An adventurer, gambler, and widely respected southern gentleman is recruited to work as a secret agent, at no pay, in post-Civil War New Orleans, helped by his companion, a silent Pawnee Native American.

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Richard Sale, Mary Loos
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Complete series cast summary:
Jock Mahoney ...  Yancy Derringer 34 episodes, 1958-1959
X Brands ...  Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah / ... 34 episodes, 1958-1959
Kevin Hagen ...  John Colton 31 episodes, 1958-1959
Frances Bergen ...  Madame Francine 19 episodes, 1958-1959
Charlene James Charlene James ...  Pearl Girl / ... 14 episodes, 1958-1959
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Storyline

Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city. Yancy's job was to prevent crime and if necessary, arrest the culprits. His constant companion was Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah an Indian who watches Yancy's back. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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The decaying Southern mansion seen on the series was the Tara set from Gone with the Wind (1939), which stood on the back lot at Desilu Studios (formerly Selznick International Pictures). The facade was sold and moved to Georgia later in 1959. See more »

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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Land Unknown (2014) See more »

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Yancy Derringer
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Don Quinn
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Very Comparable To "Paladin" But Not As Well-Known
3 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was another good western back in the '50s which gives me fond memories. I remember how me and my pals thought this hero was "cool," something like Richard Boone was in "Have Gun, Will Travel."

The main differences in this western as opposed to most was that the title character

packed a little derringer in his hat, and the setting was New Orleans instead of the old west. Otherwise, he was, like Boone's "Paladin" a smooth, dapper and cool customer.

Jock Mahoney ("Yancy Derringer") was the rugged, silent type, if I remember correctly. The shows were very interesting and we looked forward to them each week. Why this show only lasted on year is a real mystery to me. I don't remember anyone who didn't enjoy it. The mid-to-late '50s was a fabulous era for westerns on TV. If this ever came out on DVD, I would buy it immediately.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Yancy Derringer See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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