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 »
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Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall
The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Mark Tapscott
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Indian Agent sent to try new approach to peace with Apaches based on respect for automomy rather than submission to Army. Wins over reservation chiefs and the Indian widow (Bancroft) given ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley
Laredo (1965–1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake
Apache Rifles (1964)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of bringing in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Linda Lawson
Gunsmoke (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly
A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
Hondo (TV Series 1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Hondo, an embittered former Rebel officer, travels Arizona Territory in the 1870's with his dog Sam. Often clashing with the local cavalry, who he hold responsible for the death of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr.
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random
Nichols (1971–1972)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona home town, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson
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 Tom 'Whispering' Smith (26 episodes, 1961)
Guy Mitchell ...
 George Romack (26 episodes, 1961)
Sam Buffington ...
 John Richards (17 episodes, 1961)
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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 Richards was the police chief. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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(25 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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This series was filmed in 1959, but did not premiere until 1961. See more »

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Follows Whispering Smith (1948) See more »

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Audie takes on the small screen .......
24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Audie Murphy appeared in a number of enjoyable westerns in the 1950's before trying his luck in TV with this role as a cowboy detective. The acting and casting in this series were well-executed. However, the writing and erratic story lines were problematic in this series.

Audie Murphy was perfect for this role, which had been originated in a movie of the same name. Murphy made the role his own, and seemed to be very serious about seeing this series succeed. Eventually, he returned to the silver screen, seemingly disillusioned by his TV experience.

This series is worth a look, but does not compare with his superior films of the 1950's.


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