TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

One good spin-off deserves another. I will post a TV Western show that was a spin-off of another TV Western show. Let's see how well you know where some of these westerns came from. After we guess the answers, I will put some video in about that show for everyone to enjoy. Okay, lets just see how good you are?
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TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:02 pm

cowgirl:297 wrote:This TV Western was a spin off from Zane Grey Theatre and was written by Sam Peckinpah.

Because of some of the conflict on the set of The Rifleman, Sam Peckinpah resigned from his position as story consultant and went to work for Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre.

This is a story about a cowpoke drifter-- dusty from the trail, who befriends dogs, hookers, and lowlifes, can't read or write, likes to drink and brawl win or lose, and is obviously going nowhere in life. But he has an innate sense of honor that occasionally lifts him above the ordinary. In short, he's one of those rare characters who stands for the rest of us, not as a god, but as a real recognizable human being -- it only lasted 13 weeks.

Do you know the name of this Western?

This is one of the stars in this Western…

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Can you name the main star and also the name of this character in this picture?

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Re: TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:03 pm

PJH:306 wrote:I believe the show was called the Westerner.  It starred Brian Keith as Dave Blasingame and I think the dog's name was Brown.   Encore Western channel was showing it a couple of years ago.
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Re: TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:26 pm

cowgirl:313 wrote:“The Westerner” was a spin off from Zane Grey Theatre and was written by Sam Peckinpah.  
The pilot episode was Trouble at Tres Cruces.

Brian Keith's played Dave Blassingame and his dogs name is Brown.

The snippet of the episode you just watched is called ‘The Old Man’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9tblNNfBvk&t=22s

Do you see any familiar faces in this snippet?

This next snippet is called Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjrIDGtd5Kc&t=815s

There should be a real familiar face in this episode..... I know you know this one!  

“The Sharpshooter” aka “The Rifleman” & “The Westerner”, both were spin offs from “Zane Grey Theatre” and were written by Sam Peckinpah.

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Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:26 pm

Dianna:348 wrote:I enjoyed watching this, thanks Cowgirl, because I don't remember this show at all.And I always liked Brian Keith.
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Re: TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:39 pm

cowgirl:350 wrote:I just love Brian Keith!  Especially as a cowboy!  

I do have to confess, I have a passion, a big passion for our modern day cowboys, Hardcastle & McCormick!

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Hunt 'em..... Hear 'em & Hang 'em..... That's the code of the west!  :wink:

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He you can see McCormick riding shotgun.

Love this show!!!!!

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Re: TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:40 pm

rooster davis:492 wrote:
cowgirl wrote:I just love Brian Keith!  Especially as a cowboy!  

I do have to confess, I have a passion, a big passion for our modern day cowboys, Hardcastle & McCormick!
In all honesty I can't say Brian Keith is one of my favorite actors but I respect him very highly as a human being - as opposed to some people who may be better actors but for whom I have zero use as human beings. He had a very sad end to his life - first his daughter died (suicide possibly?) and not long after, very sick, he also ended his own life.

My favorite role of his that I can recall off the top of my head is as the nasty ranch foreman in "The Violent Men". He did a fine job there. And I saw him on Zane Grey in the episode that let to the spin off program. ZG was an awesome program - more fine 30 minute Western stories than you would believe.

Question: Why is someone "ON" a TV show, but "IN" a movie?
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Re: TV Western Spin-off #2 The Westerner/video & photos

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:43 pm

cowgirl:509 wrote:I remember the day I heard of Brian Keith's death.....
It was early evening when it came on the news.  I was sadden by this loss.  I always liked him but later followed his career more and totally enjoyed him, like I said especially in "Hardcastle & McCormick."  I feel Brian Keith was Ol' Hardcastle to a T, this was the type of man he was.  I also feel he would chose to go out his way.  Again, not saying this is right, this was his way.

I had read an article on him written by Johnny Whitaker, Jody on "Family Affair."  He kept in touch with Brian to the end.  It was such a sad article and yet it gave you some light on what Brian Keith was going through and had gone through.

http://www.dailynews.com/article/zz/201 ... /110209512

What a loss!  You are missed Cowboy!  :cry:

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