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.
A West Point cadet maintains that McCord wasn't a coward, leading the USMA to sentence the youngster to be drummed out, unless he apologizes to Professor Beecher, his history teacher. Given a 30 day ...
Jason sets out to help an Indian friend, Red Hand, escape death by an a Major filled with hate. He sets out to help Red Hand prove he is a human, with a judge's help; but the Major's hate stands in ...
President Grant again sends for Jason's help. While talking, Jason is told that General Custer may be performing an Indian attack soon. Jason at first refuses to deceive his friend Custer by spying ...
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
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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 »
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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Repackaged for syndication with "The Guns of Will Sonnett" as "Chuck Connors' Great Western Theatre" with new introductions from Chuck Connors. See more »
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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