A wandering ex-soldier encounters various problems where ever he visits in his travels.






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Following the Civil War, former Union soldier William Colton rides through the West trying to find himself and helping out people with their problems along the way. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cavaliere solitario  »

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Technical Specs


| (26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Colton's horse was either Rex or Montrose Sea. Its name in the series was Joshua. in The Loner: Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1966), Colton says he and his horse had been through a lot together, including the Civil War. See more »

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An outstanding Rod Serling Western
24 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Amazing how few people know of this TV series, and I was addicted to it as a teen in the 60s. Lloyd Bridges played a veteran of the Civil War, and the episodes were poignant because he never found peace even when helping people. And no, it wasn't like Chuck Connors in Branded - the stories were much more thoughtful and less physical. Rod Serling wrote the scripts, which I remember as being top notch and, in usual Serling style, thought provoking. What I particularly remember is the beautiful intro theme to the series - to this day, I can hear it and would love to own it. I've watched some of the episodes at the Museum of Radio and Television in NYC - unfortunately, they don't even have all of the episodes last I checked. Definitely an overlooked - and greatly underrated - classic TV Western.

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