Rex Allen starred as Dr. Bill Baxter, a country doctor
who practiced medicine in the small frontier
town of Rising Springs, Arizona during the early 1900s. His preferred method of
travel was a black-covered buggy pulled by two horses.
The Doc's cases involved, disease, murder,
mayhem and acts of compassion. Here is a list of
some of his exploits:
- Stop a dance hall queen from selling diseased cattle.
- Find a cholera carrier.
- Investigate contaminated meat rations on an army base.
- Inoculate a group of Apache Indians against Tuberculosis.
- Find a wanted fugitive infected with diphtheria.
- Examines a dead sailor for bubonic plague.
- Doc transports a needed typhoid vaccine to Mexico.
- The Doc treats a man and gets framed for murder.
- Spoiled lady attempts to murder her rich grandfather.
- Doc uses fingerprints to solve murder of a woman.
- Two girls are mysteriously strangled in Rising Springs.
- Feuding family nearly annihilate themselves.
- Doc takes the blame for killing a Texas Ranger.
- The Doc is suspicious when two men wind up dead.
- Doc is called in to treat multiple mine casualties.
- Outlaws plan to blow up a reservoir dam.
- The son of rich man is setting destructive fires.
- A cowpoke in involved in a range war with homesteaders.
- A youth is accused of a political assassination plot.
- A feud between oil company and settlers spells trouble.
- Doc foils a plot to sabotage a railroad project.
- The Doc helps a girl regain her speech.
- Doc stops an evil woman from declaring her son insane.
- The Doc councils a juvenile delinquent.
- Doc helps a sheriff that suffered a stroke.
- Doc delivers the baby of a wanted felon.
- Doc helps a sick cavalry trooper in Indian territory.
TRIVIA NOTE: Born in Willcox,
Arizona, Rex Allen was a veteran star of a
number of western movies where he was depicted
as a singing cowboy. His career is chronicled at
the Rex Allen Cowboy Museum located at 155 N
Railroad Avenue in Willcox, Arizona.
Rex also narrated a number of Walt Disney nature
documentaries, including "Charlie The Lonesome
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