Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)
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The Century Turns 

An aging lawman in 1901 Oklahoma employs the latest crime detection techniques to solve the murder of a homesteading couple while overcoming the skepticism of his young, college-educated police chief.


Daniel Petrie, Charles Ziarko (uncredited)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Boone ... Hec Ramsey
Rick Lenz ... Chief Oliver Stamp
Sharon Acker ... Nora Muldoon
Harry Morgan ... Doc Amos B. Coogan
R.G. Armstrong ... Ben Ritt
Robert Pratt Robert Pratt ... Steve Ritt
Ray Middleton ... Judge Leroy Tate
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... Arne Tornquist
Perry Lopez ... Sgt. Juan Mendoza
Bill Vint Bill Vint ... Constable Davey Watson
Colby Chester ... Roy
Dick Van Patten ... Earl Enright
Brian Dewey ... Andy Muldoon
Robert Phillips ... Lew Tarris
Paul Carr ... Fenner


In 1901, former lawman Hec Ramsey decides to take a job working in the newly-formed Oklahoma police department. When he arrives, the Chief of Police wonders what Hec can contribute, but the stagecoach Hec arrived in was robbed, and a couple were killed with all signs leading police to believe it was a murder-suicide. That's when Hec reveals he's been studying on new methods of solving crimes, like fingerprinting and ballistics. He uses these methods to disprove the couple's murder-suicide and to apprehend the stagecoach robbers. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Mystery | Western


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"Hec" is short for Hector. See more »


As Hec rides behind the 5' man, their horse walks next to the same stick on the ground twice. See more »


Nora Muldoon: I thought he came here because he was worried for you.
Hec Ramsey: I think he did.
Nora Muldoon: Seemed more like he was rapping your knuckles.
Hec Ramsey: Well the truth is I think he's beginning to like me and it's killing him.
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Follows Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) See more »

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An interesting resemblance
13 August 2009 | by krasnegarSee all my reviews

I was just thinking about the Richard Widmark film "Death of a Gunfighter", and realised how much this film reminds me of it.

They're both about an old-time lawman who hasn't changed with the times, and about the good citizens wanting to get rid of him.

Of course, they end differently.

There was a paperback novelisation - by Joe Millard, i believe - which added some dialog here and there; my favourite added bit was when someone was talking about how tough could an old man be, and one of his buddies said he'd heard some rumours - remember hearing about that guy who had business cards with a chess piece on them?

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English | Spanish

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8 October 1972 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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