ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HiCKOK starring Guy Madison VOL #1

ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HiCKOK

The frontier adventures of the legendary marshal and his faithful sidekick, Jingles, who provides comic relief. Guy Madison and Andy Devine also starred in a 1951-56 radio version of the long-running series. Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.

This was a glamorization of the life of James Butler Hickock, a long-haired 19th-century man from Illinois known for his piercing gaze and tall stature. Starting at age 19 he was involved in several gunfights, and killed several men with his uncanny accuracy with a gun (for which juries acquitted him as self-defense every time.) His nickname "Wild Bill" was given to him during this period in his 20s, although his name wasn't "Bill." Perhaps this was done in part as a comparison to the young gunfighter "Billy The Kid."

Guy Madison was one of the most handsome TV actors of the 1950s. Despite his "pretty boy" reputation, he grew into the role and did a very credible job playing the western hero. And this series which may have been under-appreciated at the time turned out to be one of the most successful, longest running shows of the 1950s, lasting seven years in both syndication and network TV, and many reruns for years afterwards.


4 DVD SET

 

SET #1

ROCK SPRING RUSTLERS
INDIAN BUREAU STORY
GHOST TOWN STORY
BOULDER CITY ELECTION
LADY SCHOOL TEACHER
MEXICAN RUSTLERS
HEPSIBAH
BOLDER CITY
MEXICAN GUN RUNNING
SCHOOL TEACHER STORY
VIGALANTE STORY
PROFESSORS DAUGHTER
EX CONVICT STORY
THE STOCUM STORY
MEDICINE SHOW
BLACKSMITH STORY
THE OUTLAWS SON
THE SMART LITTLE DOG
WILD WHITE HORSES
THE TRAPPERS STORY
BOY AND THE BANDIT
JINGLES BECOMES A BABY SITTER
FORTUNE TELLING STORY PRAIRE FLATS LAND SWINDLE
MONSTER IN THE LAKE
THE MAVERICK
STOLEN CHURCH FUNDS
PARTNER RIDES AGAIN
GORILLA AT OWL MESA
CRY WOLF
BOY AND THE HOUND DOG
THE SHERIFFS SECRET

ADVENTURES OF WILD BILL HiCKOK starring Guy Madison VOL #1
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