The Long Hunt of April Savage (1966)

Robert Lansing stars as April Savage, a homesteader whose wife, daughter and son are killed by a band of renegades in 1871. Savage has vowed to track down the eight men responsible, one of ... See full summary »

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Sam Rolfe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eileen Baral ... Miranda Potter
Bruce Dern
Charles Dierkop
Robert Lansing ... April Savage
Piper Laurie ... Amelinda Potter
Michael Masters
Rip Torn ... Noah Delahunty
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Robert Lansing stars as April Savage, a homesteader whose wife, daughter and son are killed by a band of renegades in 1871. Savage has vowed to track down the eight men responsible, one of whom is his own brother, even though he knows they have fled to the ends of the earth. In the pilot episode, "Home, is an Empty Grave," Savage discovers that the Potter family has moved into his old homestead and together they fight to survive when the homestead is attacked by bandits including Noah Delahunty, one of the men Savage is tracking. Written by Anonymous

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1966 (USA) See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Creator Sam Rolfe's dispute with his agency, Ashley-Famous, helped to derail this series, which was on ABC's 1966 fall schedule. Rolfe refused to do the series on the grounds it would help make money for his former agency. When he pulled out, ABC canceled the series. See more »

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Desilu's Western
17 March 2013 | by arsportsltdSee all my reviews

Desilu produced this western series starring Robert Lansing and produced by Gene Roddenberry. ABC picked up the half hour series in the fall for 1966 that would have enabled Desilu to score a triple win on the networks with three (3) new shows: Mission Impossible on CBS, and Star Trek on NBC and long Hunt of April Savage on ABC but this series was canceled before its premiere.

The concept is intriguing with the effective and solid actor Robert Lansing starring in the show every week looking for the killers of his wife and children, ala The Fugutive. Also starring were Bruce Dern and guest starring Piper Laurie.

David Barra Los Angeles


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