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    Where did they all go? Once upon a time we had...

    Cheyenne
    Wyatt Earp
    Wanted Dead or Alive....with a young Steve McQueen
    Tombstone Territory
    The Rebel..Nick Adams as Johnny Yuma
    Broken Arrow
    The Rifleman.....PA!... MARK!
    Maverick
    Sugarfoot
    Wild Bill Hickok...wait for me Wild Bill..ha!
    Bat Masterson
    The Cisco Kid....ah Cisco!..ah Pancho!
    Have Gun Will Travel.....hey boy!..ha!
    Rin Tin Tin...YO RINTY!!!!!!
    The Lone Ranger.....I once set up until 3 in the morning to see what he really looked like. There was a movie that had Clayton Moore playing in it before he dawned the mask as The Lone Ranger
    Lash LaRue
    Hopalong Cassidy
    The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show
    Gene Autry
    Bronco Laine or was it Layne?
    Wagon Train
    Rawhide.....with a young Clint Eastwood playing ramrod Rowdy Yates
    Bonanza.....haha! 30 year old guys..."hey pa can I go into town?" Remember the time Hoss got knocked on his butt by this big dirty hick, then they ended up wrestling all afternoon? That was "The Ape"
    The Big Valley
    Branded
    The Virginian
    The Restless Gun
    Tales of Wells Fargo
    Yancy Derringer
    Jim Bowie


    I guess Gunsmoke would be considered the king of the westerns...huh? Ever notice that Matt Dillon gets beat to the draw in that intro? We hear a gun shoot before he draws. Did you know in the movie .."The Thing"...that's Mr.Dillon playing the part of the alien?

    What was the name of that one that Tex Ritter starred in?

    I miss the western :cry:

  • #2
    Branded

    I still remember the opening theme song... " What do you do when you're branded.... when you know you're a man ? "

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dukehjsteve
      Branded

      I still remember the opening theme song... " What do you do when you're branded.... when you know you're a man ? "
      Oh yeah, good one! Then as he walks out of the fort they slowly close the doors....

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      • #4
        The Virginian.

        Every Trampas' love interest ends up dead.
        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pego
          The Virginian.

          Every Trampas' love interest ends up dead.
          How in the hell did I forget Branded and The Virginian? I'll add them to the list.

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          • #6
            Anyone else remember Live westerns?

            Live from a Philly parking lot in 1953
            Action in the Afternoon
            Tom Hyland:
            "squack and wineturtle get it"

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            • #7
              Robert Culp's first solo role: Hoby Gilman in Trackdown.
              Robert Payne as The Restless Gun
              Dale Robertson in Tales of Wells Fargo
              Yancy Derringer
              Jim Bowie

              Earl Holliman as Sundance

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gh
                Robert Culp's first solo role: Hoby Gilman in Trackdown.
                Robert Payne as The Restless Gun
                Dale Robertson in Tales of Wells Fargo
                Yancy Derringer
                Jim Bowie

                Earl Holliman as Sundance
                How did I forget Jim Bowie..sheesh! Good ones, I'll add them.

                Sundance...? I remember the show but don't recall it being called.. Sundance, what was the name of that show?

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                • #9
                  Sundance was the name of the show. That was in the era when they started looking for gimmicks (Chuck Connors and his rapid-fire rifle, Nick Adams with his sawed-off one, etc.) Holliman had a hat with "mirrors" (polished silver I guess) around his hat and he could trickily blind people by reflecting the sun at key moments!

                  Holliman also had a sorta Western in which he was a rodeo rider and Andrew Prine was his kid brother. Forget the name of that though.

                  There was also a "modern western" in the same era with a sherrif who had a scabbard for his rifle mounted on the door of his station wagon.

                  Two other quasi-Westerns from Saturday mornings: Fury, with Peter Graves (James Arness's brother) and Sky King with the legendary Kirby Grant.

                  Richard Boone as Hec Ramsey

                  And how about F-Troop?!

                  Ty Hardin as Bronco Lane

                  Disney had TV serial with Robert Loggia as Elfego Baca

                  Which leads the memory cells to another quasi-western, Zorro

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                  • #10
                    GH's inclusion of Elfego Baca tweaked my brain into remembering the Disney "companion serial" of Texas John Slaughter ("Oh Texas John Slaughter made them do what they oughtta, and if they didn't they died...") starring Tom Tryon who turned out to be a better author than actor.

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                    • #11
                      Daniel Boone with Fess Parker
                      McCloud with decathlete Dennis Weaver (post Gunsmoke)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wineturtle
                        Anyone else remember Live westerns?

                        Live from a Philly parking lot in 1953
                        Action in the Afternoon
                        Yes I remember it well. My friends and I would ride out bikes to the site and look at all the props. The first time we saw all the OUTSIDE FRONTS of the buildings, we were crushed/depressed. There were no SIDES/INSIDES/BACKS. Just frames depicting the fronts of the buildings. We got over it and still enjoyed the show. It was like we had taken a trip to Hollywood.
                        Funny this subject came up. A friend just sent this to me.

                        http://oldfortyfives.com/thoseoldwesterns.htm

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RAP
                          Originally posted by wineturtle
                          Anyone else remember Live westerns?

                          Live from a Philly parking lot in 1953
                          Action in the Afternoon
                          Yes I remember it well. My friends and I would ride out bikes to the site and look at all the props. The first time we saw all the OUTSIDE FRONTS of the buildings, we were crushed/depressed. There were no SIDES/INSIDES/BACKS. Just frames depicting the fronts of the buildings. We got over it and still enjoyed the show. It was like we had taken a trip to Hollywood.
                          Funny this subject came up. A friend just sent this to me.

                          http://oldfortyfives.com/thoseoldwesterns.htm
                          I remember one day it snowed so bad you only saw ``SNOW``on screen and voices every so often you got a glimpse of actors.
                          I believe it was on Dumont Network in NYC

                          nice link
                          Tom Hyland:
                          "squack and wineturtle get it"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gh
                            Holliman also had a sorta Western in which he was a rodeo rider and Andrew Prine was his kid brother. Forget the name of that though.
                            Andrew Prine...do you mean the guy who resembled John Holmes from the waist up??

                            Originally posted by gh
                            And how about F-Troop?!
                            How about F-Troop indeed. I was in love with Wrangler Jane/Melody Patterson.

                            cman

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                            • #15
                              Holliman played the ultimate no good guy in a great flick, "Last Train From Gun Hill." He raped and killed Kirk Douglas' wife. But he and his rich father ( Anthony Quinn) got theirs in the end, compliments of Douglas.

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