Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 05, 1958
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre
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Lawman

Lawman is a western tv series originally telecast from 1958 to 1962 featuring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay. Set in Laramie, Wyoming, the action often centered on the Birdcage Saloon, owned by Lily Merrill. The half hour show often was of high quality due to the camaradarie of the cast members, guest stars, and several experienced directors.

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Last Episode

04x41 The Witness Aired: Jun. 24, 1962

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 156 episodes air between 1958 and 1962.

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  • Speaking of recycled scripts, John Russell gets to act out the same story on two different shows. The script featured a retired gunfighter that let's the hero know that he can't use his…
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    Speaking of recycled scripts, John Russell gets to act out the same story on two different shows. The script featured a retired gunfighter that let's the hero know that he can't use his shooting hand anymore. He goes to the widow of his former business partner and offers her money that rightfully belongs to her. The widow's son refuses and challenges the gunfighter to a shootout. The gunfighter refuses to back down, while the hero tries to talk him out of it. On Cheyenne (1955), Russell played the retired gunfighter. On Lawman, he played the hero trying to talk the gunfighter out of the shootout.
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  • In order to attract more female viewers in season two, the producers started having Peter Brown leave his shirt unbuttoned.
  • Johnny's parents were killed when he was only ten years old. He was raised by two separate family friends that he referred to as "uncles." Uncle Jess was portrayed by Edgar Buchanan. Uncle…
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    Johnny's parents were killed when he was only ten years old. He was raised by two separate family friends that he referred to as "uncles." Uncle Jess was portrayed by Edgar Buchanan. Uncle Joe was portrayed by Frank Ferguson.
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