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The Loner 

A wandering ex-soldier encounters various problems where ever he visits in his travels.

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Rod Serling
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Lloyd Bridges ...  William Colton 26 episodes, 1965-1966
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Following the Civil War, former Union soldier William Colton rides through the West trying to find himself and helping out people with their problems along the way. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Lloyd Bridges stars as a brave but embittered ex-Union Army officer seeking a new life in the West.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Cavaliere solitario See more »

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| (26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Colton's horse was either Rex or Montrose Sea. Its name in the series was Joshua. in The Loner: Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1966), Colton says he and his horse had been through a lot together, including the Civil War. See more »

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Unpredictable episodes and memorable Lloyd Bridges role
20 October 2016 | by kingsgo4thSee all my reviews

Lloyd Bridges plays an ex-Union officer who was forced to kill a teenage Confederate during a skirmish. Adding to his self reproach and soul searching is the news that arrives moments later the same day that Lee surrendered. Disillusioned, his post-war journeys in the West brings him to a variety of situations, many quite original. Rod Serling created The Loner and wrote many scripts. The dialogue is excellent and if Bridges sounds smooth, he plays a West Point officer with 12 years in the cavalry. This is one of those great shows the network programmers were afraid to relocate and probably had little interest in saving. It's amazing what NBC did for Star Trek to keep it going for 3 seasons because of.... letter-writing from fans? If a show like The Loner is a ratings loser, the head honchos have the power to try and save it. Regrettably, no one wanted to see this great show by Rod Serling succeed. It's now on DVD and the stories hold up and prints are crystal clear.


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