And links to other 1950-1960s TV shows
Clayton Moore as THE LONE RANGER and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.
Hugh O'Brian, TV's WYATT EARP.
John Russell as 'Dan Troop' in THE LAWMAN.
Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors in THE RIFLEMAN.
Rory Calhoun as TV's Bill Longley, THE TEXAN.
Douglas Kennedy as STEVE DONOVAN, WESTERN MARSHAL.
Dick Jones of THE RANGE RIDER and BUFFALO BILL, JR.
Clint Walker, TV's CHEYENNE.
Kirby Grant as SKY KING.
Peter Brown of LAWMAN and LAREDO.
James Arness as 'Matt Dillon' in GUNSMOKE.
John Hart during his one season as TV's LONE RANGER.
Gail Davis as TV's ANNIE OAKLEY.
Guy Madison as WILD BILL HICKOK.
Robert Horton and Ward Bond in WAGON TRAIN.
Dale Robertson in TALES OF WELLS FARGO, IRON HORSE, more.
Gene Barry as BAT MASTERSON.
The Old Corral will NOT be expanded to include details on the many TV westerns --- the site consumes too much of my time now to do new stuff, updates and maintenance, and I need to sleep occasionally. But due to the volume of e-mails asking about old television shows, I've decided to add a page containing external links to TV-related websites which may be of interest to Old Corral viewers.|
If you find a site that would be a good addition to the list below, please shoot the Old Corral webmeister an e-mail.
I'm sure you know this, but it's worth repeating: the Old Corral has no control over the content of these websites. I have visited all of these on one or more occasions, but it's impossible to constantly check and re-check. While most are fansites, some are businesses (meaning they would like to sell you books, videos, autographed photos, etc.). Some of the sites listed below may also utilize browser 'cookies', require registration, etc.
The adjacent to a link indicates an "official" (sanctioned/approved) site for that performer.
Some of these websites have info on videos for these TV shows. You can also visit the Videotapes/DVDs page on the Old Corral and do some searches.
Note that these links are not in any particular order or priority.
Newest links will be at the TOP of each section.
Search/Find: If you wish to find a particular show or person's name, simply use your web browser's built-in FIND function and that will allow you to search down this page for your keywords. In the upper left of your screen, you should see the word 'EDIT'. Click on that, and in the drop down menu, click on 'FIND' to do your search. In web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and others, you can also hit the Ctrl-F key combination to open the FIND box (hold down the Ctrl Key in the lower left of your keyboard, and press the key for the letter F). In the 'Find What' box, type in a word or short phrase like bronco layne, or cheyenne, or wyatt earp. When done typing, begin the search by clicking on the 'Find Next' button which will take you to the first occurrence of that word or phrase (or to the end of this page, if no match is found). Keep clicking on the 'Find Next' button to continue down to all the matches.
Links to TV Westerns
and lots of websites have "bit the dust" over the years!
Many western TV pilots were filmed ... and many went unsold.
Here's a few examples:
YouTube has TOM KEENE, U. S. MARSHAL (1952), production #3, "The Showdown". Unsure how many episodes were filmed in that TV series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSl8TI0-K2E
Unsold RED RYDER TV pilot starred Jim Bannon and was filmed in 1951: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt8ZYBZlxYI
Unsold RED RYDER TV pilot starred Allan 'Rocky' Lane and was filmed in 1955: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElZmLIREeQw
Unsold TV pilot CROSSROAD AVENGER, starred Tom Keene and Tom Tyler, and directed by Ed Wood, Jr. (Plan Nine from Outer Space): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfQY62VpWdA
Unsold TV pilot THE MARSHAL OF TRAIL CITY starred Bill Elliott and Dub Taylor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq4v1IJrH44
Unsold TV pilot THE BUCKSKIN RANGERS starred Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune and Monte Hale's brother Bill Hale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqdDMG7mm2U
TV Links - Various ... some of the websites include
TV westerns ... some relate to 1950s era TV
Want to look at some images of early TV brands and models? Go to: http://www.earlytelevision.org/
The TV History site had photos of early TV models ... but the website was no longer working when checked in October, 2023: http://www.tvhistory.tv/alpha.htm
There's more on the DuMont Television network at Steve Jajkowski's Chicago Television History website: http://www.chicagotelevision.com/dumont.htm
Edwin Howard Reitan, Jr.'s History of Color Television website is at: http://www.earlytelevision.org/Reitan/
Included is a page devoted to the first coast-to-coast color television broadcast - the Pasadena Tournament of Roses (Rose Bowl) Parade on January 1, 1954: http://www.earlytelevision.org/Reitan/rose_parade.html
There's an official website for Jon Provost, the original 'Timmy' on the Lassie TV show: http://www.jonprovost.com/
The TV Party website includes audio, video, info on TV 'flops' and more, and can be found at: http://www.tvparty.com/
The TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET website is at: http://www.solarguard.com/tchome.htm
The TV Episode guide site is at: https://epguides.com/
TV Links - Sound Files, Opening Themes, etc.
Wave Themes is at: http://www.WaveThemes.org
The 'Whirligig' website in the UK has some downloadable themes of TV westerns: http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/children/westerns/index.htm
ClassicThemes.com is a website with references to a lot of old TV show themes (there are no sound files to download or listen to). But if you want to know about who created the theme for TVers like BOSTON BLACKIE, WILD BILL HICKOK, more, then take a trip to: https://classicthemes.com/
Many of Satellite/Cable/TV schedule websites require you to do some work in order to deliver your particular schedule ... so you have to identify your zip code, the name of your cable or satellite dish company, etc. Some require you to 'register' (most are free) in order to access some content. Most of these stations and schedules are primarily related to films. But some do show western TV programs.
Internet Databases to Search
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has a searchable database on actors, actresses, films, directors, studios, etc.: https://www.imdb.com/