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Release Date:
18 October 1957 (USA) See more »
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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Wayde Preston ... Christopher Colt (67 episodes, 1957-1960)

Series Directed by
Lee Sholem (8 episodes, 1958-1960)
Leslie H. Martinson (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Herbert L. Strock (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
William J. Hole Jr. (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
Franklin Adreon (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Alan Crosland Jr. (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Edward Bernds (3 episodes, 1957)
Lew Landers (3 episodes, 1960)
Walter Grauman (2 episodes, 1957)
Douglas Heyes (2 episodes, 1957)
Montgomery Pittman (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Abner Biberman (2 episodes, 1958)
George Waggner (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Paul Guilfoyle (2 episodes, 1959)
Emory Horger (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Writing credits
A. Sanford Wolfe (11 episodes, 1959-1960)
Irwin Winehouse (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
W. Hermanos (8 episodes, 1960)
William F. Leicester (7 episodes, 1957-1960)
Frederick Brady (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
James Barnett (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jack Emanuel (5 episodes, 1959)
Mack David (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Dean Riesner (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
David Lang (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Edmund Morris (3 episodes, 1960)
Roy Huggins (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
William Driskill (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Wells Root (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
James Gunn (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Howard Browne (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Montgomery Pittman (2 episodes, 1958)
Finlay McDermid (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Dwight Newton (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Malcolm Stuart Boylan (2 episodes, 1959)
Clair Huffaker (2 episodes, 1960)
Lee Loeb (2 episodes, 1960)

Series Produced by
William T. Orr .... executive producer (67 episodes, 1957-1960)
Cedric Francis .... producer (8 episodes, 1959)
Joseph Hoffman .... producer (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Mack David .... producer (4 episodes, 1960)
Roy Huggins .... producer (1 episode, 1957)
Series Original Music by
Paul Sawtell (unknown episodes)
Bert Shefter (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Ralph Woolsey (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Wesley Anderson (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Carl Berger (2 episodes, 1959)
Warren Lynch (2 episodes, 1959)
Perry Finnerman (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Film Editing by
Fred Bohanan (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Leo H. Shreve (2 episodes, 1957)
Carl Pingitore (2 episodes, 1959)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (1 episode, 1960)
Series Art Direction by
Art Loel (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Carl Macauley (7 episodes, 1959-1960)
Perry Ferguson (4 episodes, 1959)
Series Set Decoration by
Frank M. Miller (6 episodes, 1957-1960)
Patrick Delany (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor (67 episodes, 1957-1960)
Series Production Management
Oren Haglund .... production manager (67 episodes, 1957-1960)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Archer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Robert Farfan .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959)
Lee White .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
C. Carter Gibson .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957)
Eddie Prinz .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Sound Department
Franklin Hansen .... sound (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Francis E. Stahl .... sound (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Stanley Jones .... sound (2 episodes, 1957)
Charles Althouse .... sound (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Daheim .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
James Moore .... supervising film editor (67 episodes, 1957-1960)
Series Music Department
Douglas Heyes .... lyricist: theme music (64 episodes, 1957-1960)
Hal Hopper .... composer: theme music (64 episodes, 1957-1960)
Paul Sawtell .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Bert Shefter .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 1959-1960)

Mack David .... composer: closing theme (unknown episodes)
Jerry Livingston .... composer: closing theme (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Arvo Ojala .... technical director (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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30 min (67 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from Colt .45 (1950)See more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.

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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