Western set in the Texas town of Langtry, named after Lillie Langtry. When storekeeper Roy Bean becomes fed up with the lawlessness in the town, he sets establishes himself as a judge and introduces a system of law and order.
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...  Judge Roy Bean 39 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Jeff Taggert / ... 39 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Letty Bean / ... 38 episodes, 1956-1957
...  Ben Logan / ... 16 episodes, 1956
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Western set in the Texas town of Langtry, named after Lillie Langtry. When storekeeper Roy Bean becomes fed up with the lawlessness in the town, he sets establishes himself as a judge and introduces a system of law and order.

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(39 episodes)

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The episodes were filmed in color, though few stations that ran them that way as few had the capability to broadcast color. Most of the time, black & white prints were used as long as the show was syndicated. See more »

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[a railroad man has insulted the portrait of Lily Langtry]
Judge Roy Bean: Who are you to call that lady chunky, you low-down, moth-eathen tenderfoot! Get out of my store you saddlebums! Never show your faces in Langtry, Texas again, or I'll throw you in jail for insulting the fairest woman west of the Atlantic!
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This one is a classic ....
20 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Edgar Buchanan, a former dentist, went on to become a mainstay of western films/TV for decades. Long before he became famous as "Uncle Joe" on Petticoat Junction, he starred in this excellent series. Here he tackled the role that was later performed by Paul Newman on the silver screen.

This color series featured Buchanan as the legendary Law West of the Pecos. Complete with a 7-inck thick law-book (and creative sentencing) he was a cantankerous yet fair arbiter of frontier law.Guest stars included western favorites such as Russell Hayden and Lash La Rue ! Several episodes of this gem of a show are now available on DVD sets

Seek them out, or he may throw the book at you !

Recommended to all fans of vintage TV.


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