Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1960   1959  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ex-gunfighter Johnny Ringo is now the sheriff of a small Western town, and attempts to keep the peace with the aid of his deputy, Cully, and his girl, Laura Thomas.

Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Karen Sharpe
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson
Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch
Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis
A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.

Stars: Robert Horton, Christopher Riordan, James Griffith
Tate (TV Series 1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of a one-armed gunfighter (he lost the use of an arm during the Civil War) in the Old West.

Stars: David McLean, Don Wilbanks, Robert Redford
Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The western adventures of tough but fair Marshal Jim Crown.

Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone
Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle
The Lawless Years (1959–1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Barney Ruditsky is a New York City police officer in the Roaring '20s who fights organized crime. The show was loosely based on the real life Rudisky who was a New York police officer ... See full summary »

Stars: James Gregory, Robert Karnes, John Dennis
The Deputy (1959–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan
The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott
The Texan (1958–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart (30 episodes, 1959-1960)
...
 Tess Wilkins (15 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edit

Storyline

Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private schools and Harvard University. After school, he returned to New Mexico where he became a Deputy Marshal working for Marshal Andy Morrison and living in a boarding house run by Martha Commager. The only other continuing cast member was 8-year old Tess Logan, an orphan who had been rescued by Buckhart. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Westerners  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Ansara first played his character in this series on 17 Feb 1959 in the episode "The Indian" and again on 9 June 1959 in the episode "The Raid," both on the series The Rifleman (1958), but neither actually plays like a pilot for this program. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Rifleman (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Music
9 July 2006 | by (United States, Monroe, LA) – See all my reviews

The Score for Law of the Plainsman was composed by Leonard Rosenman (also composed theme). This information comes from a classic TV Western web site. This show was a fun show to watch and my first exposure to Michael Ansara as a performer and actor. The character originality and plots using a native American character in this show were to me the first sign that the 1960's and the decades following were not going to be just, Old Anglo Saxon knockoffs with guns, on the little or big screen any more. Typically Hollywood: a Syrian, playing a native American. The opening screen of the main character riding across the western plains on a pure white horse still holds my imagination.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music from Law of the Plainsman maderahouse
Discuss Law of the Plainsman (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page