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Dr. Sixgun - 9 hours [Download] #RA337D
Dr. Sixgun

9 hours - Digital Download

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Dr. Sixgun

"Across the rugged Indian Territory, rides a tall young man on a mission of mercy; his medical bag strapped on one hip and his six-shooter on the other. This is Dr. Sixgun. Grey Matson, M.D. was the gun-toting frontier doctor who roamed the length and breadth of the old Indian territory; friend and physician to white man and Indian alike, the symbol of justice and mercy in the lawless west of the 1870s.”
Dr. Sixgun is an American Western radio drama that aired on NBC from September 2, 1954 to October 13, 1955 as a 30-minute sustaining series. All known surviving episodes of Dr. Sixgun are from rebroadcasts from the Far Eastern Network in Japan of the Armed Forces Radio Service.
Dr. Grey Matson, played by Karl Weber, is a frontier physician based in a small western town in the 1870s called Frenchman's Ford. The stories are told by a recurring character named Pablo, played by Bill Griffis, a gypsy peddler who has a talking raven named Midnight as his sidekick. As his name implied, Matson was equally at home with using a gun or using his medical skills to solve problems.
Stories include the topics of immigrants in the "The Night Riders", gun control in "No Guns in Rail End", and water rights in the show "Valuable Water Rights".
The series was written by Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts. The announcer is Fred Collins and was directed by Harry Frazee.
Dr. Sixgun is fully restored by Radio Archives for outstanding audio quality.
#1 Mody Pony, Poisoned
Thursday, July 1, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#2 Jerrod P. Kale / High Finance
Thursday, July 8, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#3 Belle and the Baby
Thursday, July 15, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#4 Colonel Turo and Harvey Frazier
Thursday, July 22, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#5 Trouble at Ft. Apache
Thursday, July 29, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#6 Fred Garth is Accused of Murder
Thursday, August 5, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#7 Valuable Water Rights
Thursday, August 12, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#8 The Night Riders
Thursday, August 19, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#9 The Last of the Aztecs
Thursday, August 26, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#10 No Guns in Rail End
Thursday, September 2, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#11 Pop Wheddon
Thursday, September 9, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#13 Ringo Kane
Thursday, September 23, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#14 Jeb Oliver
Thursday, September 30, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#15 Schoolteacher
Thursday, October 7, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#16 Sing-For-A-Drink-Cowboy
Sunday, December 12, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#17 A Pony for Christmas
Sunday, December 19, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#31 Trial for Willie the Mouse
Sunday, March 27, 1954 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining
#38 Murders Landowner for Watering Hole
Sunday, 1955 - 30:00 - NBC/AFRS, sustaining

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 End of an Era........? May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Dr. Sixgun is seemingly one of the last western type series of the "Old West" prior to the end of the lawless frontier so well connected with such stories of this period. The stories are well written, excellent musical score and the characters well developed as opposed to Dr. Sixgun's many counterparts both at the time and previously. I am surprised such a series was not also on television of the time, as the stories are fresh and have a quality about them signaling the end of the western frontier and the personalities so often associated with the legends of the "Cowboy" and the changing social landscape of that period in time. The Radio Archives staff have done an amazing job in the restoration of the sound and tonal quality. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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5 of 5 Dr. Sixgun May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Charles Sperling from Flushing, NY United States  
Caviar to the general (no doubt why it only lasted a year), but caviar to the cognoscenti, with tales of Orthodox Jews, Dickens-reading schoolteachers and a talking raven's trial for murder.   The Bull Run is as congenial as "Gunsmoke's" Texas Trail and Long Branch and the colorful characters who pass through Frenchman's Ford look ahead to those who'll encounter J.B. Kendall several years later on "Frontier Gentleman."  Well worth hearing!

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5 of 5 So Good, I Bought It Twice September 11, 2021
Reviewer: Bruce Toews from Winnipeg, MB Canada  
I purchased this and was a bit surprised to discover that I had already purchased it, possibly from a different e-mail address. Ah well, Radio Archives has again done wonderful restoration work. My friday morning ritual is to wake up and look, first thing, to see what's new and exciting in old-time radio.

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5 of 5 Saving the West with a medicine bag and a sixgun March 23, 2018
Reviewer: Raymond Johnson from NEW CONCORD, OH United States  
This is such a fun series, and it is a shame that it only had the lifespan of a year on radio.  It stands out from other westerns in many ways.  The fact that the doctor is a healer first and foremost, and that he treated everyone equally, i.e. the settlers and the Indians (sorry, Native Americans nowadays), is a rarity.  Like many heroes he would use his gun when pressed to do so, to help those in need, but then he would be just as likely to help someone he wounded.  Secondly, Sixgun fought with his wits, and pulled his gun as a last resort.  He was a quick draw, but his mind was even quicker.  
The really great thing is how pure the sound is on the mp3's and CD’s.  I have a big collection of OTR Programs, and as good as they are they are still scratchy and pop.  These programs sound like they were produced today.  They are really clean, crisp, and pure.  This is an amazing restoration of a rare, short lived gem.  You should really give it a listen.

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