LAW OF THE PLAINSMAN starring Michael Ansara


Law of The Plainsman is a Western television series starring Michael Ansara that aired on the NBC television network from October 1, 1959, until May 5, 1960. The character of Native American U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart was introduced in two episodes ("The Indian" and "The Raid") of the popular ABC Western television series The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain.

Law of The Plainsman is distinctive in that it was one of the few television programs that featured a Native American as the lead character. Ansara had earlier appeared in the series Broken Arrow, having portrayed the Apache chief, Cochise. Ansara, however, was not Native American but of Syrian descent.

Ansara played Sam Buckhart, an Apache Indian who saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private schools and Harvard University. After school, he returned to New Mexico where he became a Deputy Marshal working for Marshal Andy Morrison, played by Dayton Lummis (1903-1988) and living in a boarding house run by Martha Commager, played by Nora Marlowe. The only other continuing cast member was 8-year old Tess Logan, played by Gina Gillespie, who was an orphan who had been rescued by Buckhart. Robert Harland, later of Target: The Corruptors! starred in seven episodes as Deputy Billy Lordan

MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
PRAIRE INCIDENT
FULL CIRCLE
THE DUDE
THE HOSTILES
PASSANGER TO MESCALERO
BLOOD TRAILS
DESPERATE DECISION
APPOINTMENT IN SANTE FE
CALCULATED RISK
THE GIBBET
CLEAR TITLE
TOLL ROAD
THE CMET
ENDURANCE
THE RAWHIDERS
AMNESTY
JEBS DAUGHTER
CAVERN OF THE WIND
THE TROJAN HORSE
DANGEROUS BARRIERS
THE SHOWOFF
RABBITS FANG
STELLA
THE IMPOSTER
COMMON GROUND
THE MATRIACH
A QUESTION OF COURAGE

LAW OF THE PLAINSMAN starring Michael Ansara
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