Lawman is a western tv series originally telecast from 1958 to 1962 featuring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay. Set in Laramie, Wyoming, the action often centered on the Birdcage Saloon, owned by Lily Merrill. The half hour show often was of high quality due to the camaradarie of the cast members, guest stars, and several experienced directors.
Series Fun Facts
- John Russell based his character, Dan Troop, on an officer he knew when he served in the Marines.
- Dan had a brother named Clay. He was portrayed by James Drury.
- John Russell was only 37 - and looked even younger than that - when he was cast in this series. He believed that in order for a man like Dan Troop to have gained the kind of experience and…
[show]John Russell was only 37 - and looked even younger than that - when he was cast in this series. He believed that in order for a man like Dan Troop to have gained the kind of experience and maturity he possessed he would have had to have been in at least his mid-40s, so Russell had the makeup department streak gray through his hair and he lowered his voice when he spoke in order to appear several years older.
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