer: Fred Jackman, Jr.; Writers: Douglas Heyes, Roy Erwin, Frank Moss, others; Music: Hal Hopper; Starring: James L. Brown as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters; Joe Sawyer as Sergeant Aloysius "Biff" O'Hara ; Rand Brooks as Corporal Randy Boone; Lee Aaker as Rusty; Tommy Farrell as Corporal Thad Carson (1957-1959); Hal Hopper as Corporal Clark (1955-1957); John Hoyt as Colonel Barker (1954-?); Syd Saylor as Clem Pritikin (1956-1958); Les Tremayne as Major Stone (1958-1959); Location: filmed the the California movie ranch of Crash Corrigan; Horse: ???; First Show: "Meet Rin Tin Tin"; Catch Phrase: "Yo ho, Rinty!" Rusty and Rin Tin Tin were the only survivors of an 1880s Indian raid on a wagon train. They were adopted by the 101st Cavalry (the "Fighting Blue Devils") at Fort Apache in Arizona territory, near the town of Mesa Grande. The original dog was a veteran of the German Army during World War I. But all three of the German Shepards used on the show were trained by the great Lee Duncan. Two were descended from the original Rinty (died 1932), and one descended from the movie dog-star Flame Jr. The show aired just a month after its arch-rival Lassie, and began re-runs in September 1959, right after the original episodes were done. New repeats, with a post-produced light-brown tint and introductions by the original star James Brown, aired in 1976. The 1987 Family Channel productions of Rin Tin Tin K-9 Cop were a new series, with Rinty part of a canine unit of the Toronto Police Department. The feature film The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin was concatenated from three episodes: * Farewell to Fort Apache * The White Wolf * The Return of Rin Tin Tin James Brown died in 1992 of lung cancer
  5. Adventures of Robin Hood see: Robin Hood
  6. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 15 Apr 1951-16 May 1958 (CBS); (3 July 1951 for first episode, according to Louis Allgood); 16 30-minute episodes; 1st episode: "Behind Southern Lines (a.k.a., Civil War Story)" (ep. #1.1) 4/15/1951; last? episode: "Counterfeit Ghost" (ep. #8.13) 5/16/1958; Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: Wesley Barry; Writers: Dwight V. Babcock, Melvin Levy, William Raynor, Maurice Tombragel; Directors: Wesley Barry, William Beaudine, Thomas Carr, Will Jason, Louis King, S. Roy Luby, Frank McDonald, Jean Yarbrough; Music: Starring: Guy Madison as U.S. Marshal James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok; Andy Devine as Jingles B. Jones; Guest Stars: ?; Stunt Double for Guy Madison: John L. Cason; Horses: Buckshot was Bill's horse; Joker was Jingles'; Production Companies: Newhall Productions, Screen Gems, William F. Broidy Productions Inc.; Awards: Nominated for 1955 Emmy "Best Western or Adventure Series"; Madison parlayed this into a string of popular movies. He died in 1996 of emphysema. Andy Devine died in 1977 of leukemia.
  7. Adventures of Jim Bowie 7 Sep 1956-23 May 1958 (ABC); 78 30-minute episodes; "Jim Bowie! Jim Bowie! He was a fighter, a fearless and mighty adventurin' man! He roamed the wilderness unafraid From Natchez to Rio Grande With all the might of his gleaming blade Flashing from either hand Jim Bowie! Jim Bowie! He was a fighter, a fearless and mighty adventurin' man!" Creators: Adapted: from Monte Barrett's novel "Tempered Blade"; Executive Producers: Producers: Louis F. Edelman, Lewis R. Foster; Director: Music: Ken Darby; Starring: Scott Forbes as Jim Bowie; Robert Cornthwaite as John James Audubon; Peter Hanson as Rezin Bowie; Minerva Urecal as Ma Bowie; Horse: ?; First episode: "The Birth of the Blade" (ep. #1.1) 9/7/1956 with Kem Dibbs, Robert Foulk, Walter Sande; Last (?) episode: "The Puma" (ep. #2.38) 5/23/1958; Production Companies: Desilu Productions, Inc.; Distributor: American Broadcasting Company (ABC); The historical adventurer Jim Bowie gave his name to the knife that he supposedly invented after his regular one broke in a fight with a grizzly bear. However, critics complained about excessive violence and knife use, so the show was toned down. The setting was 1830s Louisiana Territory. Rich planter Jim Bowie keeps interacting with famous folks in New Orleans and/or the backwoods. Jim's death at the Alamo is not shown in the TV series. Scott Forbes died in 1997.
  8. African Patrol 15 Apr 1958-6 Feb 1959 (UK: ITV/Kenya Production Ltd.); 1957 (US: Syndicated); British Patrol Inspector Paul Derek roams the jungles of East Africa, battling gun-runners, ivory poachers, smugglers, and vapid teleplays. The on-location filming was high-quality. John Bentley later starred in the British soap opera Crossroads, where he played Meg's unlucky husband Hugh Mortimer. Producer: Michael Sadler (M.E. Productions); Music: Phil Green; starring JOHN BENTLEY as Inspector Paul Derek.
  9. Alias Smith and Jones, 21 Jan 1971-13 Jan 1973 (ABC) John Russell as Sheriff Lom Trevors (Nov. 25, 1972) (ABC/Universal) 1971-1973 (UK: ITV) 49 52-minute episodes Creator: Glen A. Larson; Executive Producer: Roy Huggins; Producer: Glen A. Larson; Directors: Roy Huggins, Mel Ferrar, Jeffrey Hayden, Gene Levitt, Fernando Lamas, Edward Abroms, Bruce Kessler, David Moessinger, Barry Shear, Alexander Singer, Douglas Heyes, Arnold Laven, Jack Arnold, Jeannot Szwarc, Richard L. Bare, Richard Benedict, Mel Ferber; Writers: Roy Huggins, Matthew Howard, Glen A. Larson, Gene Levitt, others; Music: Billy Goldenberg; Starring: Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes (a.k.a. Joshua Smith) 1971-1972 Roger Davis as Hannibal Heyes (a.k.a. Joshua Smith) 1972-1973; Ben Murphy as Jed "Kid" Curry (a.k.a. Thaddeus Jones); Sally Field as Clementine Hale; J.D. Cannon as Harry Briscoe (4 Feb 1971); John Russell as Sheriff Lom Trevors (25 Nov 1972); Roger Davis as Narrator 1971-1972; Ralph Story as Narrator 1972-1973 Horse: xxx; In the spirit of the hit movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, this irony-laced Western spoof featured former outlaws Jed "Kid" Curry (based on the historical Kid Curry) and Hannibal Heyes. The premise is that the Governor of Kansas offers them a provisional pardon if they can lead lives free from trouble with the law for 12 straight months. This deal was to remain secret, so the two adopted aliases Joshua Smith and Thaddeus Jones. Through the 1890s they meandered through Kansas Territory, but kept running into trouble -- as they still had a price on their heads. Each episode for 2 years, they would encounter folks from their benighted past: outlaws, possees, bounty hunters, and so forth. They never did get their pardon. By the time this series ended, the golden age of traditional TV Westerns was over. Only Gunsmoke was still on the air, and secret agents were the new craze. Alias Smith and Jones had high-quality exterior cinematography, a good sense of tongue-in-cheek humor, and interesting use of voice-over dialog. It was deservedly a hit; unhappily one of the very last of the genre. Pete Duel shot himself fatally on 30 Dec 1971, aged 31, after watching one of his episodes on TV in his home in the Hollywood hills. Ex-narrator Roger Davis took over his part, allowing Ralph Stor to rotate in as Narrator.
  10. The Andy Griffith Show/Andy of Mayberry 3 Oct 1960-16 Sep 1968 (CBS); 249 30-minute episodes; Police Sitcom. Sheriff Andy Taylor of small town Mayberry, North Carolina; a widower with a young son called Opie. "Gomer Pyle USMC" was a spin off when that character left Mayberry for the marines. The show was later retitled "Mayberry RFD" when Andy Griffith left the show. Reunion TV Movie "Return to Mayberry" [April 1986]. Starring: ANDY GRIFFITH as Andy Taylor; DON KNOTTS as Barney Fife (1960-65); RONNY HOWARD (later a major producer/director) as Opie Taylor; ELINOR DONAHUE as Ellie Walker (1960-61); FRANCIS BAVIER as Aunt Bee Taylor; HOPE SUMMERS as Clara Edwards; JIM NABORS as Gomer Pyle (1963-64); ANETA CORSAUT as Helen Crump (1964-68); GEORGE LINDSEY as Goober Pyle (1963-64); HOWARD McNEAR as Floyd Lawson; HAL SMITH as Otis Campbell (1960-67); JACK DODSON as Howard Sprague (1966-68); PAUL HARTMAN as Emmett Clark (1967-68); BETTY LYNN as Thelma Lou (1960-65); JACK BURNS as Warren Ferguson (1965-66); PARLEY BAER as Mayor Stoner (1962-63); KEN BERRY as Sam Jones (1968); BURT MUSTIN as Jud Crowley (1961-66).
  11. Annie Oakley April 1953 (9 Jan 1954?)-1956 (24 Feb 1957) (CBS); 83 30-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Gene Autry, Colbert Clark, Louis Gray, Armand Schaefer; Directors: George Archainbaud, William A. Berke, D. Ross Lederman, Frank McDonald, Ray Nazarro; Assistant Director: Austen Jewell; Film Editor: Paul Borofsky; Music Editor: Erma E. Levin; Starring: Gail Davis as Annie; Jimmy Hawkins as brother, Tagg; Brad Johnson as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig; Fess Parker (Davy Crockett) as Tom Conrad (1954); Shelley Fabares as Trudy; Also Starring: Roscoe Ates as Curley Dawes; Wendy Drew as Mary Farnsworth; Sally Fraser as Gloria Marshall; Mary Ellen Kay as Miss Curtis; Virginia Lee as Marge Hardy (1954); Nan Leslie as Alias "Annie Oakley"; Judy Nugent as Penny; Jacqueline Park as Helen Lacey; Gloria Talbott as Priscilla Bishop; Kenneth MacDonald as Sheriff Luke MacTavish (Pilot); Billy Gray as Tagg Oakley (Pilot: "Bull's Eye"); Horses: Annie Oakley rode Target; Jimmy "Tagg" Hawkins rode Pixie; Lofty's Horse: Forest; First Episode: "Annie and the Brass Collar" (ep. #1.1) 1/9/1954; Last (?) Episode: "Dangerous Men" (ep. #3.35) 2/24/1957; Production Company: Flying 'A' Productions; Distributor: Moviecraft (video cassettes); Gail Davis was a crack shot and skilled rider and so did most of her own stunts. This first Western to star a woman was produced by Gene Autry's "Flying A Productions." Gail Davis died in 1997 of cancer.
  12. Aspen 1977 (Universal/Roy Huggins "Best Sellers") 6 95-minute episodes; Writer/Director: Douglas Heyes adapted from the Novels: "Aspen" by Bert Hirschfield and "The Adversary" by Bart Spicer; Music: Tom Scott, Mike Melvoir; Producer: Jo Swerling, Jr.; Mystery/Detective drama serial. Lawyer investigates a murder within the exclusive ski resort's jet set. starring: SAM ELLIOTT; PERRY KING; MICHELLE PHILLIPS; JOHN McINTYRE; GENE BARRY; BO HOPKINS; TONY FRANCIOSA; JOSEPH COTTON; JOHN HOUSEMAN.
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  1. Bat Masterson 8 Oct 1958-11 May 1961 (CBS); 8 Oct 1958-21 Sept 1961 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 16? 30-minute episodes; "Back when the west was very young, There lived a man named Masterson. He wore a cane and derby hat, They called him Bat, Bat Masterson. The trail that he blazed is still there. No one has come since, to replace his name. And those with too ready a trigger, Forgot to figure on his marching home. Now in the legend of the West, One name stands out of all the rest. The man who had the fastest gun, His name was Bat, Bat Masterson. " Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Gene Barry as William Bartley "Bat" Masterson; Horse: Stardust; First Episode: "Double Showdown" (ep. #1.1) 10/8/1958 Last ? Episode: "The Marble Slab" 5/11/1961' Guest Stars: in "No Amnesty for Death" DeForest Kelley (Scotty on Star Trek) guests; Production Company: ZIV Television Programs; Bowler-hatted dandy (fancy dresser) Bat carried a gold-tipped cane which hid a sword. He also carried a gun. The historical William Bartley Masterson was a deputy of Wyatt Earp's.
  2. Bearcats! 1971 (CBS); 12 60-minute episodes; 2-hour pilot; Private Eye adventurers Johnny Reach and Hank Brackett cruise the American Southwest in 1914 in their new Stutz Bearcat, seeking action. Taking dangerous assignments for fees that are typically blank checks, for later cashing at the amount they retroactively think the case was worth, they find more than enough action, and slightly more than enough risk. Creators: Executive Producer: Douglas Heyes; Producers: Morton S. Fine, Director: David Friedkin Music: Dave Kahn; Starring: Rod Taylor as Hank Brackett; Dennis Cole as Johnny Reach; Horse Substitute: 1914 Stutz Bearcat (Automobile); The pilot is available on video and entitled Powderkeg.
  3. Big Valley 15 Sep 1965-19 Mar 1969 (ABC); 112 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Arthur Gardner, Arnold Laven, Jules Levy; Associate Producer: Lou Morheim; Directors (# of episodes): Lewis Allen (1), Lawrence Dobkin (2), Charles S. Dubin (4), Murray Golden (1) , William A. Graham (pilot episode), Paul Henreid (8), Arnold Laven (7), Joseph H. Lewis (3), James F. Lichtman (1), Richard Long (2), Joseph Mazzuca (3), Bernard McEveety (11 = eleven), Arthur H. Nadel (4) , Joseph M. Newman (1), Joseph Pevney (1), Norman S. Powell (3), Michael Ritchie (3), Sutton Roley (1), Richard C. Sarafian (1), Ralph Senensky (1), Don Taylor (1), Virgil W. Vogel (49 = forty-nine), Nicholas Webster (1), Paul Wendkos (2 episodes); Writers: Ed Adamson, Margaret Armen, A.I. Bezzerides, William Blinn, Judith Borrows, Robert Guy Borrows, Arthur Browne Jr., Steven W. Carabatsos, Oliver Crawford, Jack Curtis, Gerry Day, John Dunkel, Lee Erwin, D.C. Fontana (Star Trek), Fred Freiberger Sasha Gilien, Michael Gleason, Mel Goldberg, Don Ingalls, Christopher Knopf, Harry Kronman, Edward J. Lakso, Herb Meadow, David Moessinger, Douglas Morrow, William W. Norton, John O'Dea, Peter Packer, Ken Pettus, Gilbert Ralston, Arthur Rowe, Paul Savage, Paul Schneider, Jay Simms, Ken Trevey, Daniel B. Ullman, Gabrielle Upton, Richard Wendley, Carey Wilber; Theme Music: George Duning; Original Music: Elmer Bernstein, Herschel Burke Gilbert, Josep Mullendore, Lalo Schifrin; Non-original Music: Johann Strauss (from "The Emperor's Waltz"); Music Supervisor: Alfred Perry; Cinematographer: Wilfred M. Cline; Starring: Barbara Stanwyck (The Furies; Cattle Queen of Montana; The Maverick Queen; Wagon Train; Rawhide) as Victoria Barkley; Richard Long (Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip) as Jarrod Barkley; Peter Breck as Nick Barkley; Lee Majors (6 Million Dollar Man, The Man from Shiloh) as Heath Barkley; Linda Evans (Krystle Carrington in Dynasty) as Audra Barkley; Napoleon Whiting as Silas; Charles Briles as Eugene Barkley (1965-1966); James Gavin as Sheriff (1966-1967); Douglas Kennedy as Sheriff Fred Madden (1967-1969); Guest Stars included: Milton Berle as a con man; Film Editors: Desmond Marquette, Sherman Todd; Casting: Harvey Clermont, Robert Walker; Supervising Art Director: Bill Ross; Art Director: Jack De Shields Set Decorator: Pierre Ludlum; Makeup Artist: Sidney Perell; Hair Stylist: Gale McGarry Production Supervisor: Norman S. Powell; Production Manager: Don Torpin; Music Editor: Harry King; Sound Effects: Kay Rose; Stunts: Dick Cangey; Other Crew: Editorial Supervisor: Bernard W. Burton; Assistant to Producer: Penny Danz; Assistant to Producers: Marilyn Fiebelkorn; Wardrober: Robert B. Harris; Script Supervisor: Joseph Mazzuca; Editorial Administrator: Richard E. Reilly; Production Coordinator: Tom Rolf; First Episode: "Palms of Glory" (ep. #1.1) 9/15/1965; Excellent Episodes: * "Boots With My Father's Name", directed by Joseph H. Lewis; * "Night of the Wolf", directed by Joseph H. Lewis; Last (?) Episode: "Point and Counterpoint" (ep. #4.26) 3/19/1969; Production Companies: Four Star Productions, Margate; Distributor: American Broadcasting Company (ABC); In this wild-west matricy, Victoria Barkley ran her huge wide-open spread in California's San Joaquin Valley with the help of her four sons. (A youngest son, the introspective Eugene, was seen in early episodes.) Heath was Victoria's late husband Tom's illegitimate half-Indian son. Every 5 or 6 episodes, Heath would become irritable and threaten to leave. Then Victoria would lecture him on how "you're a Barkley" imposed family traditions and responsibilities, and he'd stay. This was Lee Majors' first acting job after just 6 weeks of drama school (Cult TV says six months). Barbara Stanwyk (real name: Ruby Stevens) was admitted to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1973, and died in 1990 of congestive heart failure. Besides the films and TV shows listed above, she also gave memorable performances in the Billy Wilder noir Double Indemnity (1944), King Vidor's Stella Dallas (1938); as hostess of The Barbara Stanwyck Theatre (1960-1961); as Constance Colby in the TV series The Colbys (ABC 1985-1987), and as a star on the ABC mini-series The Thorn Birds (1983). Richard Long died in 1974 of heart problems as well. Horse: ?;
  4. Black Saddle 1 Jan 1959-4 May 1960 (CBS); 10 Jan 1959-5 Sept 1959 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 3 Oct 1959-30 Sept 1960 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 44 (?) 30-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: Antony Ellis; Director: Film Editor: Samuel E. Beetley; Music: Jerry Goldsmith (as J. Michael Hennagin), Arthur Morton; Production Supervisor: Jack Sonntag; Starring: Peter Breck (Nick Barkley on Big Valley) as Clay Culhane; Russell Johnson (the Professor on Gilligan's Island) as Marshal Gib Scott; Anna-Lisa as Nora Travers; Horse: ?; First Episode: "Client: Travers" (#1.1) 1/1/1959; Last (?) Episode: "End of the Line" (#2.24) 5/4/1960; Production Company: Four Star Productions; Half hour Western set in Latigo, New Mexico Territory. Breck played an ex-gunfighter turned attorney, after he lost his brothers in a shootout. Johnson played the Marshal and Anna Lisa was the proprietor of the Marathon Hotel.
  5. Bonanza 12 Sep 1959-1973 (CBS); 12 Sept 1959-16 Jan 1973 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 430 60-minute episodes [440 Episodes according to Louis Allgood]; "We got a right to pick a little fight Bonanza! If anyone fights anyone of us He's gotta fight with me! We're not a one to saddle up and run, Bonanza! Anyone of us who starts a little fuss knows he can count on me! One for four Four for one, This we guarantee. We got a right to pick a little fight Bonanza! If anyone fights anyone of us He's gotta fight with me!" Creator: David Dortort; Executive Producer: David Dortort; Producers: David Dortort, Thomas Thompson, Richard Collins, Robert Blees; Directors: Robert Altman, Joseph Sargent, Leon Benson, Virgil W. Vogel, William F. Claxton, Alan Crosland Jr., Christian Nyby, Charles Rondeau, Paul Henreid, Tay Garnett, R.G. Springsteen, Jacques Tourneur, Joseph Kane, Gerd Oswald, Ralph Black, Don MacDougall; Theme Music: Jay Livingston and Ray Evans; Music: David Rose; Starring: Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright (Big Buck); Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright (Beauty); Dan Blocker as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (Ginger, Piute and Chubb); Michael Landon as Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright (Paint and Cochise); Victor Sen Yung as Hop Sing; Ray Teal as Sheriff Roy Coffee; David Canary as "Candy" Canaday; Also starring: Bing Russell as Deputy Sheriff Clem Foster (27 Jan 1963); Guy Williams as Will Cartwright (22 March 1964); Mitch Vogel as Jamie Hunter Cartwright (20 Sep 1970); Lou Frizzell as Dusty Rhodes (20 Sep, 1970); Tim Matheson as Griff King (10 Oct 1972); Horses: Ben Cartwright rode Big Buck; Adam Cartwright rode Beauty; Eric "Hoss" Cartwright rode Ginger, Piute and Chubb; Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright rode Paint and Cochise; The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode. Life with Ben must have been tough because none of his wives survived it. Adam was born in New England and his mother was Elizabeth. Hoss' mother Inger was killed by Indians. She was Scandinavian and Hoss means "good luck" in Norwegian. Little Joe's mother, Marie, was a woman Ben met in New Orleans and she died from a fall from a horse. Pernell Roberts left the show in 1965, which I thought was a loss. Also, over time, Lorne Greene came to have more influence over scripts. As he was a serious pacifist, the show's level of violence/action decreased as his power increased. Dan Blocker died in 1972 after a surgery. Lorne Green died in 1987 of pneumonia. Michael Landon died in 1991 of pancreatic cancer.
