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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| (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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A memory that has been overlooked for too long!
24 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

While many TV series from many years past have grown fonder as our memories of such series get older, like sci-fi, for example,only to come out as major embarrassments at worst,or ridiculously hokey, at best, it seems that the western holds out quite well Whether the western is fairly recent or very old, it still comes out as a welcome addition to any DVD collection. In short, this series is long overdue for release on DVD! I remember this series when it aired on CBS in 1965/1966. While I was going through a phase where westerns didn't hold my interest,this show still had me addicted. From the haunting theme song to the captivating plots on to the closing credits,this was one show that was as thought provoking as it was thrilling. Here is where this western stood above the rest. Most westerns centered around a plot which was more or less action based... the bad guys vs the good guys, whether the bad guys were Indians on the war path or bandits out to rob a bank or train. THE LONER was different as its plot often evolved around the main character's inner turmoil or lack of peace.

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