Westerner TV Series DVD Set 1960 Brian Keith Action
Stars: Brian Keith, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook
In The Westerner, laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith through thirteen episodes of this popular 1960 TV series.
Brian Keith had a John Wayne kind of quality that served the show admirably while that underrated character actor John Dehner played his sometimes sidekick, Burgundy Smith. Throw in the dog from Old Yeller (here called Brown, which was his real name) and some intriguingly anecdotal tales, all very anti-heroic, and you had a show that captured the escapades of an ordinary saddle tramp in a way that no other did.
Tagline: WITH HIS OWN HANDS HE PUT THE ROPE AROUND HIS NECK…and then defied the law to hang him! (original herald)
The Westerner was every bit as good as Peckinpah (who wrote some episodes, directed others) wanted it to be. Attention to historic detail was fabulous.
The thirteen episodes are titled as follows.
- 1. Jeff
- 2. School Days
- 3. Brown
- 4. Mrs. Kennedy
- 5. Dos Pinos
- 6. The Courting of Libby
- 7. Treasure
- 8. The Old Man
- 9. Ghost of a Chance
- 10. Line Camp
- 11. Going Home
- 12. Hand on the Gun
- 13. The Painting
- Director: Sam Peckinpah
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: Four Star Productions
- Run time per episode (13 total): 25 minutes (13 30-minute episodes without commercials)
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Black and White
- Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC
Sample Video from The Westerner TV Series
This movie arrives on two professional grade DVD+R discs placed in a 2-Disk DVD case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the images.
In addition to The Westerner, you may also enjoy Audie Murphy’s series, Whispering Smith. Whispering Smith is an American Western series that aired on NBC starring Audie Murphy as Tom Whispering Smith, a police detective in Denver, Colorado.
Another set – and a great deal – is The Winnetou Set. The first three are a This trio of Winnetou films that make a great starting place for newcomers to the Karl May Westerns. Filled with epic adventure and western sequences, these are enjoyable and distinctive films.
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