Steve Donovan, Western Marshal

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Steve Donovan, Western Marshal
Also known as ''Western Marshal''
Genre Western
Starring Douglas Kennedy
Eddy Waller
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Production
Executive producer(s) Jack Chertok
Producer(s) Harry Poppe
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Production company(s) Jack Chertok Television Productions
Distributor General Artists Corporation
Release
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 24, 1955 (1955-09-24) – June 16, 1956 (1956-06-16)

Steve Donovan, Western Marshal is an American Western series that aired in syndication from September 1955, to June 1956. The series stars Douglas Kennedy as Marshal Steve Donovan and Eddy Waller as his sidekick, Rusty Lee. The series, set in Wyoming, was also broadcast under the title Western Marshal.[1]

Donovan was a United States Marshal in the 19th century. He and Lee worked to provide peace on the open range and in towns that had no lawmen.[2]

Although the program was syndicated in 1955-1956, filming of episodes apparently began in 1951. At that time, the program's title was Steve Donovan, Western Ranger. Sam Chase's review of the first episode ("caught at a special showing") was printed in the February 17, 1951, issue of the trade publication Billboard.[3] The review described the program as "a slick swift-paced item which shows the know-how [producer Jack] Chertok picked up in the course of turning out his Lone Ranger series."[3]

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  1. "The Midnight Election" (September 24, 1955)
  2. "The Deputy" (October 1, 1955)
  3. "Plague Town" (October 8, 1955)
  4. "Crooked Star" (October 15, 1955)
  5. "Special Delivery" (October 22, 1955)
  6. "Terror Town" (October 29, 1955)
  7. "The Schoolteacher" (November 5, 1955)
  8. "Sketch Artist" (November 12, 1955)
  9. "Ghost Town" (November 19, 1955)
  10. "Journey Into Danger" (November 26, 1955)
  11. "The People's Choice" (December 3, 1955)
  12. "Outlaw Actor" (December 10, 1955)
  13. "Napoleon's Eagle" (December 17, 1955)
  14. "Two Men Out" (December 24, 1955)
  15. "Mystery Canyon" (December 31, 1955)
  16. "Crisis at Canyonville" (January 7, 1956)
  17. "Comanche Kid" (January 14, 1956)
  18. "Journey to Justice" (January 21, 1956)
  19. "Medicine Man" (January 28, 1956)
  20. "Unbranded" (February 4, 1956)
  21. "Decision at Noon" (February 11, 1956)
  22. "Missouri Outlaw" (February 18, 1956)
  23. "Stone River" (February 25, 1956) (with Ainslie Pryor)
  24. "A Pair of Jacks" (March 3, 1956)
  25. "Crystal Gazers" (March 10, 1956)
  26. "The Imposters" (March 17, 1956)
  27. "Outlaw's Boy" (March 24, 1956)
  28. "The Hope Chest" (March 31, 1956)
  29. "The Coward" (April 7, 1956)
  30. "Gunfighter's Return" (April 14, 1956)
  31. "Widow's Warrant" (April 21, 1956)
  32. "Green Star" (April 28, 1956)
  33. "White Cloud" (May 5, 1956)
  34. "The General" (May 12, 1956)
  35. "Shadow of Fear" (May 19, 1956)
  36. "The Border Shift" (May 26, 1956)
  37. "Shadow Gold" (June 2, 1956)
  38. "Poison Trail" (June 9, 1956)
  39. "Trail of the Dude" (June 16, 1956)

Production notes[edit]

Steve Donovan was a Jack Chertok Production filmed at Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 791
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 1019.
  3. ^ a b Chase, Sam (February 17, 1951). "Ranger Donovan Sock Entry In TV Sagebrush Sweepstakes". Billboard. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 

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