While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »



On Disc

at Amazon




2   1   Unknown  
1958   1957   1956   Unknown  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

U.S. Marshal (1958–1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: John Bromfield, James Griffith, Buck Young
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This documentary, which was undertaken soon after James Dean's death, looks at Dean's life through the use of still photographs with narration, and interviews with many of the people ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, George W. George
Stars: Martin Gabel, James Dean, Lew Bracker
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is ... See full summary »

Director: Curt Siodmak
Stars: John Bromfield, Beverly Garland, Tom Payne
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley. He is abducted by an alien that takes his shape and marries Marge on the next day. ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin
Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman
Countdown (1967)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Desperate to reach the moon first, NASA sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive; he can't return until Apollo is ready.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Joanna Moore
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A frustrated young man, separated from his younger girlfriend, gets involved in a juvenile gang.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan
The Long, Hot Summer (1965–1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Ben Quick returns to the Southern town of Frenchman's Bend to claim his inheritance and soon runs afoul of local power Boss Varner. The handsome Ben attracts the attention of the local ... See full summary »

Stars: Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Paul Geary
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman
Route 66 (1960–1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett
Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy


Series cast summary:
 Sheriff Frank Morgan / ... (78 episodes, 1956-1958)
Stan Jones ...
 Deputy Harry Olson / ... (46 episodes, 1956-1958)


While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing fistfights and car chases rather than gunplay. Tough Sheriff Frank Morgan was eventually promoted to U.S. Marshall and given the entire state of Arizona to keep under control (the series title would subsequently change to U.S. MARSHAL and remain in syndication until 1960). Singer Stan Jones was the series creator but departed the show in 1958. A total of 156 episodes were produced under both titles. Written by Jbacks3

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Western





Release Date:

21 September 1956 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(55 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This series ended when the title character accepted the position of U.S. Marshal based in Yuma, AZ. The series was then called U.S. Marshal (1958) and ran from 1958-60. The title character in both series was played by John Bromfield, who retired shortly after the end of "U.S. Marshal" to become a full-time commercial fisherman based out of Newport Beach, CA. See more »


Followed by U.S. Marshal (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

trivia correction
23 November 2004 | by (panama city florida) – See all my reviews

In the trivia part of your review it is stated that the US Marshall was based in Yuma, AZ. In this series it Marshall Morgan is based in Tucson,AZ. The original name of the series, Sheriff of Cochise was set in Cochise County AZ which is the county directly south of Pima County which is Tucson.

You can see Pima County on some of the buildings and cars in the series. I like this series for the fact that has a lot of action, and it is not set in LA or NYC. I love the southwest desert area of the US and AZ in particular.

This is also a great series to watch if a person is interested in old cars, especially those great old Mopars. Some very rare indeed. Morgan drives a 1958 DeSoto station wagon which was rare at the time and extremely rare today. Lots of good chase scenes, and some famous actors in early roles. Jack Lord from Hawaii 5-0 is in the pilot episode.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sheriff of Cochise on DVD BobH-6
The Man Who Never Was (Episode) aponyny-53994
Discuss The Sheriff of Cochise (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page