Lawman (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 ... 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)
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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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Speaking of recycled scripts, John Russell gets to act out the same story on two different shows. The script featured a retired gunfighter that let's the hero know that he can't use his shooting hand anymore. He goes to the widow of his former business partner and offers her money that rightfully belongs to her. The widow's son refuses and challenges the gunfighter to a shootout. The gunfighter refuses to back down, while the hero tries to talk him out of it. On Cheyenne (1955), Russell played the retired gunfighter. On Lawman (1958), he played the hero trying to talk the gunfighter out of the shootout. 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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