  6. Branded 24 Jan 1965-24 Apr 1966 (NBC); 24 Jan 1965-4 Sep 1966 according to Louis Allgood; 48 30-minute episodes; "All but one man died. There at Bitter Creek. And they say he ran away. Branded, scorned as the one who ran. What do you do when you're branded, and you know you're a man. Wherever you go, for the rest of your life You must prove, you're a man. Full song (the above is the abbreviated TV version): All but one man died, There at Bitter Creek, And they say he ran away ... Branded! Marked with a coward's shame. What do you do when you're branded, Well, you fight for your name? He was innocent, Not a charge was true, But the world will never know ... Branded! Scorned as the one who ran. What do you do when you're branded, And you know you're a man? And wherever you go for the rest of your life You must prove ... You're a man!" Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: Larry Cohen (The Invaders); Directors: Marc Daniels, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Harris, Leonard Horn, Lee H. Katzin, Joseph H. Lewis, Edward Ludwig, Alex March, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety, Larry Peerce, Allen Reisner, Richard Whorf, Ron Winston, William Witney; Theme Music: Dominic Frontiere; Theme Song Lyrics: Alan Alch; Original Music: Dominic Frontiere; Film Editor: Dann Cahn; Property Maker: Adam John Backauskas; Stunts: Dick Cangey; Starring: Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) as Jason McCord; William Bryant as President Ulysses S. Grant; First Episode: "Survival" (#1.1) 1/24/1965; Great Episode: "The Mission" (in 3 parts) released (Cinerama, 1965) as the feature film Broken Sabre; Last (?) Episode: "Kellie" (#2.32) 4/24/1966 guest starring John Carradine; Production Companies: Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions, Sentinel Productions; Distributors: King World Productions, National Broadcasting Company (NBC); Jason McCord, an 1880s West Point graduate, had a successful military career and had risen to the rank of captain until he was unjustly accused of cowardice. At the Battle of Bitter Creek, he was knocked unconscious and left for dead by Commanche braves, but the authorities never believed his story, and he was cashiered. As the opening title sequence shows, he standsat the fort, while his buttons and epaulettes are ripped off his uniform, and drums roll through the opening song. The show centered on his travels and his attempts to prove his innocence. Everywhere he goes, he carries the symbol of his shame: a broken sword. Chuck Connors died in 1992 of lung cancer. Horse:
  7. Broken Arrow 25 Sep 1956-24 June 1958 (CBS); 25 Sept 1956-23 Sept 1958 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; 72 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: Mel Epstein; Directors: Richard L. Bare, William Beaudine, Alvin Ganzer, Charles F. Haas, Joseph Kane, Bernard L. Kowalski, Frank McDonald, Hollingsworth Morse, Ralph Murphy, Sam Peckinpah (!), Albert S. Rogell; Music: Leo Klatzkin, Paul Sawtell, Ned Washington, Stanley Wilson; Starring: Michael Ansara as Cochise; John Lupton as Tom Jeffords; Tom Fadden as Duffield; Steven Ritch as Nukaya; Cochise's Horse: Sheik; First Episode: "The Mail Riders" (#1.1) 9/25/1956; Last (?) Episode: "Transfer" (#2.39) 6/24/1958; Production Company: 20th Century Fox Television; Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache Between 1958 and 1972 Ansara was married to actress Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeanie.
  8. Brave Stallion : see Fury
  9. Bronco Layne 23 Sep 1958-5 Mar 1962 (CBS); 23 Sept 1958-20 Aug 1962 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; also known as Bronco 68 60-minute episodes; black and white; "Bronco, Bronco, tearin' across the Texas plain. Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Layne. Worn down around the old panhandle, Texas is where he grew to fame. There ain't a horse that he can't handle, that's how he got his name. Bronco, Bronco, tearin' across the Texas plain. Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Layne. Next to a four square Texas twister, You'd call a cyclone weak and mild, You've never seen a twister, mister, Till someone gets him riled. Bronco, Bronco, tearin' across the Texas plain. Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Layne. Show me a gal who kissed him once, And I'll show you a gal who's kissed him twice. Once a city gal has kissed him twice, She's dreamin' of shoes and rice. Bronco, Bronco, tearin' across the Texas plain. Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Layne." Creators: Executive Producer: William T. Orr; Producers: Director: Leslie H. Martinson; Film Editors: David Wages, Robert B. Warwick Jr.; Theme Music: Mack David, Jerry Livingston; Music: Howard Jackson, Heinz Roemheld; Starring: Ty Hardin as Bronco; Horse: ?; Production Company: Warner Bros. Television; First Episode: "The Besieged" (#1.1) 9/23/1958 Guest Starring: Claude Akins, Allen Case, Jack Elam, Sue Randall, Terry Rangno, Robert Warwick; Last (?) Episode: "The Last Letter" (#4.12) 3/5/1962; This series was a spin-off of Cheyenne. Ty Hardin's real name is Orson Whipple Hungerford II. Ty Hardin is a very private person, but writes that he is living "a full life in Costa Rica with trying to preserve our planet so that man can continue to exist."
  10. Buffalo Bill, Jr. 1 Mar 1955- (NBC); 26 March 1955-18 June 1956 according to Louis Allgood; 40 30-minute episodes; black and white; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Gene Autry, Louis Gray; Director: George Archainbaud; Music: Starring: Dick (Dickie) Jones as Buffalo Bill, Jr.; Harry Cheshire as Judge Ben "Fair and Square" Wiley; Nancy Gilbert as Calamity; Horse: Chief; First Show: "Trail Of The Killer" according to Louis Allgood; First Episode: "Fight for Geronimo" (#1.1) 3/1/1955 Guest Starring: Richard H. Cutting, Jack Daly, Robert Easton, Harry Lauter, Rodd Redwing, Chief Thundercloud , Wally West; Buffalo Bill was an orphan adopted by Judge Wiley, founder of Wileyville, Texas in the 1890s. Calamity was Bill's younger sister. This Western was produced by Gene Autry's Flying "A" Productions. Harry Cheshire died in 1968.
  11. Bakersfield PD 1993-94 (Fox/Rock Island/ Touchstone) 17 30-minute episodes; Crime sitcom about dumb cops in semi-rural California town's police department; Creator/Executive Producer: Larry Levin / Producer: Paul Mazur; Director: Dean Parisot; Starring: RON ELDARD as Det. Wade Preston; GIANCARLO ESPOSITO as Det. Paul Gigante; CHRIS MULKEY as Officer Denny Boyer; TONY PLANA as Officer Luke Ramirez; BRIAN DOYLE-MURRAY as Sgt. Phil Hampton; JACK HALLETT as Capt. Aldo Stiles.
  12. Boon 14 Jan 1986-? 1991 (UK: ITV/Central Independent); 78 60-minute episodes; Ex-fireman motoryclist freelance investigator Ken Boon is so unexpectedly successful that, in the 2nd season, he has an entire team of bikers: "The Texas Rangers." The heavy-drinking star was charismatic, getting over 1,000 letters per week from fans, and the theme song "Hi Ho Silver" (sung by Jim Diamond) climbed to #5 on British charts. Listed here, although not a Western, because of the use of "The Texas Rangers" and "Hi Ho Silver" as intances of the Western motifs affecting other genres in other countries. Creators: Jim Hill, Bill Stair; Executive Producers: Ted Childs (seasons 1-7), William Smethurst (season 4); Producers: Kenny McBain (season 1); Esta Charkman (seasons 2-4), Michele Buck (season 5), Simon Lewis (seasons 6-7); Music: Dean Friedman; Starring: MICHAEL as Ken Boon; DAVID DAKER as Harry Crawford; NEIL MORRISSEY as Rocky Cassidy; LESLEY-ANNE SHARPE as Debbie Yates; ELIZABETH CARLING as Laura Marsh.
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  1. Californians 18 Sep 1957-26 May 1959 (CBS); 24 Sep 1957-10 Sep 1959 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 68 30-minute episodes; 69 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Assistant Director: Joel Freeman; Theme Song (Music): Harry Warren; Theme Song (Lyrics): Harold Adamson; Original Music: Ken Darby; Starring: Adam Kennedy as Dion Patrick (1957-1958); Sean McClory as Jack McGivern (1957-58); Nan Leslie as Martha McGivern (1957-1958); Herbert Rudley as Sam Brennan (1957-1958); Richard Coogan as Matthew Wayne; Howard Caine as Schaab (1957-1958); Carole Mathews as Wilma Fansler (1958-1959); Art Fleming (Host of Jeopardy) as Jeremy Pitt (1958-1959); First Show: "The Vigilantes Begin"; Last (?) Episode: "Act of Faith" (#2.32) 26 May 1959: Guest Stars: Hal Baylor, James Coburn, Robert Crawford, Mike Keene, Maria Palmer; Production Company: Desilu Productions, Inc.; Horse: ???; This show had a complete upheaval in casting. Originally, Adam Kennedy played an Irish immigrant who headed West during the Gold Rush, but ended up in San Francisco as a vigilante. So did Sean McClory, who played a general store owner. But by mid-season the sponsors got nervous about the vigilante theme, so Kennedy was out and Coogan was in as a saloon owner and the town marshal. McClory made it through the year but no further. Kennedy died in 1997, Leslie in 2000, Caine in 1993 and Fleming in 1995.
  2. Casey Jones 1957-1958 (Syndicated/Columbia/Birskin); 18 May 1958-1 March 1959 according to Louis Allgood; UK: 1958 (BBC1); 32 30-minute episodes; Children's Western adventure series set in 1890s Tennessee, starring Alan Hale, Jr. as the legendary John Luther "Casey" Jones; engineer-driver of the Illinois Central railroad's Cannonball Express. Every episode, it seems, involved him bringing the train in on time, regradless of storms, bandits, or competitors. Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: Harold Green; Directors: various Music: Starring: Alan Hale, Jr. as Casey Jones; Mary Lawrence as Alice Jones; Bobby Clark as Casey Jones, Jr.; Eddy Waller as Red Rock; Pat Hogan as Sam Peachpit; Dub Taylor as Wallie Simms; Paul Keast as Mr.Carter; Horse: ???; Casey's Train: The Cannonball Express; Jones' Family Dog: Cinders; Alan Hale, Jr.'s father (Alan Hale, Sr.) had starred in Westerns movies including Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, and Colt 45. Alan Hale, Jr. was the violent Cole Younger in The Story of Jesse James (1957), and was eventually Jonas "Skipper" Grumby on Gilligan's Island (1964-1967).
  3. Cheyenne 20 Sep 1955-19 Apr 1963 (CBS); 20 Sep 1955-19 Sep 1960 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 107 60-minute episodes; "Cheyenne, Cheyenne where will you be camping tonight? Loney man, Cheyenne, will your heart stay free and light? Dream, Cheyenne, of a girl you may never love Move along, Cheyenne like the restless cloud up above. The wind that blows, that comes and goes, has been your only home. But will the while will one day see and you'll no longer roam. Move along, Cheyenne, the next pasture's always so green. Driftin' on, Cheyenne don't forget the things you have seen, And when you settle down, where will it be Cheyenne? Cheyenne!" Creators: Adapted: (loosely) from the 1947 film of the same name; Executive Producer: William T. Orr; Producers: Directors: Leslie H. Martinson, Irving J. Moore, Robert Sparr, George Waggner; Technical Director: Arvo Ojala; Film Editor: Robert Watts; Theme Music: Mack David (1955-1956), William Lava (1956-1963), Jerry Livingston (1955-56); Theme Lyrics: Stan Jones (1956-1963); Music: Leith Stevens; Starring: [Norman Eugene] "Clint" Walker (later star of Kodiak) as Cheyenne Bodie; Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne; Jack Elam as Toothy Thompson; L.Q. Jones as Smitty; Horse: Brandy; First Episode: "Mountain Fortress" (#1.1) 20 Sep 1955 with James Garner and Robert J. Wilke; Last (?) Episode: "One Evening in Abilene" 19 Apr 1962 with Lee Van Cleef; Budget: each episode was shot in 5 fast days for $75,000 at a time when feature films started at dirt-low $450,000; Awards: 1957 Winner of Golden Globe for "Best TV Show" (along with The Mickey Mouse Club [1955], Playhouse 90 [1956], Matinee Theater [1955] and This Is Your Life [1952]); Production Company: Warner Bros. Television; Set in the 1870s, with the 6-foot-6-inch loner half-breed drifting across the fronteir with a new job and a new girlfriend each episode, but always driven by the same relentless sense of justice. Another complex history. Cheyenne was one of Warner's first series as part of Warner Brothers Presents. In that first season, Cheyenne had a sidekick: the mapmaker Smitty (played by LQ Jones, a.k.a. Justus E. McQueen, who later made the cult classic adaptation from harlan Ellison's novel: A Boy and His Dog). In the second season it alternated with Conflict, an anthology. In the third season it alternated with Sugarfoot. In 1958, Walker left the show and Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne continues on, while still alternating with Sugarfoot. By mid-1959 Walker came back, but Hardin was now so popular that he got his own show, which alternated with Sugarfoot. By the 1960-1961 season, Bronco, Sugarfoot and Cheyenne are all alternating under the Cheyenne banner. THEN in the 1961-1962 season it was down to just Bronco and Cheyenne, and by the 1963 season, it was Cheyenne alone. Ty Hardin writes that he is living " a full life in Costa Rica with trying to preserve our planet so that man can continue to exist."
  4. The Cheyenne Show 26 Sep 1960-31 Dec 1962 (ABC); (Rotating Series) according to Louis Allgood; Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie, Drifter; Will Hutchins as Tom "Sugarfoot" Brewster, Law Student; Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, Ex-Confederate Army Captain.
  5. Cimarron City 11 Nov 1958-4 Apr 1959 (CBS); 11 Oct 1958-26 Sep 1959 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 26 60-minute episodes; black and white; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Theme Music: Stanley Wilson; Starring: George Montgomery (as Narrator); George Montgomery as Matt Rockford; John Smith as Lane Temple; Audrey Totter as Beth Purcell; Stuart Randall as Art Sampson; Addison Richards as Martin Kingsley; Fred Sherman as Burt Purdy; Claire Carleton as Alice Purdy; Dan Blocker as Tiny Budinger; George Dunn as Jesse Williams; Pete Dunn as Dody Hamer, Tom Fadden as Silas Perry, Wally Brown as Jed Fame; Horse: ?; First Episode: "I, the People" (#1.1) 11 Nov 1958 Guest Stars: John Banner, Mary Alan Hokanson, Fred MacMurray, Jason Robards Sr., Rick Vallin; Last Episode: "The Evil One" (#1.26) 4 Apr 1959 Guest Stars: Olive Carey, Eduard Franz, Daria Massey, Dennis McCarthy; Production Companies: Mont Productions, Revue Studios; This was an enjoyable Western with rather bad luck. It was scheduled against Have Gun Will Travel and Gunsmoke. George Montgomery played Matt Rockford, the ex-mayor of Cimarron City, Oklahoma, during a gold and oil boom, when the town hoped to become state capital. John Smith was the blacksmith and sheriff. Audrey Totter was the proprietor of the boardinghouse. John Smith died in 1995.
  6. The Cisco Kid 5 Sep 1950-21 Dec 1952 (CBS); 5 Sep 1950-1 Nov 1956 (NN) according to Louis Allgood; 67 (?) 30-minute episodes; black and white AND color; 156 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; "Pleeeeease, Ceeesco, let's went!" Adapted: from O Henry's short story "The Caballero's Way" [1904] Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Paul Landres; Cinematographer: Kenneth Peach; Music: Albert Glasser; Starring: Duncan Renaldo as The Kid; Leo Carrillo as Pancho; Horses: Diablo and Loco; First Episode: "Boomerang" (#1.1) 5 Sep1950 Guest Stars: Jane Adams, Alden "Stephen" Chase, Edmund Cobb, George De Normand, Byron Foulger, Lee Phelps, David Sharpe; Last Episode: "Lodestone" (#3.15) 21 Dec 1952 Guest Star: Peggy Stewart; Production Company: ZIV Television Programs; Distributor: Rhodes Productions; The Cisco Kid and his mangled-English sidekick Pancho operated similarly to Robin Hood, but set in 1890s New Mexico. The authorities viewed them as desperados, yet they defended the weak and helpless. As Bob Dylan puts it: "To live outside the law, a man must be honest." The show's longevity in syndication was due, in part, to the early decision to film in color. Duncan Renaldo died in 1980. I have visited Leo Carrillo State Park, a lovely beach in Southern Calaifornia.
  7. Colt .45 18 Oct 1957-27 Mar 1960 (CBS); 18 Oct 1957-20 Sept 1960 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 67 30-minute episodes; "There was a gun that won the West. There was a man among the best. The fastest gun or man alive. A lightning bolt when he drew that Colt... .45. He carried the message of law and of order, Into a wicked land. With a bolt single action on his revolver Blazing from either hand. There was the right, there was the wrong. The gun was quick, the man was strong. And each was made when they arrive, A lightning bolt when the drew that Colt... .45. Colt .45 Colt .45 Colt .45 Colt .45" Creators: Executive Producer: William T. Orr; Producers: Director: Leslie H. Martinson; Technical Director: Arvo Ojala; Film Editor: Robert B. Warwick, Jr.; Theme Music: Douglas Heyes, Hal Hopper, Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter; Starring: Wayde Preston as Christopher Colt; Donald May as Sam Colt, Jr; Horse: ?; First Show: "Judgment Day" according to Louis Allgood; First Episode: "The Peacemaker" (#1.1) 10/18/1957 Guest Stars: Helen Brown, Peter Brown, Andrew Duggan, Erin O'Brien; Last Episode: "Breakthrough" (#3.16) 3/27/1960 Guest Stars: Charles Cooper, Faith Domergue, Archie Duncan; Production Company: Warner Bros. Television; Christopher Colt's a secret agent in the old West, and son of the gun inventor. Wayde Preston leaves the show for some months and Donald May plays Sam Colt, Jr., his cousin. May was in turn replaced by Preston when he returned to the series in 1960. Wayde Preston died in 1992 of colon cancer.
  8. Series Name Here 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Horse:
  9. Cade's Country 19 Sep 1971-9 Apr 1972 (CBS/Twentieth Century Fox); 1 Mar 1972-6 Sep 1972 (UK: ITV); 24 60-minute episodes; New West (as opposed to Old West) Police/Mystery/detective drama series. Madrid County, California, Sheriff Sam Cade is backed by elderly Deputy J.J. Jackson and 3 younger deputies. Pete is played by the son of film star Glenn Ford. Joannie Little Bird was the first dispatcher, later replaced by Betty Ann Sundown -- both women are true Native Americans. Three TV shows spun-off from this: * Marshal of Madrid * Sam Cade * Slay Ride Producer: Charles Larson; Executive Producer: David Gerber (Police Story, Police Woman, Joe Forrester, and then Head of Television at MGM-UA and MGM-Pathe); Music: Henry Mancini Starring: GLENN FORD as Sam Cade; EDGAR BUCHANAN as Dep. J.J. Jackson; TAYLOR LACHER as Arlo; VICTOR CAMPOS as Rudy; PETER FORD as Pete; SANDRA EGO as Joannie Little Bird; BETTY ANN CARR as Betty Ann Sundown.
  10. Call the Gun Expert 2 July 1964-6 Aug 1964 (UK: BBC1); 6 25-minute episodes; black and white; Reconstructions of genuine cases solved by Robert Churchill and his famous London gunsmiths, starting with the murder of PC Gutteridge (Essex, 1927). Not a Western, but listed here because of the emphasis on guns, and icon of most Westerns. Producer/Director: Jack Gold; Starring: WENSLEY PITHEY as Robert Churchill; MACDONALD HASTINGS as on-camera narrator.
  11. Carter Country 15 Sep 1977-23 Aug 1979 (ABC); 12 30-minute episodes; Producers: Douglas Arango, Phil Doran; Executive Producers: Bud Yorkin, Saul Turtletaub, Bernie Orenstein; Music: Pete Rugolo; During the presidency of Jimmy Carter, this ill-conceived show was set in (ironically) Clinton Corners, purportedly near Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Kindly redneck Police Chief Roy Mobey is backed-up by a slick New York-trained African-American deputy, Curtis Baker. There are other cardboard characters: butch policewoman Cloris, idiot mayor Teddy, and the mayor's sexy secretary Lucille (over whom Curtis is smitten). Neither interesting in police procedure, credible in plot, realistic in treatment of race, nor funny. Starring: VICTOR FRENCH as Police Chief Roy Mobey; KENE HOLLIDAY as Sgt. Curtis Baker; RICHARD PAUL as Mayor Teddy Burnside; BARABARA CASON as Cloris Phebus; VERNEE WATSON as Lucille Banks; MELANIE GRIFFITH (later an Oscar nominee for a better role) as a newspaper reporter (2 episodes).
  12. Coronado 9 1959-1960 (Syndicated/Revue Productions/ Universal Television); 39 30-minute episodes; black and white; Ex-Naval Intelligence agent becomes Private Eye, and works from the Coronado peninsula near San Diego, California, where the telephone exchange is "Coronado 9." My wife and I once contracted for a condominium on Coronado, but cancelled it during the 3-day waiting period. Nice neighborhood, but pricey. Not a Western, but listed here for the Western location. Producer: Richard Irving; Starring: ROD CAMERON (City Detective; State Trooper) as Dan Adams.
  13. Cowboy in Africa 1967-1968 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Chuck Connors as Jim Sinclair; Tom Nardini as John Henry; Ronald Howard as Wing Commander; Gerald Edwards as Samson; Okay, so maybe this stretches the point inasmuch as it's an African Western. But Chuck Connors played champion rodeo cowboy Jim Sinclair, who had been hired by a Brit named Commander Hayes to bring American expertise to his game ranch in Kenya. Sinclair got help from his Navajo blood brother John Henry and sort of adopted an orphaned Kikuya boy named Samson. I know. A Navajo named John Henry and a Kikuya named Samson. This was based on Ivan Tors' movie Africa-Texas Style! (1967). Some of the backgrounds were shot in Africa while others came from the Africa USA theme park in southern California. Chuck Connors died in 1992 of lung cancer. Ronald Howard (Leslie Howard's son) died in 1996.
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    1. The Dakotas 1963-1963 (Warner Bros. Television/CBS?); 7 Jan 1963-9 Sep 1963 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 20 60-minute episodes; Marshal Ragan and his deputies Smith, Stark, and Porter keep the peace in the Dakota Territory Badlands. Creators: ???; Executive Producer: William T. Orr; Supervising Producer: Jules Schermer; Producer: Anthony Spinner; Director: ???; Music: ???; Starring: Larry Ward as Marshall Frank Ragan; Jack Elam as Deputy J.D. Smith; Chad Everett as Deputy Del Stark; Mike Greene as Deputy Vance Porter Horse: ???; Pilot: "A Man Called Ragan" shown on Cheyenne; First Show: "Return To Dry Rock" according to Louis Allgood.
    2. Daniel Boone 24 Sep 1964-27 Aug 1970 (NBC) 165 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; "Daniel Boone was a man. Yes, a big man. With an eye like an eagle and as tall as a mountain was he. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes, a big man. He was brave, he was fearless and as tough as a mighty oak tree. From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan to the heel of his rawhide shoe The rippin'est roarin'est fightin'est man the frontier ever knew. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes, a big man. And he fought for America to make all Americans free. What a Boone. What a wonder. What a dream come truer was he." Starring: Fess Parker as Daniel Boone; Patricia Blair as Rebecca Boone; Albert Salmi as Yadkin; Ed Ames as Mingo; Darby Hinton as Isreal Boone; Veronica Cartwright as Jemima Boone; Dallas McKennon as Cincinnatus; Robert Logan as Jericho Jones (23 Sep 1965); Jimmy Dean as Josh Clements (2 March 1967); Don Pedro Colley as Gideon (7 March 1968); Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier as Chief Gabe Cooper (16 Oct 1969); Isreal's Goose: Hannibal.
