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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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 character on whom the series was based first appeared in the pulp magazine story "Derringer" by series co-creator Richard Sale. The story appeared in the March 11, 1939 edition of Detective Fiction Weekly. See more »

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Featured in TV's Western Heroes (1993) See more »

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Yancy Derringer
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Don Quinn
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Yancy Derringer was a fun and interesting TV show that I watched when I was growing up.
7 May 2005 | by osbornslSee all my reviews

This was a really a neat and fun TV show to watch. I loved the fact that a Native American was given a decent part in a TV show. X-Brands always seemed so cool and aloof as Pahoo. The writers gave him dignity. It was also a cool concept and interesting that it was set in New Orleans. I enjoyed watching Jock Mahoney in almost anything he ever was in. He always looked so debonair, but capable in this series. I really would hope that this series could be released on DVD. If not on DVD, maybe it could be shown somehow on cable or satellite (TV Land?). The "Range Rider", that he was also in, was a cool show, too. I wouldn't mind seeing that show again, too, either on DVD or TV.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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