1 9 5 8 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
17 x 60 minute episodes
Aired as part of Walt Disney Presents, Tom Tryon starred in the title role as real-life Texas Ranger and cattle king John Horton Slaughter.
Slaughter wore an enormous white stetson with the brim pinned up in the front and used his six guns to establish law and order in the young United States.
Harry Carey Jr. played Horton’s Ranger buddy Ben Jenkins, and Norma Moore was Slaughter’s fiancee, Adele Harris.
Coincidentally, when the real John Slaughter’s widow, Cora, died in 1941, amongst her personal effects were 100 shares of Walt Disney Productions stock.
“With stetson so white and a pearl-handed gun swinging on his side
Texas John Slaughter made ’em do what they oughta
’cause if they didn’t, they died”
Texas John Slaughter
Harry Carey Jr.
Texas John Slaughter (1958) | Ambush in Laredo (1958) | Killers from Kansas (1959) | Showdown at Sandoval (1959) | The Man from Bitter Creek (1959) | The Slaughter Trail (1959) | The Robber Stallion (1959) | Wild Horse Revenge (1959) | Range War Tombstone (1959) | Desperado from Tombstone (1960) | Apache Friendship (1960) | Kentucky Gunslick (1960) | Geronimo’s Revenge (1960) | The End of the Trail (1961) | A Holster Full of Law (1961) | A Trip to Tucson (1961) | Frank Clell’s in Town (1961)