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Branded 

In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

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Larry Cohen
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2   1  
1966   1965  

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Chuck Connors ...  Jason McCord 48 episodes, 1965-1966
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Storyline

In this Western series, Jason McCord, the only survivor of the Battle of Bitter Creek, is court-martialed and kicked out of the Army because of his alleged cowardice. Rather than demean the good name of the Army commander who was actually to blame for the massacre, McCord travels the Old West trying to restore his good name and reputation. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Western

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Spoofed in Mad Magazine as "BrandXed". See more »

Goofs

Though the series overview states that this show was set in the 1880's, several episodes are clearly set during the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. And two specifically deal with events leading up to Custer's Massacre at Little Bighorn. Thereby proving that the setting for some episodes was in the 1870's. See more »

Quotes

Unknown singer of theme song: All but one man died, There at Bitter Creek. / And they say he ran away. Branded! Marked with a coward's shame. What do you do when you're branded, will you fight for your name? He was innocent. Not a charge was true. But the world would never know. Branded! Scorned as the one who ran. What do you do when you're branded, and you know you're a man? Wherever you go for the rest of your life, you must prove... You're a man.
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Alternate Versions

Repackaged for syndication with "The Guns of Will Sonnett" as "Chuck Connors' Great Western Theatre" with new introductions from Chuck Connors. See more »


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Branded
Written by Dominic Frontiere and Alan Alch.
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Have Yellow Streak - Will Travel
8 October 2005 | by jonesy74-1See all my reviews

As a "Rifleman" fan, I wasn't impressed with this series too much, even though I've always liked Chuck Connors' work.

The premise, a man who was thought to have abandoned his cavalry brothers in cowardice - but not really, gave the opportunity, like Star Trek, Route 66, The Fugitive and other t.v. shows, for the main character to roam from town to town, place to place, etc., to meet other people and help them deal with whatever crisis they happened to be facing at the time.

The theme song was great and gave opportunity for some wag to come up with alternative lyrics... "Stranded, on the toilet bowl. What do you do when you're stranded without a roll?"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(48 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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