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.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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Rawhide (1959–1965)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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Maverick (1957–1962)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »

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Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing
Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe
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Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

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Tombstone Territory (TV Series 1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tough Sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona with the support of his faithful Deputies and the Editor of the local newspaper.

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The Gallant Men (1962–1963)
Action | War | Drama
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The 36th infantry is fighting its way through Italy under the spirited leadership of Captain Jim Benedict. His men include flirt D'Angelo, who carries his guitar along, plus pals Lucavich and Hanson. McKenna is the free wheeling Sergeant.

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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.

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This show was loosely based on Colt .45 (1950). See more »

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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 »

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"COLT .45" DESERVED A BETTER FATE
2 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This western from the huge stable out of Warner Bros. probably had more things going against than for it. Although seemingly well cast with a soon to be disgruntled Wayde Preston as Christopher Colt portraying a government agent posing as a gun salesman tracking down various types of bad guys the show was basically entertaining as he was not quite as light as Maverick but not as hard nosed as John Russells "Lawman".As the popularity of Colt .45 grew, Wayde Preston felt so should his paycheck. After having to mingle reruns with recently completed episodes and realizing Colt .45 just might have something going W.B. flexed and Preston came back, but not for long. After another dispute with the studio Preston left again and Sam Colt Jr.played by Donald May eventually replaced Preston causing the show to lose its momentum and ceased production in 1960 concluding its three year run. The show was also plagued by several rehashed episodes already used by other W.B. western series.One wonders what could have been.


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