Home Television Drama Loner, The

Loner, The

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

“In the aftermath of the blood-letting called the Civil War, thousands of ruthless, restless, searching men travelled West. Such a man is William Colton. Like the others, he carried a blanket roll, a proficient gun, and a dedication to a new chapter in American history, the opening of the West.”

This CBS series – written by Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame – featured disillusioned Civil War officer William Colton (Lloyd Bridges) who resigned his Union commission one month after the Battle of Appomattox and headed West to search for the meaning of life.

Aiding people he found in distress, he struggled to overcome the bitterness and hatred of men in a country torn by war.

William Colton
Lloyd Bridges