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Choose an answer from the three choices and True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Western Movies Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE.1. Trackdown was a 1957-1959 CBS Western television series starring Robert Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman, a gunslinger hunting down criminals throughout the Old West. Trackdown was a spin-off of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.

  • True or False?

2. The actress who played the Henritta Porter, the editor of the Porter Texas Newspaper. Later, she played in �The Waltons.� Who is this actress?

  • Ellen Corby
  • Roberta Shore
  • Hilarie Thompson

3. Before his feature film hits, this director directed several TV series. �Trackdown� is one of his Western series. Who is the director?

  • Robert Altman
  • John Ford
  • Sam Peckinpah

4. Who first appeared as bounty hunter Josh Randall in an episode which served as the pilot of his own subsequent series, Wanted: Dead or Alive, a spin-off of Trackdown?

  • Glenn Ford
  • Edgar Buchanan
  • Steve McQueen

5. In the first episode titled Marple Brothers , Ranger Gilman tracks the Marple brothers to Stockton, Texas, where he finds they have taken a church full of hostages in order to get fresh horses, a doctor for a wounded brother-- a clean getaway! Who plays Rand Marple?

  • Tom Pittman
  • Sheb Wooley
  • James Best

6. Hoby gets on the bas side of town when he assists in freeing what he thinks is an innocent man. However, once acquitted, the killer admits his guilt only to the Ranger and makes his life much worse. The title of the episode was The Mistake which first aired April 18, 1958.

  • True or False?

7. The last episode in the first season is �The Governor.� Hoby has to contend with a murder in a small town the day before the arrival of the Governor for the dedication of a new school-- and the victim was an undercover Texas Ranger. Who plays Governor Henricks?

  • Frank Wilcox
  • James Johnson
  • Ira Hayes

8. The second season begins with Killer Take All. Hoby investigates the murder of a well known rancher who lead a double life as a notorious gambler. Who played Bobby Carlyle in this episode?

  • Don Durant
  • Sheb Wooley
  • James Best

9. Who wrote the episode �Back to Crawford�?

  • Henry Morgan
  • Bill Cosby
  • Robert Culp

10. Episode #38 in the Second Season was �Quiet Night in Porter.� Who played Tom Dooley?

  • DeForest Kelley
  • James Best
  • Alan Hale, Jr.

Check Your Answers

  1. Robert Culp
  2. Ellen Corby
  3. Sam Peckinpah
  4. Steve McQueen
  5. James Best
  6. True
  7. Frank Wilcox
  8. Don Durant
  9. Robert Culp
  10. DeForest Kelley

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