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magpie    Posted 09-26-2002 at 11:58:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does anybody here remember the old show with Jack Lord as a rodeo cowboy. I believe it was called Stony Burk, anyway I was wondering who played the part of his sidekick Vince Painter?


Old TV buff    Posted 03-22-2006 at 15:10:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Warren Oates I think it was.


DeadCarp - old-TV yarn    Posted 09-26-2002 at 21:34:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now ya diddit! The thread title reminds me of Scotty so pull up a chair.


Scotty wasn't the brightest guy who worked in that sweaty Burbank tin shop, he probably wasn't the most attractive or the loudest and he never wanted a raise. He didn't move real fast, didn't drive a car, lived in a little rathole, didn't get in any trouble and had no outstanding bad habits. Scotty was like a shadow - the kinda guy that's in every shop but nobody really sees him. He once showed me a picture from his wallet from he was in the service. Here he is - looking like some cartoon soldier - standing there in wet boots in a pouring rain, a wet cigar poked out of his jaw, beer-belly and had a hardhat on, rifle slung over his shoulder and no particular expression on his face. He still looked the same.


But sometimes Scotty would just amaze ya. He'd have a ready answer when everybody else was stumped. Well, one break-time we all listened to John (The Baptist) tell about some country boy who'd bought a used TV set and took it home. He plugged it in & started watching it and eventually he chose a favorite show. He managed to get the address of the station, so decided to write to them to thank him for a particular episode he'd really enjoyed. After a long time, one day he got a reply from England. It was from the BBC who said that they owned the only copy of the episode in question, they were glad he liked it and had last aired that show some ten years prior.


Ya coulda heard a pin drop in the shop. Here's about 20 toolmakers standing around trying to decide whether to believe John or not, when Scotty calmly said "I know why that happened -- See, the guy had bought an old TV, and the prior owners must have unplugged it before the story got out!"

I always liked Scotty, and he was my hero that day i'll tell ya!



Kat in NJ    Posted 09-26-2002 at 12:10:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The western, “Stoney Burke,” was first telecast: October 1, 1962. The last episode aired: September 2, 1963. Cast was:
Stoney Burke..... Jack Lord
Cody Bristol..... Robert Dowdell
E.J. Stocker..... Bruce Dern
Ves Painter..... Warren Oates
Red..... Bill Hart

Kat in NJ where Isidore is now dumping quite a bit of well-needed rain!


magpie    Posted 09-26-2002 at 12:20:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Kat, Kind of trivial but been wondering bout that for a long time. Don't get too wet.


Burrhead    Posted 09-26-2002 at 12:25:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I liked Maveric @ James Garner.

I like the marshal show that had Cheyene Brody in it but I can't remember the name.


Les...I thought it was    Posted 09-26-2002 at 15:14:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cheyenne Bodie rather than Brody.


Burrhead    Posted 09-26-2002 at 16:03:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now Les you can be honest rouncheer. You did'nt have a clue til Kat posted it.

BTW I thought I was doing exceptional well after 40 years of not seeing it.


Les    Posted 09-26-2002 at 16:21:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't b'lieve I ever actually seen the show. I 'member other kids talkin about it when I was in grammar school and we didn't get a tv till I was in high school. By then, I don't think the show was on any more. Besides, all we got was one snowy channel and mostly what was on it was Uncle Gus and his Popeye cartoons and Ring-a-Ding the clown.
I do 'member watchin Maverick and Destry, though.


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-26-2002 at 13:40:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
"Cheyenne" starred Clint Walker as Cheyenne Brody. His horse was named Brandy.

As you can see, I (a.) have entirely too much time on my hands and (b.) do entirely too much research in the course of the day!

I also like James Garner in just about anything; growing up, however, my brother's favorite that we all had to watch in Saturday afternoon re-runs was "Rifleman" with Chuck Conners!



Hogman    Posted 09-26-2002 at 16:02:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tha two Fellows that built tha trick rifle for that show were club members with Me. Tha sear release (trigger) was a pin that that was hit by tha lever as it closed tha action. Thus, tha rifle could be fired as fast as one could work tha lever. Ah Hollywood,land of fony balony!!!!

An interest'n note, these two fellers worked for tha studio,did all tha reloadin of 5 in 1 blanks etc.Built trick guns etc and They answered tha age old question of "HOW CAN YA SHOOT A SIX SHOOTER 15 TIMES WITHOUT RELOADIN"???????? Well it seems in some of those scenes it might be two weeks between tha first shots'n tha last ones and in tha mean time They had done forgot how many shots was fired tha first time.

Now They use a note taker ta keep notes on pertnunt facts of scenes. Don't do no good tho,watched a thing just this week, feller pooped off three shots from a double barrel shotgun, never could do that mysef.....


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-26-2002 at 13:48:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okay, Westerns fans! here's the link to a British site (apparently the Brits love our old Westerns)

Burrhead -- this gives pretty complete info on Cheyenne; it is listed the third show down.

There's a lot of other good stuff -- bet this will stir up some memories for a lot of folk here!

Kat


Burrhead    Posted 09-26-2002 at 14:26:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info Kat. I linked it into my favorites so I can do some searching when I have time.

I gotta find Have Gun Will Travel and Sugarfoot now.

Thanks again-Jerry


Kat in NJ    Posted 09-26-2002 at 16:57:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If anyone is looking for tapes of old TV shows, try www.lifeisamovie.com -- she has some amazing old shows available.

My significant other is big on pirates, and I was able to get a real double-header -- the pilot episode of "The Buccaneer" with a very young Robert Shaw as Captain Dan Tempest along with Robert Newton in the initial episode of "Long John Silver."

It's worth checking the list of available Westerns!

Kat


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