Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
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 »
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 »
Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »
Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, CO. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, resulting ... See full summary »
Tate was a rather unique western series, unfortunately short-lived. Shown as "The Kraft Summer Theater Presentation of Tate", starring David McLean as (believe it or not) a one-armed bounty hunter!!!
Tate was working as a bounty hunter to raise money so he could go back east to pay for surgery to restore his bad arm, rendered useless by a gunshot wound. A bounty hunter with morals and a mission, Poor Tate never got to go back east after all, he got cancelled. The series was unique (at that time) in being shot on tape, not film, with camera work in the "live" style of television. Overall, the impression was that the show was "live", but was somewhat "smeared" due to the taping process.
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