Railroad detective Matt Clark roams the west, tracking down outlaws and bandits who are preying on the railroad.




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Series cast summary:
 Matt Clark (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
Mary Castle ...
 Frankie Adams (26 episodes, 1954)
Kristine Miller ...
 Margaret Jones / ... (14 episodes, 1954-1955)


Railroad detective Matt Clark roams the west, tracking down outlaws and bandits who are preying on the railroad.

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Release Date:

23 January 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legends of the Old West  »

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(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Much of the "action" consisted of footage lifted from various westerns produced by Republic Pictures over the years. Republic produced this series through its subsidiary, Hollywood Television Service. See more »


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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Pseudo-Anthology series
11 June 2009 | by (Northridge, CA) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting series that takes real life people (Jesse James, John Wesley Hardin, etc)...and dramatizes part of their real story with a continuing series character taking part in that story. Railroad Detective "Matt Clark" -- takes a role in tracking down famous outlaws from the Old West in stories that are at least partly based on the true accounts. In that sense, it's almost an anthology series, and as someone else pointed out, this odd structure poses some timeline conflicts with the real events, but it's a fun series with plenty of action to satisfy a western-hungry 1950's audience -- and it still holds up pretty well 55 years later. Clark cuts a powerful figure in his western gear as he goes up against some of history's baddest baddies. And his girl-sidekick Frankie is quite a dish. If you're a western fan, be sure to check it out if you have a chance.

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