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The Rebel 

Approved | | Western | TV Series (1959–1961)
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After the end of the Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West, and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Nick Adams ...  Johnny Yuma 76 episodes, 1959-1961
Chuck Hamilton ...  Townsman / ... 31 episodes, 1959-1961
Sid Troy Sid Troy ...  Townsman / ... 28 episodes, 1960-1961
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Storyline

Johnny Yuma is an angry young former Confederate Army soldier drifting through an apparently meaningless existence in the 1860s Wild West. While in search of his identity, he defends people from hostile Indians, crooked land developers, and evil ranchers. Written by Matthew Patay

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Taglines:

This is Johnny Yuma...Rebel Without a Friend. Don't Cross Him...or Double Cross Him. Unless, Like Johnny Yuma, You're Not Afraid to Die (season 1)

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Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rebelde See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(76 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Johnny Cash sang the theme song. Nick Adams wanted his good friend, Elvis Presley, to sing the song, but the producers preferred Cash. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Heart Attack (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Johnny Yuma
Written by Andrew J. Fenady and Richard Markowitz
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Best Western
12 May 2008 | by bobkurtz-1See all my reviews

In the 50s, as a kid, I watched Gunsmoke, Maverick, Have Gun Will Travel and the others.

When Johnny Yuma, 'The Rebel' came along, there was no need to watch the others. When it went off the air in two short years, I never watched Westerns again. This series said it all, the only one I thought projected the West as it might have been, the only one worth looking back at 50 years later.

It had decent scripts and all the technical trappings, but Nick Adams was a rebel from the first episode to the last.

I never cared for much Nick did before or after 'Rebel' but James Dean would have been proud of what his friend did in bringing a 'Rebel Without a Cause' to the west. I think Nick wanted it this way


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