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Bronco

Bronco


Born down around the old panhandle,
Texas is where he grew to fame.
There ain't a horse that he can't handle,
That's how he got his name.

(Chorus)
Bronco, Bronco,
Tearin' across the Texas plain.
Bronco, Bronco,
Bronco Layne.

Next to a foursquare Texas twister,
You'd call a cyclone meek and mild.
You've never seen a twister, mister,
'Til someone gets him riled.

Show me a gal who's kissed him once,
I'll show you a gal who's kissed him twice.
Once any gal has kissed him twice,
She's dreamin' of shoes and rice.

Ty Hardin starred as Bronco Layne in this show about a former Confederate army captain seeking his fortune in the West. Bronco was created by Warner Brothers when Cheyenne star Clint Walker walked out when a contract dispute arose and remained away from the Warner Studios until the dispute was settled.

Initially, the fledgling Bronco alternated with Cheyenne reruns during the 1958-1959 season but upon Walker's return to Warner Brothers, Cheyenne resumed production and Bronco -- considered a successful show by studio execs -- was accorded its own season and time slot.

Bronco was a popular show in its day and holds up very well in reruns due largely to its quality production in the Warner's tradition and the undeniable attractiveness of its star. The show generated comic books, games, western gear, and other merchandise for boys. The show may be viewed in reruns on some channels; check your tv listings.
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Episode Info

Final: 4x18 -- Then the Mountains (Aug/20/1962)


Bronco is once again hired to guide a wagon train but unbeknownst to him an old Civil War enemy has marked the train for extermination.
Cast
Ty Hardin
As Bronco Layne
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Crew

Executive Producer: William T. Orr
Producer: Arthur W. Silver, Charles Hoffman (1), Burt Dunne
Music Editor: John Allyn, Jr.
Director of Photography: Edwin DuPar, Robert Hoffman (2), Perry Finnerman
Art Director: Perry Ferguson
Production Manager: Oren W. Haglund
Main Title Theme: Jerry Livingston

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Recurring Guests

Robert Colbert as Aaron Running Dear (5 eps)
Mike Road as Ransom (4 eps)
Don 'Red' Barry as Cookie Meyers (4 eps)
Barry Kelley as Sheriff Linc McKeever (4 eps)
Denver Pyle as Norton Gillespie (3 eps)
Robert Warwick as Jeremiah Cabot (3 eps)
Russell Thorson as Currier (3 eps)
Ken Lynch as Marshal Gaffney (3 eps)
Bing Russell as Jeb (3 eps)
Walter Coy as Sheriff Walters (3 eps)

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Warning: Bronco guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 23, 1958
Ended: August 20, 1962
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