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    I Led Three Lives

    I Led Three Lives

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    (ended 1957)
    Herbert Philbrick leads three lives. By day he is an advertising executive in Boston. His other jobs are as an undercover agent and a counter spy, in this anti-communist cold war spy series.moreless
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    The Gene Autry Show

    The Gene Autry Show

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    CBS (ended 1956)
    Episodes: 78 (b&w)/15 (color) Gene Autry is one of America's favorite cowboys in history, and The Gene Autry Show was one of the first television shows in America, premiering in 1950. Gene Autry, a.k.a. The Singing Cowboy, been featured in a ton of western movies with Smiley Burnette. Later, a good friend, Pat Buttram became Gene's sidekick and were also featured movies together. Then in 1950, Gene Autry and Pat Buttram made "The Gene Autry Show" The Gene Autry show last from 1950 to 1956 with 91 successfull episodes. Seasons 1-4 were in B & W, Season 5 was in color. The Gene Autry Show was produced by Flying A Pictures, Gene's own television production company, which was also the name of his ranch on the show. The Gene Autry Show is now in reruns and can be viewed on the digital cable channel, Westerns Channel. The Gene Autry Show was about a singing cowboy, and his deputy partner, Pat Buttram who ride the west to help kids, women, men, or other misfourtunate people and bring the outlaws to justice. Gene Autry was always the upright person, recognized by the fans who adored him, while his partner Pat Buttram was clumsy, a lousy cook, and just plain careless. Together, they made a great team and a dynamic duo for western TV. The Gene Autry Show was originally knowned as "Melody Ranch", possibly because Gene is the Singing Cowboy afterall. Episodes: 78 (b&w)/15 (color) The Charcters Gene Autry: The title character of the show. Rides through the west singing on his horse, Champion. Gene Autry is a U.S. Marshal. Pat Buttram: Gene Autry's sidekick who, can't hold a cake without falling into it, can't cook a burger without burning it, and can't play a whistle without swallowing it. Sometimes on the show (only in the early episodes) he was also knowned as Pat Jensen, Patrick Smith, and Hap Wallace. He loves to eat, and wishes he had a girl (he did in real life though) Champion (aka Champ): Gene's loyal horse. Really smart too, he once noticed a waterhole was poisoned while Gene didn't know at first. Little Champ:Champions's son. (season 5 only) Show Notes: *All of Gene's sidekicks (Pat, Tiny, Sagebrush, Chill) always wear the same outfit...tan 10-gallon hat, a blue and white plad shirt, leather vest, and kacky pants. *Before Pat Buttram, Gene's sidekick was Smiley Burnett. *Pat Buttram's real life wife, Sheila Ryan has played characters on the show before. *The reason why Pat had a little "hiatus" on the show (with Tiny, Sagebrush, and Chill Wills as the sidekicks) was because of a horrible misfire of a cannon during the filming of the show. *The Gene Autry Show later had a spin-off called ""The Adventures of Champion"" in 1955.moreless
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    Cannonball

    Cannonball

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    CBC (ended 1959)
    Canadian family adventure series "Barrelin' down the highway, Wheelin' right along. Hear the tires hummin', Hummin' out a song. The rumble of the diesel, The shiftin' of the gears. The rhythm when he's rollin', It's music to his ears. Cannonball ! Cannonball ! Any kind of weather, Any time of day. When the rig is ready, He'll be on his way. He'll carry any cargo, He'll go anywhere. Name the destination, And brother, he'll be there. Cannonball ! Cannonball !"moreless
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    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

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    (ended 1956)
    This show was written after a comic book character. It features a jungle girl, Shenna and a hunter guide, Bob Rayburn fighting to restore harmony in the jungle by fighting evil that invades their environment.moreless
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    The Adventures of William Tell

    The Adventures of William Tell

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    ITV (ended 1959)
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    The Adventures Of Long John Silver

    The Adventures Of Long John Silver

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    ABC1 (ended 1959)
    Long John Silver is the proud captain of his own ship and his own crew. He and his buccaneer cruise around the Caribbean and often stay on the side of the English and fight the French and Spanish. After the long and dangerous adventures, he and his crew rest in the tavern of Miss Purity. This series aired in the United States first on Syndicated basis in 1956, but not on a regular basis and completely random as part of another show. Several episodes were edited together and shown as movies in the cinemas under the titles: Under The Black Flag and South Sea Pirates. After that it was sold to the ITV Network in the UK, and aired in 1957. In 1958 Australian ABC screened the series as part of Children's TV Club show. This series is exceptional, since it was produced in Australia, before there even a TV network existed. Even more, the series was produced in full color - considering that even Hollywood produced a lot of movies in black and white till the end of the 1950's.moreless
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    Passport

    Passport

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    (ended 1958)
    Passort aka Passport To Danger starred Cesar Romero, who played Steve McQuinn, a diplomatic courier who traveled the world with top secret, highly classified documents, always finding danger and adventure everywhere he went. Contributors: Because this program was aired in syndication, episodes should be listed in alphabetical order after the premiere.moreless
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    Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion

    Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion

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    NBC (ended 1957)
    Welcome to the Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion guide at TV.com.
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    The Alaskans

    The Alaskans

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    ABC (ended 1960)
    When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small Alaskan port town of Skagway, which quickly exploded into a sprawling boom town, offering almost everything a miner could want, for a price. Adventurers Silky Harris and Reno McKee have arrived in this town looking to make their fortunes. Not mining for gold, but by catering to and fleecing the hardy, hard-living miners who pass through town.moreless
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    Buffalo Bill Jr.

