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 ...
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Lily Merrill opens her new saloon the "Birdcage" in Laramie after being run out of Billings, Montana. She allows the dealer Len Ferrell to work for her despite his actions in Billings and her better ...
Ches Ryan, running from a bank robbery, comes upon a cabin with two children suffering from a plague. With Troop about to catch up, he stays to help but Troop gets sick too. He must now decide what's...
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 »
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 »
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 »
Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was always mostly carried through his voice over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of... See full summary »
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
In Season 3, Dan was injured a total of 5 times and shot 4 times (including being grazed twice). Johnny was injured 5 times but was not shot. Dan shot and injured 2 people, and shot and killed 22. Johnny shot and injured 3 people and shot and killed 5. Dan's more unusual injury was being shot in his gun hand and having to then shoot left handed. The most people shot and killed by Dan and Johnny in one episode in Season 3 were 4, in Lawman: The Escape of Joe Killmer (1960) Even though other trivia indicates in season three, Warner Brothers began toning down the violence on the show, the Season 3 numbers did not really reflect this. Dan killed 22 people in Season 2 and 22 in Season 3. Johnny's kills were cut in half, though, from 10 to 5. Those shot and injured by Dan were 2 each season, while Johnny's shot and wounded numbers went from 1 to 3. See more »
'Lawman' was shown on Australian television in the early 1960's, and I remember it as being one of the best of the genre, amongst others great western series, such as 'Trackdown', 'Cheyenne', 'Have Gun, Will Travel','Gunsmoke', and so many others from the golden years of television westerns. John Russell was most impressive as Marshall Dan Troop, reminding me of a long lean Clark Gable, and Peter Brown as the young deputy, who tried to live up to his boss's ideal! Above average scripts, and fine performances by Russell & Brown defined this series, and why Warner Bros. haven't seen fit to release it onto DVD, I have no idea? They'd be doing themselves, and western fans a great favour! It took a long while for 'Cheyenne' to appear, and 'Maverick' is still waiting, so perhaps there's also hope for the great 'Lawman'? Incidentally, Warners westerns had the greatest theme songs around!
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