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Judge Roy Bean

1 9 5 5 – 1 9 5 6 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes

“During the 1870s the wildest spot in the United States was the desolate region west of the Pecos River. Virtually beyond the reach of the authorities, the railroads then pushing their way west attracted the most vicious characters in the country. It was said that all civilisation stopped at the East Bank of the Pecos. It took one man, a lone storekeeper who was sick of the lawlessness to change all this, his name was Judge Roy Bean.”

This Western was set in the Texas town of Langtry (named after actress and socialite Lillie Langtry).

When storekeeper Roy Bean (Edgar Buchanan) becomes tired of the lawlessness in the town, he sets himself up as a judge and introduces a system of law and order.

Actors X Brands and Robert Lowery appeared in several episodes, playing a number of different characters.

All episodes were filmed in colour but most were originally broadcast in black & white as local TV stations did not yet have colour broadcasting capabilities.

Judge Roy Bean
Edgar Buchanan
Jeff Taggert
Jack Beutel
Letty Bean
Jackie Loughery
Ranger Steve 
Russell Hayden