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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John Russell was only 37 - and looked even younger than that - when he was cast in this series. He believed that in order for a man like Dan Troop to have gained the kind of experience and maturity he possessed he would have had to have been in at least his mid-40s, so Russell had the makeup department streak gray through his hair and he lowered his voice when he spoke in order to appear several years older. See more »

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Referenced in The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) See more »

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The Lawman came with the Sun...........
17 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

'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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