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The Deputy 

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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun, because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Henry Fonda ...  Chief Marshal Simon Fry 76 episodes, 1959-1961
Allen Case ...  Deputy Clay McCord / ... 75 episodes, 1959-1961
Read Morgan ...  Sergeant Hapgood Tasker / ... 35 episodes, 1959-1961
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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun, because he believes they are the major cause of frontier violence. However, he is persuaded many times to be the Deputy to help keep order when Chief Marshal Simon Fry is out of town. Written by Pilot TV Network

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Der zweite Mann See more »

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Top Gun Productions See more »
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(76 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The following two episodes have fallen into the public domain: season two, episode eighteen, "The Hard Decision", and season two, episode thirty, "The Return of Widow Brown". See more »

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Routine Western spiced up by occasional appearance by film actor
21 January 2005 | by westpoint64See all my reviews

There's a sleigh of hand in the very title of this show. Note that the name of the show is "The Deputy". This conveniently allowed Fonda to not have to be a major player in all the episodes. Fonda appears in some episodes throughout the show but more likely than not you'll see him only at the beginning and end (usually this is explained by Fonda's Simon Fry character being "out of town")...and I've even seen a few episodes where Fonda doesn't appear at all! Really, the show's more about Allen Case than Fonda, but the Fonda name was there to draw viewers. Other than Fonda's needing money, I doubt there was any reason he'd do TV...particularly in a stock Western like this one. Don't get me wrong: the show's pleasant in a Revue Studios crank-em-out-cookie-cutter way (guess who produced the show?) and the jazz guitar that's going on in the background (sounds like Barney Kessel! cool!) is nice, but the plots are pretty clichéd and you've been there before. I wouldn't call it on the level of Wagon Train, Laramie, Gunsmoke, or The Rifleman, but it's a pleasant show. Just don't expect to see a lot of Fonda in it.


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