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Dundee and the Culhane is an American Western drama series starring John Mills and Sean Garrison that aired on CBS from September 6 to December 13, 1967.

Dundee and the Culhane
Created bySam Rolfe
StarringJohn Mills
Sean Garrison
Composer(s)David Rose
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Filmways TV Productions
Original networkCBS
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 7 (1967-09-07) –
December 13, 1967 (1967-12-13)



Dundee and the Culhane follows the exploits of two frontier lawyers who provided legal defense to their accused clients. Dundee, played by Mills, was an older English lawyer who travelled to the American Old West and partners with a young Irish-American lawyer, nicknamed the Culhane. The title of each episode ended with the word "brief", as in a legal brief.

The show attempted to combine the Western and legal show genres, but with little success. CBS had bought it on the strength of its pilot, but after seeing a few additional episodes and scripts, network officials were convinced that the show was going to fail before it even got started. CBS decided in September to replace Dundee and the Culhane in December with a Jonathan Winters variety hour.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Turn the Other Cheek Brief"Boris SegalErnest FrankelSeptember 6, 1967 (1967-09-06)
2"The Vasquez Brief"TBATBASeptember 13, 1967 (1967-09-13)
3"The Cat in Bag Brief"TBATBASeptember 20, 1967 (1967-09-20)
4"The Murderer Stallion Brief"TBATBASeptember 27, 1967 (1967-09-27)
5"The Dead Man's Brief"TBATBAOctober 4, 1967 (1967-10-04)
6"The Jubilee Raid Brief"TBATBAOctober 18, 1967 (1967-10-18)
7"The 1,000 Feet Deep Brief"TBATBAOctober 25, 1967 (1967-10-25)
8"Duelist Brief"TBATBANovember 1, 1967 (1967-11-01)
9"The 3:10 to a Lynching Brief"TBATBANovember 8, 1967 (1967-11-08)
10"The Death of a Warrior Brief"TBATBANovember 15, 1967 (1967-11-15)
11"The Thy Brother's Keeper Brief"TBATBANovember 22, 1967 (1967-11-22)
12"The Widow's Weeds Brief"TBATBANovember 29, 1967 (1967-11-29)
13"The Catch a Thief Brief"TBATBADecember 13, 1967 (1967-12-13)

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  • McNeil, Alex. Total Television (1996). New York: Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (1999). New York: Ballantine Books ISBN 0-345-42923-0

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