Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

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Jock Mahoney ...
 Yancy Derringer (34 episodes, 1958-1959)
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 Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah / ... (34 episodes, 1958-1959)
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 John Colton (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frances Bergen ...
 Madame Francine (19 episodes, 1958-1959)
Charlene James ...
 Pearl Girl / ... (14 episodes, 1958-1959)
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city. Yancy's job was to prevent crime and if necessary, arrest the culprits. His constant companion was Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah an Indian who watches Yancy's back. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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In the original story on which the pilot episode for this series was based, the hero was simply called Derringer. The first name, "Yancy," was added specifically for the TV series, which was produced by Desilu Studios. See more »

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Yancy Derringer
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Don Quinn
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"In every tale of daring-do . . .
12 January 2002 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

. . . they speak of Yancey D."

So went the theme song to this undeservedly short-lived series. Nominally billed as a "western" (Yancey did, after all, wear a broad-brimmed hat, there were horses about, and his best friend was an Indian), this show was hard to categorize, even in the era of the so-called "adult western."

There was always the hint of a dark side to Yancey, all things considered; a feeling that tucked away behind his reserved manner lay a past that may not always have been too cool (or, alternately, as a friend of mine once suggested, perhaps a bit TOO cool). Moreover, unlike most of his contemporary action heroes, Mr. D. didn't always fight fair: forced into a bare-knuckles match against an huge opponent, Yancey took advantage of his knowledge that the guy had spent the previous night guzzling beer, hammering him into collapse with a series of belly punches you could almost feel through the TV screen.

Not the nicest guy in town, in other words. But eminently effective. And thoroughly watchable. A great series.


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