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State Trooper (TV series)

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the American West of the 1950s, starring Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from 1957 to 1959.

State Trooper
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Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, 1957.
GenreWestern/Crime drama
Written byFenton Earnshaw
Lawrence Kimble
Leslie McFarlane
Barry Shipman
Steven Thornley
StarringRod Cameron
Robert Armstrong
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes104
Production
Producer(s)Richard Irving
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Revue Studios
DistributorMCA TV
(1956-1959)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJanuary 1957 (1957-01) – June 25, 1959 (1959-06-25)
Chronology
Related showsStar Stage

Contents

OverviewEdit

State Trooper is based in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City, Nevada, but was filmed by Revue Studios at Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth in Los Angeles County in California. Its fictional stories focus upon miners, ranchers, dude ranches, released convicts, and murder mysteries, often with surprise endings.

The series pilot entitled "Killer on a Horseback" starring Rod Cameron aired in February 1956 on an episode of the NBC anthology series Star Stage.[1]

Robert Armstrong appeared in twenty-four episodes as Sheriff Andy Anderson, who developed a good working relationship with Cameron's character, Blake. Don Haggerty played Sheriff Elder in nine episodes in the 1956-1957 season. Paul Stader appeared five times in the 1958-1959 season as Deputy Sheriff Jim Wallace. Tom Greenway appeared in four episodes as Sheriff Bronson: "Stay Lost, Little Girl", "Dangerous Honeymoon", "Full Circle", and "Death on Wheels".[2]

Guest starsEdit

DVD releasesEdit

Timeless Media Group released the complete first season on DVD in Region 1 on December 14, 2010.[3] The complete second and third season were released together in a six-disc set on December 13, 2011.[4]

On September 23, 2014, Timeless Media Group released State Trooper - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[5] The 11-disc set contains all 104 episodes of the series.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1128. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  2. ^ "Tom Greenway". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Lambert, David (October 29, 2010). "State Trooper - 'The Complete Season 1' is Out in December from TMG". tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Lambert, David (October 26, 2011). "State Trooper - TMG's 'Seasons 2 and 3' Set Finishes the Show...Including the Pilot". tvshowsondvd.com. Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ TMG Announces 'The Complete Series' 11-DVD Set Archived 2014-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.

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