Colt .45 (1957–1960)

TV Series  |   |  Western
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 171 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
a list of 130 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 157 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Colt .45" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Colt .45 (1957–1960)

Colt .45 (1957–1960) on IMDb 8.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Colt .45.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1960   1959   1958   1957  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott
The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of Vint Bonner, a cowboy in the post Civil War era.

Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Jeanne Bates
Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan
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
Custer (TV Series 1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1868, after the Civil War, Custer takes charge of a mix of ex-Confederates and criminals, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays, Kansas. His boss General Terry doesn't like his methods ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Robert F. Simon
The Texan (1958–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont
26 Men (1957–1959)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

True stories of the Arizona rangers around 1900.

Stars: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson, Hal Hopper
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
The Rough Riders (1958–1959)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After the Civil War, two former Union soldiers and an ex-Confederate team up to travel the West.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney
The Dakotas (TV Series 1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett
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
Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Wayde Preston ...
 Christopher Colt (67 episodes, 1957-1960)
Edit

Storyline

Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colt 45  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(67 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wayde Preston walked off the set after a dispute with producers. He was replaced by Donald May, who was introduced as Christopher Colt's cousin, Sam Colt Jr. Preston and the studio would eventually settle their differences, and he returned for what would turn out to be the final episodes, which featured both Colt cousins. See more »

Goofs

In the weekly opening scene, Wayne Preston rides furiously into town. He dismounts and walks toward the Sheriff's Office. You can see a crew member reflected in the window of the building to the right. He is wearing a white hat and short sleeve shirt. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Colt .45 (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

an apparent gun salesman (wayde Preston) is actually a government undercover agent in the old west
22 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the many westerns that Warner Bros. had on ABC during the late fifties, this was the least successful. More correctly, the ONLY show of this type that didn't succeed for the studio and the network. By the time it arrived on the air, ABC was already airing Cheyenne, Bronco, Sugarfoot, Maverick, and Lawman, all of which had long, healthy runs. Colt .45 premiered in a late evening Friday spot, opposite strong competition on the other two networks. Wayde Preston played a big, rugged fellow who traveled the west, bringing sample guns to stores that could then order them from the Colt firearms company back east. Secretly, though, he was a government agent, and each town he went into not only had a store desiring to order pistols but also some villain who needed to be taught a lesson. One particularly memorable episode featured a mild-mannered small fellow who had read about knights and hid a breastplate under his coat, so that he could shoot it out with gunfighters, allow them to fire at his heart, then (protected by the metal) blow the guy away. When he picked on Chris Colt, though, he made a mistake, for the hero had figured out the guy's strategy and put a bullet right between his eyes. Like Clint Walker over at Cheyenne, Preston was a troublesome actor - he wanted better scripts and more money - and, since the ratings weren't all that great, the show was cancelled. Both the network and studio had second thoughts, though, and brought Colt .45 back for another try, this time on Sunday nights, and it fared better, despite being loaded down with reruns. When the new episodes did appear, Preston sported a mustache that made him look more authentically western, though this was a rarity on TV at the time. Once again, he and the studio clashed, so before long he was gone, with Donald May replacing him as his cousin, Sam Colt, Jr. There was an episode in which Preston turned the job over to May, but in a bizarre move, it wasn't aired as the first of the May episodes but the last - so audiences had no idea why there was a new guy on the series until the series was about to end! By that time, it was on Tuesday nights, and everyone involved in this (and for that matter most TV westerns) had run out of new ideas. So what they did for the final half-season was to imitate a Republic-produced series from earlier in the decade, Stories Of the Century - by having May meet one real-life gunfighter (Billy the Kid, Jesse James, etc.) on his travels. Ultimately, though, it was the first WB/ABC western to "go" - cancelled in summer, 1960. That fall, a Maverick episode had Bart (Jack Kelly) running into the stars of all the other Warner/ABC westerns in a single episode . . . but when he arrived at the home of Chris Colt, there was only a dusty gun hanging from a peg, and the man was gone. Though nobody perhaps knew it at the time, this served as a symbol for the fate of most all such westerns, which would reach the end of the trail within the next two to three years.


24 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Colt .45 or Christopher Colt bigguy1134
Colt .45 bill_malovich282
Discuss Colt .45 (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page