1 9 6 0 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
The adventures of a gunfighter in the Old West who had lost the use of an arm at Vicksburg during the Civil War.
Dusty, world-weary and bedraggled, Tate often wore a poncho to conceal his handicap, a useless left arm that he kept holstered in a mean-looking, elbow-length leather glove.
Tate was simply a hired gun – wandering from town to town, siding with justice against criminal elements. – something about which he had no illusions and made no apologies.
Despite his handicap, he was lightning fast and could “shoot five times without reloading”.
A Kansas City native, Tate’s one and only love was a (never seen) girl named Mary Ellen. It was mentioned that she died in the 1850s when Tate was a young man.
Many future stars appeared in small guest roles, including Louise Fletcher, Martin Landau, Robert Culp, Leonard Nimoy (pictured below as a Comanche), James Coburn, and Robert Redford.