Cowboy G-Men

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Cowboy G-Men
Genre Western
Written by Buckley Angell
Todhunter Ballard
William R. Cox
Henry B. Donovan
Orville H. Hampton
Monroe Manning
Michael Raison
Directed by Thor L. Brooks
Reg Browne
George Cahan
Harold Daniels
Paul Landres
Starring Russell Hayden
Jackie Coogan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Production
Producer(s) Henry B. Donovan
Cinematography Gordon Avil
Kenneth Peach
Henry Sharp
Harold E. Stine
William P. Whitley
Editor(s) Thor L. Brooks
Seth Larsen
Carl Pingitore
Running time 24–26 minutes
Release
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monoaural
Original release September 13, 1952 (1952-09-13) – June 13, 1953 (1953-06-13)

Cowboy G-Men is an American Western series that aired in syndication from September 1952 to June 1953, for a total of thirty-nine episodes.

Synopsis[edit]

Russell Hayden and former child actor Jackie Coogan star as Pat Gallagher and Stoney Crockett, respectively, a pair of government agents operating in the American West in the 1870s.[1] Television actor Phil Arnold portrayed Zerbo, a sometimes associate of Gallagher and Crockett. Gallagher typically was undercover as a ranch hand, while Crockett took the role of a wrangler.[2]

Cowboy G-Men was based on a story by Henry B. Donovan and featured the writing of such western fiction authors as Todhunter Ballard.

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Ozark Gold" September 13, 1952
1-2 "Chinaman's Chance" September 20, 1952
1-3 "The Golden Wolf" September 27, 1952
1-4 "Secret Mission" October 4, 1952
1-5 "Chippewa Indians" October 11, 1952
1-6 "Center Fire" October 18, 1952
1-7 "Beware! No Trespassing" November 1, 1952
1-8 "Pixilated" November 8, 1952
1-9 "Running Iron" November 15, 1952
1-10 "Bounty Jumpers" November 22, 1952
1-11 "Gunslingers" November 29, 1952
1-12 "Koniackers (Counterfeiters)" December 6, 1952
1-13 "Ghost Bushwacker" December 13, 1952
1-14 "Salted Mines" December 20, 1952
1-15 "Frontier Smugglers" December 27, 1952
1-16 "Mysterious Decoy" January 3, 1953
1-17 "Ridge of Ghosts" January 10, 1953
1-18 "Hang the Jury" January 17, 1953
1-19 "Silver Shotgun" January 24, 1953
1-20 "Rawhide Gold" January 31, 1953
1-21 "The Run Down" February 7, 1953
1-22 "Rawhiders" February 14, 1953
1-23 "General Delivery" February 21, 1953
1-24 "Gypsy Traders" February 28, 1953
1-25 "Safe Crackers" March 7, 1953
1-26 "Silver Fraud" March 14, 1953
1-27 "Hangfire" March 21, 1953
1-28 "Hush Money" March 28, 1953
1-29 "Ghost Town Mystery" April 4, 1953
1-30 "Empty Mailbags" April 11, 1953
1-31 "Sawdust Swindle" April 18, 1953
1-32 "Spring the Trap" April 25, 1953
1-33 "Sidewinder" May 2, 1953
1-34 "Indian Trader" May 9, 1953
1-35 "Stolen Dynamite" May 16, 1953
1-36 "The Woman Mayor" May 23, 1953
1-37 "Double Crossed" May 30, 1953
1-38 "High Heeled Boots" June 6, 1953
1-39 "The California Bullets" June 13, 1953

DVD releases[edit]

Timeless Media Group released a 10 episode best-of set on DVD in Region 1 on October 26, 2008.[3]

Alpha Home Entertainment has released collections of Cowboy G-Men episodes on DVD. Each volume contains 4 episodes from the series. Six DVDs have been published from 2006 to 2011.

In Other Countries[edit]

In Japan, Cowboy G-Men was the first show to be dubbed in Japanese in 1956. The late veteran voice actor Junpei Takiguchi voiced all the characters including the female characters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (1989). Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-1198-8. P. 94.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 216.
  3. ^ Cowboy G-Men Timeless Media Group Release at amazon.com

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