6.8/101 Votes Alchetron
No. of seasons 2
Running time 30 minutes
Final episode date 10 September 1959
Number of seasons 2
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 52
First episode date 6 November 1957
Network NTA Film Network
Number of episodes 52
|Starring Rex Reason
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.
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.