This is a review and episode guide for the old-time radio show Frontier Gentleman, which aired on CBS in 1958. It starred John Dehner as J.B. Kendall, a reporter for the London Times who traveled around the Old West in search of stories. Created and directed by Antony Ellis (who also wrote the majority of the episodes), Frontier Gentleman is an engrossing and intelligent Westerns filled with great characters. The format of the show allowed for a large variety of stories, from action tales to tragedies to comedies to quiet character studies.
About the Author
Tim DeForest is an aficionado of classic movies, pulp fiction and old-time radio. His books include Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics and Radio: How Technology Changed Popular Fiction in America and Radio by the Book: Adaptations of Literature and Fiction on the Airwaves. His e-books include several old-time radio episode guides as well as 99 Films and Cartoons Your Children MUST See Before Growing Up Or They’ll Turn Out To Be Axe Murderers; Bogie at War (an essay on the wartime films of Humphrey Bogart); and The Character of God and the Route to Salvation (a Biblically-based examination of various aspects of God’s character, using this to explain His plan to offer us salvation). He blogs about various aspects of pre-digital pop culture at http://comicsradio.blogspot.com