San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city ...
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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city police force while expressing interest in the young widow Fanzler and sparring with attorney Pitt. Written by
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It began as a unique series: a Western set totally in San Francisco and
starring not yet another lawman but a newspaper man. Engrossing and
different in its first year with the heavy set McClory doing an
and fine job. I gather the ratings were disappointing because as the
year dawned Richard Coogan appeared as a better dressed version of Matt
Dillon. (There was quite a height and facial resemblance between Coogan
James Arness.) Suddenly "The Californians" was little more than a clone
Western not as well done as those from the Warner Brothers' staple stable.
And then it was gone. Yet that theme song echos yet in what passes for my
mind; fine tune although lyrics that rhyme "poor" with "cure" must be
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