Marshal Crown "sentences" a trail boss to the position of Deputy Marshal in a nearby town to run concurrently with the hard-labor sentences his men are serving for various crimes. A vindictive judge ...
While escorting a man to his trial in New Mexico, Crown is attacked by a pair of outlaws and stripped of his badge and identification. While chasing the escapee, the pursuer becomes the pursued when ...
Marshal Crown and his posse thwart a payroll robbery and capture or kill all the entire outlaw gang. The leader is sentenced to ten years in territorial prison, but Crown can't gather enough evidence...
The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
Marshal Jim Crown must enforce the law in the strip of land lying between Kansas Territory and the Indian territory in the late 19th century. He is aided by the Scot, Mac Gregor, and the photographer, Francis Wilde. Easterner Dulcey has inherited her late father's inn. Written by
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This show was originally broadcast on Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9:00 EST during the 1967-68 season. It lasted only one season due to it competition. On ABC it went up against Batman, The Flying Nun, and Bewitched; on NBC, Daniel Boone and Ironside. In the 1960's and 70's it was a common practice for the networks to rebroadcast old programs during the summer rerun season, even if the show had been off the air for years. Such was the case for this show, which was shown by CBS during the summer of 1971, three years after it had been canceled. See more »
Excellent writing, direction, and stories. Stuart Whitman very good.
I recently discovered this show in reruns on Encore Westerns. I honestly never saw this show in its first run, and don't know how I missed it. Some of the best stories I've seen in Westerns, well directed, Stuart Whitman is very believable as Marshal Crown, tough and honest to a fault. I don't know how shows like this didn't last, yet Gunsmoke was on forever it seems. The Encore copies are around 1 hr 17 minutes each, so they appear uncut, and without commercials. The 1 1/2 hr format allows the story to be well developed and to have multiple twists. I am quite genuine in saying shows like this are non existent anymore. The prints are not great, especially when compared to Big Valley or Bonanza which appear to have been restored. Now I wish someone would run "Lancer", "High Chaparral", "Branded", "Have Gun Will Travel" among other old westerns.
Cimarron Strip is top drawer among westerns right up with my personal favorite - "The High Chaparral".
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