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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Wild Bill Hickock" - Dangerous Round-Up (Aired November 6, 1953)
The show is in the tradition of the Lone Ranger and the Cisco Kid. Guy Madison starred as Bill with Andy Devine as his sidekick, Jingles. (Now there’s a name you want to go through Hollywood with.) This Wild Bill Hickock was quick with his fists and a quip, but Jingles (dear god that nickname) got all his glory by using his immense girth to fight the bad guys. Jingles if you couldn’t tell was the comedic element in the series. And what is it with overweight sidekicks in westerns? See Cisco Kid’s partner, the jolly and rotund Pancho. Give the horses a break. The radio program lasted until 1954. The television show was started at the same time in 1951 and lasted until 1958. Also Wild Bill was portrayed by Gary Cooper in the 1936 movie, The Plainsman. Wild Bill has shown up in various other movies and television shows, most recently in the show Deadwood on HBO. THIS EPISODE: November 6, 1953. Program #181. Mutual network. "The Dangerous Round-Up". Sponsored by: Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Kellogg's Variety Pack (Orange Bowl contest). Whip Willard has threatened Stormy Evans and tried to put him out of business and start a range war. The system cue is added live. Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Charles Lyon (announcer), Richard Aurandt (music), David Hire (producer), Paul Pierce (writer, director), Fred Howard, Joseph Du Val, Jack Mather. 25:58. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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