CTVA Western - "Colt 45" (WB/ABC)(1957-60) Wayde Preston, Donald May

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Colt 45 (1957-60) 
Colt 45 Production Info

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti [SC], Hugh McCauley [HMcC] Rina Fox, Heikocleef, Dr. Kimble, James Beer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

Colt 45 (season 1) (ABC) (1957-58)
Colt 45 (season 2) (ABC) (1958-59)
Colt 45 (season 3) (ABC) (1959-60)
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COLT 45
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Warner Brothers Television
for
ABC (18Oct57-11Apr58)(season 1)(Fridays 10:00pm EST)
ABC (05Apr59-28Jun59)(season 2)(Sundays 9:00pm EST)
ABC (04Oct59-21Jun60)(season 3)(Sundays 7:00pm EST)
Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr  
Produced by
Roy Huggins
Harry Tatelman, Cedric Francis, Mack David, Joseph Hoffman

US Western series 1957-60  67 episodes x 30m bw
starring
Wayde Preston
as Christopher Colt (early and later episodes)
Donald May
as Sam Colt Jr. (middle episodes)

Premise:
In an attempt to stem the rising lawlessness on the frontier during the
1880's, the government recruits agent Christopher Colt (Wayde Preston) to
pose as a salesman for the Colt .45 repeater, which had been invented
by his father. In the second season Donald May replaced Wayde Preston as
Christopher's cousin Sam Colt Jr. In the final season Preston returned
to the series replacing Donald May, who left to star in another
Warner Brothers series "The Roaring 20's"
THE IDEA FOR THE SERIES WAS BASED ON THE 1950 WARNER BROTHERS WESTERN
FEATURE, ALSO TITLED "COLT 45", STARRING RANDOLPH SCOTT. 

Other Credits:
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PRODUCTION MANAGER: OREN W. HAGLUND
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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
RICHARD L. BARE, DOUGLAS HEYES, ALAN CROSLAND,JR., ABNER BIBERMAN,
LESLIE H. MARTINSON, LEE SHOLEM
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ASSISTANT DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
LEE WHITE AND REX BAILEY
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
MARION HARGROVE, GENE LEVITT, DAN ULLMAN, ROY HUGGINS, FREDERIC BRADY,
RICHARD WORMSER
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SUPERVISING EDITOR: JAMES MOORE
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS INCLUDED:
CARL GUTHRIE AND PERRY FINNERMAN
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STUNTS:
ROYDON CLARK, CHARLES HORVATH, JOHN DAY, EDWIN PARKER, FRED CARSON,
GIL PERKINS
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FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDED WARNER BROS BACK LOT AND WESTERN STREET,
WARNER RANCH
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BACKGROUND MUSIC USED IN THE SERIES BY PAUL SAWTELL,
WITH SOME HELP BY BERT SHEFTER.

THE ENDING THEME SONG WAS WRITTEN BY MACK DAVID AND JERRY LIVINGSTON,
AND FIRST USED DURING THE SECOND SEASON THROUGH THE REST OF THE SERIES.

ALL OF THE 1957 EPISODES HAD A STANDARD MUSIC THEME FOR THE
ENDING CREDITS.
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26 episodes were shown in the UK on BBC Children's Television, in 1966, under the title "The Colt Cousins".

Colt 45 (season 1) (ABC) (1957-58)
Colt 45 (season 2) (ABC) (1958-59)
Colt 45 (season 3) (ABC) (1959-60)

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