Western Series: The Sixties

by joe_538 | created - 25 Jan 2016 | updated - 25 Jan 2016 | Public

By the end of the decade, parental advocacy groups were squeezing the westerns out of existence for being "too violent."

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1. Klondike (1960–1961)

30 min | Adventure, Western

Klondike was set during the early days of the Klondike Gold Rush 1897 in the town of Skagway in the Alaskan Klondike region.

Stars: Ralph Taeger, Mari Blanchard, James Coburn, Joi Lansing

Votes: 24

2. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

The adventures of a Marshal and his young Deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen, and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

Votes: 45

3. Overland Trail (1960– )

60 min | Western

The adventures of a crusty superintendent for the Overland Stage Co. and his young sidekick as they try to keep the stage routes safe.

Stars: William Bendix, Doug McClure, Harry Guardino, Sean McClory

Votes: 45

4. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)

60 min | Western

Luke Perry and Simon Kane run a stagecoach line in the Old West, where they come across a wide variety of killers, robbers, and ladies in distress. They are accompanied by Simon's young son... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Rogers, Richard Eyer, Robert Bray, James Burke

Votes: 89

5. The Tall Man (1960–1962)

30 min | Western

Fictionalized stories about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid set in New Mexico in the 1870s.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Walter Lawrence, Mark Tapscott

Votes: 122

6. Tate (1960– )

30 min | Western

The adventures of a one-armed gunfighter (he lost the use of an arm during the Civil War) in the Old West.

Stars: David McLean, Don Wilbanks, Robert Redford, Jean Allison

Votes: 55

7. Two Faces West (1960– )

30 min | Western

Marshal Ben January and his twin brother, Dr. Rick January (both played by Charles Bateman) fight to establish law and order in the wild frontier town of Gunnison in the 1860s.

Stars: Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi

Votes: 14

8. The Westerner (1960– )

30 min | Action, Western

Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Stars: Brian Keith, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook, Michael T. Mikler

Votes: 106

9. Whiplash (1960–1961)

30 min | Western

Thirty four episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1960 and 1961; it aired on US TV in 1961. This was an Australian western with American Chris Cobb attempting to establish the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Graves, Anthony Wickert, Robert Tudawali, Phillip Ross

Votes: 45

10. Wrangler (1960– )

30 min | Western

Pitcairn is a roving cowboy who rides the 1880s Western frontier helping people.

Stars: Jason Evers, Eli Boraks, Julie Adams, Joe Bassett

Votes: 11

11. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians", a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post", this series focused on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

Votes: 47

12. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)

60 min | Western

A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 35

13. Gunslinger (1961– )

60 min | Western

Cord, a gunfighter, works undercover for the local Army garrison Commander, trying to help keep peace in the territory.

Stars: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Votes: 32

14. Whispering Smith (1961– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington, John Harmon

Votes: 107

15. The Dakotas (1962– )

60 min | Western

Marshal Ragan and his Deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Votes: 64

16. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 45

18. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it, but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

Votes: 119

19. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,366

20. Redigo (1963– )

30 min | Western, Drama

Jim Redigo operates a small ranch in the southwest, reconciling his old fashioned ways with modern society. Mike and Frank are his hands, with Frank's wife Linda as cook. Hotel owner Gerry is his occasional date.

Stars: Richard Egan, Rudy Solari, Roger Davis, Elena Verdugo

Votes: 14

21. Temple Houston (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Sam Houston.

Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Jack Elam, Frank Ferguson, Chubby Johnson

Votes: 43

22. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

Twelve-year-old Jamie McPheeters, along with his ne'er-do-well father and a ragtag group of pioneers, travel westward from Paducah, Kentucky to the California gold fields in 1849.

Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Kurt Russell, Mark Allen, Meg Wyllie

Votes: 84

23. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 1,269

24. Destry (1964– )

60 min | Western

Young Harrison Destry, son of legendary lawman Tom Destry, had been a sheriff himself until he was framed and sent to prison. Now he roams about looking for the hombres that did him wrong. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Gavin, Ken Mayer, Bill Coontz, Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Votes: 42

25. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 1,980

26. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant, John Pickard

Votes: 518

27. F Troop (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Western

The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote U.S. Army outpost in the Wild West.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry, Melody Patterson

Votes: 1,963

28. Laredo (1965–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey

Votes: 445

29. The Legend of Jesse James (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

In a surprising twist, Jesse and Frank James come across as good guys as they go about their outlaw ways. Jesse is a devilish scoundrel with an eye for the ladies while Frank concerns himself with more practical matters.

Stars: Allen Case, Christopher Jones, David Richards, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 62

30. The Loner (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

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

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, James Whitmore, Jim Drum, Ed Peck

Votes: 76

31. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.

Stars: Robert Horton, Christopher Riordan, James Griffith, Gregory Walcott

Votes: 130

32. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Two Secret Service Agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,372

33. Iron Horse (1966–1968)

60 min | Western

Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.

Stars: Dale Robertson, Robert Random, Gary Collins, Roger Torrey

Votes: 114

34. The Monroes (1966–1967)

60 min | Western

Five orphans try to survive as a family on the frontier.

Stars: Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz

Votes: 183

35. Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Western

The setting is 1871 Wretched, Colorado, where the local sheriff is jealous of the popular Hanks family, who do a better job of keeping the peace.

Stars: Ann Sheridan, Ruth McDevitt, Douglas Fowley, Gary Vinson

Votes: 109

36. The Road West (1966–1967)

60 min | Western

The adventures of a family leaving their Ohio home for the Kansas Territory.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, Brenda Scott, Kelly Corcoran

Votes: 24

37. Shane (1966– )

60 min | Western

Shane works for the Starett family, a young widow, her son, and her aging father-in-law, protecting them against the anti-sodbuster rancher Ryker and other perils plaguing the Old West.

Stars: David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully, Christopher Shea

Votes: 99

38. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

The western adventures of tough, but fair, Marshal Jim Crown.

Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 281

39. Custer (1967– )

60 min | Western

In 1868, after the Civil War, Custer takes charge of a mix of ex-Confederates and criminals, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays, Kansas. His boss General Terry doesn't like his methods ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Robert F. Simon, Peter Palmer

Votes: 70

40. Dundee and the Culhane (1967– )

60 min | Western

follows the exploits of two frontier lawyers who provided legal defense to their accused clients.

Stars: John Mills, Sean Garrison, Roy Poole, Walter Gregg

Votes: 24

41. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)

30 min | Western

An old former Army scout and his grandson search the west for the man's son, a gunfighter on the run.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Chuck Horne

Votes: 314

42. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

PG | 60 min | Western

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 »

Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

Votes: 1,260

43. Hondo (1967– )

60 min | Western

Hondo, an embittered former Rebel officer, travels Arizona Territory in the 1870s with his dog Sam. Often clashing with the local cavalry, who he holds responsible for the death of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr., Gary Clarke

Votes: 115

44. Rango (1967– )

30 min | Comedy, Western

The adventures of Rango, a bumbling Texas Ranger stationed at Deep Wells Ranger Station in the late 19th century, and his sidekick, the cowardly Indian scout Pink Cloud.

Stars: Tim Conway, Guy Marks, Norman Alden, Michael Carr

Votes: 56

45. Here Come the Brides (1968–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Western, Comedy

The adventures of a logging work team and the marriageable single women sent to them in post-American Civil War Seattle in the Washington Territory.

Stars: Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 584

46. Lancer (1968–1970)

60 min | Western

"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.

Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 198

47. The Outcasts (1968–1969)

60 min | Western

A bounty hunter who was a Confederate Officer teams up with an ex-slave who was a Union Soldier during the Civil War. They are the Outcasts.

Stars: Don Murray, Otis Young, Art Metrano, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 81