    3. Davy Crockett 15 Dec 1954-14 Dec 1955 (ABC) 5 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; "Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, Greenest state in the land of the free. Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree, Killed him a bear when he was only three. Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier. He fought single handed through the Injun war, Till the Creeks was whipped and peace was restored. And while he was handling this risky chore, Made himself a legend, forevermore. Davy, Davy Crockett the man who don't know fear. When he lost his love, and his grief was gall, In his heart he wanted to leave it all, And lose himself in the forest tall, But he answered instead, his country's call. Davy, Davy Crockett, the choice of the whole frontier He went off to Congress and served a spell Fixin' up the government and laws as well. Took over Washington, so we hear tell, And patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell. Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear. (Serving his country well) When he come home, his politickin' done, The western march had just begun. So he packed his gear, and his trusty gun And lit out a grinnin' to follow the sun. Davy, Davy Crockett, Leadin the Pioneers. His land is biggest, and his land is best From grassy plains to the mountain crest He's ahead of us all in meeting the test Followin' his legend right into the West Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wide Frontier King of the Wild Frontier." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Fess Parker as Davy; Buddy Ebsen as George Russel; Helen Stanley as Polly Crockett; Eugene Brindle as Billy Crockett; Ray Whiteside as Johnny Crockett; Jeff York as Mike Fink; Davy's Rifle: Betsy; Horse: ?; This could rightly be called the first miniseries of all time. Under the Walt Disney banner, Davy captured the hearts of both young and old. The show was also a merchandising pioneer as coonskin caps sold like hotcakes. The idea of selling tie-ins from a show is accepted practice now but it wasn't back then! Fess Parker is still going strong. Visit the Fess Parker Winery and buy an authentic coonskin cap!
    4. Death Valley Days 7 Oct 1952-27 Dec 1970 (CBS); 600 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producer: Gene Autry; Producers: Theme Music: Herbert Taylor; Host: Stanley Andrews (1952-1965) (as the "Old Ranger"); Ronald Reagan (1965-1966); Robert Taylor (1966-1968); Dale Robertson (1968-1972); Merle Haggard (1975); Rosemary DeCamp as Commercial Spokeswoman; Horse: ???; Director: Stephen Lord (episode "The Wizard of Aberdeen"): (#18.421) 1/17/1970, Guest Stars: Conlan Carter as Lyman Frank Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz) Jennifer Edwards; Beverlee McKinsey as Maud Gage Baum; Robert Sorrells, Bill Zuckert; Other Guest Stars: "The Kickapoo Run" (ep. #2.15) 4/10/1954 Nancy Hale, Fess Parker (Davy Crockett); "Sequoia" (ep. #3.7) 12/31/1954 Lane Bradford, Angie Dickinson, Eileen Howe, Carol Thurston ; "The Last Letter" (ep. #5.7) 12/8/1956 Clint Eastwood, William Pullen; "Pamela's Oxen" (ep. #9.1) 9/24/1960 James Coburn, Ida Lupino; "The Day All Marriages Were Cancelled" (ep. #15.1) 9/2/1966 Oscar Beregi Jr., Willard Sage, Robert Taylor; "Lady of the Plains" 1966 DeForest Kelley (Star Trek) as Gambler; Horse: ?; Production Companies: Filmaster, Flying 'A' Productions, Madison;
    5. The Deputy 12 Sep 1959-? Apr 1961; 12 Sep 1959-16 Sep 1961 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 78 30-minute Episodes according to Louis Allgood; Creators: ???; Executive Producer: William Frye Producers: Henry Fonda, Michael Kraike; Directors: Frank Arrigo, David Butler, Herschel Daugherty, Felix E. Feist, Arthur Lubin, Robert B. Sinclair; Writers: Hal Biller, Austin Kalish, Roland Kibbee, Michael Kraike, Jerry Sackheim, Wilton Schiller, Charles B. Smith; Film Editor: Sam E. Waxman; Music: Jack Marshall; Starring: Henry Fonda as Marshal Simon Fry; Allen Case as Clay McCord; Betty Lou Keim as Fran McCord (1959-1960) ; Wallace Ford as Herb Lamson (1959-1960) ; Reed Morgan as Sergeant Hapgood Tasker (1960-1961) ; Guest Stars: Robert Redford made his TV debut on The Deputy in an episode (4/30/60) called The Last Gunfight; First Show: "Badge For A Day" according to Louis Allgood; First Episode: "The Deputy" (ep. #1.1) 9/12/1959 James Griffith, Earl Hansen, Steven Ritch, Quintin Sondergaard, Robert J. Wilke; "Brothers in Arms" 4/16/1961 guest starred Lon Chaney, Jr.; Last (?) Episode: "Spoken in Silence" 1961 guest starred Frances Helm as Laura, Sydney Pollack as Chuck Johnson; Production Company: Top Gun Productions; Filming Location: Revue Studios; Henry Fonda's first -- and one of only three -- venture into TV. The Smith Family in 1971 was the other. He played the Marshal in Silver City, Arizona, although he was responsible for several other towns as well. His Deputy was a storekeeper who preferred to settle problems without gunplay. Henry Fonda died in 1982 of heart failure. Allen Case died in 1986.
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      1. Series Name Here 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Horse:
      2. Enos 5 Nov 1980-19 Sep 1981 (CBS/Warner Bros.); 17 60-minute episodes; Spin-off from Dukes of Hazzard. Bumbling hick cop Enos Strate accidently captures two big-name criminals, and LAPD teams him with hip African-American Turk Adams in the Metro Squad's new Special Branch. The frame story is that each episode is a letter that Enos writes to his girl back home, Daisy Duke. Inexplicably -- this is comedy, after all -- the dumb redneck always triumphs in the big city. Creator: Gy Waldron; Executive Producer: Gy Waldron; Starring: SONNY SHROYER as Officer Enos Strate; SAMUEL E. WRIGHT as Officer Turk Adams; JOHN DEHNER as Lt. Jacob Broggi.
      3. Evil Roy Slade 1970 (1971?) (NBC/Universal TV); 1 120-minute pilot episode; Evil Roy Slade, the nastiest villain in the history of the West, meets a gorgeous gal who convinces him to switch careers from train robber to family man. Marshal Bing Bell, tracking him down for his evil past, is bound to conflict with a genial psychologist who instructs Evil Roy Slade how to live without weapons. Creators: Executive Producer: Howie Horwitz; Producers: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall; Writers: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall; Director: Jerry Paris; Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt; Film Editor: Richard M. Sprague; Production Designer: Alexander A. Mayer; Music: Murray MacLeod, Stuart Margolin, Jerry Riopelle; Starring: John Astin (Addams Family) as Evil Roy Slade; (in credits order): Mickey Rooney as Nelson Stool; Dick Shawn as Bing Bell; Henry Gibson as Clifford Stool; Edie Adams as Flossie; Pamela Austin as Betsy Potter; Milton Berle as Harry Fern; John Astin as Evil Roy Slade; Arthur Batanides as Lee; Milton Frome as Foss - Telegrapher; Luana Anders as Alice Fern; Robert Liberman as Preacher; Ed Cambridge as Smith; Connie Sawyer as Aggie Potter; Alice Nunn as Claire Beckendorf; Pat Morita as Turhan; Billy Sands as Billy; Leonard Barr as Crippled Man; Larry Hankin as Snake; Jim Hagerman as Toy Cowboy; (remainder of cast listed alphabetically): Ed Begley Jr.; Pat Buttram as Narration (voice); Dom DeLuise as Logan Delp; Penny Marshall as Bank Teller; Jerry Paris as Souvenir Salesman; John Ritter as Minister; Distributed as Feature Video: MCA/Universal Pictures; Horse:
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      Frontier Doctor
      Fury
      1. Frontier Doctor 26 Sep 1958-20 June 1959 (CBS/ Hollywood Television Service Inc.); 7 Nov 1957-24 April 1958 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 39 30-minute episodes; black and white; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Rex Allen as Dr. Bill Baxter; Chubby Johnson as the Sheriff; First Episode: "Queen of the Cimarron" (#1.1) 9/26/1958 Guest Starring: Glenn Strange, Gregory Walcott, Jean Willes; Last (?) Episode: "Flaming Gold" (#1.39) 6/20/1959 Guest Starring: Gloria Winters Horse: ?; Production Company: Hollywood Television Service, Inc.; Guest Appearances: * "San Francisco Story" (ep. #1.2) 10/4/1958: Lane Bradford * "Crooked Circle, The" (ep. #1.4) 10/18/1958: Gregg Palmer * "Double Boomerang" (ep. #1.6) 11/1/1958: William Bryant * "Outlaw Legion, The" (ep. #1.8) 11/15/1958 Michael Ansara; Joe Sawyer; * "Fury in the Big Top" (ep. #1.9) 11/22/1958: Robert Quarry * "The Desperate Game" (ep. #1.10) 11/29/1958: Taylor Holmes * "Great Stagecoach Robbery" (ep. #1.11) 12/6/1958 Mary Beth Hughes; Lee Van Cleef; * "Iron Trail Ambush" (ep. #1.12) 12/13/1958: Gloria Saunders * "Trouble in Paradise Valley" (ep. #1.14) 12/27/1958: John Hoyt; * "Shadow of Belle Starr" (ep. #1.15) 1/3/1959 Frank Gorshin; Michael Landon; * "Sabotage" (ep. #1.17) 1/17/1959: Morris Ankrum * "Bittercreek Gang" (ep. #1.19) 1/31/1959 Jack Lambert; Slim Pickens; * "Storm over King City" (ep. #1.22) 2/21/1959: Jack La Rue * "Law of the Badlands" (ep. #1.23) 2/28/1959: Diane Brewster * "The Big Gamblers" (ep. #1.24) 3/7/1959 Mary Castle; Monte Montana; * "Drifting Sands" (ep. #1.27) 3/28/1959: Ann Doran * "The Homesteaders" (ep. #1.28) 4/4/1959 Donald Curtis, Ron Hagerthy, Rhodes Reason; * "Danger Valley" (ep. #1.29) 4/11/1959 Angela Green; Kenneth MacDonald; * "South of the Rio Grand" (ep. #1.30) 4/18/1959 Lita Baron; Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales; * "Twisted Road, A" (ep. #1.31) 4/25/1959: Robert Vaughn * "Gringo Pete" (ep. #1.32) 5/2/1959 Robert Shayne; Ted de Corsia; * "Superstition Mountain" (ep. #1.33) 5/9/1959 Robert Dix; Don Haggerty; * "Elkton Lake Feud" (ep. #1.34) 5/16/1959: John Ashley * "Strange Cargo" (ep. #1.35) 5/23/1959: Morgan Woodward * "The Confidence Gang" (ep. #1.37) 6/6/1959: Carleton Young * "The Counterfeiters" (ep. #1.38) 6/13/1959 Yvette Duguay; Ken Mayer; * "Flaming Gold" (ep. #1.39) 6/20/1959: Gloria Winters; Rex Allen died in 1999, reputedly because he had a heart attack and fell down behind a parked car, which then ran over him.
      2. Fury
      3. Fury 1955-1966 (CBS); 15 Oct 1955-19 March 1960 according to Louis Allgood; 114 (IMDB claims 116) 30-minute episodes; black and white; Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: Leon Fromkess; Director: Ray Nazarro; Music: Starring: Peter Graves as Jim Newton; Bobby Diamond as Joey Newton; William Fawcett as Pete Wilkie; Jimmy Baird as Pee Wee (Rodney) Jenkins; Roger Mobley as Packy Lambert; Ann Robinson as Helen Watkins; Nan Leslie as "Stella Lambert"; James Seay as The Sheriff; Guy Teague as Deputy Sheriff; William Hudson as Henry Jenkins; Tom Keene as Sheriff; Ronald Keith as Freddie (1956); Guest Star: William Leslie as Chris Lambert; Horse: Highland Dale as Fury (Bobby Diamond called him Beauty); Owner/Trainer of Fury: Ralph McCutcheon; First Show: "Joey Finds A Friend"; Last Show: "Packy's Dream"; The main characters lived at the Broken Wheel Ranch in the 1950s. Joey was an orphan adopted by rancher Jim Newton, after Joey was falsely blamed for breaking a window, and Jim convinced the judge to let Jim take the boy under his authority. Only Joey could tame Jim Newton's previously unbreakable and, in fact, uncaught (for 3 years) wild black stallion, whom Joey names Fury. Fury, in return, give Joey his feelings of self-worth There were 114 episodes between 1955-1960 and then it was rerun until 1966. The show was syndicated as Brave Stallion. William Fawcett died in 1974.
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      G: Westerns Television Series

      1. Gene Autry 15 Mar 1950-12 Apr 1956 (CBS); 23 July 1950-7 Aug 1956 CBS according to Louis Allgood; Also Known As: "Melody Ranch" (1950) 16 60-minute episodes; (imdb claims 91 27-minute episodes); (91 Episodes according to Louis Allgood); Black and White / Color; Creators: Executive Producer: Gene Autry; Producer-in-charge: Armand Schaefer; Producer: Louis Gray; Directors: George Archainbaud, George Blair, D. Ross Lederman, Frank McDonald, Ray Nazarro, Armand Schaefer, Robert G. Walker; Music: Walter Greene; Theme Song: Ray Whitley (song "Back in the Saddle Again"); Theme Song Sung By: Gene Autry; Musical Director: Carl Cotner; Starring: Gene Autry as himself; with Pat Buttram as Sidekicks Pat Buttram; Pat; Pat Jensen; Patrick Smith; Chill Wills as himself, sidekick (eps. 1.20., 1.22) ; Fuzzy Knight as Sagebrush, sidekick (eps. 1.23, 1.24, 2.1, 2.2); Hap Wallace; Alan Hale Jr. as Tiny, sidekick (eps. 1.19, 1.21); Cinematographers: William Bradford, Ernest Miller; Film Editors: Paul Borofsky, Jodie Copelan, Erma E. Levin, Bruce B. Pierce, Jack Wheeler, William H. Ziegler; Assistant Directors: Nathan R. Barragar, Gilbert Kay, Harry Mancke, Stanley Neufeld, Clark L. Paylow; Horse: Champion; Gene Autry died in 1998 of lymphoma. Pat Buttram died in 1994 of kidney failure.
      2. Gray Ghost 1957 (CBS/Lindsley Parsons Productions); 31 Oct 1957-17 Nov 1958 (NN) according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes (26 episodes according to Louis Allgood); Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Tod Andrews as Maj. John Singleton Mosby; Phil Chambers as Lieutenant St. Clair; Horse: ???; Guest Appearances: Angie Dickinson; Robert Fuller; This is based on the true story of John Mosby, a young lawyer who joined the Forty-Third Battalion of the First Virginia Cavalry and became the leader of a guerilla unit. Tod Andrews died in 1972 of a heart attack.
      3. Gunslinger 1958-1959 (CBS); 9 Feb 1961-14 Sep 1961 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes (12 Episodes according to Louis Allgood); Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Film Editor: Fred Baratta; Music: Dimitri Tiomkin (theme); Singer of Theme Song: Frankie Laine; Lyrics of Theme Song: Ned Washington; Starring: Tony Young as Cord; Preston Foster as Captain Zachary Wingate; Charles D. Gray as Pico McGuire; Dee Pollock as Billy Urchin; Midge Ware as Amby Hollister; John Pickard as Sergeant Major Murdock; Guest Appearances: * Border Incident, The" (ep. #1.1) 2/9/1961 Roy Barcroft; Royal Dano; Fay Spain; * "The Hostage Fort" (ep. #1.2) 2/16/1961 Jack Elam; Jean Engstrom; Raymond Guth; Stafford Repp; Ron Soble; Charles Tannen; Vaughn Taylor; * "Appointment in Cascabel" (ep. #1.3) 2/12/1961 Anthony Caruso; Charlita; Sarita Vara; * "The Zone" (ep. #1.4) 3/2/1961 Charles E. Fredericks; Sandy Kenyon; Addison Richards; Ernest Sarracino; * "Rampage" (ep. #1.5) 3/16/1961 Lew Gallo; Allen Jaffe; Jock Mahoney; Steve Mitchell; Zon Murray; Theodore Newton; Jan Shepard; * "The Recruit" (ep. #1.6) 3/23/1961 Stanley Clements; Gene Evans; Ron Hagerthy; John Howard; Jay Silverheels (Tonto in The Lone Ranger) Jan Stine; * "Road of the Dead" (ep. #1.7) 3/30/1961 Hardie Albright; Jan Arvan; Robert Bice; Mari Blanchard; Madeline Holmes; Paul Lambert; Norman Leavitt; Carlos Romero; Hugh Sanders; Jackie Searl; * "Golden Circle" (ep. #1.8) 4/13/1961 Pamela Britton; Buddy Ebsen; Milton Frome; John Hoyt; Jay Jostyn; Tyler McVey; Byron Morrow; William Tannen; * "The Diehards" (ep. #1.9) 4/20/1961 William Boyett; Lloyd Corrigan; Arlene Martel; * "Johnny Sergeant" (ep. #1.10) 5/4/1961 Peter Adams; Hal Baylor; Phyllis Coates; Harry Ellerbe; Jock Gaynor; Duane Grey; Don C. Harvey; William Schallert; Sonya Wilde; * "The Death of Yellow Singer" (ep. #1.11) 5/11/1961 Henry Brandon; Edward Colmans; Bob Gunderson; Eddie Little Sky; Celia Lovsky; Barbara Luna; Vitina Marcus; Michael Morgan; * "The New Savannah Story" (ep. #1.12) 5/18/1961 Jim Davis; Frank DeKova; Dorothy Green; Ron Hagerthy; Anne Helm; William Vaughan; Otto Waldis; * Episode/Date Uncertain: 1961 Lon Chaney Jr.; Horse: ???; In the decade after the Civil War, Cord was a fast gun who worked undercover for Captain Wingate, the commander of Fort Scott, New Mexico. Pico and Billy were his friends; Ambrey ran the fort store. Preston Foster died in 1970.
