The Deputy (1959-1961) (TV Series)

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    • The Deputy (1959-1961) (TV Series)



      Information From IMDb

      Plot Summary
      "That was the Arizona territory in 1880, and I was its chief marshal."
      So began this western series starring Henry Fonda as Simon Fry.
      Unfortunately, Fonda's character was fully integrated into the plot
      in only six of the episodes of the first season and thirteen in season two.
      In all other episodes he appeared only briefly,
      generally at the start of the episode and again at the close.
      Fonda did narrate most episodes. Fonda worked for ten weeks on season one,
      for example, shooting all of his scenes during that time,
      which left the rest of the year free for film and theater work.
      While Allen Case tried hard as the title character, Clay McCord,
      the series is well- known for the substantial differences in quality
      between what the series producers (and Fonda himself)
      came to call the "Fonda" and "Non- Fonda" episodes.
      Written by rtvf

      Series Cast
      Henry Fonda ... Marshal Simon Fry (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Allen Case ... Clay McCord / ... (75 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Read Morgan ... Sergeant Hapgood Tasker / ... (35 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Betty Lou Keim ... Fran McCord (23 episodes, 1959-1960)
      Wallace Ford ... Herk Lamson (22 episodes, 1959-1960)
      Phil Tully ... Bartender / ... (10 episodes, 1960-1961)
      Addison Richards ... Doc Landy (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
      Vito Scotti ... Jose (6 episodes, 1960)
      and many more including
      Denver Pyle ... Akins / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1961)

      Series Directed
      David Butler (15 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Tay Garnett (12 episodes, 1960-1961)
      Sidney Lanfield (10 episodes, 1960)
      and more including, one of Duke's directors
      Arthur Lubin (3 episodes, 1959-1960)

      Series Produced
      William Frye .... executive producer / producer (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Henry Fonda .... executive producer (75 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Michael Kraike .... producer (75 episodes, 1959-1961)

      Series Writing Credits
      Roland Kibbee (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
      Norman Lear (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
      and many more...

      Series Original Music
      Jack Marshall (76 episodes, 1959-1961)

      Henry Fonda's first television series was this western, set in the Arizona territory in 1880 (as Fonda's character often said during an opening narration on many episodes.) Fonda's sequences were shot all at once each season so that he would be free the rest of the year to pursue film and theater work.

      An album of songs sung by Allen Case titled "The Deputy Sings" was released in 1960.

      The following two episodes have fallen into the public domain: "The Deputy: The Hard Decision (#2.18)" (1961) and "The Deputy: The Return of Widow Brown (#2.30)" (1961).

      Filming Locations
      Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
      (western streets)
      Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Classiv TV Westerns- The Deputy (1959)

      The Deputy is a 1959-1961 half-hour NBC western series featuring
      Henry Fonda as Chief Marshal Simon Fry of the Arizona Territory
      and Allen Case as Deputy Clay McCord, a storekeeper who tried to avoid using a gun.

      User Review
      Routine Western spiced up by occasional appearance by film actor
      21 January 2005 | by westpoint64 (United States)
      There's a sleigh of hand in the very title of this show. Note that the name of the show is "The Deputy". This conveniently allowed Fonda to not have to be a major player in all the episodes. Fonda appears in some episodes throughout the show but more likely than not you'll see him only at the beginning and end (usually this is explained by Fonda's Simon Fry character being "out of town")...and I've even seen a few episodes where Fonda doesn't appear at all! Really, the show's more about Allen Case than Fonda, but the Fonda name was there to draw viewers. Other than Fonda's needing money, I doubt there was any reason he'd do TV...particularly in a stock Western like this one. Don't get me wrong: the show's pleasant in a Revue Studios crank-em-out-cookie-cutter way (guess who produced the show?) and the jazz guitar that's going on in the background (sounds like Barney Kessel! cool!) is nice, but the plots are pretty clichéd and you've been there before. I wouldn't call
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Classiv TV Westerns- The Deputy (1959)

      Thanks to Paula for bringing this one to our attention.

      Paula; wrote:

      Great news for Henry Fonda fans! (And fans of all the others who worked on the show.)

      The Deputy - The Complete Series (1959)
      Starring: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Betty Lou Keim, Wallace Ford, Phil Tully, Addison Richards, Vito Scotti, Kermit Maynard, Robert Osterloh, Don Heitgerd, Denver Pyle, Clu Gulager, James Coburn, Stacy Keach, Alan Hale Jr., Lee Van Cleef
      Director: David Butler, Tay Garnett, Sidney Lanfield
      Genre: Television, Western
      Year: 1959
      Studio: Timeless Media Group
      Release Date: October 26, 2010

      Timeless Media Group and NBC Universal are proud to present all 76 episodes of The Deputy starring Henry Fonda and Allen Case.

      Marshal Simon Fry (Henry Fonda) is a lawman who will do whatever it takes to keep the peace in Silver City, AZ and Fry’s sometimes reluctant deputy, Clay McCord (Allen Case), is a sharp shooting storekeeper who shuns violence whenever he can, but who is persuaded to step in to help the aging Silver City Marshal (Wallace Ford) when Simon is out of town.

      Other recurring roles are played by veteran western actors, Read Morgan, Phil Tully and Addison Richards. Many guest stars join the cast, James Coburn, Stacy Keach, Alan Hale, Jr, Lee Van Cleef and many more. The Deputy was produced by Norman Lear (All in the Family) and features a great jazz guitar score by Jack Marshall.

      Thanks for the post Paula,
      pity Henry was not in more of the episodes,
      and although billed as the star, as the title suggests,
      it was all about The Deputy played by Allen Case.
      Apparently at the time Fonda fans were disappointed to
      see that Henry was only seen in a third of the episodes,
      and most of those, only briefly!
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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