Television Westerns: Major and Minor Series, 1946-1978

Overview

These heroes came riding into America's living rooms in one form or another from the earliest days of television and rode off into the sunset in the late 1970s.

Here are detailed descriptions of every major and minor television Western series to appear, 1946–1978 (the Golden Age): theme, sustaining cast members and their characters, air dates & times, network(s). Separate listings show Emmy winners, Nielson ratings, recordings of theme music by artist and record label and ...

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Overview

These heroes came riding into America's living rooms in one form or another from the earliest days of television and rode off into the sunset in the late 1970s.

Here are detailed descriptions of every major and minor television Western series to appear, 1946–1978 (the Golden Age): theme, sustaining cast members and their characters, air dates & times, network(s). Separate listings show Emmy winners, Nielson ratings, recordings of theme music by artist and record label and other recordings of interest. Many great photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786405794
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition description: ALT
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard West lives in Live Oak, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Adventures of Davy Crockett 9
The Adventures of Jim Bowie 12
The Adventures of Kit Carson 13
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 14
The Alaskans 14
Alias Smith and Jones 15
The Americans 16
Annie Oakley 16
The Barbary Coast 18
Bat Masterson 18
The Big Valley 19
Black Saddle 20
Bonanza 20
Boots and Saddles 22
Branded 23
Brave Eagle 23
Broken Arrow 24
Bronco 26
Buckskin 27
Buffalo Bill, Jr. 27
The Californians 27
Cheyenne 29
Cimarron City 30
Cimarron Strip 31
The Cisco Kid 31
Colgate Western Theatre 32
Colt .45 32
Cowboy in Africa 34
Cowboy Theatre 34
The Cowboys 34
Custer 35
The Dakotas 36
Daniel Boone 36
Death Valley Days 37
The Deputy 39
Destry 39
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre 40
Dirty Sally 40
Dundee and the Culhane 40
Empire 41
Frontier 41
Frontier Circus 41
Frontier Justice 42
Gabby Hayes 42
The Gene Autry Show 42
The Gray Ghost 44
The Guns of Will Sonnett 44
Gunslinger 45
Gunsmoke 45
Have Gun, Will Travel 47
Hec Ramsey 49
The High Chaparral 49
Hondo 51
Hopalong Cassidy 51
Hotel de Paree 53
How the West Was Won 54
The Iron Horse 55
Jefferson Drum 55
Johnny Ringo 56
Judge Roy Bean 57
Klondike 57
Kung Fu 58
Lancer 59
Laramie 60
Laredo 61
Law of the Plainsman 61
Lawman 62
The Legend of Jesse James 63
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 64
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 66
The Lone Ranger 66
The Loner 68
A Man Called Shenandoah 69
The Man from Blackhawk 69
The Marshal of Gunsight Pass 71
Maverick 71
The Men from Shiloh 73
The Monroes 73
The New Land 74
Nichols 74
The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca 75
Northwest Passage 75
The Oregon Trail 76
The Outcasts 76
The Outlaws 76
The Overland Trail 77
Pall Mall Playhouse 77
The Quest 78
The Range Rider 78
Rawhide 78
The Rebel 79
Redigo 80
The Restless Gun 80
The Rifleman 81
Riverboat 83
The Road West 84
The Rough Riders 84
The Roy Rogers Show 84
The Saga of Andy Burnette 87
Sara 87
Saturday Roundup 88
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 89
Shane 90
The Sheriff of Cochise 90
Shotgun Slade 90
Sky King 90
Stagecoach West 91
Stoney Burke 91
Sugarfoot 92
The Swamp Fox 94
Tales of the Texas Rangers 94
Tales of the West 94
Tales of Wells Fargo 96
The Tall Man 97
Tate 97
Temple Houston 99
The Texan 99
Texas John Slaughter 99
Tombstone Territory 100
Trackdown 100
The Travels of Jamie McPheeters 100
26 Men 101
Union Pacific 101
The Virginian 101
Wagon Train 102
Wanted: Dead or Alive 105
Western Marshal 105
The Westerner 105
Westward Ho! The Wagons 106
Whispering Smith 107
Wichita Town 107
The Wide Country 107
Wild Bill Hickok 109
The Wild Wild West 109
Wrangler 110
Yancy Derringer 110
Young Dan'l Boone 111
Zorro 112
App. A The Actors and Their Roles 115
App. B Emmy Award Winners 125
App. C Ratings Winners 127
App. D Series by Other Names 130
App. E Air Times 131
Index 143
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