      4. The Green Hornet 9 Sep 1966-14 July 1967 (ABC/TCF); 26 30-minute episodes; Comics and radio (1936) origin, created by George W. Trendle. It had the same production team as TV's Batman. Few fans knew that George W. Trendle's first hit, The Lone Ranger actually introduced Britt Reid (The Green Hornet) as the son of Dan Reid, who in turn was the nephew of the Lone Ranger. Today, this show is a cult-favorite of Bruce Lee fans. Not a Western, the show is listed here because of the George W. Trendle/Britt Reid/Dan Reid connection. VAN WILLIAMS as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet; BRUCE LEE as Kato; WENDE WAGNER as Lenore "Casey" Case; LLOYD GOUGH as Mike Axford; WALTER BROOKE as District Attorney F. P. Scanlon; GARY OWENS as Announcer; Theme -- "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov arranged and played by Al Hirt Music: Billy May; Producer: William Dozier; The Green Hornet @ fxnetworks The Green Hornet @ uvm
      5. Gunsmoke 1955-1975 (CBS); 10 Sept 1955-23 Sep 1961 according to Louis Allgood; also known as Gunlaw [Great Britain], syndicated as Matt Dillon; 233 30-minute episodes; 400 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producer: Philip Leacock (1966-1967); Producers: Joseph Dackow (1968-1970); Leonard Katzman (1970-1975); Philip Leacock (1964-1966); Norman MacDonnell (1956-1965); John Mantley (1966-1968); Edgar Peterson; Charles Marquis Warren (1955-1957); Associate Producers: James Arness (1959-1961); Joseph Dackow (1967-1968); Ron Honthaner (1971-1975); Norman MacDonnell (1955-1956); John Mantley (1965-1966); Frank Paris (1961-1965); Directors: Seymour Burns (1958-1959); Robert Butler (1967-1972); Marvin J. Chomsky (1968-1969); William Conrad; Marc Daniels (1965-1967); Herschel Daugherty; Antony Ellis (1963-1968); Victor French (1974-1975); Tay Garnett (1961-1966); Harry Harris (1961-1966); Gunnar Hellström (1967-1975); Jesse Hibb (1958-1961); Arthur Hiller (1959-1960); Jerry Hopper (1963-1964); Harry Horner; Alf Kjellin (1972-1973); Bernard L. Kowalski (episode "The Hanging"); Buzz Kulik (1957-1959); James Landis (1967); Arnold Laven; Philip Leacock (1969-1972); Edward Ludlum (1959); Sobey Martin; Gerald Mayer (1960-1961); Bernard McEveety (1968-1975); Vincent McEveety (1965-1975); Andrew V. McLaglen (1956-1965); Irving J. Moore (1966-1974); Christian Nyby (1956-1964); Michael O'Herlihy (1964-1974); Sam Peckinpah; Leo Penn (1968-1969); Ted Post (1955-1963); Allen Reisner (1965-1967); John Rich (1957-1969); William D. Russell (1957); Mark Rydell (1964-1966); Richard C. Sarafian (1965-1968); Joseph Sargent (1965); R.G. Springsteen; Paul Stanley (1971-1972); Robert Stevenson (1955-1956); Robert Totten (1966-1971); Herb Wallerstein (1971-1972); Clyde Ware; Charles Marquis Warren (1955-1956); Dennis Weaver (1961); Richard Whorf (1957-1961); Jean Yarbrough (1960); Writers: Gwen Bagni (1963-66); Ron Bishop (1967-74); William Blinn (1967-71); Arthur Browne Jr. (1969-70); Jim Byrnes (1968-75); Jess Carneol (1969-70); Richard Carr (1965-69); Marian Clark (1959-63); Calvin Clements Sr.(1964-69; 1972-74) (credited: Calvin Clements) Les Crutchfield (1955-67); Howard Dimsdale (1969-74) (as Arthur Dales); Gil Doud (1956-57); John Dunkel (1955-67); Paul F. Edwards (1970-73); Richard Fielder (1969-74); Herman Groves (1969, 1975); Tom Hanley (1956-66); Kathleen Hite (1957-65); William Kelley(1969-72); William Keys (1973-74); Harry Kronman (1965-73); James Landis (1966-67); William F. Leicester (1956-57); Kay Lenard (1969-70); Herbert Little Jr. (1955-57); Norman MacDonnell (1960-61); Lawrence Menkin; John Meston (1955-65); Jack Miller (1970-71); Winston Miller (1956); Sam Peckinpah (1955-1958); Arthur Rowe (1968-69); Donald S. Sanford (1970-71); Paul Savage (1963-66, 1972-75); Hal Sitowitz (1966-75); David Victor (1955-57); Earl W. Wallace (1974-75); Clyde Ware (1965-67); Charles Marquis Warren; Shimon Wincelberg (1964-74); Preston Wood (1966-70); Cinematographers: Monroe P. Askins (1967-1973); Ellsworth Fredericks (1955-1956); Ted D. Landon (1973-1974); Ernest Miller (1955-1956); Frank V. Phillips (1963-1965); Edward R. Plante (1974-1975); Fleet Southcott (1955-1963, 1964-1965); Harry Stradling Jr. (1965-1967); Film Editors: Harry Coswick (1957-1958); Donald W. Ernst (1968-1971); Sam Gold (1956-1958); Roland Gross (1973-1974); Albrecht Joseph (1959-1962; 1963-1967) (as Al Joseph); Michael Luciano (1955-1956); Thomas J. McCarthy (1968-1973); Otto Meyer (1959-1960, 1961-1967); Bill Mosher (1967-1968); Michael Pozen (1957-1958) (as Mike Pozen); Carroll Sax (1974-1975); Grant K. Smith (1967-1968); Howard A. Smith (1965-1966, 1971-1975); Tom Stevens (1973-1974); Leslie Vidor (1955-1957, 1958-1959); Gerard Wilson (1967-1973, 1974-1975); Theme Music: Rex Koury; Theme Song "Gunsmoke": Glenn Spencer; Music: Elmer Bernstein; René Garriguenc; Jerry Goldsmith; Bernard Herrmann (episodes "Harriet", "The Tall Trapper" and "Kitty Shot"); Jerrold Immel; Leo Klatzkin; Jaime Mendoza-Nava; Lucien Moraweck; Jerome Moross; John Carl Parker; Richard Shores; Fred Steiner; Morton Stevens; William Grant Still; Franz Waxman; Music Supervisor: Herschel Burke Gilbert (1964-1965); Conductor: Lud Gluskin (1961-1962); First Show: "Perce" with Ed Nelson; First Color Show: "Snap Decision" with Claude Akins (17 Sep 1966); Last Show: "The Sharecroppers" with Victor French and Bruce Boxtleitner; Starring: James Arness (The Thing; How the West Was Won) as Marshal Matt Dillon; Milburn Stone as Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams; Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty Russell (Long Branch Saloon owner), (1955-74); Dennis Weaver (McCloud; Gentle Ben) as Chester Goode, deputy (1955-64); Ken Curtis as deputy Festus Haggen (1964-75) (Ruth was his mule); Burt Reynolds as Quint Asper (halfbreed blacksmith) (1962-65); remainder of cast listed alphabetically: Roy Barcroft as Roy, townsman (1965-69); Tom Brown as Ed O'Connor, rancher (1968-72); Robert Brubaker (I) as Jim Buck, stagecoach driver (1957-62)/ Floyd, bartender (1974-75); Budd Buster as Moss Grimmick, stableman (1955-63) (as George Selk); Woody Chambliss as Mr. Lathrop, storekeeper (1966-75); Howard Culver as Howie Uzzell, hotel clerk (1955-75); Roger Ewing as Thad Greenwood, deputy (1965-67); Clem Fuller as Clem, bartender (1959-61); Kelton Garwood as Percy Crump, undertaker (1968-72); Dabbs Greer as Wilbur Jonas, storekeeper (1955-63); Pat Hingle as Dr. John Chapman (1971); Ted Jordan as Nathan Burke, freight agent (1966-75); James Nusser as Louie Pheeters, town drunk (1961-70); Hank Patterson as Hank Miller, stableman (1963-75); Roy Roberts as Mr. Bodkin, banker (1963-70); Fran Ryan as Miss Hannah, saloon owner (1974-75); Charles Seel as Barney Danches, telegraph agent (1965-74); Sarah Selby as Ma Smalley, boardinghouse owner (1961-72); Rudy Sooter as Rudy, bartender (1965-67); Glenn Strange as Sam, bartender (1961-73); Buck Taylor as Newly O'Brien, gunsmith (1967-75); Herb Vigran as Judge Brooker (1970-75); Charles Wagenheim as Halligan, rancher (1966-75); Horse: Buck; Casting: Lynn Stalmaster; Art Directors: Raymond Beal; Albert Heschong; Joseph R. Jennings; Set Decorators: G.W. Berntsen (1957-1958); Raymond Boltz Jr. (1957-1959); Herman N. Schoenbrun (1959-1975); Charles Vassar (1959-1960); Makeup Department: Makeup Artists: Glen Alden; Ken Chase (1972-1973); Richard Cobos (1973-1974); Newt Jones (1967-1970); George Lane (1971-1972; 1973-1975); Irving Pringle (1970-1972); Lynn F. Reynolds (1973-1974); Hair Stylists: Cherie Banks (1970-1971); Esperanza Corona (1971-1975); Gertrude Wheeler (1968-1974); Pat Whiffing (1955-1967); Helen Young (1967-1969); Production Manager: Robert M. Beche (1963-1964; 1965-1970); Glenn Cook (1957-1959); Paul Nichols (1970-1974); Unit Production Manager: Howard Joslin (1959-1960); Assistant Directors: Glenn Cook; Robert Farfan; Al Kraus; Paul Nichols; Christopher N. Seiter; Robert Shue; Gordon A. Webb; Art Department: Property Master: Craig Binkley (1973-1974); Howard Cole (1971-1972); Ted Cooper (1957-1959); Mike Gordon (1955-1959); Earl W. Huntoon Jr. (1972-1975); Clem Widrig (1959-1972); Assistant Property Master: Craig Binkley (1970-1973); Sound Department: Production Sound Mixer: Alan Bernard (1974-1975); Sound Effects Editor: Gene Eliot (1959-1965); Music Editor: Gene Feldman (1959-1970); Supervising Music Editor: Gene Feldman (1970-1973); Sound Effects Editor: Jack A. Finlay (1965-1970); Sound Effects Supervisor: Jack A. Finlay (1972-1975); Production Sound Mixer: Andrew Gilmore (1969-1974); Re-recording: Joel Moss (1960-1963, 1964-1965); Sound Effects Editor: Jerry Rosenthal (1971-1972); Sound Effects Supervisor : Jerry Rosenthal (1970-1971); Supervising Music Editor: Robert Y. Takagi (1974-1975); Optical Effects: Louis DeWitt (1955-1959); Jack Rabin (1955-1959); Script Supervisor: Edle Bakke (1961-1970); Supervising Editor: Fred W. Berger (1955-1959); Script Supervisor: Adele Cannon (1959-1962 and 1964-1965); Script Supervisor: Mary Chaffee (1955-1959); Executive Story Consultant: Calvin Clements Sr. (1969-1972); Assistant to Producer: Herbert DuFine (1964-1968); Assistant to Producer: Ron Honthaner (1968-1969); Post-production Executive : Ron Honthaner (1969-1971); Script Supervisor: Gana Jones (1961-1962); Story Consultant: John Mantley (1964-1965); Executive Story Consultant: Jack Miller (1971-1975); Script Supervisor: Lloyd Nelson (1970-1975); Story Consultant: Paul Savage (1966-1969); Script Supervisor: Terry Terrill (1971-1972); Script Supervisor: Erica Wernher (1968-1969) (as Erika Wernher); Distributors: CBS Films; CBS Television (1955-1975); Paramount Television; Viacom; Feature TV Movie Spinoffs: Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge [1980?]; Gunsmoke: The Last Apache [1980?]; The radio version of the show was on the air from 1952 until 1961, starring William Conrad (Cannon) as Marshal Dillon. The town where most action took place was Dodge City, Kansas, nominally in the year 1873. The TV series started the very same week as The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. By 1958, it and Cheyenne were #1 and #2 of a booming Westerns industry. Not only was Gunsmoke (1955-1975) TV's longest running Western, it was also television's longest running prime-time series with continuing characters. In total, 233 half-hour episodes and 400 hour episodes were filmed. Gunsmoke took the #1 rating in the 1957-1958 season - a slot it held through four more years. Although it had some slump years, by the 1967-1968 season it regained space in the Nielson Top Ten which it held for another 6 years. Color broadcasts began in 1966. By the time the series ended, it was the last Western on American TV. There is some dispute as to whether John Wayne was offered the role, but he is certainly the one who recommended the quiet James Arness, brother of Peter Graves, who was about to start his role in Fury. Arness and Milburn Stone were the only cast members to appear in the show's entire run. Arness and Blake reprised their roles in the two TV movie spinoffs. Amanda Blake died in 1989 of AIDS, which she contracted from her husband.
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      H: Westerns Television Series

      1. Have Gun Will Travel 1957-1963 (CBS); 14 Sep 1957-21 Sep 1963 (CBS); 156 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; Creator: Sam Rolfe; Executive Producers: Producer: Julian Claman; Directors: Richard Boone; Ida Lupino (multiple episodes); Andrew V. McLaglen (116 episodes); Lewis Milestone; Writers: Albert Aley; Don Brinkley; Lee Erwin; Bruce Geller; Joel Kane; Ken Kolb; Herb Meadow; Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek); Music: Jerry Goldsmith; Bernard Herrmann (episodes "Three Bells to Perdido" (ep. #1.1) 9/14/1957 and others); Jerome Moross; Fred Steiner; Singers of "Ballad of Paladin": Sam Rolfe, Richard Boone, Johnny Western; Starring: Richard Boone as Paladin; Kam Tong as Hey Boy (1957-1960, 1961-1963); Lisa Lu as Hey Girl (1960-1961); Casting: Lynn Stalmaster; Horse: Rafter; Filming Location: Paramount Studios; Paladin was a brainy West Point graduate who now lived in San Francisco's Hotel Carlton and was a thinking man's professional gunfighter and protector of the weak. We never got to know his first name... His business card read: "Have Gun Will Travel... Wire Paladin, San Francisco." His trademarks were his all-black outfit, a white chess knight on his holster, and a Colt .45 with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. Kam Tong, who usually delivered the message from a potential client, was replaced by Lisa Lu as Hey Girl for one season (1960-1961) because Tong had a more substantial role in the show The Garland Touch. He returned to HGWT when Garland failed. Richard Boone exercised a lot of creative control on this show and his judgements paid off. HGWT ranked in the Top 4 shows for four years running -- and for three of them, it placed #3 behind Wagon Train and Gunsmoke. Gene Rodenberry (Star Trek) polished his writing skills on this show! Richard Boone died in 1981 of throat cancer
      2. Hopalong Cassidy 15 Mar 1949-12 Apr 1954 (CBS); 28 Nov 1948-30 Dec 1951 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 12 episodes (movies); 19 Sep 1952-2 April 1954 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 40 60-minute TV episodes; "Here he comes, here he comes There's the trumpets, there's the drums, here he comes. Hopalong Cassidy, here he comes. (humming) There he goes, on his way, Down the trail the cowboy way. Hopalong Cassidy, Hopalong Cassidy. He returns, soon again, There's no use to say goodbye until then. Hopalong Cassidy, so long Hopalong." Creators: Executive Producers: Producer: William Boyd; Director: Derwin Abrahams (credited as Derwin Abbe); Writer: Cecile Kramer; Music: Nacio Herb Brown (theme song); L. Wolfe Gilbert (theme song); Dave Kahn; Starring: William Boyd as Bill "Hoppy" Cassidy (Hopalong); Edgar Buchanan as Red Connors Hoppy's Horse: Topper; First Show: "Guns Across The Border" with Myra Marsh, Keith Richards, Henry Rowland; "Lawless Legacy" (ep.14) 31 Dec 1952 with Clayton Moore, Marshall Reed; Last Show: "Tricky Fingers" with Marjorie Lord, Stanley Andrews. William Boyd died in 1972 of Parkinson's disease and heart failure.
      3. Here Come the Brides 1968-1970 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; "The bluest sky you've ever seen, in Seattle. And the hills the greenest green, in Seattle. Like a beautiful child Growing up, free and wild. Full of hopes and full of fears, Full of laughter, full of tears, Full of dreams to last a year In Seattle. When you find your own true love you will know it By his smile, by the look in his eyes. Some set pine trees in the air Or some stand around and stare Look out everyone, Here Come the Brides." Creators: Executive Producer: Bob Claver; Producers: Paul Junger Witt, Stan Schwimmer; Director: Irving J. Moore; Film Editor: Asa Boyd Clark; Music: Warren Barker, Jack Keller (song "Seattle"), Hugo Montenegro (song "Seattle"), Ernie Sheldon (song "Seattle"); Starring: Robert Brown as Jason Bolt; Bobby Sherman as Jeremy Bolt; David Soul as Joshua Bolt; Joan Blondell as Lottie Hatfield (1968-70); Bridget Hanley as Candy Pruitt; Mark Lenard as Aaron Stempel; Bo Svenson as Big Swede; Susan Tolsky as Biddie Cloom; Henry Beckman as Captain Roland Francis Clancey; Mitzi Hoag as Miss Essie Gillis; Hoke Howell as Ben Jenkins; Eric Chase as Christopher Pruitt (1969-70); Patti Cohoon as Molly Pruitt (1969-70); This series was an unusual Western comedy/adventure. Plot Summary: Jason Bolt and his brothers are at risk of losing their losing their logging crew and timberland at Bridal Veil Mountain, because the loggers are in revolt over the lack of women in nearby Seattle. So Jason sails on Captain Clancey's ship back to New Bedford Massachusetts, using money borrowed from rival saw mill owner Aaron Stempel. Jason Bolt returns with 100 prospective brides who must stay for one year. Should even one of the women decide to go home, or should the Bolts fail to meet Stempel's timber quotas, they will still lose their mountain land and saw mill deed to him. Hence every episode involved Stempel trying to make life miserable for one or more ladies, and the Bolts trying to make life sweet in Seattle. "Here Come the Brides" was a catalyst for two careers. Bobby Sherman's singing career would take off in 1969 with the releases of "Little Woman," "La La La (If I Had You)," "Easy Come, Easy Go," and "Julie, Do Ya Love Me," David Soul would go on to be Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson of Starsky and Hutch. While Mark Lenard is best known as Sarek, Spock's father, on Star Trek. Joan Blondell died in 1979 of leukemia. Lenard died in 1996 of multiple myeloma.
      4. Hotel de Paree 1959-1960 (CBS); 2 Oct 1959-23 Sep 1960 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 33 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Original Music: Dimitri Tiomkin; Theme Music: Dimitri Tiomkin; Starring: Earl Holliman (Lt. Bill Crowley in Police Woman) as Sundance; Strother Martin (Percy Garris in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) as Aaron Donager; Judi Meredith as Monique Deveraux; Jeanette Nolan as Annette Deveraux; Casting: Lynn Stalmaster; Horse: ???; First Episode: "Sundance Returns" (ep. #1.1) 10/2/1959 Guest Star: Theodore Bikel; Last Episode: "Sundance and the Delayed Gun" (ep. #1.32) 6/3/1960 Guest Stars: Albert Salmi, Henry Silva; Earl Holliman starred in this show as a man just released after 17 years in prison for accidentally killing another man. Holliman was 31 at the time, so the numbers seem strange. Returning to the same town, he becomes a partner in a hotel in Georgetown, Colorado, operated by two lovely relatives of the deceased. Earl had a gimmick. His hatband was circled with shiny oval discs that could blind an adversary. In baseball, such gimmicks had been banned (including shiny belt buckles and decoratiopns on the uniform that looked like baseballs, by the way.
      5. Hagen 29 Sep 1973-5 Jan 1974 (ABC/TCF); 9 60-minute episodes; Paul Hagen was a canny hunter/trapper and all-around outdoorsman who left the wilds of Idaho (near Ernest Hemingway's ranch) to the big city: San Francisco. There he assisted big-shot criminal attorney Carl Palmer, who had a secretary (Jody) and a housekeeper (Mrs.Chavez). Not really a Western, but listed here because the protagonist has the experience of a Western character, although transplanted to another genre. Creators: Charles Larson, Frank Glicksman; Writers: Charles Larson, Jack B. Sowards, Shimon Wincelberg; Executive Producer: Frank Glicksman; Producer: Jack B. Sowards; Directors: Michael Caffey, Alex March, Joseph Pevney, Seymore Robbie, Vincent Sherman, Paul Wendkos; Assistant Director: Robert Sonntag; Music: George Romanis; Music Supervisor: Lionel Newman; Starring: CHAD EVERETT as Paul Hagen; ARTHUR HILL as Carl Palmer; ALDINE KING as Jody; CARMEN ZAPATA as Mrs.Chavez.
      6. Have Gun-Will Travel 14 Sep 1957-1963 (CBS); "Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man. A knight without armor in a savage land. His fast gun for hire head's the calling wind. A soldier of fotune is the man called Paladin. Paladin, Paladin Where do you roam? Paladin, Paladin, Far, far from home." {to be done} Mystery/Detective/Western drama series; black and white; according to cached copy of TV Eyes-The Series A good website is: The Man in Black Starring RICHARD BOONE as Paladin;
      7. Hawk 8 Sep 1966-29 Dec 1966 (ABC/Columbia); 18 Jan 1973-?? (UK: ITV/Granada); 17 60-minute episodes; Iriqouis Indian John Hawk was played by Burt Reynolds, who is actually part Native American. Hawk worked at night for the New York City District Attorney's office. Filmed at night in New York, the Mysery/Detective drama series depended on Hawk's tracking skills. A decade later, when Burt Reynolds had become a big star, NBC aired the series in re-run. The same thing happened with Burt Reynolds's other series, Dan August, which started on ABC but later became reruns on CBS. Not really a Western, but overlaps the "Cowboys and Indians" theme in a different way. Creator: Allan Sloane; Executive Producer: Hubbell Robinson; Producer: Paul Bogart; Starring: BURT REYONLDS as Lt. John Hawk; WAYNE GRICE as Detective Dan Carter; BRICE GLOVER as Assistant District Attorney Murray Slaken; LEON JANNEY as Assistant District Attorney Ed Gorton.
      8. Hawkins 2 Oct 1973-3 Sep 1974 (CBS/MGM); 7 90-minute episodes; Billy Jim Hawkins resigned his Deputy District Attorney position for a peaceful private law practice in the West Virginia country, specializing in murder investigations. He was assisted by his cousin R.J.; the pair handled clients from all over the country. I still don't understand why film superstar James Stewart did not click with the TV audience. Not really a Western, but the protagonist is similar to a character in a Western in terms of rural location. Executive Producer: Norman Felton; Producer: Jud Taylor; Starring: JAMES STEWART as Billy Jim Hawkins; STROTHER MARTIN as R. J. Hawkins.
      9. Hec Ramsey 8 Oct 1972-25 Aug 1974 (NBC/Universal); 10 Mar 1973-19 May 1974 (UK: ITV); (A Segment Of: The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie); 7 120-minute episodes; 3 90-minute episodes; Mystery/Detective/Western drama series spun-off from a pilot: The Century Turns. When Hec Ramsey decided to retire as a gunfighter, he put roots down in New Prospect, Oklahoma. He became a deputy to Sheriff Oliver B. Stamp. Since Hec Ramsey was disenchanted with using guns to settle disputes, he delved deeply into the new technologies of Criminology, including ballistics, fingerprints, and the like. He had a buddy, Amos Coogan, a barber; and had a crush on the lovely Norma. Executive Producer: Jack Webb; Producers: William Finnegan, Douglas Benton, Harold Jack Bloom; Directors: Douglas benton, Nicholas Colasanto, Herschel Daugherty, Alex March, George Marshall, Andrew V. McLaglen, Harry Morgan, Daniel Petrie, Richard Quine; Writers: Douglas Benton, Harold Jack Bloom, Joseph Calvelli, William R. Cox, Richard Fielder, John Meston, Brad Radnitz, Mann Rubin, Harold Swanton, Shimon Wincelberg; Music: Fred Steiner, Lee Holdridge, Laurence Rosenthal; Starring: RICHARD BOONE as Hec Ramsey; RICHARD LENZ as Sheriff Oliver B. Stamp; HARRY MORGAN as DOC COOGAN; ___ as Amos Coogan; Dennis Rucker as Deputy Sheriff Arnie Tornquist; Perry Lopez as Juan Mendoza; Sharon Acker as Norma Muldoon; Brian Dewey as Andy Muldoon.
