The Westerner

The Westerner

Four Star Productions (1960)
USA | English | Color | 5h 30min

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


John Dehner Burgundy Smith
Brian Keith Dave Blassingame

Crew View all

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

Episodes View details

1 Jeff 30 min | Sep 29, 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 stars: Marie Selland, William Sharon, Warren Oates, Warren Tucker, Michael Green, Charles Horvath, Geoffrey Toone, Diana Millay
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, André De Toth
Writer: Sam Peckinpah, Robert Heverly
Guest stars: R.G. Armstrong, Maggie Mahoney, John Anderson, Richard Rust, William Tracy, Bill Quinn, Bill Mims, Dub Taylor
3 Brown 30 min | Oct 21, 1960

A smooth talker ends up with Dave's dog, Brown

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Bruce Geller
Guest stars: John Dehner, Harry Swoger, Conlan Carter, Hank Gobble, Victor Izay, Chris Carter, Janan Hart, Fred Ingram, Rudy Dolan, Michael T. Mikler, Jimmy Lee Cook
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.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Writer: Sam Peckinpah, John Dunkel
Guest stars: Paul Richards
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

Director: Don McDougall
Writer: E. Jack Neuman
Guest stars: Red Morgan, Malcolm Atterbury, Adam Williams, Jean Willes
6 The Courting of Libby 30 min | Nov 11, 1960

Dave courts Libby

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Bruce Geller
Guest stars: Joan O'Brien
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.

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Cyril Hume
Guest stars: Malcolm Atterbury, Michael Morgan, Leonard P. Geer, Henry A. Gobble, Victor Izay, Arthur Hunnicut
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

Director: André De Toth
Writer: Sam Peckinpah, Jack Curtis
Guest stars: Arthur Hunnicut
9 Ghost of a Chance 30 min | Dec 02, 1960

Dave meets up with a ghost

Director: Bruce Geller
Writer: Milton S. Gelman
Guest stars: Joseph Wiseman, Pepe Callahan, Julio Corona, Roberto Contreras, Irene Calvillo, Katy Jurado
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 stars: Robert Culp
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 stars: Jimmy Lee Cook, Michael T. Mickler, Rudy Dolon, John Brinkley, Jack Kruschen, Virginia Gregg, Mary Murphy
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 stars: Hank Gobble, Wayne Tucker, Ben Cooper, Michael Ansara, John Pickard
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 stars: Charles La Rocca, Wadde Waddle, Tom Steele, Hank Gobble, Paul Sorenson, Madlyn Rhue


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826663170139 DVD 1 May 16, 2017