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Black Saddle 

After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.
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1960   1959  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Breck ...  Clay Culhane 44 episodes, 1959-1960
Russell Johnson ...  Marshal Gib Scott 41 episodes, 1959-1960
Anna-Lisa Anna-Lisa ...  Nora Travers 33 episodes, 1959-1960
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1959 (USA) See more »

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The Westerners See more »

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(44 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In 1966, Four Star Productions syndicated four of its half-hour Western series under the title of "The Westerners." They were "The Black Saddle," "Johnny Ringo," "Law of the Plainsman," and "The Westerner." The series had a new opening credits sequence featuring Michael Ansara, Peter Breck, Don Durant, and Brian Keith. Keenan Wynn appeared in new opening and closing host segments. The original closing credits were retained. See more »

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Before they were famous ..............
7 June 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This short-lived western series was a departure from the usual B-western fare that had dominated the big screen for so many years. Peter Breck (later to be Nick on Big Valley) and Russell Johnson (Later the Professor on Gilligans Island) starred in this tale of an ex-gunman who began using the law to subdue the owlhoots who circumvented prairie law.

Breck and Johnson did well in this series, but the plot and limited action were too much of a departure for the series to catch on. Still, its worth a look to see these interesting actors early on in their budding careers.


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