The Westerner (1960– )
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Dave and Brown find a dead man on the trail. They take him to a cattle camp, where he meets an old friend of his. But when Dave's friend gets drunk and picks a fight with Dave, Dave has no choice but to shoot his old friend.

Director:

Tom Gries

Writers:

Tom Gries, Sam Peckinpah (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Brian Keith ... Dave Blassingame
Karl Swenson ... Ben Potts
Slim Pickens ... Oscar Hudson
Hari Rhodes ... Jones
Hank Patterson ... Sample
Jimmy Lee Cook Jimmy Lee Cook ... Munday
Robert Culp ... Shep Prescott

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Dave and Brown find a dead man on the trail. They take him to a cattle camp, where he meets an old friend of his. But when Dave's friend gets drunk and picks a fight with Dave, Dave has no choice but to shoot his old friend.

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dead man | cattle | camp | liquor | gunfight | See All (5) »


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This episode was the basis for the Charlton Heston western Will Penny (1967), which was also written by this episode's writer, Tom Gries. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Hudson: Walt Forrest was a good man. Everybody liked him.
Dave Blassingame: Kind of a funny thing...
Oscar Hudson: What is?
Dave Blassingame: I mean, once a man goes, all of a sudden everybody liked him... never had no enemies.
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Great performance from Robert Culp
30 October 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Guest star Robert Culp was unusually animated in this entry to one of the best TV series I've ever seen.

"The Westerner" was truly an adult Western, and Brian Keith was surely the perfect actor to star.

In this entry, he is backed by one of the best cast ensembles of not only this series, but of any comparable one.

Tom Gries was writer and director of this Sam Peckinpah-produced show, and he and his cast have created a classic, though relatively unpleasant, story. I can't recommend it highly enough. Available at YouTube.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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