Mike Nelson is a S.C.U.B.A. diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone, and the plot was mostly carried through his voice-over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of ... See full summary »
The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle.
Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »
Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.,
"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »
From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »
The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it. Written by
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I enjoyed the Cisco Kid TV series very much when I was a kid.I frankly
don't see why anyone could take offense at either of the leads. Unlike
most comic reliefs,Pancho was very formidable when the chips were down.
As far as O'Henry's original story,it is easily found.There was a set
of books published between l900 and l9l0 with his collected stories
which was printed in vast numbers which has everything he ever
wrote;any large library should have it.However,the character in the
story has absolutely nothing to do with the movie and TV character.He
was an Anglo,not a Latino. Far more important, the character of the
story was a depraved homicidal maniac,as well as an outlaw."It was the
Kid's pastime to shoot Mexicans for the pleasure of watching them
kick".That is as near as I can get from memory.I was pretty surprised
when I first read this. As Kenneth MacGowan said in "Behind the Screen"
about the movie character vs O'Henry's original creation "how this
degenerate sadist" was turned into the familiar hero is anybody's
guess.Some unknown scriptwriter apparently. The movie and TV figure is
certainly a "Robin Hood of the Old West",but not O'Henry's. I believe
that the story is to be found in the volume "The Heart of the West",
but it might be in one of the others.
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