|The Man from Blackhawk
|1959 - 1960
The story of Sam Logan (Robert Rockwell), an
investigator for the Chicago-based Blackhawk
Insurance company who traveled the
American frontier of the 1870s settling claims and foiling schemes
to defraud his firm.
As Sam trekked via stagecoach or train, he
wore a dark pin-striped business suit, and a string tie. If
anyone thought his city slicker attire was a
sign that he was a rube and ripe for a hassle, they'd
soon find out otherwise.
Once called "a man who just doesn't scare", Sam
rarely used a gun, but he was mighty handy with
his fists and would willingly show his fighting
skills to anyone foolish enough to get in the
way of his investigations. If Sam needed some
extra persuasion, he stored a six-gun in the
bottom compartment of his carpetbag luggage.
Here are some of Sam Logan's cases:
- Sam travels to Vermont to investigate the
death of a client who took a life insurance
policy two days before his death.
- Sam learns a client was killed by a hire
gunman and subsequently protects the dead
man's daughter from those who covet the
money from the deceased's insurance policy.
- Sam provides bodyguard service to a
touring female soprano who is insured through
- Sam investigate the death of ship's
chandler killed by a harpoon in a New England
- Sam travels to New York's Bowery district
to investigate the death of a policy holder and
one of Blackhawk's agents.
TRIVIA NOTE: Robert Rockwell
previously played the shy, mild-mannered
bachelor biology teacher Mr. Philip Boynton who
was the love interest of Madison High School
English teacher Connie Brooks (Eve Arden) on the
situation comedy OUR MISS BROOKS/CBS/1952-56.
Boynton had a pet frog named Macdougal.
Obituaries: Robert Rockwell: 01/25/2003;
Walter Burke: 08/04/1984; Bethel Leslie: 11/28/1999;
Jean Willes: 01/03/1989; Robert Stevenson: 03/04/1975;
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