Lawman (1958–1962)

TV Series  -   -  Western
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 299 users  
Reviews: 13 user

Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 21 May 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 351 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lawman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lawman (1958–1962)

Lawman (1958–1962) on IMDb 8.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lawman.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1962   1961   1960   1959   1958  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bronco (1958–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A former confederate solider wonders the old west and meets such famous characters as Jesse James Bufulo Bill Cody and Thedore Rosevelt.

Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Morris Ankrum
Laredo (1965–1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith
Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
Lawman (1971)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A lawman from Bannock arrives in Sabbath to arrest all the cattlemen whose wild celebration the year before resulted in the accidental death of an old man.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb
Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman
Laramie (1959–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington
Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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 (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore
77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith
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 7.7/10 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
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham
Colt .45 (1957–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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.

Stars: Wayde Preston, Kenneth MacDonald, Donald May
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Marshal Dan Troop / ... (156 episodes, 1958-1962)
...
 Deputy Johnny McKay (156 episodes, 1958-1962)
...
 Lily Merrill (105 episodes, 1959-1962)
Edit

Storyline

Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon where she sings and entertains and has a close, unspoken relationship with Troop. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Lawman  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Recurring character Owny O'Reilly is portrayed as being younger than Johnny McKay. However, in real life, Joel Grey is three and a half years older than Peter Brown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maverick: Red Dog (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"The Lawman Came When The West Was Young..........."
3 July 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

At the same time John Russell was playing ranch owner Nathan Burdette, trying to free his no good brother Claude Akins from sheriff John Wayne in Rio Bravo he was working the other side of the law on television. These years were probably the high point of Russell's career, his most noted screen role and his most famous television role, Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie in Lawman.

Russell kept law and order in Laramie the same way that James Arness did it in Dodge City on Gunsmoke. Unlike Gunsmoke, Laramie never developed the all the minor characters that gave you the feel of Dodge City at the time. Instead it concentrated on Russell taking care of business and learning the business of law to his eager young deputy Peter Brown.

Brown played deputy Johnny McKay who was a most respectful young man, constantly referring to his boss as Mr. Troop. He was pretty handy with a shooting iron, but was inclined to be impulsive. Good thing Marshal Troop was around.

The other series regular was the Kitty Russell of Laramie, Lily played by Peggie Castle. This is where Lawman most resembled Gunsmoke. There was an unspoken understanding between Russell and Castle that even the smallest of children couldn't have missed. And I wasn't the smallest of children when Lawman was in first run.

Sadly Peggie Castle developed substance abuse problems after Lawman's run ended. I remember a small obituary marked her passing in the first half of the Seventies. She was one beautiful woman.

Lawman was good no nonsense western from that golden era of the adult television western. It was one of the best.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
John Russell should've been a star ! mikelmike77
'Owny O'Reilly, Esquire' (15 Oct. 1961) - Mort Mills Or Lee Van Cleef? davidwile
Peggie Castle (Lily) lippy17082004
'What novel for 'The Deputy'? judithg1
How can I get a hold of the dvds wisemove-2
Who Owns the Rights to LAWMAN? redstabby
Discuss Lawman (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page