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Six Shooter, The

Six Shooter, The

It was on 20th September 1953, that Jimmy Stewart debuted as the easy-going frontier drifter, Britt Ponset, in the radio western "The Six Shooter" on NBC.

Jimmy Stewart was one of the most beloved actors in show business, and was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania to parents who owned a hardware store. He had been expected to take over the business, but his dream was to have a career in aviation.

After graduating from Princeton University in 1932, he was convinced that he should continue his acting career, and in 1952, he starred in a Hollywood Star Playhouse episode called The Six Shooter - which led to him becoming the star of the NBC series.

The Six Shooter was a series of radio dramas based on the Texas cowboy who wandered through the western territories, leaving behind a trail of still-remembered legends, and was created and written by Frank Burt.

Some of the episodes were typical western drama, and some were actually quite comical. But whatever the scene, Jimmy Stewart was the perfect choice for the title character.

His distinctive voice made him a radio natural, and carried the show to popularity even though at that time, radio was somewhat past its peak with the onset of television. He could easily deliver any emotion with his voice - especially during the sometimes tense and precarious moments of a scene - and it has been said that he was never better on the air than in The Six Shooter.

It's such a shame that there was only one season of The Six Shooter, but all 40 episodes are available to listen to on RUSC.

Broadcast: 15th July 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jul 06 2003
Broadcast: 20th September 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jul 13 2003
Broadcast: 27 September 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 04 October 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 11 October 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 18th October 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jul 20 2003
Broadcast: 25 October 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 01 November 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 08 November 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 15 November 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 22 November 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 29th November 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jul 27 2003
Broadcast: 6th December 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 13th December 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 20th December 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 27th December 1953
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 3rd January 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 13 2001
Broadcast: 10th January 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Aug 03 2003
Broadcast: 17th January 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Aug 10 2003
Broadcast: 24th January 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Aug 17 2003
Broadcast: 31st January 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Aug 24 2003
Broadcast: 7th February 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Aug 31 2003
Broadcast: 14th February 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Mar 14 2003
Broadcast: 21st February 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Mar 21 2003
Broadcast: 7th March 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Mar 28 2003
Broadcast: 14th March 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Dec 27 2004
Broadcast: 21st March 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Dec 30 2004
Broadcast: 1st April 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Apr 01 2003
Broadcast: 8th April 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Apr 08 2003
Broadcast: 15th April 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Apr 15 2003
Broadcast: 22nd April 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Apr 22 2003
Broadcast: 29th April 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Apr 29 2003
Broadcast: 6th May 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: May 06 2003
Broadcast: 13th May 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: May 13 2003
Broadcast: 20th May 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: May 20 2003
Broadcast: 27th May 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: May 27 2003
Broadcast: 3rd June 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 03 2003
Broadcast: 10th June 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 10 2003
Broadcast: 17th June 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 17 2003
Broadcast: 24th June 1954
Starring: James Stewart
Added: Jun 24 2003