    Buffalo Bill Jr.

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    (ended 1956)
    It's the 1890's and Buffalo Bill, Jr. is the marshall in the town of Wileyville, Texas.
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    Hudson's Bay

    Hudson's Bay

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    CBC (ended 1960)
    Johnathan Banner is a trapper in Canada.
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    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

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    CBS (ended 1955)
    Welcome to the Tom Corbett, Space Cadet guide at TV.com. "Tom Corbett" ran on every existing network between October 1950 and June 1955:
    2 Oct - 29 Dec 1950 on CBS (Mon, Wen, Fri at 6:45 - 7:00 p.m.)
    1 Jan 1951 - 26 Sep 1952 on ABC (Mon, Wen, Fri at 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.)
    Jul - Sep 1951 on NBC (Sat 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. as a summer replacement for Victor Borge)
    29 Aug 1953 - 22 May 1954 on DuMont Network (alternate Saturdays)
    11 Dec 1954 – 25 Jun 1955 on NBC (Saturday mornings)moreless
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    Mackenzie's Raiders

    Mackenzie's Raiders

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    (ended 1959)
    Colonel Mackenzie of the 4th cavalry regiment is given orders by the president to defend the border between Texas and the US from anyone trying to get into or out of Mexico.moreless
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    26 Men

    26 Men

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    (ended 1960)
    Twenty-Six Men was based on true official files of the Arizona Rangers in the final days taming the old west. In 1901, a law enforcement organization was formed, known as the Arizona Rangers, consisting of twenty-six men: a captain, a lieutentant, four sergeants, and twenty privates. The Rangers preserved and maintained law and order in the Arizona Territory, making arrests of criminals in any part of Arizona. As one of the original members reportedly recalled: "The reason there was only twenty-six of us was because the Territory couldn't afford no more." The series, incidentally, was shot on location in Arizona, and many residents of Tulsa and Phoenix played supporting roles.moreless
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    Texas John Slaughter

    Texas John Slaughter

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Texas John Slaughter is a western about a true hero of the west, John Slaughter, and his life before and after he joined the Texas Rangers. The show only had 17 episodes, but it did a good job of telling part of John's life. It originally aired as episodes of Walt Disney Presents, and has been rerun on the Disney Channel.moreless
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    Action In The Afternoon

    Action In The Afternoon

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    CBS (ended 1954)
    set in the town of Huberle, Montana
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    The Cheney Vase

    The Cheney Vase

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    This Season 1 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" follows the machinations of Lyle Endicott (Darren McGavin), a charming con man who overhears an intriguing exchange about a priceless antique vase just after he's been fired from his job as a museum curator. Lyle secures a position working for the vase's owner, Martha Cheney (Patricia Collinge), a wealthy invalid who should be an easy mark for this master manipulator.moreless
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    Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

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    BBC (ended 1953)
    This early 1953 British series ran live for six episodes and presented the tales of the legendary Robin of Locksley, forced to become a bandit to fight the evil King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Unfortunately, the series was purged from the BBC archives in the 1970s and only the studio scenes from one episode survive on film.moreless
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    Follow That Man

    Follow That Man

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    Alpha Home Entertainment
    Follow That Man, aka Man Against Crime, a crime drama broadcast by CBS, NBC and DuMont Television between 1949 and 1956, was a true original. This series paved the way for modern day shows featuring private detectives. The main character Mike Barnett (Ralph Bellamy, 1949-1955 and Frank Lovejoy, 1956), a freelance private eye based in New York, opens the series with a bang - well, a spray of gunfire to be more precise. This classic tough guy oozes the alpha machismo and wise cracking savvy integral to that era. During the series Barnett takes on the wiliest criminals and the most dangerous cases that have him on the trail of jewel thieves, rescuing friends from con men and even partnering up with a female cop in one episode to help him recover over $200,000 worth of stolen diamonds. This series is for any fan of vintage detective procedural, with plenty of violence and heroic action to ease even the jitteriest jones for classic crime drama.moreless
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    The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

    The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

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    Alpha Home Entertainment
    The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu was a television series in 1956. From September 1956 to November 1956, Hollywood Television Service produced 13 episodes and one season of the Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu. Hollywood Television Service's main company, Republic Pictures, paid 4 million dollars to Sax Rohmer to produce 78 episodes, but they were not produced due to a court battle between Sax Rohmer and the producers of the show. The character Dr. Fu Manchu was created by Sax Rohmer and he was played by Glen Gorden in the television series. Dr. Fu Manchu is an mad scientist who plans to destroy western civilization because of revenge for unknown events that happend in the past. The television series depicts these malicious plans and the acts of another character named Sir Dennis Nayland Smith, who thwarts these plans. The television show is directed by famous serial director Franklin Adreon, and it is very similar to a serial.moreless
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