      10. High Chapparal 1967-1971; 10 Sep 1967-10 Sep 1971 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 96 60-minute episodes according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; imdb claims 96 60-minute episodes; Creators: ???; Executive Producer: David Dortort; Supervising Producer: Irving Elman (1967-1968); Producers: William F. Claxton (1967-1969); Buck Houghton (1967-1968); James Schmerer (1969-1971); Directors: Jus Addiss ("The Assassins" 1968) (as Justus Addiss); Corey Allen ("A Good Sound Profit" 1970); Richard Benedict ("The Doctor from Dodge" 1967, "Ride the Savage Land" 1968), "The Peacemaker" 1968, "A Joyful Noise" 1968); Leon Benson (1967, 1969-1971: 10 episodes); James B. Clark ("To Stand for Something More" 1969; "Generation" 1970); William F. Claxton (1967-1969: 21 episodes); Herschel Daugherty ("Apache Trust" 196;, "Auld Lang Syne" 1970) John Florea ("Fiesta" 1970); Robert L. Friend ("Sea of Enemies" 1969; "Bad Day for a Bad Man" 1969); Robert Gist ("The Hair Hunter" 1968); Harry Harris (1968-1969: 6 episodes); Leonard Horn ("The Price of Revenge" 1967); Don McDougall ("A Man to Match the Land" 1971); Arthur N. Nadel ("The Badge" 1970) (as Arthur Nadel); James Neilson ("Too Late the Epitaph" 1970); Joseph Pevney (1968-1969: 7 episodes) ("Pale Warrior" 1970); Phil Rawlins (1969-1971: 9 episodes); Allen Reisner ("The Filibusteros" 1967); Don Richardson (1969-1970: 6 episodes); Seymour Robbie ("The Kinsman" 1968; "Tiger by the Tail" 1968); Richard Sale ("Sudden Country" 1967); Ralph Senensky ("The Terrorist" 1967); Robert Sparr ("The Widow from Red Rock" 1967); Paul Stanley ("Gold Is Where You Leave It" 1968); Virgil W. Vogel ("Trail to Nevermore" 1969; "New Hostess in Town" 1970; "Too Many Chiefs" 1970); William Wiard ("The Lieutenant" 1970; "An Anger Greater than Mine" 1970; "Spokes" 1970; "A Matter of Survival" 1970)"; William Witney ("The Firing Wall" 1967; "Survival" 1968; "The Stallion" 1968; "The Deceivers" 1968); Writers: George Atkins ("A Good Sound Profit" 1970; "Too Late the Epitaph" 1970); Don Balluck (teleplays for "Only the Bad Come to Sonora" 1970; "Pale Warrior" 1970); Don Balluck (writer for "Alliance" 1969; "Too Many Chiefs" 1970; "Generation" 1970; "An Anger Greater than Mine" 1970; "A Matter of Vengeance" 1970); Ron Bishop ("Spokes" 1970); John D.F. Black (story for "No Bugles, No Drums" 1969); Walter Black (teleplays for "Sea of Enemies" 1969; "No Bugles, No Drums" 1969); Walter Black (writer for 9 episodes 1968-1971); William Blinn (writer for "A Joyful Noise" 1968); Don Carpenter (writer for "Once on a Day in Spring" 1969); Richard Carr (writer for "Best Man for the Job" 1967; "The Kinsman" 1968); Frank Chase (writer for "The Price of Revenge" 1967; "The Journal of Death" 1970; "A Matter of Survival" 1970; "The Forge of Hate" 1970); Ramona Chase (writer for "The Journal of Death" 1970; "A Matter of Survival" 1970); Francis M. Cockrell (writer for "Survival" 1968, as Francis Cockrell); Gerry Day (writer for "Lady Fair" 1969; "The Guns of Johnny Rondo" 1970; "Only the Bad Come to Sonora" 1970; "The Hostage" 1971); Peter L. Dixon (writer for "Pale Warrior" 1970); David Dortort (story for "Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967); Warren Douglas (story for "Ten Little Indians" 1968); Warren Douglas (writer for "Shadow of the Wind" 1969; "The Glory Soldiers" 1969); David Duncan (teleplay for "The Lost Ones" 1969); Michael Fessier (writer for "A Quiet Day in Tucson" 1967); "The Widow from Red Rock" 1967; "Champion of the Western World" 1968; "For What We Are About to Receive" 1968); Michael Fessier (story for "Bad Day for a Bad Man"); Michael Fessier (teleplay for "Stinky Flanagan" 1969); Pat Fielder (writer for "The Filibusteros" 1967); Michael Fisher (writer "Fiesta" 1970); D.C. Fontana (writer for "North to Tucson" 1968); "Little Thieves" 1969); Warren Garfield (story for "A Way of Justice" 1968); Milton S. Gelman (teleplay for "Bad Day for a Bad Man" 1969); Milton S. Gelman (writer for "To Stand for Something More" 1969; "The Legacy" 1969); Mel Goldberg (writer for "A Hanging Offense" 1967; "Tiger by the Tail" 1968); Ward Hawkins (writer for "The Assassins" 1968); Raphael Hayes (writer for "The Brothers Cannon" 1969); Christopher Helms (story for "Sea of Enemies" 1969); James L. Henderson (writer for "Ebenezer" 1968; "For the Love of Carlos" 1969); Lowell Hjermstad (writer for "Feather of an Eagle" 1969); Alan L. Honaker (story "A Way of Justice" 1968); Tim Kelly (story for "Surtee" 1969); Tim Kelly (writer for "Ride the Savage Land" 1968; "Bad Day for a Thirst" 1968; "The Lion Sleeps" 1969; "Mi Casa, Su Casa" 1970); Laird Koenig (writer "Pale Warrior" 1970); Charles Lang (writer "Tornado Frances" 1968); William F. Leicester (writer "Terrorist" 1967; "Threshold of Courage" 1968; "No Irish Need Apply" 1969; "Time of Your Life" 1969); William F. Leicester (teleplays for "Feather of an Eagle" 1969; "Surtee" 1969); Gene McCarr (writer for "Follow Your Heart" 1968); Bob Mitchell (writer for "Mark of the Turtle" 1967); Esther Mitchell (writer for "Mark of the Turtle" 1967); John Starr Niendorff (writer for "The Peacemaker" 1968; "The Deceivers" 1968); Denne Bart Petitclerc (writer for the pilot and for "Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967; "Young Blood" 1967); Ken Pettus (writer for "Shadows on the Land" 1967; "The Hair Hunter" 1968; "The Stallion" 1968; "The Promised Land" 1968); Jon Bennett Reed (story "Apache Trust" 1969); Richard Sale (story for "The Firing Wall" 1967); Richard Sale (writer "The Doctor from Dodge" 1967; "Gold Is Where You Leave It" 1968); B.W. Sandefur (writer for "A Way of Justice" 1968; "Our Lady of Guadalupe" 1968); James Schmerer (writer "A Matter of Vengeance" 1970); Alex Sharp (writer of "The Covey" 1968; "A Fella Named Kilroy" 1969); Jack B. Sowards (writer for "A Piece of Land" 1969; "Friends and Partners" 1970; "No Trouble at All" 1970; "It Takes a Smart Man" 1970; "Sangre" 1971); Thomas Thompson (writer for "The Firing Wall" 1967); Thomas Thompson (story for "The Lost Ones" 1969); Steven Thornley (writer for "Sudden Country" 1967); Irve Tunick (teleplay for "Apache Trust" 1969; "Generation" 1970); Irve Tunick (writer for "The Lieutenant" 1970); Gabrielle Upton (writer for "The Ghost of Chaparral" 1967); Al C. Ward (writer for "The Last Hundred Miles" 1969); Clyde Ware (writer for "Wind" 1970; "A Man to Match the Land" 1971); Robert Warren (story for "Apache Trust" 1969); Henry Wills (story for "Stinky Flanagan" 1969); Cinematographers: Haskell B. Boggs ("Destination Tucso" 1967, and "The Arrangement" 1967); Harkness Smith; Harold E. Stine (12 episodes 1967-1968); Jack Swain (5 episodes 1970-1971); Kenneth T. Williams (17 episodes 1969-1970); Film Editors: Richard H. Cahoon ("Trail to Nevermore" 1969; "The Little Thieves" 1969; "Auld Lang Syne" 1970); Al Clark (5 episodes 1967-1968); Marvin Coil ("Sudden Country" 1967; "The Assassins" 1968); Robert Fritch (5 episodes 1968-1969); Harry W. Gerstad ("The Widow from Red Rock" 1967; "The Firing Wall" 1967); George A. Gittens (24 episodes 1968-1971); Edward Haire ("Jelks" 1970; "Mi Casa, Su Casa" 1970); Jack Harnish ("Terrorist" 1967; and 21 episodes 1969-1971); Ellsworth Hoagland ("The Ghost of Chaparral" 1967); Danny B. Landres ("A Fella Named Kilroy" 1969); Sidney Levin ("Shadows on the Land" 1967; "A Hanging Offense" 1967; "Mark of the Turtle" 1967); Archie Marshek ("Best Man for the Job" 1967; "A Quiet Day in Tucson" 1967; "The Price of Revenge" 1967); Thomas J. McCarthy ("The Deceivers" 1968, credited as Tom McCarthy); Art J. Nelson (10 episodes 1967-1969, as Argyle Nelson Jr.); Richard L. Van Enger (5 episodes 1968-1969); George Watters (6 episodes 1970-1971); John Woodcock ("Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967); Theme Music: David Rose; Music: Gerry Day (song "The Guns of Johnny Rondo" in episode "The Guns of Johnny Rondo" 1970); Joe Lubin (song "Fiesta La Liesta" in episode "A Man to Match the Land" 1971); David Rose (episodes "Destination Tucson" 1967, and "The Arrangement" 1967); Harry Sukman (song "The Guns of Johnny Rondo" in episode "The Guns of Johnny Rondo" 1970); Song Performance: Faron Young ("The Guns of Johnny Rondo" 1970); Starring: Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon; Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon; Mark Slade as Billy Blue Cannon; Henry Darrow as Manolito Montoya; Linda Cristal as Victoria Cannon; Frank Silvera as Don Sebastian Montoya; Don Collier as Sam Butler; Robert F. Hoy as Joe Butler; Rudy Ramos as Wind; Casting: William Maybery ("Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967); Russel Trost (1967-1968); Art Directors: McClure Capps (1967-1968); A. Earl Hedrick ("Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967); Hal Pereira (1967-1968); George Renne (1968-1971); Set Decorators: Robert R. Benton (1967-1968); William F. Calvert (credited as Bill F. Calvert); Ray Moyer ("Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967); Makeup Supervisor: Wally Westmore (1967-1968); Makeup Artists: Beau Hickman (1968-1969); Claude Thompson (1969-1971); Beau Wilson (1968-1971); Hair Stylist Supervisor: Nellie Manley (1967-1968); Hair Stylist: Hedy Mjorud (in seasons 1-3 credited as Hedvig Mjorud); Production Manager: Kent McCray; Unit Production Managers: Andrew J. Durkus (1967-1968); Richard Evans (1968-1969); Miles S. Middough (1969-1971); Assistant Directors: Don Daves ("Destination Tucson" 1967; "The Arrangement" 1967); Ray DeCamp; Wally Jones ("The Guns of Johnny Rondo" 1970); Major Roup (1968-1971); Sherry Shourds (8 episodes 1967-1968); Erich von Stroheim Jr. ("Champion of the Western World" 1968; "Tiger by the Tail" 1968; "The Hair Hunter" 1968; "A Joyful Noise" 1968); Second Unit Director: Henry Wills; Sound Department: Music Editor: Edna Bullock (7 episodes 1970-1971); Sound Recordists: Joe Edmondson; Robert Miller ("The New Lion of Sonora" 1971); Joel Moss (1967-1970); Richard Weaver (1970-1971) (credited as Dick Weaver); Stunt Co-ordinator: Henry Wills; Color Consultant: Edward P. Ancona Jr.; Executive Story Consultants: Don Balluck (1970-1971); Walter Black (1968-1969); Story Consultants: Don Balluck (1969-1970); Walter Black ("North to Tucson" 1968; "Shadow of the Wind" 1969); Supervising Editor: Marvin Coil (1968-1971); Costumer (women): Glenita Dinneen (1970-1971); Costumer (men): Pat Kelly (1970-1971); Technical Advisor: Michael Freilich ("The Journal of Death" 1970); Casting Supervisor: Milt Hamerman (1968-1971); Script Consultant: Ward Hawkins ("The Ghost of Chaparral" 1967); Story Editor: Ward Hawkins (1967-1968); Story Consultant: Tim Kelly ("North to Tucson" 1968; "Shadow of the Wind" 1969); Story Editor : Tim Kelly (1968) Executive Story Consultant: William F. Leicester (1968-1969); Executive Story Consultant: Samuel Roeca (1968) (credited as Sam Roeca); Post-production Coordinator: Bill Wistrom; "The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son Billy Blue. When Blue's mother was killed (in the first episode) John united his family with the powerful Montoyas by marrying their daughter Victoria (whose brother Manolito now lives with them as well)." Summary written by Ed Stephan [stephan@cc.wwu.edu] Big John Cannon was the determined owner of the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. His better-natured brother Buck assisted. John's first wife was killed by an Apache arrow in the first episode. Her son Billy Blue, appeared in all but the last season which was no great loss as the character always seemed dim witted to me. Naturally, John immediately remarries the young and beautiful daughter of a local patron. Her brother, Manolito, accompanied her to the High Chapparal. In the final season, the producers killed off her father as the actor, Frank Silvera had died. Leif Erickson died in 1996. Cameron Mitchell in 1994 of lung cancer and Frank Silvera in 1970 of an accidental electrocution.
      11. Hondo 8 Sep 1967-29 Dec 1967 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; 17 according to Louis Allgood; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Ralph Taeger as Hondo Lane; Noah Beery, Jr. as Buffalo Baker; Gary Clarke as Capt. Richards; Kathie Browne as Angie Dow; Buddy Foster (Jodie Foster's brother) as Johnny Dow; Michael Pate as Chief Vittoro; William Bryant as Colonel Crook; First Show: "Hondo And The Eagle Claw" with Michael Rennie, Robert Taylor; Last Show: "Hondo And The Rebel Hat" with Jack Elam, Rafael Campos. Hondo's Dog: Sam; Taken from the Louis L'Amour story and the 1953 John Wayne movie, this story was about a cavalry scout in the Arizona Territory around 1870. Hondo had been a Confederate officer who came to live wth the Apaches under Chief Vittoro. But his Indian bride, the Chief's daughter, had been slain in an army massacre. So now he worked for the Army trying to avoid further bloodshed. Noah Berry Jr. died in 1991 - but not before we came to love him as Jim Rockford's father!
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      1. Iron Horse 12 Sep 1966-6 Jan 1968 (ABC); 147 60-minute episodes according to Louis Allgood; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun; Gary Collins as Dave Tarrant; Robert Random as Barnabas Rogers; Roger Torrey as Nils Torvald; Ellen Burstyn as Julie Parsons; First Show: "Joy Unconfined"; Pilot Show: "Scalplock" (10 April 1966); Ben's Horse: Hannibal; Ben's Raccoon: Ulysses; Ben Calhoun won a railroad in a poker game. An unfinished railroad! So Ben had to complete the Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance line. Helping him were Dave, the construction engineer, Nils the giant crewman, and Barnabas the orphan who adored him. Julie ran the Scalplock General Store. Lots of action in this one as they tamed the way for the railroad!
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      1. Jim Bowie: see Adventures of Jim Bowie
      2. The Legend of Jesse James 13 Sep 1965-5 Sep 1966 (ABC); according to Louis Allgood; 26 60-minute episodes; "Jesse James, Jesse James. He was cursed with a quick and restless gun. Jesse James! And he played the game that no man ever won. Jesse James! But his killin' turned him cold, he grew bitter, he grew bold And he fought the world with a gold and hungry gun. Gold and hungry gun, Gold and hungry gun, Blasting flame, a lasting shame, On the man with a hungry gun. Jesse James, Jesse James." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Chris Jones as Jesse James; Allen Case as Frank James; Robert J. Wilke as Marshal Sam Corbett; Ann Doran as Ma James; John Milford as Cole Younger; Tim McIntire as Bob Younger; First Show: "Three Men From Now" with Jack Elam, Bob Random, Virginia Gregg; Horse: ???.
      3. Johnny Ringo 1 Oct 1959-29 Sep 1960 (CBS); 38 Episodes according to Louis Allgood; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: (1959-1960) Johnny Ringo; Don Durant as Johnny Ringo; Karen Sharpe as Laura Thomas; Mark Goddard as Cully Charlcey; Terrence De Marney as Case Thomas; Willis Bouchey as Mayor; Ringo's Horse: Bingo; First Show: "The Arrival" with James Coburn; Last Show: "Cave-In" with Robert Culp; Pilot: "The Loner" (3-5-59) with Thomas Mitchell, Scott Forbes. (Shown On Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre) In Velardi, Arizona Johnny Ringo was gunfighter turned lawman. Case Thomas, a man who loved his whiskey, owned the general store. His daughter Laura was well, hot, for Johnny and pursued him rather doggedly. There really was a gunfighter turned lawman named Johnny Ringo in the 1880s but this show was fictionalized. The deputy, Cully, would get a better job as Don West on Lost in Space! Terrence De Marney died in 1971.
      4. The Rebel see: The Rebel
      5. J.J. Starbuck 1987-1988 (NBC); 6 50-minute episodes; Jerome Jeremiah "J.J." Starbuck is a billionnaire from Texas who cruises America in a 1961 Lincoln convertible with steer horns mounted on the hood. Sometime assisted by ex-con-man E. L. "Tenspeed" Turner, he solves cases free of charge, sweet-talking local police to get them out of the way, jurisdictionally speaking. Not really a Western, but for the steer horned car as an icon... Creators: Executive Producer: Stephen J. Cannell; Production Manager: Brent-Karl Clackson (the new Outer Limits); Director: Music: Starring: DALE ROBERTSON as Jerome Jeremiah "J.J." Starbuck; BEN VEREEN as E. L. "Tenspeed" Turner (1988); JIMMY DEAN as Charlie Bullets; SHAWN WEATHERLY as Jill Starbuck.
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      1. Kit Carson: see Adventures of Kit Carson
      2. Kodiak 13 Sep 1974-1 Oct 1974 (ABC/Warner Bros./Kodiak); 13 30-minute episodes; Cal "Kodiak" McKay worked for the Alaska State Patrol. His beat was 50,000 square miles of wilderness, which he covered on snowshoes, skiis, and the like. Filmed gorgeously on location, Cal was assisted by his Eskimo buddy Abraham Lincoln Imhook. The show rarely dealt with crime as such, but usually with peaceful negotiation to resolve disputes about mining or fishing, or to rescue victims of avalanches. Creators: Stan Shpetner, Anthony Laurence; Producer: Stan Shpetner Music: Morton Stevens; Starring: CLINT WALKER (Cheyenne) as Cal "Kodiak" McKay; ABNER BIBERMAN as Abraham Lincoln Imhook (1974); MARGARET BLYE as Mandy.
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      1. Lancer 1968-1970 (CBS); 24 Sep 1968-23 June 1970 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 51 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: James Stacy as Johnny Madrid Lancer; Wayne Maunder as Scott Lancer; Andrew Duggan as Murdoch Lancer; Paul Brinegar as Jelly Hoskins; Elizabeth Baur as Teresa O'Brien; First Show: "Cut The Wolf Loose"; Two sons with widely different backgrounds (and different mothers) arrived to help their father keep his land and manage his holdings. They had never even met each other until their father asked them to come to his aid. Johnny had been a drifter/gunfighter who had wandered the West. Scott was a Boston bred college boy. But together they form an alliance to help the father and his young ward, Teresa. They showed reruns of this through the summer of 1971. Regarding James Stacy (Johnny). In 1973 James Stacy was riding a motorcycle with his girlfriend when they were struck by a drunk driver. The girlfriend was killed and Stacy lost his left arm and left leg. Both his ex-wives, Connie Stevens and Kim Darby, plus friends pitched in to help him with his medical bills. He continues to act but only in roles he feels appropriately represent the handicapped. Andrew Duggan died in 1988 of throat cancer. Paul Brinegar died in 1995. Horse:
      2. Laredo 16 Sep 1965-1 Sep 1967 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 56 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Neville Brand as Reese Bennett; Peter Brown as Chad Cooper; William Smith as Joe Riley; Philip Carey as Captain Parmalee; Robert Wolders as Erik Hunter; Claude Akins as Cotton Buckmeister; Reese's Horse: Cactus; First Show: "Lazyfoot Where Are You?"; Humor was a big factor in this telling of the Texas Rangers. Neville Brand played a former Union Army officer who didn't join the Rangers until he was 40, which amused his younger partners. Riley had been a gunfighter who liked action and wanted a legal way to get it. Cooper was hunting for gunruuners who had sold guns to those Mexicans who killed his former comrades. Their boss, Captain Parmalee, didn't always find their tactics so funny. Neville Brand died in 1992 of emphysema. Claude Akins in 1994 of cancer.
      3. Laramie 15 Sep 1959-16 Sep 1961 (NBC); 15 Sep 1959-17 Sep 1963 according to Louis Allgood; 124 Episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: John Smith as Slim Sherman; Robert Fuller as Jess Harper; Robert Crawford, Jr. as Andy Sherman; Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy, ranch hand; Spring Byington as Daisy Cooper, housekeeper; Eddy Waller as Mose, Stage Driver; Stuart Randall as Sheriff Mort Corey; Dennis Holmes as Mike Williams (1961); First Show: "Stage Stop" Horse: Alamo; Jess Harper's Horse: Traveler; Bobby Crawford was Johnny Crawford's (Rifleman) big brother. In the 1870s in Wyoming Territory, Slim Sherman and his partner Jess Harper try to hang on to their ranch. They augment their slight cattle ranch income by working at a stagecoach station near Laramie. John Smith (real name Robert Van Orden) died in 1995 of cirrhosis and heart problems.
      4. Law of the Plains 1 Oct 1959-24 Sep 1962 (NBC); or Law of the Plainsman; 1 Oct 1959-22 Sep 1960 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 30 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Michael Ansara (star of Broken Arrow) ; Michael Ansara as Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart; Dayton Lummis as Marshal Andy Morrison; Robert Harland as Deputy Marshal Billy Lordan; Gina Gillespie as Tess Logan, An Orphan; Nora Marlowe as Martha Commager, Owner Of The Boardinghouse; First Show: "Prairie Incident"; Pilot: First Shown on An Episode Of The Rifleman, "The Indian" (17 Feb 1959); Episode #2 (The Rifleman), "The Raid" (9 June 1959); Horse:
      5. Lawman 5 Oct 1958-9 Oct 1962 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 156 60-minute episodes; "Lawman. Lawman. The Lawman came with the sun. There was a job to be done. And so they sent for the badge and the gun Of the Lawman. And as he silently roved, Where evil violently ploved They knew he'd live or he'd die by the code Of the Lawman. The man who rides all alone And all that he'll ever own, Is just a badge and a gun and he's known As the Lawman." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop; Peter Brown as Deputy John McCay; Bek Nelson as Dru Lemp, owner of the Blue Bonnet Cafe; Peggie Castle as Lilly Merrill,owner of Birdcage Saloon; Barbara Long as Julie Tate, owner of the Laramie newspaper; James Bell as Doc. Stewart; Dan Sheridan as Jake, Bartender; First Show: "The Deputy" Horse: ???; John Russell died in 1991
      6. Lazarus Man 1966 (CBS?); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Robert Urich; Horse:
      7. The Legend of Jesse James see: Jesse James
      8. Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1955-1961 (CBS); see: Wyatt Earp, Life and Legend of (CBS/Earp Enterprises); 16 60-minute episodes; "Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp. Brave courageous and bold. Long live his fame and long live his glory and long may his story be told!" Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Hugh O'Brien as Wyatt Earp; Alan Dinehart III as Bat Masterson; Denver Pyle as Ben Thompson; Hal Baylor as Bill Thompson; Gloria Talbott as Abbie Crandall; Horse: Candy; For the first four seasons, Earp was the marshal of Dodge City in Kansas. Good thing that it was on a different network than Gunsmoke, since that's where Matt Dillion was marshal too! By 1959, the show had Earp moving to Tombstone Arizona, just as the real Earp did.
      9. The Lone Ranger 15 Sep 1949-6 June 1957 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 221 30-minute episodes; "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver!' The Lone Ranger rides again! Return with us now to those thrilling days of Yesteryear..." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Clayton Moore as John Reid/The Lone Ranger; Jay Silverheels as Tonto; John Hart as John Reid/The Lone Ranger; Chuck Courtney as Dan Reid, The Lone Ranger's Nephew; Horses: Silver, Scout And Victor Announcer: Fred Foy First Show: "Enter The Lone Ranger"; First Show Starring John Hart as Ranger: "Outlaw's Son" (9-11-52); First Color Show: "Wooden Rifle" (9-20-56); Last Show: "Outlaws In Greasepaint" (6-6-57); Horses: Silver and Scout; "Who was that masked man? John Reid was a Texas Ranger who, was injured in an ambush by the Butch Cavendish Hole in the Wall Gang. He was nursed back to health by Tonto, who had been a childhood friend and would remain the Lone Ranger's constant companion. Remember kemo sabe? Means "trusted scout." Clayton Moore died in 1999 of a heart attack.
      10. Land's End 20 Sep 1995-18 May 1996 (Syndicated/ Fred Dryer Productions and Skyvision Partners in association with Buena Vista Television); 20 60-minute episodes; 1 120-minute episode; Mike Land retired from L.A.P.D. detectives after his wife was murdered, and soon moved to the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas. He takes on cases that come his way, while serving as head of security for the Westin Regina resort. Driving his vintage 1968 Pontiac GTO convertible, Mike is frequently assisted by his eccentric but talented friend, Vietnam veteran Willis P. Dunlevy. Not a Western, but listed here for the Mexico location. Creators: Fred Dryer & Victor A. Schiro and Peter Gethers & David Handler; Adapted from: the novel by Joe Gores; Writers: Peter Gethers, David Handler, Peter Koper, Geoffrey Lewis, Alfonso H. Moreno, Lincoln Kibbee, Norman & L.Lee Lapidus, John Clarkson, James Bruce, Fred Dryer and Victor A. Schiro, Gene Miller & Karen Kevner, Elliot Stern; Executive Producers: Fred Dryer, ??; Producers: ?? Directors: James Bruce, Geoffrey Lewis, John Huneck, Jefferson Kibbee, Martin Pasetta, Jr., Christian Faber, Paul Abascal; Filmed on location in: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Starring: FRED DRYER (Hunter) as Mike Land; GEOFFREY LEWIS as Willis Dunlevy; TIM THOMERSON as Dave Bronson; PAMERLA BOWEN as Courtney Saunders WILLIAM MARQUEZ as Chief of Police Guest stars: Mary-Margaret Humes, Melissa Clayton, Tony Carozzola, Sergio Calderon, Lana Clarkson, Frank Converse, Gregory Scott Cummins, Bobbie Eakes, Kevin West; Episodes: "Land's End" (20 September 1995; 120 minute episode) "Night Eyes" (30 September 1995) "Parentnapping" (8 October 1995) "A Line in the Sand" (14 October 14, 1995) "Day of the Dead" (21 October 1995) "El Perico" (28 October 1995) "Bounty Hunter" (4 November 1995) "Willie Gets Lucky" (11 November 1995) "What Are Friends For " (18 November 1995) "The Curse of Willis" (25 November 1995) "What Ever Happened to Maria Rosa?" (2 December 1995) "Windfall" (23 December 1995) "The Long Arm of the Law" (3 February 1996) "Fool's Gold" (10 February 1996) "Dr. Amore" (17 February 1996) "Red Cadillac" (24 February 1996) "Pieces of 8 Is Enough" (2 March 1996) "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (27 April 1996) "Who's Killing Cole Porter?" (4 May 1996) "Mothers Behind Bars" (11 May 1996) "Jenny" (18 May 1996) see also: cached copy of TV Eyes-The Series
      11. Lobo 18 Sep 1979-25 Aug 1981 (NBC/Universal); 38 60-minute episodes; Spin-off of B.J. and the Bear; originally titled: The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, the feeble premise was that the Governor of Georgia (or was it the Mayor of Atlanta?) had reassigned Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo and his bumbling brother-in-law Deputy Perkins to a special city task force, hoping to bring Atlanta's crime down to the zero-level apparently achieved in Lobo's home district of Orly. But the Orly numbers were an artifact of Lobo's forgetting to mail in his actual crime statistics. Can the country boys solve crimes in the big city? In predictable comedy fashion, every bungle and bumble works out for the best. The very talented character actor Claude Akins is always watchable, but essentially wasted here. Executive Producers: Glen A. Larson, William P. D'Angelo; Music: "The Ballad of Sheriff Lobo" sung by Frankie Laine; Starring: CLAUDE AKINS as Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo; MILLS WATSON as Deputy Perkins; BRIAN KERWIN as Deputy Birdwell "Birdie" Hawkins.
