The Westerner

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  • 1960
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (262)

The Westerner was a television show that was broadcast on NBC in the year 1960. It was a Western drama series that was set in the late 19th century and was centered around the life of a cowboy named Dave Blassingame who was played by Brian Keith. The show revolved around the experiences and adventures of Dave as he made his way across the western frontier and navigated the various challenges that he faced along the way.

The show was not only notable for its unique setting and storyline, but it was also notable for its impressive cast. In addition to Brian Keith, the show also featured a number of talented performers including Hank Gobble and Jimmy Lee Cook. The cast brought the characters to life in a way that was both captivating and realistic and helped to make The Westerner one of the most popular shows of its time.

One of the key themes of the show was the idea of individualism and the importance of personal freedom. Dave Blassingame was a character who valued his own independence and was unwilling to be tied down by the conventions of society. Whether he was facing down gunfighters or dealing with the challenges of everyday life on the frontier, Dave always remained true to his own beliefs and principles.

Another important theme of the show was the idea of justice and the importance of standing up for what is right. Dave was a character who was not afraid to fight for what he believed in, even when it meant going up against powerful and dangerous opponents. Through his adventures, he demonstrated the importance of courage and conviction in the face of adversity and inspired viewers to take a stand for what they believed in.

In addition to its compelling storylines and powerful themes, The Westerner was also known for its excellent production values. The show was filmed on location in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the American west, and the visuals were stunning. The show's producers worked hard to create a realistic and immersive world that viewers could truly lose themselves in.

Overall, The Westerner was a groundbreaking television show that helped to redefine the Western genre. With its dynamic characters, compelling storylines, and powerful themes, the show quickly became a cultural phenomenon and a must-watch for viewers of all ages. Although it only ran for one season, The Westerner has remained an iconic and beloved series that continues to inspire and entertain audiences to this day.

The Westerner is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 30, 1960.

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The Painting
13. The Painting
December 30, 1960
When Dave is fired from the ranch, he is hired to track down a very rare and expensive painting. But when Daves friend finds out about it, he tries to snooker it from Dave for considerably less than it is worth.
Hand on the Gun
12. Hand on the Gun
December 23, 1960
A young man provokes a gunfight between Dave and another cowhand.
Going Home
11. Going Home
December 16, 1960
On his way home, Dave sees two women pushing a cart with a adly wounded man inside. Dave helps protect the Trio from the bounty hunters after the $2000 reward out for the man's capture.
Line Camp
10. Line Camp
December 9, 1960
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 Daves friend gets drunk and picks a fight with Dave, Dave has no choice to shoot his old friend.
Ghost of a Chance
9. Ghost of a Chance
December 2, 1960
Dave has been promised $50 to deliver a message to a man's brother in a small, sleepy little village across the border in Mexico-- but when he arrives, he finds the whole town totally deserted.
The Old Man
8. The Old Man
November 25, 1960
Dave wants his horse and Rifle back after they are stolen by a bunch of land grabbers
7. Treasure
November 18, 1960
Dave and his dog Brown take shelter during a dust storm, and find a bag full of gold coins. But when the prospector who owns the coins comes along, he is anxious to get the gold back from Dave.
The Courting of Libby
6. The Courting of Libby
November 11, 1960
Dave meets Libby and falls in love-- head over heels. Of course, things go terribly wrong when he runs head on with his old nemesis Burgundy Smith, the no count con man who has also laid claim to the beautiful Libby!
Dos Pinos
5. Dos Pinos
November 4, 1960
When Dave looks for room and board in a small town, he gets more than his fair share of fun when he learns of the gun happy Cantina named Puak. He also finds a wounded deputy
Mrs. Kennedy
4. Mrs. Kennedy
October 28, 1960
Dave finds himself in sexually charged hot water when he saves the life of Henry Hadley and his weighty saddle bags with untold gold coins. Escorting Hadley to the failing ranch of Marsh Kennedy, Dave meets the provocative and spoiled Mrs. Kennedy, Hadley's niece Margie Lee, who makes her desires known to Dave in no time flat.
3. Brown
October 21, 1960
Dave, in Southfork for the local rodeo, meets up with Burgundy Smith for the first time, a conniving no-count con man. When Burgundy offers a hundred dollars for Dave's mongrel dog Brown, and Dave turns him down, the adventure in dog-napping and bar room fighting begins!
School Days
2. School Days
October 7, 1960
When a man murders a schoolteacher, Dave finds him, and shoots him. But the man still gets away. When Dave finds him, he is dying, with his two brothers by his side. The brothers try to pin his ""murder"" on Dave.
1. Jeff
September 30, 1960
Dave has been searching for quite a while for his old flame, a girl named "Jeff", who he finds working in a saloon as a prostitute and singer under the thumb of ex-prizefighter Denny Lipp. Yet, when he finally offers to "rescue her" from the cruel ex-boxer, he finds she is reluctant to leave him.
Where to Watch The Westerner
The Westerner is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Westerner on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 30, 1960
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (262)