Flashback Friday – Jimmy Stewart in “The Six Shooter”

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.

Episode:
“Quiet City”
Original Air Date:
February 04, 1954
Starring James Stewart as Britt Ponset
Run Time:
28:27

Click here to listen to this episode of The Six Shooter.

Previous blogs on OTR:
How I Discovered OTR
A Background
The Shadow
War of the Worlds
Box 13
Christmas Old Time Radio Episodes

Flashback Fridays:
November 05, 2010: Blue Ribbon Town starring Groucho Marx
November 05, 2010: Abbott & Costello “Who’s on First”
October 29, 2010: Lights Out “Mister Maggs (The Chest)”
October 22, 2010: Inner Sanctum “The Deadly Dummy”
October 15, 2010: Agnes Moorehead in “Sorry, Wrong Number”
October 8, 2010: Suspense: “The Dunwich Horror”
October 1, 2010: Dimension X: “Report on the Barnhouse Effect”

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