|The Six Shooter
|"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 called them both, The Six-Shooter."
Sep 20, 1953 to Jun 25, 1954 staring James Stewart, as Britt Ponset, a man
with a reputation for having a fast gun. James Stewart portraits a character very
different from a hard, tough-talking gunslinger. In this series, the hero is a slow
talking, thinking man who doesn't reach for his gun first and ask questions later.
He's ready with his gun, but first looks for alternatives to violence. The first
appearance of Britt Ponset as the Six Shooter was as a Western drama for the
Hollywood Star Playhouse on April 13, 1952. The show was titled "The
Six-Shooter" and Jimmy Stewart played the lead and with William Conrad as a
sheriff. The same script was used for the audition of THE Six-Shooter series,
again with James Stewart as Britt. The script used for the Hollywood Star
Playhouse drama and the audition was used again, with a slightly different
opening, on Nov. 1,1953, for the seventh show in the series. Jack Johnstone
was the producer and director. The writer for the entire series was Frank Burt.
This show is one of my favorite.