The Westerner

Four Star Productions (1960)

Western
USA / English / 330 mins
IMDb 8.3

Cast

John Dehner Burgundy Smith
Spike
Brian Keith Dave Blassingame

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Writer Sam Peckinpah
Producer Sam Peckinpah, Hal Hudson
Photography Lucien Ballard, Edward Cronjager, Howard Schwartz, Carl E. Guthrie, Archie R. Dalzell, Guy Roe, Frank G. Carson, George E. Diskant
Musician Rudy Schrager, Joseph Mullendore, Herschel Burke Gilbert

Plot

Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Episodes

Episode 1: Jeff

30 min Sep 30, 1960
Dave is out to kill a man named Danny Lipp, who runs a run down bordertown Saloon. In the End, he leaves after only beating up Danny Lipp.
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Sam Peckinpah, Robert Heverly
Guest starring: Marie Selland, William Sharon, Warren Oates, Warren Tucker, Michael Green, Charles Horvath, Geoffrey Toone, Diana Millay

Episode 2: School Days

30 min Oct 07, 1960
When a man murders a schoolteacher, Dave finds him, and shoots him. But the man still gets away. When Dave finds him, he is dying, with his two brothers by his side. The brothers try to pin his ""murder"" on Dave.
Director: André De Toth
Writer: Sam Peckinpah, Robert Heverly
Guest starring: R.G. Armstrong, Maggie Mahoney, John Anderson, Richard Rust, William Tracy, Bill Quinn, Bill Mims, Dub Taylor

Episode 3: Brown

30 min Oct 21, 1960
A smooth talker ends up with Dave's dog, Brown

Episode 4: Mrs. Kennedy

30 min Oct 28, 1960
Trouble's brewing when Dave is hired to work for a rancher whose wife has eyes for Dave.
Guest starring: Paul Richards

Episode 5: Dos Pinos

30 min Nov 04, 1960
When Dave looks for room and board in a small town, he gets more than his fair share of fun when he learns of the gun happy Cantina named Puak. He also finds a wounded deputy
Guest starring: Red Morgan, Malcolm Atterbury, Adam Williams, Jean Willes

Episode 6: The Courting of Libby

30 min Nov 11, 1960
Dave courts Libby
Guest starring: Joan O'Brien

Episode 7: Treasure

30 min Nov 18, 1960
Dave and his dog Brown take shelter during a dust storm, and find a bag full of gold coins. But when the prospector who owns the coins comes along, he is anxious to get the gold back from Dave.
Guest starring: Malcolm Atterbury, Michael Morgan, Leonard P. Geer, Henry A. Gobble, Victor Izay, Arthur Hunnicut

Episode 8: The Old Man

30 min Nov 25, 1960
Dave wants his horse and Rifle back after they are stolen by a bunch of land grabbers
Guest starring: Arthur Hunnicut

Episode 9: Ghost of a Chance

30 min Dec 02, 1960
Dave meets up with a ghost

Episode 10: Line Camp

30 min Dec 09, 1960
Dave and Brown find a dead man on the trail. They take him to a cattle camp, where he meets an old friend of his. But when Daves friend gets drunk and picks a fight with Dave, Dave has no choice to shoot his old friend.
Director: Tom Gries
Writer: Tom Gries
Guest starring: Robert Culp

Episode 11: Going Home

30 min Dec 16, 1960
On his way home, Dave sees two women pushing a cart with a adly wounded man inside. Dave helps protect the Trio from the bounty hunters after the $2000 reward out for the man's capture.
Director: Elliot Silverstein
Writer: Jack Curtis
Guest starring: Jimmy Lee Cook, Michael T. Mickler, Rudy Dolon, John Brinkley, Jack Kruschen, Virginia Gregg, Mary Murphy

Episode 12: Hand on the Gun

30 min Dec 23, 1960
A young man provokes a gunfight between Dave and another cowhand.
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Bruce Geller
Guest starring: Hank Gobble, Wayne Tucker, Ben Cooper, Michael Ansara, John Pickard

Episode 13: The Painting

30 min Dec 30, 1960
When Dave is fired from the ranch, he is hired to track down a very rare and expensive painting. But when Daves friend finds out about it, he tries to snooker it from Dave for considerably less than it is worth.
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Bruce Geller
Guest starring: Charles La Rocca, Wadde Waddle, Tom Steele, Hank Gobble, Paul Sorenson, Madlyn Rhue

Editions

Barcode Format Region Release Edition
826663170139 1 2017-05-16