      12. The Loner 18 Sep 1965-?? 1966 (CBS?); 18 Sep 1965-30 April 1966 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 26 30-minute episodes; Executive Producers: ; Music: ; Starring: Lloyd Bridges as William Colton; First Show: "An Echo Of Bugles" Colton's Horse: Rex Or Montrose Sea.
      13. Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years 25 Sep 1995-? (CBS?); 30 Sep 1995-21 Sep 1996 (NN) according to Louis Allgood; 21 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Scott Bairstow as Newt Call; Eric McCormack as Colonel Francis Clay Mosby; Kelly Rowan as Mattie Shaw; Scott Bairstow as Newt Call; Paul Le Mat as Josiah Peale; Paul Johansson as Austin Peale; Tracy Scoggins as Amanda Carpenter; Kelly Rowan as Mattie Shaw; First Show: "The Return"; Horse:
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      1. Magnificent Seven 3 Jan 1998-21 Mar 1998 (CBS?); 3 Jan 1998-16 July 1999 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 19 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Michael Biehn as Chris Larrabee, horse: Pony; Eric Close as Vin Tanner, horses: Quinn, Peso & Jake; Rick Worthy as Nathan Jackson, horses: Buster & Weasel; Anthony Starke as Ezra Standish, horses: Chester & Hemp; Dale Midkiff as Buck Wilmington, horse: Beavis; Ron Perlman as Josiah Sanchez, horse: Quincy; Andrew Kavovit as John Dunne "J.D.", horse: Milagro; Laurie Holden as Mary Travis, horse: Segin; Robert Vaughn as Judge Oren Travis; First Show: "Ghost Of The Confederacy", 2 Hours.
      2. Man Called Shenandoah 13 Sep 1965-5 Sep 1966 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 34 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Robert Horton as Shenandoah; First Show: "The Onslaught"; Two buffalo hunters find a stranger who has been shot. Thinking he may have a price on his head, they take him to town. Although he is not wanted, when he comes around, he cannot remember who he his. He has amnesia. Calling himself Shenandoah, he wanders the West trying to find his real identity in this single season show.
      3. Maverick 22 Sept. 1957-8 July 1962 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 124 60-minute episodes; "Who is the tall, dark stranger there? Maverick is the name. Ridin' the trail to who knows where, Luck is his companion, Gamblin' is his game. Smooth as the handle on a gun. Maverick is the name. Wild as the wind in Oregon, Blowin' up a canyon, Easier to tame. Riverboat, ring your bell, Fare thee well, Annabel. Luck is the lady that he loves the best. Natchez to New Orleans Livin on jacks and queens Maverick is a legend of the west. Riverboat, ring your bell, Fare thee well, Annabel. Luck is the lady that he loves the best. Natchez to New Orleans Livin' on jacks and queens Maverick is a legend of the West. Maverick is a legend of the West." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: James Garner as Bret; Jack Kelly as Bart; Roger Moore as Beauregard; Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick; Diane Brewster as Samantha Crawford; Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Dandy Jim Buckley; Richard Long as Gentleman Jack Darby; Peter Breck as Doc Holliday; Horse: El Loaner; First Show: "War Of The Silver Kings"; Other Episodes of Note: "Hostage!" (Nov. 10, 1957) Debut Jack Kelly; "Bundle From Britain" (Sept. 18, 1960) Debut Roger Moore; "Forbidden City" (March 26, 1961) Debut Robert Colbert; Last Show: ???; James Garner was to be the ONLY Maverick but when production ran behind, brother Bart was added. Jack Kelly appeared in about a third of that year's episodes and a seperate production crew was used. By 1960 Garner and Kelly shared duties about 50/50 and sometimes appeared together. After the 1960-1961 season Garner left the show. Roger Moore appeared (1960-1962) as English cousin Beau, and Robert Colbert (1961-1962) as brother Brent for two episodes. Jack Kelly died in 1992 of a stroke
      4. The Man from Blackhawk 1959-1960 (ABC/Columbia/Stuart-Oliver); 9 Oct 1959-23 Sept.1960 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 37 30-minute episodes; black and white; Western/Mystery/Detective drama series. Cases of an insurance investigator in the 1800s. Starring: ROBERT ROCKWELL as Sam Logan, Insurance Investigator; First Show: "Logan's Policy"; see also: cached copy of TV Eyes-The Series
      5. Matt Houston 1982-1985 (ABC/Warner/Spelling); 50 60-minute episodes; Mystery/Detective drama series. Texan oil millionaire Matlock "Matt" Houston begins a second career as a private detective. Not really a Western, except for Texas locale. Creator: Lawrence Gordon; Executive Producer: Aaron Spelling; Producer: Michael Fisher; Starring: LEE HORSLEY as Matt Houston; PAMELA HENSLEY as C.J. Parsons; PAUL BRINEGAR as Lamar; DENNIS FIMPEL as Bo; JOHN APREA as Lieutenant Vince Novelli; BUDDY EBSEN as Roy Houston.
      6. McCloud 16 Sep 1970-28 Aug 1977 (NBC/Universal); 16 Sep 1972-9 Oct 1976 (UK: ITV); 6 60-minute episodes; 19 90-minute episodes; 21 120-minute episodes; Purportedly imitating Clint Eastwood in the film Coogan's Bluff (1968), Dennis Weaver starred as Sam McCloud, a horse-riding rural Western Marshall from Taos, New Mexico, assigned to the 27th Precinct of Manhattan's NYPD. Despite the best efforts of Chief Peter B. Clifford and his staff, McCloud resolutely suck by his guns, refusing to adopt the methodology of the urban cops. Sometimes assisted by Sergeant Joe Broadhurst, and sometimes by his girlfriend Chris Coughlin, McCloud rode the car-packed streets on horseback, in a sheepskin jacket and cowboy hat, spoke his Southwestern phraseology, and his eternal line "there you go!" Dennis Weaver earned some $200,000 per episode, achieved hit status, and was seen on NBC's Mystery Movie, in rotation with Columbo and McMillan and Wife. Creator: Glen A. Larson; Executive Producer: Glen A. Larson; Producer: Herbert Wright; Director: Noel Black; Writer: Lonne Elder III; Theme Music: Glen A. Larson, David Shire; Cinematographers: Ronald W. Browne, Ben Colman, Sol Negrin; Film Editors: Michael Berman, Jean Jacques Berthelot, Bob Kagey, Robert L. Kimble, Chuck McClelland, Gene Ranney, Anthony Redman; Art Directors: Alexander A. Mayer, William H. Tuntke; Set Decorator: Claire P. Brown; Assistant Directors: Phil Cook, David Dowell, William Holbrook, Ronald Martinez, Mark Sandrich Jr., Robert Saunders; Starring: DENNIS WEAVER (Chester in Gunsmoke) as Sam McCloud; J.D. CANNON as Chief Peter B. Clifford; TERRY CARTER as Sergeant Joe Broadhurst; DIANA MULDAUR as Chris Coughlin; KEN LYNCH as Sergeant Grover; Guest Stars included: JOHN DENVER (acting debut); FARRAH FAWCETT (as a prostitute). The pilot episode which brought McCloud to New York City, was titled Who Killed Miss U.S.A.; in Great Britain it was titled Who Killed Merri-Ann; McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? (1970) Producer: Leslie Stevens; Associate Producer: John Strong;(associate) Original Music: David Shire; Theme Song: "Another Way"; Theme Song Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr.; Cinematographer: Ben Colman; Film Editors: Edwin H. Bryant, Bob Kagey, Robert L. Kimble; Art Director: Henry Bumstead; Assistant Directors: Edward K. Dodds, Steve Marshall; Director: Richard A. Colla; Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link, Stanford Whitmore Story: Stanford Whitmore; Starring: DENNIS WEAVER as Marshall Sam McCloud; CRAIG STEVENS as Whitman; PETER MARK RICHMAN as Peter B. Clifford; DIANA MULDAUR as Chris Coughlin; TERRY CARTER as Sergeant Joe Broadhurst; MARIO ALCADE as Peralta; RAUL JULIA as Father Nieves; SHELLY NOVACK as James Waldron; JULIE NEWMAR as Adrienne Redman; MICHAEL BOW as Billy; NEFTI MILLET as Ramos; KATHY STRITCH as Merri Ann Coleman; ALBERT POPWELL as Guard; IRA COOK as Second Reporter; GREGORY SIERRA as First Deputy; TONY DANTE as Second Deputy; VICTOR BOZEMAN as Black Reporter; BILL BALDWIN, SR. as First Reporter; RON HENRIQUEZ as Vejar; LEE PULFORD as Receptionist; ROBERTO VARGAS as Chico.
      7. Men From Shiloh see: The Virginian
      8. My Friend Flicka 1956-1957 (CBS); 30 Sep 1955-18 May 1958 (CBS/NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 39 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Johnny Washbrook as Ken McLaughlin; Gene Evans as Rob McLaughlin (the father); Anita Louise as Nell McLaughlin (the mother); Frank Ferguson as Gus Broeberg (the Swedish ranch hand); Gene Evans as Rob McLoughlin according to Louis Allgood; Anita Louise as Neil McLoughlin; Johnny Washbrook as Ken McLoughlin; Frank Ferguson as Gus Broeberg; Pamela Beaird as Hildy Broeberg; Hugh Sanders as Sheriff Downey; Guinn Williams as Jeb Taylor (Nov. 18, 1955); First Show: "One Man's Horse" with Hugh Beaumont; Last Show: "Big Red" with Denver Pyle; Horse: "Wahama" as "Flicka"; Wahama was owned by Ralph McCutcheon, who also owned and trained Fury. Les Hilton was Wahama's trainer. Wahama had a stunt double - a horse named Goldie. The show took place on the "Goose Bar Ranch" in Wyoming around 1900. Anita Louise died in 1970 of a stroke. Frank Ferguson died in 1978 of cancer. Gene Evans died in 1998.
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      1. Nakia _____ 1974-_____ 1974 (ABC/Columbia/David Gerber); 15 60-minute episodes; Mystery/Detective drama series. Cases of the Native American deputy of a town in New Mexico. Not really a Western, but for location and protagonist ethnicity. Producer: Charles Larson Starring: ROBERT FORSTER as ______; ARTHUR KENNEDY as ______; GLORIA DE HAVEN as ______; TAYLOR LACHER as ______.
      2. Nichols 1971-1972 (NBC); 16 Sep 1971-1 Aug 1972 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 24 60-minute episodes (29 according to Louis Allgood); Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: James Garner as Sheriff Jim Nichols; Stuart Margolin as Deputy Sheriff Mitch Mitchell; Neva Patterson as Ma Sara Ketchum; Margot Kidder as Ruth, Barmaid; John Beck as Ketchum; Alice Ghostley as Bertha, Saloon Keeper; Richard Bull as Judge Thatcher; John Harding as Salter; Paul Hampton as Johnson; M. Emmett Walsh as Gabe McCutcheon; John Quade as Scully One; Jesse Wayne as Scully Two; Mitch's Dog: Slump; First Show: "Nichols";
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      1. The Outlaws 1960-1962 (NBC?); 29 Sep 1960-13 Sep 1962 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 50 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Barton MacLane as Marshal Frank Caine; Don Collier as Deputy Marshal Will Foreman; Jock Gaynor as Deputy Marshal Heck Martin; Slim Pickens as Slim; Judy Lewis as Connie; Bruce Yarnell as Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson; Barton MacLane as Marshal Frank Caine; Don Collier as Deputy Marshal Will Foreman, horse: George; Jock Gaynor as Deputy Marshal Heck Martin; Bruce Yarnell as Deputy Marshal Chalk Breeson, horse: Pawnee (Oct. 5, 1961); Slim Pickens as Slim (Oct. 5, 1961); Judy Lewis as Connie Masters (Oct. 5, 1961); First Show: "Thirty A Month" This show had an identity crisis: in the first season Marshal Caine and Deputies Martin and Foreman were the stars. Now, this took place in Oklahoma in the 1890's when the Dalton and Jennings Gangs presented some tough desperados for the law. The novel approach of the show was that each episode was seen through the eyes of the bad guys. Well, I thought it was an interesting concept but the producers evidently didn't. By the second season both Caine and Martin are gone and Foreman is now a Marshal with his own deputy. Promoted, I assume. And the stories are told from the perspective of the good guys. Barton MacLane died in 1969 of cancer. Bruce Yarnell died in 1973 in a plane crash. Slim Pickens in 1983 of a brain tumor. Jock Gaynor died in 1998.
      2. Outlaws CBS, 28 Dec 1986-30 May 1987 Another Sci-Fi/Western crossover. In 1899 Sheriff John Grail was about to capture Harland Pike's gang of bankrobbers in Texas (with which he himself had been formerly affiliated) when a lightning storm threw him and the gang into the Texas on 90 years later. They spent their gold coins to buy the Double Eagle Ranch, and started the Double Eagle Detective Agency to bring 19th Century standards of justice to a flabby contemprary southwest. They wore modern knockoffs of their period costumes, used old-fashioned weapons, had trouble controlling Harland's brother Billy (read "Billy Carter"). Despite endless gunfights, none of them were ever seriously injured. Lt. Maggie Randall was their liaison to the Houston Police Department, and developed a crush on John Grail. Sheriff John Grail -- Rod Taylor Harland Pike -- William Lucking Wolfson "Wolf" Lucas -- Charles Napier Isaiah "Ice" McAdams -- Richard Roundtree ("Shaft") Billy Pike -- Patrick Houser Lt. Maggie Randall -- Christine Belford
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      1. Paris 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring:
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      1. Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman Feb 1993-? (CBS); 1 Jan 1993-16 May 1998 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; First Show: "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" ; Starring: Jane Seymour as Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn; Joe Lando as Byron Sully; Chad Allen as Matthew Cooper; Erika Flores as Colleen Cooper; Shawn Toovey as Brian Cooper; Orson Bean as Loren Bray, Store Keeper; Henry G. Sanders as Robert E., Blacksmith; Larry Sellers as Cloud Dancing; Jim Knobeloch as Jake Slicker, Barber And Mayor; Frank Collison as Horace Bing, Telegrapher; Helene Udy as Myra Bing; William Shockley as Hank Lawson, Bartender; Geoffrey Lower as Reverend Timothy Johnson; Barbara Babcock as Dorothy Jennings, Reporter; Jonelle Allen as Grace; Jennifer Young as Ingrid; Jessica Bowman as Colleen Cooper (Jan. 14, 1995); Jason Leland Adams as Preston A. Lodge III, Hotel Manager (Sept. 23, 1995); Brandon Douglas as Andrew Cook, M.D. (May 11, 1996); John Schneider as Sheriff David "Daniel" Simon (Sept. 27, 1997); Alley Mills as Marjorie Quinn, Dr. Mike's Sister; Elinor Donahue as Rebecca Quinn, Dr. Mike's Sister; Georgann Johnson as Elizabeth Quinn, Dr. Mike's Mother;
      2. Quincy, M.E. Pilot 3 Oct 1976; 4 Feb 1977-11 May 1983 (NBC/Universal); JACK KLUGMAN as Quincy; {more cast: to be done}
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      1. The Range Rider 15 Mar 1951-12 Apr 1953; 26 April 1951- ??? (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 76 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Jock Mahoney as Range Rider; Dickie Jones as Dick West; Jock Mahoney as Range Rider, horse: Rawhide Dick Jones as Dick West, horse: Lucky First Show: "The Range Rider" (IMDB says "Six Gun Party") with Kenneth MacDonald, Harry Cheshire. (RR); with Denver Pyle, Dick Curtis (Six Gun Party); The 6'4" Mahoney was a former stunt man whose athletic skills became legendary as he performed his own, often difficult, stunts on the show. Mahoney died in 1989 of a stroke.
      2. Rawhide 1959-1966 (CBS); 9 Jan 1959-4 Jan 1966 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 16 60-minute episodes; Full Lyrics (abbreviated version only on TV) "Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rawhide! Rollin', rollin', rollin' Though the streams are swollen Keep them dogies rollin' Rawhide! Rain and wind and weather Hell-bent for leather Wishin' my gal was by my side. All the things I'm missin', Good vittles, love, and kissin', Are waiting at the end of my ride CHORUS Move 'em on, head 'em up Head 'em up, move 'em on Move 'em on, head 'em up Rawhide Count 'em out, ride 'em in, Ride 'em in, count 'em out, Count 'em out, ride 'em in Rawhide! Keep movin', movin', movin' Though they're disapprovin' Keep them dogies movin' Rawhide! Don't try to understand 'em Just rope, throw, and brand 'em Soon we'll be living high and wide. My hearts calculatin' My true love will be waitin', Be waitin' at the end of my ride. Rawhide! Rawhide!" Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates; Eric Fleming as Gil Favor; John Ireland as Jed Colby; Sheb Wooley as Pete Nolan; Paul Brinegar as Wishbone; James Murdock as Mushy; Rocky Shahan as Joe Scarlet; Steve Raines as Jim Quince; Raymond St. Jacques as Simon Blake; Eric Fleming as Gil Favor, Trail Boss; Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, Ramrod, horse: Midnight; Sheb Wooley as Pete Nolan, Scout; Paul Brinegar as G.W. Wishbone, Cook (George Washington); James Murdock as Mushy Mushgrove; Steve Raines as Jim Quince; Rocky Shahan as Joe Scarlet; Charles Gray as Clay Forrester, Scout (Nov. 3, 1961); Bill Thompkins as Toothless (Sept. 21, 1962); Clint Eastwood becomes Trail Boss (Sept. 14, 1965); Raymond St. Jacques as Simon Blake (Sept. 14, 1965); David Watson as Ian Cabot (Sept. 14, 1965); John Ireland as Jed Colby (Sept. 21, 1965); First Show: "Incident Of The Tumbleweed Wagon" with Terry Moore, John Larch; Other Notable Episodes: "Encounter At Boot Hill" (Clint as Trail Boss) with Simon Oakland; Last Show: "Crossing At White Feather" with Johnny Crawford, Dick Foran. When Raymond St. Jacques joined the cast in 1965 he became the first black actor to be regularly featured on a Western. Eric Fleming drowned in Peru in 1966. John Ireland died in 1992 of leukemia. Other deaths - Paul Brinegar in 1995, James Murdock in 1981, Steve Raines in 1996, St. Raymond St.Jacques in 1990.
      3. The Rebel 1959-1961; 4 Oct 1959-17 Sep 1961 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 76 60-minute episodes; "The Rebel (The Ballad of Johnny Yuma) Away, away, away rode the rebel, Johnny Yuma. Johnny Yuma, was a rebel, He roamed, through the West. And Johnny Yuma, was a rebel, He wandered alone. He got fightin' mad, This rebel lad, He packed his star as he wandered far Where the only law was a hook and a draw, the rebel. (Away, away, away rode the rebel.) Johnny Yuma, was a rebel, He roamed, through the west. And Johnny Yuma, was a rebel, He wandered alone. He searched the land, This restless lad, He was panther quick and leather tough 'Cause he had figured that he'd been pushed enough, the rebel. (Away, away, away rode the rebel.) Johnny Yuma. Johnny Yuma, was a rebel, He roamed, through the West. And Johnny Yuma, the rebel, He wandered alone. He was fightin' mad, This rebel lad, With a dream he would hold until his dying breath He would search his soul and gamble with death. Away, away, away rode the rebel, Johnny Yuma." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Nick Adams as Johnny Yuma; First Show: "Johnny Yuma" with Dan Blocker, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan; Horse: Nick Adams (real name Nicholas Aloysius Adamschock) died of what was ruled a drug overdose/suicide in 1968, but many feel there was foul play and that he was murdered. Call it an urban legend....
      4. Restless Gun 1957-1959; 23 Sep 1957-14 Sep 1959 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 77 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: John Payne as Vint Bonner; Guest Stars: Dan Blocker ("Hoss" on Bonanza, made his TV debut in an episode called "The Child"; James Coburn played his first major role in "Take Me Home." Pilot Show Shown 0n Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (29 March 1957); First Show: "Duel At Lockwood" with Vic Morrow, Walter Coy, Olive Carey; Horse: Scar; Vint Bonner was an essentially quiet and serious guy who would have been happier finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts -- but this rarely was possible. He roamed from place to place in the post-Civil War West. John Payne died in 1989 of heart problems.
      5. The Rifleman 1958-1963; 30 Sep 1958-1 July 1961 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 168 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain; Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain; Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance; Bill Quinn as Sweeney the bartender; Hope Summers as Hattie Denton the storekeeper; Also Starring: Joe Higgins as Nils Svenson, Blacksmith; Edgar Buchanan as Dr. Jay Burrage; Jack Kruschner as Dr. Jay Burrage; Ralph Moody as Dr. Jay Burrage; Joan Taylor as Millie Scott (Nov. 15, 1960); Patricia Blair as Lou Mallory (Oct. 18, 1962); Asa Maynor as Molly (Feb. 25, 1963); Lucas's Horse: Old Ebony; Mark's Horse: Blue Boy; First Show: "The Sharpshooter" with Dennis Hooper, Leif Erickson; Pilot Show first seen on Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, "The Sharpshooter" (March 7, 1958) with Leif Erickson, Dennis Hopper, Chuck Connors. Horses: Razor was Lucas' horse and Blueboy was Johnny's; Gun: The rifle was a .44-40 Winchester custom fitted to fire 8 shots in 2.5 seconds; Lucas McCain was a widower trying to raise his son on his ranch outside North Fork, New Mexico. Chuck Connors died in 1992 of lung cancer
      6. Rin Tin Tin: see Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
      7. Riverboat 1959-1961; 13 Sep 1959-16 Jan 1961 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 44 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Burt Reynolds as Ben Frazer; Darren McGavin as Captain Grey Holden; Noah Beery, Jr. as Bill Blake; William D. Gordon as Travis; Stars: Darren McGavin as Captain Grey Holden; Burt Reynolds as Ben Frazer, Pilot; William D. Gordon as Travis (Nov. 1, 1959); Richard Wessell as Carney (Nov. 1, 1959); Jack Lambert as Joshua, First Mate (Dec. 13, 1959); Mike McGreevey as Chip Kessler (Feb. 1, 1960); Dan Duryea as Brad Turner, Temporary Captain (Feb. 29, 1960); Bart Patton as Terry Blake, Cub-Pilot (Feb. 29, 1960); John Mitchum as Pickalong (March 7, 1960); Noah Beery Jr. as Bill Blake, Pilot (Sept. 19, 1960); First Show: "Payment In Full" with Barbara Bel Geddes, and Aldo Ray; The Riverboat: Enterprise Substituting for the Horse: The riverboat was the "Enterprise" and it cruised the Mississippi during the 1840s. Burt Reynolds, in his first continuing role, played the pilot.
