Cimarron Strip 1967-1968

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Cimarron Strip 1967-1968

Post by Tracy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 am

“Cimarron Strip” was an American Western television series set in the late 1880s in the Cimarron Territory, which would become the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1890.

The series lasted just one season, from September 1967 to March 1968.


The show starred Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown the lawman trying to bring order to the region before its political status is finally resolved.

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The Cherokee Outlet across the Cimarron River was the last free homestead land in America. It was leased and controlled by cattlemen, and the newly arriving farmers were expecting authorities in Washington to send news that they would be given rights to the land.

Marshal Crown (Stuart Whitman), who led a rather wild life and had cleaned up Abilene, was assigned to the town of Cimarron. He arrives to find that the sheriff has resigned, leaving Crown on his own to settle the increasing unrest caused by the news he brings--that the cattlemen's leases have been revoked and a final decision on the land is postponed indefinitely. With no sheriff and no support from Army troops, Crown is on his own to keep law and order in this borderland between the Kansas Territory and Indian Territory.


Dulcey Coopersmit played by actress Jill Townsend, arrives in Cimarron City on the same train as Marshal Crown. Dulcey had traveled to Cimarron to be with her father, whom she had not seen since the age of five, only to discover he had been killed by a beer wagon.

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Her father's partner was MacGregor (Percy Herbert), a Scotsman, who had let the Wayfarer's Inn fall into disrepair.

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Another friend of Dulcey's father was Francis Wilde (Randy Boone), born in St. Louis and trying to make his way in the world as a reporter and photographer.

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Trivia:

“Cimarron Strip” is one of only three 90-minute weekly Western series that aired during the 1960s. The others are “The Virginian” and, for one of its 8 seasons, “Wagon Train”.

“Cimarron Strip” was the only 90-minute series of any kind to be centered primarily around one lead character in almost every episode.

“Cimarron Strip” aired on Thursdays opposite ABC's “The Flying Nun”, “Batman”, and “Bewitched”, and NBC's “Daniel Boone” and “Ironside”. Due to low ratings coupled with high production costs, the series was canceled after one season.

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Re: Cimarron Strip 1967-1968

Post by dougsgirl » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:18 am

Ninety minutes sounds like an awful long show. I do believe I have seen this in it's heyday but don't remember much.

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Re: Cimarron Strip 1967-1968

Post by daisy60 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:38 am

I think I only watched this once or twice. It did have Randy Boone in it before he went on to The Virginian. :thumbup

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Re: Cimarron Strip 1967-1968

Post by RedShirt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:42 am

I remember one episode -- introduced a youngster, newly released from "captivity among the redskins" -- they called the girl "Heller" because "she doesn't know what the hell her name is."
In retrospect, not so funny at all. But the girl (Tuesday Weld) was really pretty. I think she probably had a crush on the Marshal, who was kind to her.
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