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"The man in the saddle is angular and long legged. The gun in his holster is gray steel. Its handle unmarked."
Six Shooter was a weekly radio series written by American screenwriter Frank Burt and starring Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponset.
Six Shooter first aired on NBC Radio on September 2oth, 1953. Sadly, NBC only carried the show for one season, producing a total of 39 episodes.
The story focused on Stewart's character, Britt Ponset, an intelligent, mild-mannered cowboy. The show quickly became famous for Stewart's unique whispered narration, which seemed to happen particularly during intense scenes. Burt, the writer, believed this would be helpful in making the scene more dramatic. He couldn't have been more accurate.. and no one could have delivered it quite at well as Stewart did!
Other celebrities that appeared on Six Shooter were Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Wiliam Conrad, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Marvin Miller, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, and Allan Reed.