The Restless Gun

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The Restless Gun is an American Western television series that appeared on NBC between 1957 and 1959, with John Payne in the role of Vint Bonner, a wandering cowboy in the era after the American Civil War. A skilled gunfighter, Bonner is an idealistic... read more

The Restless Gun is an American Western television series that appeared on NBC between 1957 and 1959, with John Payne in the role of Vint Bonner, a wandering cowboy in the era after the American Civil War. A skilled gunfighter, Bonner is an idealistic person who prefers peaceful resolutions of conflict wherever possible. He is gregarious, intelligent, and public-spirited. The half-hour black-and-white program aired 78 episodes.

Original Release

09/23/1957 on NBC

US Release

09/23/1957

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Jebediah Bonner Monday, 22 September 1958
2 Day of the Dragon Monday, 29 September 1958
3 Mercyday Monday, 06 October 1958
4 Thunder Alley Monday, 13 October 1958
5 The Nowhere Kid Monday, 20 October 1958
6 Bonner's Squaw Monday, 03 November 1958
7 Tomboy Monday, 10 November 1958
8 Remember the Dead Monday, 17 November 1958
9 No Way to Kill Monday, 24 November 1958
10 Take Me Home Monday, 01 December 1958
11 Multiply One Boy Monday, 08 December 1958
12 Peligroso Monday, 15 December 1958
13 A Bell for Santo Domingo Monday, 22 December 1958
14 The Way Back Monday, 29 December 1958
15 The Painted Beauty Monday, 05 January 1959
16 Shadow of a Gunfighter Monday, 12 January 1959
17 The Lady and the Gun Monday, 19 January 1959
18 Blood of Courage Monday, 02 February 1959
19 Better Than a Cannon Monday, 09 February 1959
20 The Dead Ringer Monday, 16 February 1959
21 The Last Grey Man Monday, 23 February 1959
22 Melany Monday, 02 March 1959
23 Ricochet Monday, 09 March 1959
24 Dead Man's Hand Monday, 16 March 1959
25 The Sweet Sisters Monday, 23 March 1959
26 Incident at Bluefield Monday, 30 March 1959
27 The Pawn Monday, 06 April 1959
28 Four Lives Monday, 13 April 1959
29 One on the House Monday, 20 April 1959
30 Code for a Killer Monday, 27 April 1959
31 Mme. Brimstone Monday, 04 May 1959
32 Lady by Law Monday, 11 May 1959
33 Ride with the Devil Monday, 18 May 1959
34 A Trial for Jenny May Monday, 25 May 1959
35 The Cavis Boy Monday, 01 June 1959
36 The Englishman Monday, 08 June 1959
37 A Very Special Investigator Monday, 15 June 1959
38 The Hill of Death Monday, 22 June 1959
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Directors

Edward Ludwig, Justus Addiss, Sam Strangis, Earl Bellamy, Allen H. Miner, Christian Nyby, James Neilson

Writers

Frank Burt, David Victor, David Dortort, John Tucker Battle, Herbert Little Jr., John Payne, Richard Newman, Herman Groves, Marion Hargrove, Halsey Melone, Alvin Sapinsley, Charles Smith, Christopher Knopf, Arnold Belgard, Ron Bishop, Mary C. McCall Jr., Thomas Thompson, Norman Daniels, Lee Karson, Joel Kane, Hendrik Vollaerts, Frank Waldman, Hal Fimberg, John Falvo, Robert Leslie Bellem, Lawrence Menkin, Ted Thomas, Kay Lenard, Robert J. Black Jr., Joseph Stone, Al Martin, Fanya Foss, Wilton Schiller, Daniel Mainwaring, Howard J. Green, Jack Laird, Jack Jacobs, Hal G. Evarts, Will Cook, H.A. De Rosso, Nat Tanchuck, Malvin Wald, Newt Arnold, Frank Bonham, Talmage Powell, Adele Buffington, Wells Root, Lee Berg, Lawrence L. Goldman, Richard Harper, Oliver Crawford, Jack Natteford, William Tunberg, Jess Carneol, Harry Kronman, Lester Wm. Berke, Luci Ward, Kenneth Gamet, Dean Riesner, David Cross, Arthur Weiss, Gene L. Coon

Cast

John Payne Vint Bonner
Jeanne Bates Anna Ritter
Jack Tornek Townsman
Cecil Combs Townsman
Leonard P. Geer Townsman
Chick Hannan Townsman
Ted Smile Barfly
Bill Clark Townsman
Kermit Maynard Townsman
Don C. Harvey Jim Belknap
Joe Flynn Bert Rossett
Henry Corden Mike Morgan
Henry Corden Will Gerrard
Dan Blocker John 'El Bruto'
E. Holt Jones Townsman
Hal K. Dawson Stableman
Don C. Harvey Sheriff
Arthur Space Sam Ditley
Floyd Simmons Vance Carter
Jeff Daley Marsh Lomer

Producers

John Payne Executive Producer
David Dortort Producer
John Payne Producer

Editors

Edward Haire, Eugene Pendleton, Bill Mosher, Daniel A. Nathan

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