ABC (ended 1961)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 9

    Trouble at Sand Springs

    Aired 4/17/61

  • S 4 : Ep 8

    Stranger in Town

    Aired 3/27/61

  • S 4 : Ep 7


    Aired 3/6/61

  • S 4 : Ep 6

    Shepherd with a Gun

    Aired 2/6/61

  • S 4 : Ep 5

    Toothy Thompson

    Aired 1/16/61

  • Cast & Crew
  • Will Hutchins

    Tom "Sugarfoot" Brewster

  • Daniel White


  • James Hong


  • Dennis Hopper

    Billy the Kid

  • William Schallert


  • show Description
  • "For the 1957-58 season ABC offered to purchase a full season of thirty-nine episodes of Cheyenne, but Warner Brothers declined. Since each hour-long episode took six working days for principle photography alone, the studio couldn't supply a new episode each week. Because Walker appeared in virtually every scene, it was also impossible to shoot more than one episode at a time. Consequently, Warner Brothers developed a second series, Sugarfoot, to alternate with Cheyenne. "In a gesture that would characterize creativity at Warner Brothers, the studio designed Sugarfoot as only a slight variation on the Cheyenne formula. Will Hutchins played Tom Brewster, a kind-hearted young drifter who travels the West while studying to become a lawyer. Toting a stack of law books and an aversion to violence, he shares Cheyenne Bodie's penchant for meddling in the affairs of others. But whereas Cheyenne usually dispatches conflicts with firepower, Tom Brewster replaces gunplay with a gift for rhetoric—though he knows how to handle a weapon when persuasion fails. The series was more light-hearted than Cheyenne, but otherwise held close to the formula of the heroic loner." (Christopher Anderson) "SUGARFOOT, SUGARFOOT, easy lopin', cattle ropin' SUGARFOOT, Carefree as the tumbleweeds, ajoggin' along with a heart full of song And a rifle and a volume of the law. SUGARFOOT, SUGARFOOT, never underestimate a SUGARFOOT, Once you got his dander up, ain't no one who's quicker on the draw. You'll find him on the side of law and order, From the Mexicali border, to the rolling hills of Arkansaw; SUGARFOOT, SUGARFOOT, easy lopin', cattle ropin' SUGARFOOT, Ridin' down to cattle town, a-joggin' a-long with a heart full of song And a rifle and a volume of the law."moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • This is another episode where characters of Warner´s Posse make guest appearances, witness Johnny McKay from "Lawman", Bronco Layne from - you guessed it - "Bronco" and Christopher Colt from "Colt.45." A special case is the appearance of Doc Holliday as played by Adam West. He did that character twice more - once in "Lawman" and once in "Colt.45."

    • This marks another appearance of Warner´s Posse member Chris Colt of "Colt.45."

    • Another appearance by Warner´s Posse member "Bronco".

    Trivia (2)

    • Watch for an amusing cameo by James Garner as Bret Maverick at the end of this episode.

    • In many ways this episode echoes Gerald Mohr's Overland Trail episode "The Baron Comes Back", where he plays James Addison Reavis, the so-called Baron of Arizona, but Mr Mohr's Baron in this episode has stolen a Mexican island through a loophole of the American/Spanish Land Grant. An intelligently written episode, this Sugarfoot episode is well worth watching.

    Allusions (1)

    • This episode alludes to the Spanish-American Land Grants and to the disreputable people who tried to grab other people's rights. Refer to James Addison Reavis, The Baron of Arizona, who grabbed a huge chunk of Arizona until he was caught, tried and jailed for his crimes.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Sugarfoot

    By GearyBarber, Sep 30, 2012

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