State Trooper (TV series)

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State Trooper
Rod Cameron State Trooper 1957.JPG
Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, 1957.
Genre Western/Crime drama
Written by Fenton Earnshaw
Lawrence Kimble
Leslie McFarlane
Barry Shipman
Steven Thornley
Starring Rod Cameron
Robert Armstrong
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 104
Production
Producer(s) Richard Irving
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Production company(s) Revue Studios
Distributor Studios USA Television
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 25, 1956 (1956-09-25)  – June 25, 1959 (1959-06-25)
Chronology
Related shows Star Stage

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the 1950s American West, starring Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from September 25, 1956, to June 25, 1959.

Overview[edit]

State Trooper is based in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City, Nevada, but was filmed by Revue Studios at Iverson's Movie Ranch in Chatsworth in Los Angeles County in California. Its fictional stories focus upon miners, ranchers, dude ranches, released convicts, and murder mysteries, often with surprise endings.

The series pilot entitled "Killer on a Horseback" starring Rod Cameron aired in February 1956 on an episode of the NBC anthology series Star Stage.[1]

Robert Armstrong appeared in twenty-four episodes as Sheriff Andy Anderson, who developed a good working relationship with Cameron's character, Blake. Don Haggerty played Sheriff Elder in nine episodes in the 1956-1957 season. Paul Stader appeared five times in the 1958-1959 season as Deputy Sheriff Jim Wallace. Tom Greenway appeared in four episodes as Sheriff Bronson: "Stay Lost, Little Girl", "Dangerous Honeymoon", "Full Circle", and "Death on Wheels".[2]

Guest stars[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

Timeless Media Group released the complete first season on DVD in Region 1 on December 14, 2010.[3] The complete second and third season were released together in a six-disc set on December 13, 2011.[4]

On September 23, 2014, Timeless Media Group will release State Trooper - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[5] The 11-disc set will contain all 104 episodes of the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1128. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ "Tom Greenway". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Lambert, David (October 29, 2010). "State Trooper - 'The Complete Season 1' is Out in December from TMG". tvshowsondvd.com. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Lambert, David (October 26, 2011). "State Trooper - TMG's 'Seasons 2 and 3' Set Finishes the Show...Including the Pilot". tvshowsondvd.com. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ TMG Announces 'The Complete Series' 11-DVD Set

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