Gunslinger (TV series)
Gunslinger is a Western television series starring Tony Young that aired on the CBS television network from February 9 until May 18, 1961 on Thursdays from 9 to 10 p.m. EST. The series theme song was sung by Frankie Laine.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||Black and white (1961)|
|Original release||February 9 –|
June 3, 1961
Young played Cord, a young gunfighter who works undercover for the local army garrison commander, acting as a secret law enforcement agent in the territory. The series lasted for only twelve episodes.
Gunslinger was the successor to Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
|Episode #||Episode title||Original airdate||Episode Summary|
|1-1||"The Border Incident"||February 9, 1961||Cord goes undercover to hunt down a former medical officer charged with torturing and starving prisoners of war.|
|1-2||"The Hostage Fort"||February 16, 1961||On assignment for the commandant of Fort Scott, prevents the populace of a neighboring community from lynching a man (Jack Elam) by turning him over to the Army.|
|1-3||"Appointment in Cascabel"||February 23, 1961||Amby is kidnapped by a Mexican bandit who asks for a ransom that equals the price on his head.|
|1-4||"The Zone"||March 2, 1961||A town caught in a border dispute between the United States and Mexico because of a shift in the flow of the Rio Grande becomes a zone for the lawless.|
|1-5||"Rampage"||March 16, 1961||A former Confederate Army major escapes from military confinement at Fort Scott with U.S. Army uniforms, and uses them to outfit his own men.|
|1-6||"The Recruit"||March 23, 1961||A lost shipment of Confederate Army silver bars spurs Cord on a hunt which ends in murder.|
|1-7||"Road of the Dead"||March 30, 1961||Cord engages in a hunt for a killer he believes to be his own father.|
|1-8||"Golden Circle"||April 13, 1961||A dangerous killer is released from prison in order to lead Cord to a large sum of currency stolen from the Union Army during the Civil War.|
|1-9||"The Diehards"||April 20, 1961||An army patrol and several troopers are slain under mysterious circumstances.|
|1-10||"Johnny Sergeant"||May 4, 1961||A community, irate over the rowdy off-duty activities of the military, helps convict an innocent Native American soldier of attacking a woman.|
|1-11||"The Death of Yellow Singer"||May 11, 1961||A Navajo girl, turned over to the army for killing a Native American leader, would rather die than reveal the reasons for her act.|
|1-12||"The New Savannah Story"||May 18, 1961||A group of Southern women, survivors of the Civil War, try to establish a cotton plantation in the Arizona territory.|