THE RESTLESS GUN starring John Payne

The Restless Gun was a western television series that appeared on NBC. When John Payne's movie career was slowing down he turned to television with this western series. He played Vint Bonner, legendary western hero who drifts from town to town as a gregarious, intelligent, wandering cowhand/gunslinger. Unfortunately young toughs looking to make a reputation and people in distress in general wouldn't let him rest.



In his saddlebag he carried a barrel which could be screwed into the business end of his six shooter and a rifle stock which could be attached to the other end. When one was ambushed from a distance on the trail this became a handy tool to have around. Payne was a thoroughgoing professional in every kind of film be it musical or dramatic. That was much in evidence in The Restless Gun.



The half-hour black and white ran from 1957-59. It was based on the old radio series "The Six Shooter". Some episodes of the series were based on the radio programs. Actors making appearances on the series included Henry Hull, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam, Dan Blocker, James Coburn, John Dehner, Claude Akins, Denver Pyle, Olive Carey, Robert Fuller, Ellen Corby, Don Grady, John Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's brother), Mala Powers, Fay Spain, and Ray Teal. Blocker and Coburn each had their first substantive screen roles on the show. One of the show's producers, David Dortort, would go on to produce the more successful Bonanza TV series, which debuted right after The Restless. The quality of this set is excellent.



PILOT

MAN AND BOY

CHEYTENNE EXPRESS

THICKER THAN WATER

THE CHILD

HORNITAS TOWN

THE WOMAN FROM SACREMENTO

THE HAND IS QUICKER

THE OUTLANDER

THE GOLD STAR

JEBEDIAH BANNER

BONNER?S SQUAW

LADY AND THE GUN

BLOOD OF COURAGE

MELANY

INCIDENT AT BLUEFIELDS

THE PAWN

A CODE FOR A KILER

REMEMBER THE DEAD

NO WAY TO KILL

MULTIPLY ONE BOY

PELIGROSO

THE WAY BACK

PAINTED BEAUTY

THE RESTLESS GUN  starring John Payne
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