Set in the late 1890's, this story tells of Prentice "Print" Ritter, a cowboy making his last big horse run before settling down on a ranch of his own. Print and his nephew, Tom Harte, begin their journey expecting nothing out of the ordinary, but end up rescuing five young Chinese girls from the human trafficker who would sell them into a life of slavery. Now the two, along with companions they pick up along the way, must protect the girls from danger as they steer their herd from Oregon to Wyoming.
An arrangement propelled by the 1973 film of similar title composed by Michael Crichton around a cutting edge amusement stop populated by simulated creatures.
The end of the Civil War was near when quite accidentally, A hero who sneezed abruptly seized retreat and reversed it to victory; His medal of honor pleased and thrilled his proud little family group. While pinning it on some blood was spilled and so it was planned he'd command F Troop! Where Indian fights are colorful sights and nobody takes a lickin' When pale-face and red-skin both turn chicken; When drilling and fighting get them down they know their morale can't droop. As long as they all relax in town, before they resume with a bang and a boom, F Troop!
Clay Culhane was from a family of gunfighters, but after his brothers died in shoot-outs, he chose to practice law instead of trying to settle disputes the old fashioned way. He began traveling through the New Mexico territory after the Civil War trying to help those who needed legal assistance. He was constantly followed by U.S. Marshall Gib Scott who was convinced that he would turn back to his family's life of crime.
Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days is by far the most successful syndicated television Western, the most successful television Western ever in the half-hour format, and one of the longest-running and most successful of all scripted syndicated series. The end of the series, coupled with the concurrent end of Gunsmoke, marked the end of the traditional Western era in American television; by the mid-1970s, although Western elements were still fairly common in modern series, pure Western series were a thing of the past. -- Wikipedia
Fresh off the stagecoach from Harvard, Sheriff John Henry Hoyle faces an uphill battle in his quest to introduce the emerging science of forensics to an unruly Kansas town. Though the citizens of Great Bend, Kansas are generally unimpressed with Sheriff Hoyle's educational pedigree, they come to appreciate his sharp mind and sharper shooting as he and his reluctant Deputy Eli hunt down robbers, murderers, and the dangerous riffraff that have plagued the town for years.
Overland Trail was a short lived television western about the adventures of an earthy stage coach line superintendent and his young partner as they strive to keep the stage routes open and safe. William Bendix played Frederick Thomas "Fred" Kelly, the superintendent of the fictitious Overland Stage Company. Doug McClure appeared as Frank "Flip" Flippen, Kelly's associate in the business.
Hey Dude was Nickelodeon's first original live-action television series which aired from 1989-1991. Set at the fictional Bar None Dude Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, the show focused on the predicaments that the teenage staff and the ranch owner, Mr. Ernst, got themselves into. The show was one of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon at the time and is missed by many.
Alias Smith and Jone
Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two successful and popular outlaw cousins in the old West, decide it's time to go straight. The problem is that the governor just can't give them amnesty right away, they have to prove that they deserve it. And in the meantime they will still be wanted. Hunting them is everybody, from sheriffs to bounty hunters, to posses and ordinary people. Hannibal Heyes/Joshua Smith is the thinker, the poker player and the optimist, while Kid Curry/Thaddeus Jones is the quick-drawing worrier who sometimes is a bit slow. Together they are Smith and Jones... Other regular characters include "Big Mac" McCreedy, a wealthy ranch owner, who's feuding with his next door neighbour, senor Armendariz. Harry Briscoe is an agent with Bannerman detective agency, who's perhaps not the brightest man around. Clementine Hale is a woman with an enormous zest for life. She owns the only picture of Heyes and the Kid and often uses it to get them to get her out of trouble.
When Calls the Heart
Inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West, the series tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life,who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges.Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads.Set against the wild canvas of an early 20th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
The Magnificent Seve
The Magnificent Seven is a program based on the five-movie series (but mostly the first two) from the 60's and 70's, which was in turn based on the 1954 Japanese film "Seven Samurai" by Akira Kurosawa.The Magnificent Seven was canceled by CBS after the 1997-1998 season, but was later renewed thanks to a large internet campaign to save the show. The Magnificent Seven was canceled halfway through its second season run, but thanks to fan support CBS agreed to air the remaining six episodes. Unfortunately ratings were so low, CBS was only able to air two of the six before canceling the program again.
The Young Riders
Set just before the American Civil War, this series presented a highly fictionalized account of the heyday of the Pony Express. Its focus was a group of young Express riders based at the waystation in Sweetwater, Kansas. Running the station was ex-Texas Ranger and all-around eccentric Teaspoon Hunter. The role of cook, housekeeper and mother hen was filled first by Emma and later by Rachel. The riders included the future "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok, as well as Ike, a mute, Buck, a half-White/half-Kiowa scout and the Kid, a quiet Southerner. Their final member was Lou, a young woman who lived and worked with the riders disguised as a boy. In second season, their group was joined by Noah Dixon.
