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5.4/10 TV

No. of seasons  2
Running time  30 minutes
Final episode date  10 September 1959
Number of seasons  2
8/10 IMDb

Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes  52
First episode date  6 November 1957
Network  NTA Film Network
Number of episodes  52
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Starring  Rex Reason Mort Mills Harry Harvey, Sr.
Original network  NTA Film Network (Syndicated)
Cast  Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Forrest Taylor
Similar  The Californians, The Texan, The Alaskans, Colt 45, Wichita Town

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Man Without a Gun is an American western television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television and presented on the NTA Film Network and in first-run syndication in the United States from 1957 to 1959. Set in the town of Yellowstone near Yellowstone National Park in the then Dakota Territory during the 1870s, the program starred Rex Reason as newspaper editor Adam MacLean, who brought miscreants to justice without the use of violence or gunplay but through his Yellowstone Sentinel. The co-star was Mort Mills, as Marshal Frank Tallman, who intervened when the "pen" proved not to be "mightier than the sword".Harry Harvey, Sr., was cast in twenty-one episodes as Yellowstone Mayor George Dixon.


The program is considered to have been unique because it showcased MacLean's moral ethics and common sense to bring outlaws to justice. The show was also used as a schoolroom to teach the youngsters of the 1950s about decency and the differences between right and wrong.

Guest stars

  • Chris Alcaide (twice as Johnny Kansas)
  • John Anderson
  • Whit Bissell
  • Lloyd Corrigan
  • Dennis Cross (episode "Indian Fury")
  • John Doucette
  • James Drury ("Aftermath")
  • Stanley Fafara
  • Bruce Gordon
  • Don Gordon
  • Dabbs Greer
  • Ron Hagerthy (as Tod Wilburn in episode "Witness to Terror")
  • Myron Healey
  • Diane Jergens
  • Robert Karnes
  • Dayton Lummis ("The Fugitive")
  • Doug McClure (as Albert Ketchum in "The Kidder")
  • Patrick McVey (episode "Special Edition")
  • Carole Mathews ("Lady from Laramie")
  • James Philbrook
  • Dorothy Provine
  • Denver Pyle
  • Victor Rodman (episode "Devil's Acre")
  • Robert F. Simon
  • Olan Soule
  • Ray Teal
  • Robert J. Wilke
  • Victor Sen Yung
  • After Man Without a Gun, Rex Reason was again cast as a reporter, Scott Norris, on ABC's crime drama, The Roaring Twenties, with co-stars Dorothy Provine (who had guest-starred on Man Without a Gun), John Dehner, Donald May, Mike Road, and Gary Vinson. Mort Mills later appeared as a semi-regular on NBC's most successful western, Bonanza.


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