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'Cimarron Strip' DVD Review

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Cimarron Strip


'Cimarron Strip' was a western of the 1960's that captured fans by being true to its nature. Simply put it was about a lawman in the year 1888 defending the region of the Kansas and Indian Territories. U.S. Marshal Jim Crown (Stuart Whitman) was sent to defend the area and also to bring news. News that would infuriate the ranchers of the region. Washington was not going to send army troops or a new sheriff to defend the area. Crown stays and has the duty of being a one man army to defend the area from Indian raids to cattle rustling and everything under the sun.

'Cimarron Strip' was a 90 minute weekly TV show that aired from September 1967 to March 1968. It was one of three western television series from the 60's to air 90 minute shows. The other two being 'The Virginian' and one season of 'Wagon Train'. Boys of that time would get their sidearms on and black hats and wait for the show to come on. It would come back in 1971 for a brief time but it still was one of the best westerns to hit the TV screen.

It made Stuart Whitman a household name. The show would have regulars like Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, and Jill Townsend. It was noted for the guest appearances each week with actors like Robert Duvall, Slim Pickens, Jon Voight, Warren Oates, Leslie Nielson, Darren McGavin, Telly Savalas, and many more.

The action was pure western with horse chases, shootouts, and fist fights. It was pure good guy v. bad guy. It was a little more for adult audiences but the show always had a moral to it, if you want to call it that, between right and wrong and parents would consider this a plus.

Entertainment One is bringing the complete TV series to video this May 27, 2014. The quality of the DVDs are phenomenal. The visual and sound are complete perfection. Along with the set is an interview with the star Stuart Whitman. So keep this date in mind as this would be a perfect fit for your library. Enjoy.