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 »
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 Marshal Dan Troop (156 episodes, 1958-1962)
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 Deputy Johnny McKay (156 episodes, 1958-1962)
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 Lily Merrill (105 episodes, 1959-1962)
Emile Avery ...
 Barfly / ... (97 episodes, 1958-1962)
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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

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5 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Adam West makes one of three appearances on three separate shows as Doc Holliday. He would also portray the character on Sugarfoot (1957) and Colt .45 (1957). See more »

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

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One of the best of the '50s series westerns
30 January 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Warner Bros. churned out a slew of western series in the late '50s and early '60s, some good, some not so good. "Lawman" was one of the best. John Russell, a veteran western character actor, was perfectly cast as tough Marshal Dan Troop. Russell's commanding presence, rich voice and no-nonsense demeanor fit the character perfectly. Peter Brown was well cast as Russell's eager young deputy, and beautiful Peggy Castle was a treat for the eyes as the owner of the local saloon and Russell's cat-and-mouse love interest. The show drew some good directors (Robert Altman, Burt Kennedy), had consistently interesting stories, and there was real chemistry between Russell and Brown. And, to top it off, it had what is probably the best theme song of any western series ("the lawman came from the sun, there was a job to be done . . ."). All in all, a memorable series that unfortunately didn't last as long as it should have.


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