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Hec Ramsey 

The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.
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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Boone ...  Hec Ramsey / ... 10 episodes, 1972-1974
Rick Lenz ...  Chief Oliver Stamp 10 episodes, 1972-1974
Harry Morgan ...  Doc Amos B.Coogan / ... 8 episodes, 1972-1974
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ...  Arne Tornquist / ... 8 episodes, 1972-1974
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Ex-gunfighter Hec Ramsey decided to settle down in New Prospect, Oklahoma, where he took a job as deputy to young Sheriff Stamp. Ramsey had become tired of settling disputes with his pistols, so he began studying the new art of criminology, learning about fingerprints and ballistics and contemporary methods of solving crimes. Amos Coogan was Hec's barber pal, and Norma the beautiful woman Hec was kinda "sweet" on. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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USA

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8 October 1972 (USA) See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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In the fall of 1972, NBC moved its successful Wednesday night Mystery Movie series consisting of "Columbo," "McCloud," and "McMillan and Wife" to Sunday nights and added a fourth show, "Hec Ramsey," while turning the original slot over to three new mysteries ("Banacek," "Madigan," and "Cool Million"). "Hec Ramsey" was a product of Jack Webb's then prolific production company. The series, which ran for two seasons (a total of ten 90 minute to 2 hour episodes) was superficially a western, but it was set in the waning days of the wild west when science was beginning to play a more significant role in crime solving than gunplay. See more »

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My Favorite Western TV Series
10 June 2007 | by travisahollandSee all my reviews

Hec Ramsey was a retired gunfighter (See "Have Gun - Will Travel") in the early 20th century. As gunfighting was going out of fashion, he took a job as Deputy Sheriff in Oklahoma. Being somewhat politically incorrect, he was frequently at loggerheads with the Sheriff, a dude who was grooming himself to run for Mayor.

Unlike most western TV lawmen of the 70's, Hec would often demonstrate considerable sexual appetite and prowess. This was sometimes extended to female villains, but he always busted them after collecting the evidence.

Hec was only able to retain his job as a result of his successful record due to his intelligence and use of new-fangled methods of criminology such as fingerprinting and ballistics.

Unfortunately, the series only lasted for 10 episodes and will probably never be released on DVD.


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