Episode 7849: Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone" - Heritage (05-11-58)


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Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone" - Heritage (Aired May 11, 1958)

Sam Buffington enacted the title role on Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, another of CBS's prestigious adult Westerns. The series was produced and directed by William N. Robson, one of radio's greatest dramatic directors and Robert Stanley producer was aired from February 23 through June 15, 1958. Buffington portrayed the hard-boiled cattleman with scripts overseen by Gunsmoke sound effects artist (and sometimes scriptwriter) Tom Hanley. Each program had an authoritative opening statement: "Slaughter's my name, Luke Slaughter. Cattle's my business. It's a tough business, it's a big business. I got a big stake in it. And there's no man west of the Rio Grande big enough to take it away from me."


May 11, 1958. "Heritage" - CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Bringing renegade Apaches to town to be hanged, Luke and Wichita see a peaceful Mormon gun down a man in cold blood. AFRTS program name: "Sagebrush Theatre." Sam Buffington, Vic Perrin, Karl Swenson, William N. Robson (director), Wilbur Hatch (composer, conductor), Fran Van Hartesfeldt (writer), Tom Hanley (editorial supervisor), Norma Jean Nilsson, Junius Matthews, Charles Seel. 25:57. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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