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The Restless Gun 

The adventures of Vint Bonner, a cowboy in the post Civil War era.
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1959   1958   1957  
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John Payne ...  Vint Bonner / ... 78 episodes, 1957-1959
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The adventures of Vint Bonner, a cowboy in the post Civil War era.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Six Shooter See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The basis for the series was the 1953 to 1954 radio series "The Six Shooter", starring James Stewart, and created by Frank Burt. Many of the series' season one episodes were adapted from episodes aired on the radio. See more »

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The Restless Gun
Music by Melvyn Lenard and Dave Kahn
Lyric by Mort Greene
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American sentiment that no longer exists
19 June 2018 | by photoeSee all my reviews

I also just watched two episodes on Get TV. It's always instructive to see television or films made early, when production was extremely sparse, and yet the drama is propelled forward by real actors, scripts and dialog.

The second episode I watched dealth with accepting new german immigrants, a timely theme in the late 50s, and now for that matter.

Most of what I got out of this episode, and the earlier one which dealt with crime, calling a young murderer 'crafted not just by himself, but by society', was that America no longer has any sensible judgement or morality, and everyone is just spewing agendas based on faulty information, instead of taking one step and case at a time. A methodical approach to secular justice is expressed in these smart episodes, something this country has utterly lost, at least in its public discourse.

Of course, one particular side will blame the other for this condition. They are wrong. Everyone is responsible, especially the people blaming others. Regardless, these are excellent shows, totally watchable, with a strong, smart, just lead in John Payne. It makes America today look bad, and it makes modern film and tv scripts look average in general.


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