The Westerner (1960– )
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Hand on the Gun 

An inexperienced Easterner busts himself into a group of horse catchers. Despite all advice he continues to look at his gun as a fancy accessory, ignores the rules of the men and ... See full summary »

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Sam Peckinpah

Writers:

Bruce Geller, Sam Peckinpah (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Brian Keith ... Dave Blassingame
John Pickard ... Mazo
Wayne Tucker Wayne Tucker ... Ned
Hank Gobble ... Digger
Michael Ansara ... Oresquote
Ben Cooper ... Cal Davis

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An inexperienced Easterner busts himself into a group of horse catchers. Despite all advice he continues to look at his gun as a fancy accessory, ignores the rules of the men and consequently finds himself shot by a man who knows the difference between making a show and pulling the trigger. Written by Klaus

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[Cal, dressed like an Eastern dude, approaches the campsite]
Cal: Hello the camp!
Ned: Mother, what is that?
Oresquote: Well, it's alive.
Ned: And pretty.
Digger: It looks like a kitty got losted.
Ned: Maybe if we shut our eyes, it'll go away.
Dave Blassingame: Looks like he might holler some.
Oresquote: It wears a gun!
Ned: Talk to it, Dave.
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What They Don't Teach in New Hampshire
28 May 2006 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Dave takes an eastern greenhorn (Ben Cooper) into his horse-driving crew. Trouble is kid has obsession with fast gun tricks that appalls old trail hands like Dave and Michael Ansara (in a strong performance). Some good touches, as usual-- teaching stumbling Dave to read, for one. Also, some wise words on how to stay alive among hardened cowboy types. Nonetheless, script is not very convincing in motivating Ben Cooper's sudden attitude swings. Trouble is that he appears little more than a plot device, a pitfall the series' emphasis on strong scripts usually manages to avoid. Notable for surprise shootout scene in town. Still, the episode lacks persuasiveness of best entries.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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