Prolific Western heavy (and real-life WW2 hero) John Russell made the jump to the other side of the law as Marshall Dan Troop in Warner Bros. TV's classic Western Lawman. The air of implacable menace Russell brought to many a bad guy takes on a whole new flavor when it's siding with the angels - a ramrod, unbending moral rectitude. And that's a characteristic Marshall Troop will sorely need as he's tasked with bringing justice to one of the wildest lands of the Wild West: Laramie, Wyoming.
Thankfully, Marshall Troop is aided in his efforts by Deputy Johnny McKay (Peter Brown), who may be wide-eyed when it comes to the lessons of the world but is steel-eyed when it comes to the lessons of the gun. Notable guests crossing paths with the lawman in this 5-disc, 39-episode- series collection include a bevy of Western great, including Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef, Dick Foran, Wayne Morris, Robert Conrad and Adam West (as Doc Holliday).
Yesterday the Warner Archive Collection posted a brief video
(less than a quarter minute) to social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The caption reads "What's coming to #WarnerArchive in July? Drumroll please...
"; while that drumroll sounds, you can see a hand flipping through various DVD boxes for upcoming July
releases from Warner's popular MOD (manufacture on demand) program.
Among those is Lawman - The Complete 1st Season
. Note that this title has been available for a month exclusively through one seller, but we've been waiting for the general "wide" MOD release of the item to report on it (which this is). No specific date has been provided yet, nor details or extras, nor is it available to pre-order yet at either WBshop or Amazon. Stay tuned for updates, once that info is announced!