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 Shotgun Slade (78 episodes, 1959-1961)
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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 track down criminals, return stolen money, or solve mysteries surrounding the death of towns people. The show has more in common with shows like Peter Gunn and 77 Sunset Strip then Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Shotgun Slade depended on strong characters and story lines then action. Written by Austin Taylor

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24 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Unlike other westerns of the time period that tried to use music from the western era, Shotgun Slade featured a modern jazz score like the Peter Gunn series did. See more »

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Peter Gunn in the Old West
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this on DVD for the first time last night and enjoyed because it was so much like Peter Gunn. What the other reviewers have said regarding the musical score and general tone of the show (especially in the dialog and the attitude portrayed by the star) is true. While it is by no means realistic, it was stylish enough in it's Kennedy-era way to be more entertaining to watch than the vast majority of what you can find on commercial TV today, so don't "dis" it. I wish that more of this kind of thing was available. Newton Minow must be rolling over in his grave at just HOW vast a wasteland modern television has become today.


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