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17 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Ann Sheridan as daughter Hank and family outfight, outwit, outshoot Western badguys. In color.
The setting is 1870 Wretched, Colorado, where the local sheriff is jealous of the popular Hanks family, who do a better job of keeping the peace.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 20)

Ann Sheridan ... Henrietta Hanks (27 episodes, 1966-1967)

Ruth McDevitt ... Grandma Effie Hanks (27 episodes, 1966-1967)

Douglas Fowley ... Grandpa Andrew Hanks / ... (27 episodes, 1966-1967)

Gary Vinson ... Sheriff Harold Sikes / ... (26 episodes, 1966-1967)

Carole Wells ... Lucy Hanks (26 episodes, 1966-1967)

Robert Lowery ... Buss Courtney (19 episodes, 1966-1967)

Series Directed by
Ezra Stone (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Alan Rafkin (4 episodes, 1966)
Joe Connelly (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1966)
David Alexander (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
George Tibbles (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lois Hire (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul West (2 episodes, 1966-1967)

Series Produced by
Joe Connelly .... producer (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Irving Paley .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Original Music by
Russell Garcia (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Elliott (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Film Editing by
George Ohanian (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bud S. Isaacs (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Art Direction by
Robert Crawley Sr. (24 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frank Arrigo (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Audrey A. Blasdel (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Costume Design by
Helen Colvig (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Production Management
Jim Hogan .... unit manager (22 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Corrick .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Doran .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lou Watt .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Sound Department
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1966)
James T. Porter .... sound (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Stunts
George Orrison .... stunts (1 episode, 1967)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... lighting technician (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Everett Lehman .... gaffer (13 episodes, 1966)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Music Department
Jack Elliott .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Tibbles .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Other crew
George Tibbles .... story consultant (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Keith Vincent .... assistant to producer / assistant to the producer (6 episodes, 1966)

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30 min (26 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Final TV appearance and last ever appearance of Joe Doughtry.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Far Out West (1967)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Right In The CBS Rustic Tradition, 2 November 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Pistols 'n' Petticoats debuted on CBS back in 1966 and back in those days CBS was known as the rural network. With such shows as Andy Griffith, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, and Green Acres, this was the network of red state America in that decade. You could forget about the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Revolution, marijuana and other drugs, on this network it's like they never existed.

Unfortunately this show which had some really good moments did not quite finish its first season due to the death of its star Ann Sheridan, the movies former 'Oomph Girl'. As ill timed a demise as ever happened in Hollywood.

For those who never saw the show it concerned a rustic family named Hanks. Ann Sheridan and her parents Douglas Fowley and Ruth McDevitt and her daughter Carole Wells. They're a family of sharpshooters with a lot of rustic charm, right in keeping with the commitment of CBS to rural entertainment. In the first episode Carole Wells has returned from the east where the family has sent her to finishing school to learn some social graces.

When sufficiently provoked however Wells could match any of her family shot for shot. The finish came off her in a crisis moment.

Another regular on the show was Gary Vinson who played the inept son of a famous lawman who inherited his job. Carole despite his klutziness had a thing for him. Just a civilian version of Captain Wilton Parmenter from F Troop.

It wasn't a great show, but it had some good comic moments. And it was the farewell gig of one of the screen's reigning beauties Ann Sheridan.

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