I wear western boots myself, but they weren’t made by the Acme Boot company. Reminds me of the company Roadrunner’s Coyote and Bugs Bunny use whenever they need to buy something. Hope Acme boots were better than the Acme products Coyote would buy.
Currently I’m watching Maverick & Sugarfoot alternating with other western hour shows each Friday. But I haven’t gotten to Colt .45 or Lawman yet. Those are goodies still to come when I’ve run thru all episodes of other current old TV westerns I’m watching. Fridays are my funnest days. Yep, I know that ain’t good English.
Remember all these shows well and watch them on DVD,though my dad would not let me watch Sugarfoot because he dislikes the star.I have worn Acme Boots numerous times,starting about this time,they may not be Justin or Tony Lama but not bad for the price,often considerably less than the aforementioned ones
I don’t like Sugarfoot either, even though I’m currently watching it while rolling my eyes throughout most of the show. I’m not going to buy Season 4 and would like to sell the 1st 3 seasons, but Amazon’s new rules won’t allow you to sell multiple DVD sets.
But I don’t like Sugarfoot because I don’t like Will Hutchins, I don’t know anything about him, it’s because I find the show sickening. The character of Sugarfoot in this TV show is a weak 1/2 hearted idea of an aimless cowboy who roams about trying to sweet talk people into being nice. Give me a Matt Dillon any day who shoots the bad guys and leaves the sweet talk to the undertaker. But I can’t wait to start watching Lawman, heard lots of good things about it, Colt .45 I’ll watch in the future, but haven’t heard about this show. But I like 99% of all TV westerns esp. those of the ’50’s and early ’60’s so I’m sure I’ll like Colt .45 too.
Lawman is very good,watched it first run then reruns through the years,most recently on Encore.Colt 45 is one I missed then,will try to find it sometime.I have seen a few Sugarfoot episodes in recent years and I concur,it leaves me cold
I saw most (though not all of course) TV westerns during their first run (in the UK) in the 50s and 60s. Some others I have caught up with later.
Of the Warner Bros. stable I always have liked “SUGARFOOT” the least though there is enjoyment to be had there, I think. “LAWMAN” is one of the very best though. Taut 30-minute stories with no-nonsense action and authority from the main star.
“COLT.45” is the only series not yet available from Warner Archive though I hope this will be put right soonest. Copies available currently are pretty poor prints but it is enough to know that I would love to have this series in perfect transfers. Wayde Preston is perhaps a tad bland compared with, say, John Russell or Clint Walker, but nonetheless I like what I have seen.
There is one good thing about Sugarfoot and that’s the actors who play in it. Lots of great classic TV and movie actors do pop up in Sugarfoot just like they do in all the other Warner TV shows of the ’50’s and ’60’s. I just don’t like the main character, Sugarfoot, or the 1/2 witted stories the series does.
I don’t think I said it clearly before though, it’s the Sugarfoot character I don’t like. It’s not that I don’t like Will Hutchins himself, I don’t know anything about Will Hutchins, though I did read some negative things about him, but I won’t repeat it here though cause I have no idea whether it’s true, and knowing the media I would bet it’s not true. But still it’s the Sugarfoot character I find sickening.
One of the series I’m currently watching (one I’ve never seen before) is Tombstone Territory. And the top quality remarks made here about this show are all well deserved and I agree with. Tombstone Territory is a great series and reminds me a lot of Wyatt Earp, done in a very very similar manner. If you put Hugh O’Brien in Pat Conway’s place and called him Wyatt you could easily be watching further episodes of Wyatt Earp, the characters are almost the same. As a kid I did watch Gunsmoke and Wagon Train and Rifleman, I don’t remember watching other western series though. I remember my grandmother used love westerns, I remember she watched Laramie, The VIrginian, High Chaparral, Bonanza and I guess just about all the westerns of the day. Fortunately she passed her love of TV westerns on to her daughter, my aunt, who saw the westerns I’m watching now when they were originally on.
Doe’s anyone remember Will Roger’s Jnr singing a few verses of ” I’m a poor lonesome cowboy” near the beginning of the film THE BOY FROM OKLAHOMA in which the TV series SUGARFOOT was based on .I thought it was a nice touch ,but maybe I’m a sucker for these folk songs .Christmas cheers to you all and look forward to your comments in 2017 .