|1959 - 1960
Don Durant starred as Johnny Ringo, an
ex-gunfighter-turned-sheriff who maintained law
and order in the 1880s town of Velardi, Arizona
using a specially designed LeMat revolver with an
extra barrel that fired a shotgun round.
Johnny earned $200 a month. And he spent some
of that money during his leisure hours at the
Golden Wheel, the local saloon.
Ringo's reputation as a gunfighter was
legendary and it was this renown that kept the
outlaws and rabble rousers in check. But, there
were always those people who just had to learn
the hard way, and when pushed, Johnny was glad to
put them in their place which sometimes turned
out to be Boot Hill.
Johnny became a lawman as a form of penance
for all the wrongs he had done as a gunfighter.
As he put it, "Perhaps the badge will make up
for some of the things I did."
Other citizens of Velardi community included:
- Terrence de Marney as Cason "Case" Thomas, Johnny's deputy who
LeMat Special to help Johnny
"even the odds" when he came up against the
bad guys. Case gave up his job as deputy to
run a general store. He was later killed by
outlaws (on episode "Bordetownw")
- Mark Goddard as William Charles,
Jr. aka "Cully", Johnny's young deputy. His
father was a trick shot and taught Cully how
to use a gun from an early age. Before coming
to Velardi, Cully worked in a traveling show
as "Kid Adonis, the Fastest Gun in the World."
But Cully soon learned that Johnny was a tad
faster. Cully replaced Case.
- Karen Sharpe as Lauren Thomas,
Case's daughter who helped run the
general store. Johnny is sweet on her.
- Willis Bouchey as Mayor Hartford,
who hired Johnny Ringo to clean up the crime
- John Anderson as Cartwright, the
town banker who got shot for refusing a loan
to a man with an ailing pregnant wife.
- Lurene Tuttle as Mamie Murphy, a
brassy saloon keeper.
Theme Song Lyrics
Ringo, Johnny Ringo
His fears were never shown
The fastest gun in all the West
The quickest ever known
The pilot for the series titled "Man Alone"
aired on the DICK POWELL'S ZANE GREY
Obituaries: Don Durant: 03/15/2005
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