The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

TV Series  |   |  Western, Adventure
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 107 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 203 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 121 titles
created 15 May 2014
 
a list of 45 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Jim Bowie.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1958   1957   1956  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins
Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Western | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Topper the Horse, Edgar Buchanan
The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Diablo
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson
Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kit and his pal El Toro go all over the west securing justice for all (absolutely no connection with the historical character).

Stars: Bill Williams, Don Diamond, John L. Cason
The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Stars: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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 »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw
The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk
Branded (1965–1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant
Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Action | Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen
Black Saddle (1959–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Scott Forbes ...
 Jim Bowie (76 episodes, 1956-1958)
Edit

Storyline

Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly invented after his regular one broke in a fight with a grizzly. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western | Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 1956 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(76 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Jim Bowie
Written by Ken Darby
Performed by The King's Men
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Jim Bowie is a cool, hard-fighting' man!
22 June 2005 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

I bought the Volume 2 DVD of the Jim Bowie TV series at Wal-Mart and was entertained by its contents! Three episodes which feature entertaining actors, stories and fight scenes! So what if it's low-budget; Have you noticed that modern TV and movies are 99% monstrous mega-budget junk?! Jim Bowie is retro-cool action from a simpler time and conjures up fond memories of visiting Frontierland and Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland! Scott Forbes plays well as the strapping Bowie and his narration adds a nice extra touch to these episodes. I'm probably a bit biased because I'm a fan of all things vintage, but if you enjoy "boy's adventure" themed movies and books like Tom Sawyer you'll appreciate this series. I'm on the hunt for the other volumes!


20 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Complete Season 1 on DVD Ramar
Any Relation to David?? PACman66
Lilyan Chauvin, R.I.P. June 26, 2008 co-star. (born: 1925). MrTideman
Discuss The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page