Cowboy shows for kids came as early as the 1930s, but westerns aimed at adults didn’t take off until the early 1950s. Big hits of the genre include Gunsmoke and Have Gun Will Travel, but I'm a huge Six Shooter fan just for James Stewarts wonderful voice.
Adventure of the Scarlet CloakAdventure of the Scarlet Cloak
Show Count: 1
Broadcast History: 1950
Cast: Wendell Niles
All Star Western TheaterAll Star Western Theater
Show Count: 82
Broadcast History: 11 July 1946 to 14 August 1948
Sponsor: Wonder Bread
Cast: Foy Willing and The Riders of The Purple Sage
Death Valley DaysDeath Valley Days
Show Count: 4
Broadcast History: 30 September 1930 to 11 August 1931, 17 August 1931 to 3 June 1938, 10 June 1938 to 27 June 1941, 3 July 1941 to 3 August 1944, 10 August 1944 to 21 June 1945 and 29 June 1945 to 14 September 1951
Cast: Jack MacBryde, Tim Daniel Frawley, George Rand, Harry Humphrey, Harvey Hays, John White, Jean King, Edwin Bruce, Frank Butler, Geoffrey Bryant, Milton Herman, Paul Nugent, Rosemarie Broncato, Helen Claire, Robert Haag, Bob Warren, Donald Briggs, Olyn Landick
Director: Walter Scanlan, Florence Ortman
Producer: Dorothy McCann
Dr SixgunDr Sixgun
Show Count: 28
Broadcast History: 2nd September 1954 - 13th October 1955
Cast: Karl Weber, Paul Griffis
Director: Harry Frazee
Fort LaramieFort Laramie
Show Count: 39
Broadcast History: 22 January 1956 to 28 October 1956
Cast: Raymond Burr, Vic Perrin, Harry Bartell, Jack Moyles
Producer: Norman Macdonnell
Frontier TownFrontier Town
Show Count: 47
Broadcast History: 1952 to 1953
Cast: Reed Hadley, Jeff Chandler, Wade Crosby
Have Gun Will TravelHave Gun Will Travel
Show Count: 106
Broadcast History: 23 November 1958 to 27 November 1960
Cast: Ben Wright, John Dehner, Olan Soule, Jack Moyles, Virginia Gregg, Lynn Allen, Russell Arms
Director: Frank Paris
Producer: Frank Paris
Hopalong CassidyHopalong Cassidy
Show Count: 104
Broadcast History: 1 January 1950 to 24 September 1950, 30 September 1950 to 15 March 1952, and 26 April 1952 to 27 December 1952
Sponsor: General Foods
Cast: William Boyd, Andy Clyde
Director: Ted Bliss
Producer: Walter White, Shirley White
Leatherstocking TalesLeatherstocking Tales
Show Count: 25
Broadcast History: 1932
Host: Charles Frederick Lindsley
Lightning JimLightning Jim
Show Count: 41
Broadcast History:
Luke Slaughter of TombstoneLuke Slaughter of Tombstone
Show Count: 16
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Six Shooter, TheSix Shooter, The
Show Count: 40
Broadcast History: 20 September 1953 to 24 June 1954
Cast: James Stewart, Harry Bartell, Virginia Gregg, Parley Baer, Lou Merrill, Sam Edwards, Jess Kirkpatrick, Frank Gerstle, Elvia Allman, Bert Holland, B J Thompson, Shep Menken, Howard McNear
Director: Jack Johnstone
"The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged, his skin is sun-dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl, its handle unmarked. People call them both "the Six Shooter."