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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Jul 5, 2010

For every really successful radio western, like The Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke, there were dozens of lesser-known cowboy shows.  

A good example of one of these programs that flew under the radar is Dr. Sixgun, which ran just one year, from 1954 to 1955.

Karl Weber played the gun-toting physician.  Weber was no stranger to radio, or to the medical profession.  He had played a doctor for two years in the radio soap opera The Guiding Light, and he appeared in several movies and tv shows, including Perry Mason, Doctor Kildare, and Maverick.

Dr. Sixgun was narrated by Weber's sidekick, Pablo, who was played by Bill Griffis.  

This episode, "No Guns" Ordinance, originally aired on October 31, 1954.