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Lawman 

This is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming, and his Deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season, Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Russell ...  Marshal Dan Troop 156 episodes, 1958-1962
Peter Brown ...  Deputy Johnny McKay 156 episodes, 1958-1962
Peggie Castle ...  Lily Merrill 106 episodes, 1959-1962
Emile Avery Emile Avery ...  Barfly / ... 97 episodes, 1958-1962
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This is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming, and his Deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season, Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon, where she sings and entertains and has a close, unspoken relationship with Troop.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

5 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lawman See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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(156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the writers listed in the credits is "W. Hermanos", which is a code that meant the script was recycled from another series. W. Hermanos is a Spanish take on the name Warner Brothers. See more »

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Referenced in 77 Sunset Strip: Attic (1960) See more »

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Wise Marshall, Young Protégé
12 October 2005 | by jonesy74-1See all my reviews

John Russel was excellently cast in this Western about protecting Laramie from the badder elements of society.

Russell, a former Marine, was straight and tall and worked wonderfully as the wise lawman who used his six-gun with deadly accuracy and regularity. Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay was also fast in the leather slappin' dept.

Brown brought the young ladies in to view the weekly adventures while Russell, I'm sure, caught the attention of both women viewers and men.

This was a smart Western with a great theme song composed of male voices singing the praises of the "Lawman." Russell's steely eyes made the part of tough-guy Marshall believable. The epitome of what you would expect a real Marshall in the old west to be. Brown's good looks and athletic prowess made for some great action during the series.

I was sad to see Russell cast as a villain in the 1985 Clint Eastwood film, Pale Rider. Russell will forever remain one of the ultimate lawmen in the Old West in my mind as a result of this wonderful old Western series.


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