The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged. His skin is sun-died brown. The gun in his holster is grey steel and rainbow mother of pearl. Its handle unmarked. People call them both the six shooter.
The NBC Radio Network presents James Stewart as The Six Shooter, a transcribed series of radio dramas based on the life of Britt Ponset, the Texas plainsman who wandered through the western territories leaving behind a trail of still remembered legend.
Thus began every episode of The Six Shooter, starring the incomparable Jimmy Stewart. Many famous movie actors were as at home on the radio as they were on the silver screen. Alan Ladd in Box 13. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Bold Venture. And, from September 1953 to June 1954, Jimmy Stewart tried his hand at radio acting.
And his slow-talking, wholesome personality fit the show perfectly. This was a true gem of Old Time Radio and it’s a crime that it only lasted one year. If you love Jimmy Stewart, you’ll love The Six Shooter.
Original Air Date:
February 04, 1954
Starring James Stewart as Britt Ponset
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