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Lawman 

This is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming, and his Deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season, Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
John Russell ...  Marshal Dan Troop 156 episodes, 1958-1962
Peter Brown ...  Deputy Johnny McKay 156 episodes, 1958-1962
Peggie Castle ...  Lily Merrill 106 episodes, 1959-1962
Emile Avery Emile Avery ...  Barfly / ... 97 episodes, 1958-1962
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Storyline

This is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming, and his Deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season, Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon, where she sings and entertains and has a close, unspoken relationship with Troop.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lawman See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Runtime:

(156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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In season four Dan was injured twice and shot three times (including being grazed once). Johnny was injured seven times, but was not shot. Dan shot and injured eleven people, and shot and killed nineteen. Johnny shot and injured five people and shot and killed nine. Dan's more unusual injury was falling into a hole. The most people shot and killed by Dan and Johnny in one episode in season four, were five, in episode nine, "The Cold One", in which Lily also killed one person. Lily was shot in episode two, "The Juror". See more »

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One of the best of the '50s series westerns
30 January 2000 | by BrianGSee all my reviews

Warner Bros. churned out a slew of western series in the late '50s and early '60s, some good, some not so good. "Lawman" was one of the best. John Russell, a veteran western character actor, was perfectly cast as tough Marshal Dan Troop. Russell's commanding presence, rich voice and no-nonsense demeanor fit the character perfectly. Peter Brown was well cast as Russell's eager young deputy, and beautiful Peggy Castle was a treat for the eyes as the owner of the local saloon and Russell's cat-and-mouse love interest. The show drew some good directors (Robert Altman, Burt Kennedy), had consistently interesting stories, and there was real chemistry between Russell and Brown. And, to top it off, it had what is probably the best theme song of any western series ("the lawman came from the sun, there was a job to be done . . ."). All in all, a memorable series that unfortunately didn't last as long as it should have.


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