Dec 13, 2010
Jimmy Stewart is best-remembered for his movie roles in films
like It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey, and Rear Window.
But in the fall of 1953, he starred in a radio series. He played wandering cowboy Britt Ponset, the title character of the western series The Six Shooter.
Though the series lasted just one year, the writing was excellent and Stewart was at the top of his form. The plot was simple: Ponset travelled around the wild west, and each week he had a new adventure.
Some of the shows were serious, some of them were funny, and some of them were classic stories retold with a western background, like Cinderella and A Christmas Carol.
This episode, Silver Annie, was first broadcast on October 11, 1953.