Tales of the famous sharpshooter in her home town of Diablo, where she lives with her younger brother, Tagg. Her uncle Luke MacTavish is the town sheriff, but he is never seen. All the work is done by his deputy, Annie's friend Lofty Craig. Annie's horse was named Target, Tagg's Pixie, and Lofty's Forest.
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An innocent man, James Adams, runs away and hides from the law lines in the wilderness, where he befriends a grizzly bear and helps passers-by in the forest. This show was set in the 1850s, and could be easily described as one of the most original shows of all time. Besides taking care of the bear, Adams will help people who will need his help, and in the meantime, he'll have to hide from the bounty hunters who are looking for him. Adams also makes friends with Mad Jack, an old trader; and Nakuma, a Native American; both Nakuma and Mad Jack will help Adams.
James Garner reprised the role that made him a star, Old West gambler Bret Maverick, in this revival series.Maverick gave up his days of wandering and attempts to settle down and lead a quiet life as a rancher in the town of Sweetwater, Arizona. Though Maverick wanted to lead a quiet life, something always seemed to get in his way as he tried to adjust to the changing times and get along with his fellow townspeople.
Return to Lonesome D
Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and Mexican Cowboys to run the Mustangs. Call leads the drive for Nebraska and runs into Cherokee Jack and a group of Indians, which almost costs him his life. In Montana, Newt and Jasper get into a shoot out in the local bar and wind up in jail. The odds of them surviving the lynch mob are slim until Dunnegan has them freed. Newt had rescued Dunnegan's wife Ferris, from a band of cattle rustlers and Dunnegan is thankful. However, Newt and Jasper will have to work for Dunnegan to keep their freedom.
Yancy Derringer (Jock Mahoney) gets involved in adventures in New Orleans after the end of the Civil War. Besides being a gambler, Derringer also worked as a troubleshooter for city administrator John Colton (Kevin Hagen). He was assisted in his endeavors by a Pawnee sidekick (X Brands).
Five Mile Creek
Adapted from Louis Lamour's book "The Cherokee Trail".This tale of two women's struggles in the Australian outback during the 1860s gold fever is filled with adventure & great family fun!
Into the West
"Into the West", the Steven Spielberg-produced epic Western mini-series, is comprised of six two-hour films, each done by a separate director. The series covers the settling of the American west and the growth of the region from 1825 to 1890. As the desire for a better life drives thousands of settlers out west, the native inhabitants of the land see their way of life jeopardized. Into the West follows the stories of two families and their struggles as they search for the American dream.
Retired Texas Rangers Gus McRae and Woodrow Call are content to live out their remaining years in the tiny Texas town of Lonesome Dove. Then their old friend Jake comes to town, and tells them about the incredible opportunities for cattle ranching in Montana. Encouraged by this, Call convinces Gus and many other townspeople to go on a perilous cattle drive to Montana. Gus has another agenda though: his former sweetheart now lives in Nebraska, and he hopes for a second chance with her. As the drive goes on it takes on an epic scale, ultimately becoming what could well be called the central event in the lives of all involved.
One of the rarest and most sought after of all television westerns, Whispering Smith features Audie Murphy, America's most decorated soldier in WWII, as a detective in the Old West. Many of the episodes were based on actual Denver police cases, and Smith has to use all his wits, as well as his skill with a Colt .45 to bring justice to the Colorado frontier.
The show chronicles the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch "Ben Cartwright" (Lorne Greene). He had three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest was the urbane architect "Adam Cartwright" (Pernell Roberts) who built the ranch house; the second was the warm and lovable giant Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (Dan Blocker); and the youngest was the hotheaded and impetuous Joseph or "Little Joe" (Michael Landon). Via exposition (Bonanza, "Rose For Lotta", premiere September 12, 1959) and flashback episodes, each wife was accorded a different ethnicity: English (Bonanza, "Elizabeth My Love"; episode #65) Swedish (Bonanza, "Inger My Love", episode #95) and French Creole (Bonanza, "Marie My Love", episode #120) respectively. The family's cook was the Chinese immigrant Hop Sing (Victor Sen Yung). Greene, Roberts, Blocker, and Landon were billed equally. The opening credits would alternate the order among the four stars.
Lonesome Dove: The S
Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows first the romance and later the marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks remarkably like his late wife, Mary. In addition to the talented regular Canadian cast of Scott Bairstow, Christianne Hirt, and Eric McCormack, the show also featured the recurring players of Dennis Weaver as legend Buffalo Bill Cody, Diahann Carroll as innkeeper and widow Ida Grayson, Paul Johansson as newspaperman and family member Austin Peale, and Paul Le Mat as Hannah's father and the editor of the local paper.