|1958 - 1959
Jeff Richards starred as Jefferson Drum, a
crusading Old West newspaper editor living in
the 1850s mining town of Jubilee. He was
assisted by Lucius Coin (Cyril Delavanti), the town
typesetter and printer. They published The
Star, formerly owned by Mr. Harrison, who
Before Drum arrived in Jubilee he ran another
newspaper in San Francisco, but one day, vandals
burned his establishment and killed his wife.
And so, with his young son, Joey (Eugene Martin)
Jefferson set out to find a new life.
A typical day in the life of this
newspaperman included receiving a death threats
from people who didn't like one of his stories,
being shot at or wounded when coming to the aid
of someone in distress, held for hostage by a
bank robber who escaped jail, or deputized to
track down a man who mortally wounded a marshal.
While Jefferson believes that the pen is
mightier that the sword, he is not aversed to
strapping on a shooting iron if the situation
warranted it, especially if his actions helped
make the town safer for his son.
Other folks in Jubilee included:
- Robert J. Stevenson as Big Ed, the local bartender.
- Hal Smith as Hickey
- Robert Foulk as Haw
- Harry Hickox as Sam Dorritt
- Barbara Stuart as Ellie
TRIVIA NOTE: The series was also
known as THE PEN AND THE QUILL.
Obituaries: Jeff Richards: 07/28/1989; Cyril
Delavanti: 12/13/1975; Hal Smith:
01/28/1994; Robert Stevenson: 03/04/1975
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