      8. The Roy Rogers Show 15 Mar 1951-12 Apr 1957; 30 Dec 1951-23 June 1957 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 100 60-minute episodes; "Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It's the way you ride the trail that counts, Here's a happy one for you. Happy Trails to you, Until we meet again. Happy Trails to you, Keep smilin' until then. Who cares about the clouds when we'ere together? Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather. Happy Trails to you, Til we meet again..." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Roy Rogers (real name Leonard Franklin Slye) as himself; Dale Evans, Queen of the West, as herself; Pat Brady; Harry Lauter as Mayor Ralph Cotton; First Show: "Jailbreak" with Rand Brooks, Terry Frost, Riley Hill, Nan Leslie; Stars: Roy Rogers as Himself (Leonard Franklin Slye); Dale Evans as Herself (Frances Octavia Smith); Pat Brady as Himself ; Harry Harvey Sr. as Sheriff Tom Blodgett; Reed Howes as Sheriff Blodgett; Last Show: "Johnny Rover" with Dennis Moore; Horses: Trigger and Buttermilk; Dog: Bullet Pseudo-horse: Nellybelle was the Jeep; They lived at the Double R Bar Ranch outside of Mineral City. Roy Rogers (real name Leonard Franklin Slye) was born in Duck Run, Ohio. Roy Rogers died in 1998 of congestive heart failure
      9. Adventures of Robin Hood 1955-1958 (CBS); 26 Sep 1955-22 Sep 1958 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 143 60-minute episodes; "Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding through the glen, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, With his band of men, Feared by the bad, loved by the good, Robin Hood! Robin Hood! Robin Hood! He called the greatest archers To a tavern on the green, They vowed to help the people of the king, They handled all the trouble On the English country scene, And still found plenty of time to sing. Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Riding through the glen, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, With his band of men, Feared by the bad, loved by the good, Robin Hood! Robin Hood! Robin Hood!" Well, it wasn't really a Western, too far East for that (England), and too early in history, BUT: it had horses, people living in the wild, robbers, a sherriff, and horses... And it wasn't Indians with the bows and arrows... Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Richard Greene as Robin; Donald Pleasance as Prince John; Alan Wheatley as Sheriff of Nottingham; Bernadette O'Farrell a Maid Marian; Patricia Driscoll as Maid Marian (1957-1960); First Show: "The Coming Of Robin Hood" Stars (according to Louis Allgood): Richard Greene as Robin Hood; Bernadette O'Farrell as Maid Marion Fitzwater; Rufus Cruikshank as Little John; Alexander Gauge as Friar Tuck; Ian Hunter as Sir Richard; Donald Pleasence as Prince John; Alan Wheatley as Sheriff Of Nottingham; Gillian Sterret as Lady Genevieve; Paul Eddington as Will Scarlet; Michael Brill as Guy; Ronald Howard as Will Scarlet; Archie Duncan as Little John (April 16, 1956); Patricia Driscoll as Maid Marion Fitzwater (Sept. 16, 1957); Horse: ?; Richard Greene died in 1985 of cardiac arrest.
      10. Royal Canadian Mounted Police {to be done}
      11. Series Name Here 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Horse:
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      1. The Secret Empire NBC, 27 Feb 1979-1 May 1979 One of the stranger Western/Sci-Fi halfbreeds, this cuts back and forth between black-and-white 1888 Cheyenne Wyoming and underground extraterrestrial city Chimera (filmed in color). Marshall Jim Donner -- Geoffrey Scott Billy -- Tiger Williams Millie -- Carlene Watkins Jess Keller -- Peter Breck Maya -- Pamela Brull Princess Tara (Feb-Apr) -- Diane Markoff Princess Tara (Apr-May) -- Stepfanie Kramer Eperor Thorval -- Mark Lenard Roe -- Peter Tomarken Hator -- David Opatoshu Yannuck -- Sean Garrison
      2. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 1955-1958 (CBS); 29 Sep 1955-25 Sep 1958 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 78 60-minute episodes; "I arrest you in the name of the Crown." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Theme Music: Von Reznicek's "Donna Diana Overture"; Starring: Dick Simmons; First Show: "Vindication Of Yukon" Horse: Rex; Dog: King; After the show concluded, actor Simmons revealed that the Sergeant had a first name, Frank, but it was never used on the show.
      3. Steve Donovan, Western Marshal 1955 (CBS); 9 Aug 1955-30 Dec 1955 according to Louis Allgood; 39 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Douglas Kennedy as Marshal Steve Donovan; Eddy Waller as Rusty Lee; Horse: Set in Wyoming in the 1870s. Douglas Kennedy died in 1973 of cancer and Eddy Waller in 1977 of a stroke.
      4. Sky King 1951-1954 (CBS); 5 April 1952-8 March 1959 (ABC/CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 71 60-minute episodes; "Out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King!" Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Kirby Grant as Sky King; Gloria Winters as Penny; Ron Hagerthy as Clipper; Ewing Mitchell as Mitch the Sheriff; First Show: "Operation Urgent" with John Banner, Rand Brooks. Last Show: "Mickey's Birthday" with Gary Hunley, John Mitchum. Starring (according to Louis Allgood): Kirby Grant as Schuyler (Sky) J. King; Gloria Winters as Penny King; Ron Hagerthy as Clipper King; Ewing Mitchell as Sheriff Mitch Hargrove; Norman Olmstead as Bob Carey, son of the Mayor of Grover, AZ.; Chubby Johnson as Jim Bell, Ranch Foreman; Substituting for the Horse: Songbird was his Cessna 310B; Flying Crown Ranch was home Penny was Sky King's niece, but yes, in earlier episodes he also had a nephew, Clipper. In the earlier episodes, a Cessna T-50 twin-engine "Bamboo Bomber." Sky King was shown in reruns for many years, which is why you recall this as appearing later. Kirby Grant died in 1985 in an automobile accident while on his way to watch a launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger at Cape Canaveral. He was to be honored by the shuttle astronauts for his achievements in encouraging aviation and space flight.
      5. Stories of the Century 1954 (CBS); 8 Jan 1955-23 Oct 1956 (NN) 39 Episodes (imdb. Says 23 Jan. 1954) according to Louis Allgood; 39 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Jim Davis as Matt Clark; Mary Castle as Frankie Adams; Kristine Miller as Margaret "Jonesy" Jones; First Show: "Belle Starr" with Marie Windsor, Stuart Randall. Last Show: ???; Stars (according to Louis Allgood): Jim Davis as Matt Clark, Railroad Detective; Mary Castle as Frankie Adams, Railroad Detective; Kristine Miller as Margaret "Jonesy" Jones, Railroad Detective (Sept. 10, 1955); Horse: ?; This half-hour Western was about a pair of detectives for the Southwestern Railroad. What was unusual was that Jim Davis' partners were women! Also, this was one of the first syndicated TV shows to win a major Emmy - Best Western or Adventure Series for 1954! Jim Davis died in 1981 while he was playing Jock Ewing on Dallas.
      6. Sheriff of Cochise 1956-1958 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: John Bromfield as U.S. Marshal Frank Morgan; Stan Jones as Deputy Olson; James Griffith as Deputy Tom Ferguson (U.S. Marshal); Horse: This gets complicated. In the first 39 shows which were called Sheriff of Cochise. Morgan was the Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona. In the second 39 shows he appeared as U.S. Marshal, in which case, Morgan was a fed!
      7. Sugarfoot Also known as Tenderfoot; 1957-1960 (CBS); 17 Sept 1957-20 Sep 1960 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 69 60-minute episodes; "Sugarfoot, Sugarfoot, easy lopin', cattle ropin' Sugarfoot, Carefree as the tumbleweeds, ajoggin' along with a heart full of song And a rifle and a volume of the law. Sugarfoot, Sugarfoot, never underestimate a Sugarfoot, Once you got his dander up, ain't no one who's quicker on the draw. You'll find him on the side of law and order, From the Mexicali border, to the rolling hills of Arkansaw; Sugarfoot, Sugarfoot, easy lopin', cattle ropin' Sugarfoot, Ridin' down to cattle town, a-joggin' a-long with a heart full of song And a rifle and a volume of the law." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Will Hutchins as Tom "Sugarfoot" Brewster; Jack Elam as Toothy Thompson; Horse: Sugarfoot rode Penny; Brewster was a naive, sarsaparilla drinking Easterner who came West seeking to become a lawyer. At one point, Warner Bros., which produced the show, had the idea to add footage from some the Western movies they had already made. Supposedly, this would make the show look more expensive, although of course, this was the cheap way to achieve that. This show alternated with Cheyenne and Bronco Layne.
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      1. Tales of Wells Fargo 1957-1962; 18 March 1957-28 Aug 1961 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 167 30-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie; Jack Ging as Beau McCloud; William Demerest as Jeb Gaine; Guest Stars: Jack Nicholson appeared in one of his first major TV roles in the "Washburn Girl" episode; Starring (according to Louis Allgood): Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie, Wells Fargo Agent; Chubby Johnson as Stage Driver; Hardie's Horse: Jubilee Pilot Show: "A Tale Of Wells Fargo" with Paul Fix, Ray Teal, Stuart Randall (Shown on Schlitz Playhouse) (Dec. 14, 1956); First Show: "The Thin Rope" with Chuck Connors, Jacqueline Holt, Arthur Space; Horses: Dale Robertson rode Leo Jr., Dale Robertson rode Jubilee, Hannibal; SECOND SERIES: 30 Sep 1961-8 Sep 1962 (NBC); 34 60-minute Episodes. Starring (according to Louis Allgood): Dale Robertson as Jim Hardie, Wells Fargo Agent; Jack Ging as Beau McCloud, Wells Fargo Agent; William Demarest as Jeb Caine, Ranch Foreman; Mary Jayne Sanders as Mary Gee; Virginia Christine as Ovie; Hardie's Horse: Jubilee; First Show: " Casket 7'3" "
      2. Tales of the Texas Rangers 1955-1957 (CBS); 3 Sep 1955-25 May 1957 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 52 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Willard Parker as Ranger Jace Pearson; Harry Lauter as Ranger Clay Morgan; Horse: ?; First Show: "Ransom Flight" with Jan Shepard, John Pickard; This was a most unusual Western in that the historical period switched from week to week. While it was always about the Texas Rangers, one week they might be coralling desperados in the 1850s; the next they would be hunting down criminals in the 1950s. Willard Parker died in 1996 of heart failure, as did Henry Lauter in 1990.
      3. The Tall Man 1960-1962; 10 Sep 1960-1 Sep 1962 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 75 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Clu Gulager as William H. Bonney alias Billy The Kid; Barry Sullivan as Deputy Sheriff Pat Garrett; First Show: "Garrett And The Kid" with Denver Pyle, Hank Patterson. A fictionalized telling of the story of Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney). It's New Mexico in the 1870s and Garrett and the Kid have an almost paternal relationship. Yet each knows that they are on opposite sides of the law and must one day collide. Although they never showed it on this show, eventually Garrett kills Billy. Garrett is called "the Tall Man" because of his honesty and integrity. Barry Sullivan died in 1994 of a respiratory ailment. Horse: ?
      4. Tate 8 June 1960-28 Sep 1960 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 13 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: David McLean as Tate, A Gunslinger; Patricia Breslin as Jessica Jackson; Guest Stars: Robert Redford made two guest appearances on the show. Episodes: The Bounty Hunter and Comanche Slips. First Show: "Home Town" with James Coburn, Hank Patterson, Royal Dano; Tate has lost the use of his left arm during the Civil War. That made it hard to find work; so he traveled as a quasi- wandering gunfighter. Looked ornery too, with that arm wrapped in black leather... David MacLean died in 1995 of lung cancer. Horse:
      5. Tenderfoot: see Sugarfoot
      6. The Texan 1958-1960 (CBS); 29 Sep 1958-12 Sep 1960 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 78 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Rory Calhoun (real name Francis Timothy McCown) as Bill Longley; Horse: Domino; First Show: "Law Of The Gun" with Neville Brand, John Larch, Hank Patterson. Rory Calhoun (real name: Francis Timothy McCown) died in 1999 of emphysema and diabetes
      7. Tombstone Territory 16 Oct 1957-9 Oct 1959 (CBS); 16 Oct 1957-17 Sept 1958/13 March 1959-9 Oct 1959 (ABC/NN) according to Louis Allgood; 91 60-minute episodes; "Whistle me up a memory Whistle me back where I want to be Whistle a tune that will carry me To Tombstone Territory If your past has run afoul the law It's a handy place to be But your future's just a good as your draw In Tombstone Territory." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Theme Music: "Whistle Me Up A Memory" was composed by William M. Backer; Starring: Pat Conway as Sheriff Clay Hollister; Gilman Rankin as Deputy Charlie Riggs; Richard Eastham as "Tombstone Epitaph" editor Harris Claibourne; First Show: "Gunslinger From Galeville" (Tombstone Territory) with Robert Foulk and Brett King; First Show: "Whipsaw" (March 13, 1959); Horse: Pat Conway died in 1981.
      8. Trackdown 4 Oct 1957-23 Sep 1959 (CBS); 4 Oct 1957-23 Sep 1959 (CBS) according to Louis Allgood; 71 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Robert Culp (I Spy) as Hoby Gilman, Texas Ranger; Ellen Corby as Henrietta Porter (Nov. 7, 1958); Peter Leeds as Tenner Smith, Saloon Owner; Norman Leavitt as Ralph; First Show: "The Marple Brothers" with James Best, James Griffith, Jan Merlin. Horse: xxx; Hoby Gilman was a Texas Ranger who travelled the West tracking down a variety of bad guys. This was an excellent vehicle for Culp, who wrote several of the episodes. Trackdown had the official approval of both the State of Texas and the Texas Rangers.
      9. Twin Peaks 1990-91 (ABC/Lynch-Frost/Spelling); 2 120-minute episodes; 28 60-minute episodes; Creators/Executive Producers: David Lynch, Mark Frost; Mystery/Detective/Fantasy/Surrealism. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper investigates the murder of Laura Palmer in the town of Twin Peaks. Little is what it seems. Not really a Western, but the location, "The Hawk", and a few other icons are associational. Starring: KYLE MacLACHLAN as Agent Dale Cooper; MICHAEL ONTKEAN as Sheriff Harry S. Truman; RAY WISE as Leland Palmer; SHERILYNN FENN as Audrey Horne; JAMES MARSHALL as James Hurley; JOAN CHEN as Jocelyn 'Josie' Packard; SHERYL LEE as Laura Palmer/ Madelaine Ferguson; LARA FLYNN BOYLE as Donna Hayward; PIPER LAURIE as Catherine Martell; JACK NANCE as Pete Martell; EVERETT McGILL as Big Ed Hurley; WENDY ROBIE as Nadine Hurley; RICHARD BEYMER as Benjamin Horne; MADCHEN AMICK as Shelly Johnson; ERIC DA RE as Leo Johnson; RUSS TAMBLYN as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby; HARRY GOAZ as Deputy Andy Brennan; PEGGY LIPTON as Norma Jennings; CHRIS MULKEY as Hank Jennings; KIMMY ROBERTSON as Lucy Moran; DAVID LYNCH as Gordon Cole; CATHERINE E. COULSON as Margaret, the Log Lady; MICHAEL HORSE as Deputy Tommy "The Hawk" Hill.
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        Union Pacific
      1. Union Pacific 1958 (CBS); 13 April 1958-6 Sep 1959 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; 39 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Jeff Morrow as Bart McClelland; Judson Pratt as Bill Kinkaid; Susan Cummings as Georgia; Horse: This, as you have surmised, was about the Union Pacific Railroad! McClelland was the district supervisor, Kincaid was a surveyor and Georgia ran the Gold en Nugget Saloon which was located in a railroad car that traveled with the train.
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      1. The Virginian 1962-1970; 19 Sep 1962-9 Sep 1970 (NBC) according to Louis Allgood; show evolved into: Men From Shiloh 1970-1971; 248 90-minute episodes; Adapted: from Owen Wister's 1902 novel ("When you call me that, smile."); Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: James Drury as The Virginian; Doug McClure as Trampas; Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (1962-1966); Gary Clarke as Steve Hill (1962-1964); Pippa Scott as Molly Wood (1962-1963); Roberta Shore as Betsy Garth (1962-1965); Randy Boone as Randy Benton (1963-1966); Clu Gulager as Deputy Emmett Ryker (1964-1968); David Hartman as David Sutton (1968-1969); The Grainger Family: Charles Bickford as John Grainger (1966-1967); Don Quine as Stacey Grainger (1966-1968); Sara Lane as Elizabeth Grainger (1966-1970); John McIntire as Clay Grainger (1967-1970); Jeanette Nolan as Holly Grainger (1967-1970); Pilot Show: "The Virginian" (Seen on Decision on July 6, 1958) First Show: "The Executioners" with Richard Bull, John Larch, Hugh O'Brian; The Virginian's Horse: Joe D; Trampas' Horse: Little Buck; Men From Shiloh 16 Sep 1970-8 Sep 1971 (NBC); 23 Episodes; Starring:Stewart Granger as Col. Alan MacKenzie; First Show: "The West vs Colonel Mackenzie" with Don DeFore, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, John Larch. Last Show: "Jump-Up" with John Astin, Rick Jason, John McGiver, Jan Sterling. Cast: Stewart Granger as Colonel Alan Mackenzie, horse: Wagonmaster James Drury as Virginian Doug McClure as Trampas Ross Elliott as Sheriff Mark Abbott L.Q. Jones as Andy Beldon John McLiam as Parker Lee Majors as Roy Tate (Oct. 14, 1970) The Virginian was the first 90 minute Western series. The sprawling Shiloh Ranch in Medicene Bow, Wyoming was a constant. But other than James Drury and Doug McClure, who stayed the entire run of the show, nothing else remained the same. The TV ranch is first owned by Judge Henry Garth played by Lee J. Cobb, then by the Grainger brothers, John and Clay, and ultimately by Col. Alan MacKenzie, an Englishman, played by Stewart Granger, at which time the show was renamed Men From Shiloh. Doug McClure died in 1995 of lung cancer. Lee J. Cobb died in 1976, Charles Bickford in 1967, John McIntire in 1991, and Stewart Granger in 1993 of cancer.
      2. Vega$ 21 Sep 1968-20 May 1975 (ABC); (ABC/Spelling-Cramer according to TV Chronicles, which also says 1978-81); 1 75-minute episode; plus 67 60-minute episodes; Not really a Western, but here because it is emblematic of what has happened to the Old West once modernized. Creator: Michael Mann; Music:Dominic Frontiere; Producers: Alan Godfrey, E. Duke Vincent; Executive Producers: Aaron Spelling, Douglas S. Cramer; Mystery/Detective drama series about Las Vegas-based private detective Dan Tanna. Starring: ROBERT URICH as Dan Tanna; PHYLLIS DAVIS as Beatrice Travis; JUDY LANDERS as Angie Turner; BART BRAVERMAN as Bobby Borso "Binzer"; WILL SAMPSON as Eli Two Leaf; GREG MORRIS as Lt. David Nelson; TONY CURTIS as Philip Roth.
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        Wagon Train
        Wanted Dead or Alive
        Western Marshal
        Whispering Smith
        Wild Wild West
      1. Wagon Train 1957-1965 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; "Roll along Wagon Train. Rollin over prairie where there ain't no grass, Rollin over mountain where there ain't no pass. Sittin on a board Eye in the weather, Prayin to the Lord We stay together Side by side on the Wagon Train. Wagon Train Roll along. Pickin' up a passenger in every town, Wonderin if he's ever gonna shoot you down. Lookin for a pal, Ain't it a pity, Lookin for a gal, Needn't be pretty If she'll ride on the Wagon Train. Wagons ho! Gotta keep em on the run. Time to go! And follow the sun. Roll along Wagon Train. Never had a cabin near a general store, Only had a wagon and a forty four. Sittin on a board Eyein' the weather Prayin to the Lord we stay together Side by side on the Wagon Train..." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Ward Bond as Major Seth Adamsl Robert Horton as Flint McCulloughl Frank McGrath as Charlie Woosterl Terry Wilson as Bill Hawksl John McIntire as Chris Hale (after Ward Bond's death)l Robert Fuller as Cooper Smithl Denny Miller as Duke Shannonl Michael Burns as Barnaby Westl Horton's Horses: Little Buck in early seasons, then Stormy Night, the more familiar Appaloosa. Wagon Train had an eight year run. It quickly climbed the ratings charts where it trailed only Gunsmoke to become the #2 show for three years running. Then, in the 1961-1962 season, it became the number one show on TV. Ward Bond died in 1960 so McIntire took over as trail master. Frank McGrath died in 1967, McIntire in 1991, and Terry Wilson in 1999.
      2. Wanted Dead or Alive 1958-1961 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek) Starring: Steve McQueen as Josh Randall; Wright King as Jason Nichols; Horse: Ringo; Randall was a bounty hunter who carried an 1892 44/40 center fire Winchester carbine that he called "Mare's Laig." Steve McQueen died in 1980 of cancer.
      3. The Westerner 30 Sep 1960-30 Dec 1960 (CBS?); __ 30-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Brian Keith; Horse: Brian Keith died 25 June 1997.
      4. Series Name Here 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Horse:
      5. Series Name Here 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Horse:
      6. Whispering Smith 1958 (1961?) (Whispering Smith Co.); 25 30-minute episodes; black and white; Western/Mystery/Detective drama series. Private detective in the Old West. starring: AUDIE MURPHY as Detective Tom "Whispering" Smith; GUY MITCHELL as Detective George Romack; Sam Buffington as Chief John Richards Set in Denver in the 1870s, the show worked off of actual cases from the old files of the Denver Police Department. Detective Tom Smith brought "modern" methods of criminology to the West. But the show was plaged by troubles. Intended for the '59-'60 season, it was delayed when singer turned actor Guy Mitchell suffered a shoulder injury, and then when Sam Buffington died. Audie Murphy, the most decorated man in WWII, died in 1971 in a plane crash. Guy Mitchell died in 1999.
