Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
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The Louisiana Dude 

Yancy wins a half-share of a Virginia City silver mine and must immediately utilize its assets when the boiler on his riverboat blows up. His new partner explains that the mine played out ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

Coles Trapnell, Mary Loos (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jock Mahoney ... Yancy Derringer
Kevin Hagen ... John Colton (credit only)
X Brands ... Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah
Hillary Brooke ... Julia Bulette
John Cliff ... Nat Greer
Harry Swoger Harry Swoger ... Big Jim Ogden
Addison Richards ... Judge Harper
Steve Pendleton ... Sheriff Anderson
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Captain Tom (as Woodrow Chambliss)
James Anderson ... Fitch
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Henry Duval
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Yancy wins a half-share of a Virginia City silver mine and must immediately utilize its assets when the boiler on his riverboat blows up. His new partner explains that the mine played out years ago, but Yancy decides to explore the old diggings and discovers that the workers from a neighboring mine have borrowed into his and are stealing valuable ore. He also discovers that the neighboring mine owner has framed him for murdering his lovely partner. Written by David Bassler

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Julia Bulette: A toast to our partnership - Bulette and Derringer.
Yancy Derringer: No - Derringer and Bulette.
Julia Bulette: Bulette and Derringer - let's keep it alphabetical.
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A Cookie-Cutter Mine Episode
5 February 2017 | by DrGlitterhouseSee all my reviews

Watching Coles Trapnell's episodes of Yancy Derringer, I can see why Warner Bros. might have pegged him as a passable replacement for Roy Huggins as producer of Maverick. Yancy's righteous anger notwithstanding, his motives generally aren't cut-and-dried '50s western hero fare. As was the case with Maverick, however, Trapnell isn't nearly as clever or witty a writer as Yancy Derringer's creators, Mary Loos and Richard Sale. This time, Yancy and Pahoo-Ka-Tu-Wah travel to Virginia City to collect Yancy's stake in a silver mine he's won in a poker game in order to replace the boiler on his riverboat.

Outside of three clever touches (the need to replace the boiler, a surprise death, and Yancy'a making his driver change his hat at the end), almost any given '50s TV western hero could have been penciled in for Yancy in this episode. Paladin would have gone to investigate his client's interest in the mine, and most of the other heroes would have inherited it somehow. Besides Pahoo-Ka-Tu-Wah, none of Yancy's usual cast of characters is around for him to play off of, the characters in Virginia City are largely archetypes, and the gist of the plot was probably a cliché even in 1959.

For once, we know the newcomer in town isn't the villain, but "The Louisiana Dude" is decidedly not one of this series' better efforts.


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