26 Men

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
26 Men
Genre Western
Written by Dwight V. Babcock
Oliver Drake
Warren Douglas
Tom Hubbard
Sloan Nibley
Lawrence Resner
Samuel Roeca
Directed by Franklin Adreon
Joseph Kane
Reg Browne
Oliver Drake
Starring Tristram Coffin
Kelo Henderson
Theme music composer Russell Hayden
Hal Hopper
Composer(s) Al Sack
Gordon Zahler
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 78
Executive producer(s) Russell Hayden
Producer(s) William Dennis
Russell Hayden
Cinematography Buddy Harris
John Mathew Nickolaus, Jr.
Kenneth Peach
J.D. Weiler
Editor(s) Tom Biggart
Reg Browne
Frank Capacchione
Everett Dodd
Axel Hubert Sr.
Roy V. Livingston
Running time 25 minutes
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monoaural
Original release November 1, 1957 (1957-11-01) – June 30, 1959 (1959-06-30)

26 Men is a syndicated American western television series about the Arizona Rangers, an elite group commissioned in 1901 by the legislature of the Arizona Territory and limited, for financial reasons, to twenty-six active members. Russell Hayden was the producer of the series and the co-composer of the theme song.[1] The series aired between October 15, 1957 and June 30, 1959, for a total of 78 episodes.


The program stars Tristram Coffin as the real life Captain Thomas H. Rynning and Kelo Henderson, a Golden Boot Award winner, as Ranger Clint Travis. The series was based on true incidents with episodes centered on the Arizona Rangers' attempts to maintain order.

Notable guest stars[edit]

DVD release[edit]

Timeless Media Group released a 3-disc best-of set, featuring 20 episodes from the series on DVD in Region 1 on April 12, 2011.[2]


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., pp. 870-871
  2. ^ http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/26-Men-The-Best-Of/15220

External links[edit]