Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

The Salted Mine 

In the Old West, a beautiful mine owner hires a detective to discover if she has been swindled when she bought a mine.


James Neilson


Frank Gruber


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Episode cast overview:
Scott Brady ... Shotgun Slade
Ernie Kovacs ... Hack
Marie Windsor ... Alice Batson
Jean Allison ... Ellen Oliver
Frank Ferguson ... Mike Collier
Robert Tetrick Robert Tetrick ... Big Joe Thompson
Otto Waldis ... Assayer
Fred Graham ... Sheriff


In the Old West, a beautiful mine owner hires a detective to discover if she has been swindled when she bought a mine.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

27 March 1959 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode served as the pilot for the television series "Shotgun Slade" which ran from 1959-1961 See more »

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Shotgun Slade
6 June 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Scott Brady plays here a gun for hire, more exactly a sort of western private eye, the equivalent of Peter Gunn in the old west. A guy who receives assignment. Actually this episode belongs to a series dedicated to the Scott Brady's character in this story: SHOTGUN SLADE, a 78 episodes show. So, I don't get why the hell we find it in this SCHLITZ PLAYHOUSE show...But anyway, besides this, the story remains so so, not really interesting. You have read the topic and that's exactly what it is about. The good hero works for the poor defense less woman who is so alone to protect her mine. James Neillson made it. Before working for Disney Industries, he gave us much TV stuff and NIGHT PASSAGE, starring Audie Murphy and Jimmy Stewart.

For die hard western buffs only, whom I don't belong to, especially TV shows.

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