Railroad detective Matt Clark roams the west, tracking down outlaws and bandits who are preying on the railroad.
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 Matt Clark (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
Mary Castle ...
 Frankie Adams (26 episodes, 1954)
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 Margaret Jones / ... (14 episodes, 1954-1955)
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Railroad detective Matt Clark roams the west, tracking down outlaws and bandits who are preying on the railroad.

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23 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Legends of the Old West  »

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(39 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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The stories told span an impressive time period from the 1850's to 1900's with the primary characters moving seamlessly between the decades regarding appearance or clothing updates. See more »

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Matt Clark: I don't care how right a man is. As soon as he picks up a gun, he's wrong from the start!
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An acceptable western TV series
26 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

'Big' Jim Davis, as Matt Clark, Railroad Detective, traveled west each week to aid in the capture of one of history's notable badmen(or women). At times, Clark's appearance at the scene seems somewhat contrived, as in just "happening" to be in town when Ford shoots Jesse James. The stories do have some limited educational value, as each one sticks to the basic facts, although production values for the series were decidedly low budget. One thing I could never figure out...one week Clark would chase Quantrill in 1863, the next Tom Horn in 1903...30 years apart...yet he never aged!


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