"The man in the saddle is angular and long legged…the gun in his holster is gray steel…its handle unmarked."
Six Shooter pertained to the weekly radio series written by American screenwriter Frank Burt. First aired on NBC Radio on September 20, 1953, the series lasted for one season, producing only 39 episodes.
The show featured the story of Britt Ponset (played by American stage actor James Stewart), a cowboy from the Wild West. The show was known for Stewart's whispered narration, particularly during intense scenes, as the writer believed that this would be helpful in making the scene more dramatic.
Other stars that appeared on the show were Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Wiliam Conrad, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Marvin Miller, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, and Allan Reed.
The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged his skin is sun-dyed brown
the gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl, its handle unmarked.
People call them both "the Six Shooter."
Jimmy Stewart brought his memorable voice and considerable acting ability to the roll of Britt Ponsett as the Six Shooter. The opening of the show is one of the most memorable in radio play history. Airing on NBC from September 1953 to June 1954, there were just 39 episodes during the show's run.
Britt Ponsett was a laid-back cowboy drifter who found himself in all kinds of situations from comical to dangerous. Stewart was the perfect choice for the title character alternately portraying the character's easy attitude and the stress of the tense situations with the emotion in his voice. If you enjoy Jimmy Stewart's down-to-earth, folksy delivery, you will definitely enjoy The Six Shooter.
For more great Jimmy Stewart performance, see also: The Jimmy Stewart Collection. For other excellent western series, see also: Frontier Gentleman, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, and Luke Slaughter of Tombstone.Click here to read more about Six Shooter, The
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Please enjoy these 40 old time radio episodes:
+ The Six-Shooter proposes marriage. A well-written show, the last of the series. The program may ...
|06.17.1954||when the shoe doesnt fit||
+ Britt Ponset ("The Six-Shooter") takes Cinderella to the ball...and gets her home by midnight to...
|06.10.1954||the new sheriff||
+ The Six-Shooter supervises the town election and finds himself elected sheriff...and mayor! Basi...
+ A good story about a murder and a tune sung by a guitar strumming cowboy. Jimmy Stewart, Jack Jo...
|05.20.1954||the shooting of wyatt king||
+ Who shot the bank robber named Wyatt King? He was also known as, "The Wyoming Kid." Was it the S...
|05.13.1954||the double seven||
+ The classic rancher vs. farmer confrontation with a surprise ending at the Double Seven Ranch. J...
+ A good story about a mail-order bride from Sweden who arrives to find her pen-pal groom about to...
|04.29.1954||revenge at harness creek||
+ Lex Roby has been shot and killed. Adam Roby is suspected of the crime and will surrender to the...
+ Clerk Sid Tucker has been shot. He identifies Johnny Stringer as the killer. The trail leads to ...
|04.15.1954||crisis at easter creek||
+ The Six-Shooter is asked to raise money for a new church organ. He asks the notorious outlaw Red...
|04.08.1954||general guilfords widow||
+ The widow of General Guilford insists her husband is still alive, but no one believes her. They ...
+ Britt's Aunt Emma moves into town and proceeds to change his life all around.
|03.21.1954||duel at lockwood||
+ Wes Singer is determined to get into a gunfight with the Six-Shooter, despite the fact that they...
|03.14.1954||thicker than water||
+ A no-good gambler comes to town to see his son after twelve years. There have been some surprisi...
+ Wilbur English, the man who shot Floyd Winters, needs protection from Winters' brother. The fire...
|02.21.1954||battle at tower rock||
+ Britt comes to Tower Rock to visit the fair and finds himself the judge of the preserves competit...
+ The son of the sheriff of Quiet City is leaving town, refusing to follow in his father's footste...
|02.07.1954||apron faced sorrel||
+ Clay Fanton, a young boy from the east, comes west to learn ranch life. It appears that he's bea...
|01.31.1954||trail to sunset||
+ Britt shoots Ace Tressler when Ace tries to steal Britt's horse. Britt promises him that he'll g...
+ Helen Bricker is ostracized by the town because of her outlaw husband. A mob plans to burn her o...
|01.17.1954||the silver buckle||
+ A trip through a mountain pass with two strange companions...with a strange purpose. Jimmy Stewa...
|01.10.1954||hirams gold strike||
+ An old prospector named Hiram finally strikes it rich. Britt uses his guns in a gunfight (which ...
|01.03.1954||a friend in need||
+ Britt meets a killer in a narrow canyon who tells a very believable story. Hal Gibney explains t...
|12.27.1953||cora plummer quincy||
+ Cora Plummer had remarried soon after her husband died. Her son is convinced his step-father is ...
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