1 9 5 6 – 1 9 5 7 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes
Frontier Doctor was an attempt to mix the popular medical show and western genres and to capitalise on the popularity of legendary B-Western movie star and “singing cowboy” Rex Allen.
Allen starred as Bill Baxter, a straight-shooting doctor struggling to assist the pioneers in the (fictional) town of Rising Springs, Arizona, in the 1880s.
The series lasted only one season and was later broadcast in syndication as The Man of the West and Unarmed.
Rex Allen died in December 1999 from injuries he sustained when his caretaker accidentally ran over him with her car in the driveway of his Tuscon home. He was 78.
Dr Bill Baxter