      7. Whispering Smith 1958 (1961?) (Whispering Smith Co.); 25 30-minute episodes; black and white; Western/Mystery/Detective drama series. Private detective in the Old West. starring: AUDIE MURPHY as Detective Tom "Whispering" Smith; GUY MITCHELL as Detective George Romack; Sam Buffington as Chief John Richards Set in Denver in the 1870s, the show worked off of actual cases from the old files of the Denver Police Department. Detective Tom Smith brought "modern" methods of criminology to the West. But the show was plaged by troubles. Intended for the '59-'60 season, it was delayed when singer turned actor Guy Mitchell suffered a shoulder injury, and then when Sam Buffington died. Audie Murphy, the most decorated man in WWII, died in 1971 in a plane crash. Guy Mitchell died in 1999.
      8. Wild Bill Hickok 1951-1958 (CBS?); __ 30-minute episodes; black and white; Jingles described U.S. Marshal James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok as "the bravest, strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." That pretty well sums up the series... Creator: Executive Producers: Producer: Wesley Barry Writers: Dwight V. Babcock, Melvin Levy, William Raynor, Maurice Tombragel; Directors: Wesley Barry, William Beaudine, Thomas Carr, Will Jason, Louis King, S. Roy Luby, Frank McDonald, Jean Yarbrough; Music: Starring: Guy Madison as U.S. Marshal James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok; Andy Devine as Jingles B. Jones; John L. Cason as stunt doubleto Guy Madison; Horses: Guy Madison rode Buckshot; Andy Devine (weighing 300 pounds) rode Joker.
      9. Wildside 1985 (ABC); 6 30-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Howard E. Rollins Jr. as Bannister Sparks; William Smith as Brodie Hollister; J. Eddie Peck as Sutton Hollister; John D'Aquino as Varges de la Cosa; Terry Funk as Prometheus Jones; Meg Ryan as Cally Oaks.
      10. Wild Wild West 1965-1970 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Robert Conrad as James T. West; Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon; James Gregory as President Ulysses S. Grant; Charles Aidman as Jeremy Pike (1968-1969); Michael Dunn as Dr. Miguelito Loveless (1965-1968); Douglas Henderson as Colonel James Richmond; Entrusted by President Ulysses S. Grant with defending America from all manner of bad people, Jim West and Artemus Gordon roamed the West in their custom railroad car. Now Artemus was a master of disguise and most ingenious at creating gadgets to foil the assorted madmen and weirdos they pursued. And agent West was as dashing a secret agent as one could hope to see. Charles Aidman as Jeremy Pike briefly filled in for Artemus when Ross Martin had a mild heart attack. My absolute favorite episodes are those with their archenemy, the diminutive Dr. Miguelito Loveless. Michael Dunn comitted suicide in 1973, as did Douglas Henderson in 1978. Ross Martin died in 1981. Charles Aidman died in 1993 of cancer. Horse:
      11. Wyatt Earp, Life and Legend of 1955-1961 (CBS/Earp Enterprises); 6 Sep 1955-26 Sep 1961 (ABC) according to Louis Allgood; 266 60-minute episodes; "I'll tell you a story a real true life story A tale of the Western frontier. The West, it was lawless, but one man was flawless and his is the story you'll hear. Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, Brave, courageous, and bold. Long live his fame and long life his glory and long may his story be told. Well, he cleaned up the country The old Wild West country He made law and order prevail. And none can deny it The legend of Wyatt Forever will live on the trail. Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, Brave, courageous, and bold. Long live his fame and long life his glory and long may his story be told." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Frank McDonald; Music: Ken Darby; Title Song (Music): Harry Warren; Title Song (Lyrics): Harold Adamson; Filming Location: Desilu Studios; Starring: Hugh O'Brien as Wyatt Earp; Alan Dinehart III as Bat Masterson; Denver Pyle as Ben Thompson; Hal Baylor as Bill Thompson; Gloria Talbott as Abbie Crandall; Don Haggerty as Marsh Murdock; Lloyd Corrigan as Ned Buntline; Selmer Jackson as Mayor Hoover; Myron Healey as Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday; Carol Stone as Kate Holliday; Morgan Woodward as Shotgun Gibbs; Dirk London as Morgan Earp; John Anderson as Virgil Earp; Randy Stuart as Nellie Cashman; Trevor Bardette as 'Old Man' Clanton; Carol Thurston as Emma Clanton; Britt Lomond as Johnny Ringo; Stacy Harris as Mayor Clum; Damian O'Flynn as Doc Goodfellow; Paul Brinegar as Jim "Dog" Kelly (1956-58); Steve Brodie as John Behan (1959-61); Douglas Fowley as Doc Holliday (1957-1961); Lash La Rue as Sheriff Johnny Behan (1959); William Phipps as Curley Bill Brocius (1959-1961); Ralph Sanford as Jim "Dog" Kelly (1958-1959); William Tannen as Deputy Hal Norton (1957-1958); Horse: Candy; For seasons 1-4, Wyatt Earp was the marshal of Dodge City in Kansas. That's where Gunsmoke's Matt Dillion was marshal was, at the same time. In 1959, the show moved Earp to the historically correct Tombstone, Arizona.
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        Yancy Derringer
      1. Yancy Derringer 1958-1959 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Derringer was suave lady's man, ex-Confederate soldier, and gambler in New Orleans, who carried his derringer in his hat. He worked undercover for Colton, the city administrator of New Orleans. Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah, the indian who acted as Yancy's bodyguard, has a name that means "wolf who stands in water" in Pawnee. He carried a knife in his headdress. Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Directors: William F. Claxton, Edward O. Denault (as Edward Denault), Richard Sale; Music: Starring: Jock Mahoney as Yancy Derringer; X. Brands as Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah; Kevin Hagen as John Colton; Julie Adams as Amanda Eaton; Frances Bergen as Madame Francine; Jock Mahoney died in 1989 of a stroke
      2. The Young Riders 20 Sep 1989-23 July 1992 (CBS?) MGM Television; Ogiens / Kane Company; __ 60-minute episodes; Based immediately before the American Civil War, this series fictionalized the zenith of the Pony Express. It centered on a set of young Express riders who worked from a waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. The station was commanded by eccentric ex-Texas Ranger Teaspoon Hunter. The combined cook/housekeeper was Emma, then later Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, plus Ike (a mute), Buck (half-White/half-Kiowa scout), and "the Kid" (a quiet Southerner. They were finally joined by Lou, a 20-something girl disguised as a boy. In second season, the group was joined by Noah Dixon. [based on a Summary written by Marg Baskin Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Writer: Todd Robinson; Directors: Daniel Attias, James Brolin, Lee H. Katzin, James Keach, Dan Lerner, Robert Lieberman, Guy Magar, Stephen L. Posey, Joseph L. Scanlan, Max Tash, Virgil W. Vogel; Music: John Debney; Starring: Anthony Zerbe as Teaspoon Hunter; Ty Miller as The Kid; Stephen Baldwin as William F. Cody; Josh Brolin as James Butler Hickok; Gregg Rainwater as Buck Cross; Yvonne Suhor as Louise McCloud; Don Collier as William Tompkins, Shop Keeper; Brett Cullen as Marshal Sam Cain (1989-1990); Travis Fine as Ike McSwain (1989-1991); Don Franklin as Noah Dixon (1990-1992); Melissa Leo as Emma Shannon (1989-1990); Christopher Pettiet as Jesse James (1991-1992); Clare Wren as Rachel Dunne (1990-1992); Cinematographers: John J. Connor (1989), John Toll (pilot); Film Editor: Mark Melnick ; Casting: Rick Millikan; Production Designer: Michael Baugh (pilot); Property Master: Tommy Estridge; Boom Operator: John Hays (pilot episode); Sound Mixer: Jim Hilton; Title Designers: Deena Burkett, Bill Millar; Orchestrator: Brad Dechter Camera Operator: "B" camera: Randy Feemster; Camera Operator: Michael Frediani (1990); Assistant to Producer: Leah Kerr; Set Production Assistant (first season): Quinn Kristian Koeniges; Re-enactor coordinator (3 episodes): Terrance C. Leavey; Assistant Production Accountant: Sonny Ritscher; Director of Photography: (second unit) Joseph D. Urbanczyk; Horse:
      3. Zane Grey Theater 1956 (CBS/Four Star Productions); 16 60-minute episodes; Anthology of episodes from different Zane Grey books and stories. Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Hal Hudson, Stephen Lord; Directors: Budd Boetticher, Rudolph Maté, Sam Peckinpah; Writers: Howard Dimsdale (credited as Arthur Dales) Bruce Geller, Sam Peckinpah; Cinematographer: Gene Polito (credited as Eugene Polito); Music: Harry Lubin, Josep Mullendore (theme); Starring: Dick Powell as Host/Occasional Lead Player; Film Editors: Samuel E. Beetley, Thomas Neff; Art Directors: Gibson Holley, Bill Ross (supervising); Set Decorator: Glen Daniels; Makeup Artist: Paul Malcolm; Production Manager: William D. Faralla; Production Supervisor: Jack Sonntag; Assistant Director: Cy Brooskin; Sound Effects: Norval D. Crutcher (credited as Norval Crutcher Jr.); Music Editor: Earle Dearth Sound: Don Rush; Editorial Supervisor: Bernard W. Burton; Music Supervisor: Herschel Burke Gilbert; Robert B. Harris .... wardrober Story Editor: Nina Laemmle Script Supervisor: Dolores Rubin Horse: (various);
      4. Zorro 1957-1959 (CBS/Walt Disney Television); 16 60-minute episodes; "Out of the night, When the full moon is bright, Comes the horseman known as Zorro. This bold renegade Carves a 'Z' with his blade, A 'Z' that stands for Zorro. Zorro, Zorro, the fox so cunning and free, Zorro, Zorro, who makes the sign of the 'Z.' He is polite, But the wicked take flight When they catch the sight of Zorro. He's friend of the weak, And the poor and the meek, This very unique señor Zorro. Zorro, Zorro, the fox so cunning and free, Zorro, Zorro, who makes the sign of the Z. Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro, Zorro." Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: William H. Anderson, Walt Disney Directors: Charles Barton, Lewis R. Foster, Norman Foster, Charles Lamont, John Meredyth Lucas, Hollingsworth Morse, Robert Stevenson, William Witney; Writers: Roy Edward Disney, Lowell S. Hawley, Bob Wehling; Music: George Bruns, Jimmy Dodd (credited as Jimmie Dodd: song), William Lava, Jaime Mendoza-Nava; Starring: Guy Williams (real name: Armando Catalando) as Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro; Henry Calvin as Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia; Gene Sheldon as Bernardo; George J. Lewis as Don Alejandro de la Vega; Jan Arvan as Don Ignacio (Nacho) Torres (1957); Jolene Brand as Anna Maria Verdugo (1958-1959); Romney Brent as Padre Felipe (1957); Don Diamond as Corporal Reyes (1958-1959); Eduard Franz as Gregorio Verdugo (1958); Vinton Haworth as Magistrando Carlos Galindo (1958); John Litel as The Governor (1958-1959); Britt Lomond (I) as Capitan Monastario (1957-1958); Nestor Paiva as Innkeeper; Eugenia Paul as Elena Torres; Cinematographer: Gordon Avil; Film Editor: Cotton Warburton; Production Designer: Marvin Aubrey Davis; Set Decorators: Hal Gausman, Emile Kuri; Costume Designer: Chuck Keehne; Makeup Artist: Pat McNalley; Production Unit Manager: Roy Wade (I); Assistant Director: William F. Sheehan; Sound: Robert O. Cook; Visual Effects (matte artist): Peter Ellenshaw; Stunt Double for Guy Williams (uncredited): Buddy Van Horn; Fencing Master: Fred Cavens; Production Coordinator: Louis Debney; Horse: Tornado Episodes/Guest Star: * "Introducing Señor Zorro" (ep. #1.1) 10/10/1957 Jan Arvan as Nacho Torres; Than Wyenn as Licencindo Pina. * "Zorro's Secret Passage" (ep. #1.2) 10/17/1957 Jan Arvan as Don Ignacio Torres; Romney Brent as Padre Felipe; Pat Hogan as Benito; Eugenia Paul as Señorita Elena Torres; * "A Fair Trial" (ep. #1.9) 12/5/1957 Sebastian Cabot as Judge Vasca; * "Double Trouble for Zorro" (ep. #1.11) 12/19/1957 Tony Russo as Carlos Martinez; * "Zorro, Luckiest Swordsman Alive" (ep. #1.12) 12/26/1957 Tony Russo as Carlos Martinez; * "Shadow of a Doubt" (ep. #1.14) 1/9/1958 Jack Elam as Gomez; Myrna Fahey as Maria Crespo; * "Garcia Stands Accused" (ep. #1.15) 1/16/1958 Jack Elam as Gomez; Myrna Fahey as Maria Crespo; * "Slaves of the Eagle" (ep. #1.16) 1/23/1958 Jack Elam as Gomez; Myrna Fahey as Maria Crespo; Anthony George; * "Agent of the Eagle" (ep. #1.20) 2/20/1958 Anthony Caruso as Don Juan Ortega; Sandy Livingston as Rosalita Cortez; * "Zorro Springs a Trap" (ep. #1.21) 2/27/1958 Anthony Caruso as Don Juan Ortega; * "The Unmasking of Zorro" (ep. #1.22) 3/6/1958 Anthony Caruso as Don Juan Ortega; Sandy Livingston as Rosalita Cortez; * "The New Commandante" (ep. #1.24) 3/20/1958 Suzanne Lloyd as Raquel Toledano; * "The Fox and the Coyote" (ep. #1.25) 3/27/1958 Suzanne Lloyd as Raquel Toledano; * "The Eagle's Brood" (ep. #1.27) 4/10/1958 Charles Korvin as The Eagle; Suzanne Lloyd as Raquel Toledano; Peter Mamakos as Enrique Fuentes; Michael Pate as Salvador Quintana; * "Zorro by Proxy" (ep. #1.28) 4/17/1958 Suzanne Lloyd as Raquel Toledano; Peter Mamakos as Enrique Fuentes; Michael Pate as Salvador Quintana; * "Quintana Makes a Choice" (ep. #1.29) 4/24/1958 Suzanne Lloyd as Raquel Toledano; Peter Mamakos as Enrique Fuentes; Michael Pate as Salvador Quintana; * "Zorro Lights a Fuse" (ep. #1.30) 5/1/1958 Suzanne Lloyd as Raquel Toledano; Michael Pate as Salvador Quintana; * "The Man with the Whip" (ep. #1.31) 5/8/1958 Jack Kruschen as Jose Mordante; Kent Taylor as Carlos Murietta; * "The Cross of the Andes" (ep. #1.32) 5/15/1958 Jack Kruschen as Jose Mordante; Kent Taylor as Carlos Murietta; Mary Wickes as Dolores Bastinado; * "The Deadly Bolas" (ep. #1.33) 5/22/1958 Paul Picerni as Pietro Murietta; Kent Taylor as Carlos Murietta; Mary Wickes as Dolores Bastinado; * "The Well of Death" (ep. #1.34) 5/29/1958 Paul Picerni as Pietro Murietta; Kent Taylor as Carlos Murietta; Mary Wickes as Dolores Bastinado; * "The Tightening Noose" (ep. #1.35) 6/5/1958 Charles Korvin as The Eagle; Jay Novello as Juan Greco; * "The Sergeant Regrets" (ep. #1.36) 6/12/1958 Herschel Bernardi as Manuel Hernandez (uncredited); Charles Korvin as The Eagle; Jay Novello as Juan Greco; * "The Eagle Leaves the Nest" (ep. #1.37) 6/19/1958 Charles Korvin as The Eagle; Jay Novello as Juan Greco; * "Bernardo Faces Death" (ep. #1.38) 6/26/1958 Charles Korvin as The Eagle; Jay Novello as Juan Greco; Henry Rowland as Count Kolinko; * "The Eagle's Flight" (ep. #1.39) 7/3/1958 Charles Korvin as The Eagle; Jay Novello as Juan Greco; Henry Rowland as Count Kolinko; * "Welcome to Monterey" (ep. #2.1) 10/9/1958 Eduard Franz as Gregorio Verdugo; Carlos Romero as Romero Serrano; Lee Van Cleef as Antonio Castillo; * "Zorro Rides Alone" (ep. #2.2) 10/16/1958 Eduard Franz as Gregorio Verdugo; Ken Lynch as Pablo; Carlos Romero as Romero Serrano; * "Horse of Another Color" (ep. #2.3) 10/23/1958 Eduard Franz as Gregorio Verdugo; Ken Lynch as Pablo; Carlos Romero as Romero Serrano; * "The Senorita Makes a Choice" (ep. #2.4) 10/30/1958 Eduard Franz as Gregorio Verdugo; Ken Lynch as Pablo; Carlos Romero as Romero Serrano; * "Rendezvous at Sundown" (ep. #2.5) 11/6/1958 Eduard Franz as Gregorio Verdugo; Ken Lynch as Pablo; Carlos Romero as Romero Serrano; * "The New Order" (ep. #2.6) 11/13/1958 Frank Wilcox as Luis Rico; * "An Eye for an Eye" (ep. #2.7) 11/20/1958 Barbara Luna as Theresa (the Tamale Peddler); Frank Wilcox as Luis Rico; * "Zorro and the Flag of Truce" (ep. #2.8) 11/27/1958 Barbara Luna as Theresa (the Tamale Peddler); Frank Wilcox as Luis Rico; * "Ambush" (ep. #2.9) 12/4/1958 Barbara Luna as Theresa (the Tamale Peddler); Frank Wilcox as Luis Rico; * "Amnesty for Zorro" (ep. #2.13) 1/1/1959 Richard Anderson as Ricardo del Amo; * "The Gay Caballero" (ep. #2.16) 1/22/1959 Cesar Romero as Esteban de la Cruz; * "Tornado is Missing" (ep. #2.17) 1/29/1959 Patricia Medina as Margarita; Cesar Romero as Esteban de la Cruz; * "Zorro Versus Cupid" (ep. #2.18) 2/5/1959 Patricia Medina as Margarita; Cesar Romero as Esteban de la Cruz; * "The Legend of Zorro" (ep. #2.19) 2/12/1959 Patricia Medina as Margarita; Cesar Romero as Esteban de la Cruz; * "Spark of Revenge" (ep. #2.20) 2/19/1959 Neil Hamilton as Don Hilario; Robert Vaughn (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) as Miguel Roverto; * "The Missing Father" (ep. #2.21) 2/26/1959 Annette Funicello (The Mickey Mouse Club) as Anita Cabrillo; Carlos Rivas as Ruiz; * "Please Believe Me" (ep. #2.22) 3/5/1959 Annette Funicello as Anita Cabrillo; Wendell Holmes as Storekeeper; Greigh Phillips as Jose; Carlos Rivas as Ruiz; Penny Santon as Cresencia; Arthur Space as Gonzales; * "The Brooch" (ep. #2.23) 3/12/1959 Annette Funicello as Anita Cabrillo; Carlos Rivas as Ruiz; * "Zorro and the Mountain Man" (ep. #2.24) 3/19/1959 Jonathan Harris as Don Carlos Fernandez; Jeff York as Joe Crane; * "The Hound of the Sierras" (ep. #2.25) 3/26/1959 Jonathan Harris as Don Carlos Fernandez; Jeff York as Joe Crane; * "Manhunt" (ep. #2.26) 4/2/1959 Jonathan Harris as Don Carlos Fernandez; Jeff York as Joe Crane; * "The Man from Spain" (ep. #2.27) 5/9/1959 Everett Sloane as Andres Felipe Basilio; * "Treasure for the King" (ep. #2.28) 4/16/1959 Everett Sloane as Andres Felipe Basilio; * "Exposing a Tyrant" (ep. #2.29) 4/23/1959 Everett Sloane as Andres Felipe Basilio; * "Zorro Takes a Dare" (ep. #2.30) 4/30/1959 Everett Sloane as Andres Felipe Basilio; * "An Affair of Honor" (ep. #2.31) 5/7/1959 Tony Russo as Pedro Avila; * "Invitation to Death" (ep. #2.33) 5/21/1959 George N. Neise as Capitan Felipe Arrellanos; * "The Captain Regrets" (ep. #2.34) 5/28/1959 George N. Neise as Capitan Felipe Arrellanos; * "Masquerade for Murder" (ep. #2.35) 6/4/1959 George N. Neise as Capitan Felipe Arrellanos; * "Long Live the Governor" (ep. #2.36) 6/11/1959 George N. Neise as Capitan Felipe Arrellanos; * "Señor China Boy" (ep. #2.38) 6/25/1959 Richard Deacon as Father Ignacio; James Hong as The Prince; * "The Flaming Arrow" (ep. #2.50) 12/18/1958 Yvette Duguay as Milana del Carmen; * "The Iron Box" (ep. #2.54) 1/15/1959 Mark Damon as Eugenio; * "The Sergeant Sees Red" (ep. #2.71) 5/14/1959 Joseph Calleia as Padre Simeon; * "El Bandido" (ep. #3.1) 10/30/1960 Gilbert Roland as El Cuchillo; * "Adios, El Cuchillo" (ep. #3.2) 11/6/1960 Gilbert Roland as El Cuchillo; * "The Postponed Wedding" (ep. #3.3) 1/1/1961 Annette Funicello as Constancia de la Torre; Carlos Romero as Romero Serrano; * "Auld Acquaintance" (ep. #3.4) 4/2/1961 Ross Martin as Marcos; Ricardo Montalban as Ramon Castillo; * "The Flaming Arrow" 12/18/1958 Richard Anderson as Ricardo del Amo; * "Practical Joker" 12/11/1958 Richard Anderson as Ricardo del Amo; * "Zorro Fights a Duel" 12/25/1958 Richard Anderson as Ricardo del Amo; * "The New Commandante" 3/20/1958 Anthony George as Peralta; * "The Gay Cabalerro" 1/22/1959 Patricia Medina as Margarita; * episodes name/date unknown Gloria Talbott; Joan Evans as Leonar; More: The note Zorro left behind was his signature "Z"; Guy Williams died in 1989 of a brain aneurysm. Remakes: Zorro (1981) (animated) Starring: Henry Darrow as Don Diego/Zorro (voice); Julio Medina as Miguel (voice); Eric Mason as Capitan Ramon (voice); Don Diamond as Sergeant Gonzalez (voice); Christine Avila as Maria (voice); Socorro Valdez as Governor General Garcia (voice); Carl Rivas as Don Alejandro de la Vega (voice); Ismael 'East' Carlo as Gasper (voice); Zorro(1990) Supervising Producer: Robert McCullough; Focus Puller (season 2): Simon Mills; Song Lyrics: Dennis Spiegel; Starring: Duncan Regehr as Zorro/Don Diego de la Vega; Patrice Camhi .... Victoria Escalante James Victor .... Sergeant Jaime Mendoza Michael Tylo .... Alcalde Luis Ramone (Seasons 1-2) John Hertzler .... Alcalde Ignacio de Soto (Seasons 3-4) Juan Diego Botto .... Felipe Efrem Zimbalist Jr. .... Don Alejandro de la Vega (Season 1) Henry Darrow .... Don Alejandro de la Vega (Seasons 2-4)
      5. Series Name Here 15 Mar 1983-12 Apr 1983 (CBS); 16 60-minute episodes; Creators: Executive Producers: Producers: Director: Music: Starring: Horse:
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