The Deputy

The Deputy Series
Premiere: 1959 - 1961
Network: NBC
Sessons: 2
Full Episodes: 76
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Full Show Summary

Early 1880's Arizona Territory was the setting for this western. The show is mainly concerned with the differences between Chief Marshal Simon Fry (Henry Fonda) who is dedicated to his job and Storekeeper Clay McCord D (Allen Case). Clay is an expert shot, but doesn't want to use a gun because he believes that they are the major cause of frontier violence. However, he is persuaded many times to be The Deputy to help the aging town marshal in Silver City, Herb Lamson (Wallace Ford), keep order when the Chief Marshal was out of town. Clay had a younger sister, Fran (Betty Lou Keim), who helped him run the store. Sergeant Hapgood Tasker (Read Morgan) was an Army sergeant whose job was to set up a supply office in Silver City. When this character was introduced to the show, the Herb and Fran characters were dropped. Henry Fonda provided narration for all the episodes and was seen only when his character was in town.
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Date Aired The Deputy Episodes
Season 1
12 September 1959 Season 1, Episode 1: Badge for a Day
19 September 1959 Season 1, Episode 2: The Wild Wind
26 September 1959 Season 1, Episode 3: Back to Glory
03 October 1959 Season 1, Episode 4: Shadow of the Noose
10 October 1959 Season 1, Episode 5: Powder Keg
17 October 1959 Season 1, Episode 6: Like Father
24 October 1959 Season 1, Episode 7: Proof of Guilt
31 October 1959 Season 1, Episode 8: The Johnny Shanks Story
07 November 1959 Season 1, Episode 9: Focus of Doom
14 November 1959 Season 1, Episode 10: The Big Four
28 November 1959 Season 1, Episode 11: The Next Bullet
05 December 1959 Season 1, Episode 12: The Deal
12 December 1959 Season 1, Episode 13: Land Greed
19 December 1959 Season 1, Episode 14: Man of Peace
26 December 1959 Season 1, Episode 15: The Orphans
02 January 1960 Season 1, Episode 16: Backfire
09 January 1960 Season 1, Episode 17: Hang the Law
23 January 1960 Season 1, Episode 18: Silent Gun
30 January 1960 Season 1, Episode 19: The Hidden Motive
06 February 1960 Season 1, Episode 20: Lawman's Blood
13 February 1960 Season 1, Episode 21: The Return of Simon Fry
20 February 1960 Season 1, Episode 22: Queen Bea
27 February 1960 Season 1, Episode 23: The Two Faces of Bob Claxton
05 March 1960 Season 1, Episode 24: Lady With a Mission
12 March 1960 Season 1, Episode 25: The Border Between
19 March 1960 Season 1, Episode 26: Final Payment
26 March 1960 Season 1, Episode 27: Dark Reward
02 April 1960 Season 1, Episode 28: Marked for Bounty
09 April 1960 Season 1, Episode 29: The Truly Yours
23 April 1960 Season 1, Episode 30: A Time to Sow
30 April 1960 Season 1, Episode 31: The Last Gunfight
07 May 1960 Season 1, Episode 32: Chain of Action
14 May 1960 Season 1, Episode 33: The Lucifer Urge
21 May 1960 Season 1, Episode 34: Palace of Chance
28 May 1960 Season 1, Episode 35: The X Game
11 June 1960 Season 1, Episode 36: The Stand-Off
18 June 1960 Season 1, Episode 37: Trail of Darkness
25 June 1960 Season 1, Episode 38: The Choice
09 July 1960 Season 1, Episode 39: Ma Mack
Season 2
24 September 1960 Season 2, Episode 1: The Deadly Breed
01 October 1960 Season 2, Episode 2: Meet Sergeant Tasker
08 October 1960 Season 2, Episode 3: The Jason Harris Story
15 October 1960 Season 2, Episode 4: The Fatal Orge
29 October 1960 Season 2, Episode 5: Mother and Son
05 November 1960 Season 2, Episode 6: Bitter Root
12 November 1960 Season 2, Episode 7: The Higher Law
19 November 1960 Season 2, Episode 8: Passage to New Orleans
26 November 1960 Season 2, Episode 9: The World Against Me
03 December 1960 Season 2, Episode 10: Sally Tornado (aka Lady For A Hanging)
10 December 1960 Season 2, Episode 11: The Three Brothers
17 December 1960 Season 2, Episode 12: Day of Fear
24 December 1960 Season 2, Episode 13: Second Cousin to the Czar
31 December 1960 Season 2, Episode 14: The Judas Town
07 January 1961 Season 2, Episode 15: Duty Bound
14 January 1961 Season 2, Episode 16: The Lesson
21 January 1961 Season 2, Episode 17: Past and Present
28 January 1961 Season 2, Episode 18: The Hard Decision
04 February 1961 Season 2, Episode 19: The Dream
11 February 1961 Season 2, Episode 20: Shackled Town
18 February 1961 Season 2, Episode 21: The Lonely Road
25 February 1961 Season 2, Episode 22: The Challenger
04 March 1961 Season 2, Episode 23: Edge of Doubt
11 March 1961 Season 2, Episode 24: Two-Way Deal
18 March 1961 Season 2, Episode 25: The Means and the End
25 March 1961 Season 2, Episode 26: The Example
01 April 1961 Season 2, Episode 27: Cherchez La Femme
08 April 1961 Season 2, Episode 28: Tension Point
15 April 1961 Season 2, Episode 29: Brother in Arms
22 April 1961 Season 2, Episode 30: The Return of Widow Brown
29 April 1961 Season 2, Episode 31: Spoken in Silence
06 May 1961 Season 2, Episode 32: An Enemy of the Town
20 May 1961 Season 2, Episode 33: The Legend of Dixie
27 May 1961 Season 2, Episode 34: The Deathly Quiet
10 June 1961 Season 2, Episode 35: Brand of Honesty
24 June 1961 Season 2, Episode 36: Lorinda Belle
01 July 1961 Season 2, Episode 37: Lawman's Conscience