Can you guess if this 1950s TV show title was a Western?

Is there a difference between Man Behind the Badge and Man Without a Gun?

The Western genre peaked on television in the late 1950s. Every network loaded its schedule with cowboy adventures. Dozens of Westerns aired. In 1957, you could watch a western every night of the week on one of the big three networks. 

But not everything on TV back then was set in the 19th-century Wild West. There were sitcoms, cop procedurals and game shows, too.

We've gathered some lesser-known titles. See if you can guess if these shows were a Western!

  1. Bat Masterson
  2. Casey Jones
  3. Biff Baker, U.S.A.
  4. The Adventures of Kit Carson
  5. The Adventures of Clint and Mac
  6. The Man Behind the Badge
  7. Man Without a Gun
  8. Mayor of the Town
  9. Brave Eagle
  10. Fury
  11. Mr. Lucky
  12. The Millionaire
  13. Union Pacific
  14. Haggis Baggis

Can you guess if this 1950s TV show title was a Western?

Your Result...

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MarkSpeck 5 months ago
14 out of 14. I was expecting some made-up names of shows, but all of the shows mentioned were real.
Muleskinner 10 months ago
14/14. Love the old western TV series.
Cowgirl 11 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
Wow, do you live in Dodge City? Nice work!
I got lucky. I knew a lot of them & guessed at the rest.
dethLSMO89 11 months ago
Always wonderedi if Alan Hale did mote than Gilligans Island. Now I know.
EllisClevenger 13 months ago
You got 13 out of 14
Wow, do you live in Dodge City?
Nice work!
Missed #14.
DavidBarker 13 months ago
You got 10 out of 14
Wow, do you live in Dodge City? Nice work!
Guessed at most of these...
thedude1500 13 months ago
11/14 (should be 12/14, I clicked the right answer on 2, but it said I picked wrong. Sometimes the page jumps on you on some of these quizzes causing that).
srrainwater 13 months ago
12/14 Not back considering I was flipping a coin
MrBill 13 months ago
11/14; not too bad a score for having to guess a lot.
booster 13 months ago
12/14 Casey Jones wasn't really a western. It was about a train engineer.
tom78 13 months ago
13/14..............never heard of #9.
JeanInTN 13 months ago
11 of 14. Several of these shows I've never even heard of. Me-TV needs to pick up some of these shows instead of rerunning the same ones over and over and over and over....
KellyShort 13 months ago
You got 9 out of 14

I don't like westerns lucky guesses
Bartron53 13 months ago
Fury may have been set on a ranch in the west, but it was definitely not a western!
MaryHelen Bartron53 13 months ago
I was just going to write that-- it was about a horse and is boy owner NOT NOT awestern
pegasuspam Bartron53 13 months ago
I totally agree with you. It surprised me when I clicked on not a western and it came back incorrect.
fda Bartron53 13 months ago
You are an idiot, Fury sure was a Western.
booster Bartron53 13 months ago
Yes. That was a stretch. The tagline was, "The story of a horse, and the boy who loved him". The one I would debate was "Casey Jones". That was about a train engineer.
WarGamz 13 months ago
You got 13 out of 14
Wow, do you live in Dodge City? Nice work!
Never heard of Haggis Baggis, but I admit it doesn't even sound like a western.. XD
RobCertSDSCascap WarGamz 13 months ago
Sounds like the worst thing on the menu at
Baggy McPiper's Bar & Grill.
MarkSpeck WarGamz 5 months ago
Game show hosted by Dennis James, who had better luck years later with PDQ and Name That Tune.
Deborah 13 months ago
12/14. I guess I DO live in Dodge City! I loved 50s and 60s TV! Especially the Westerns!!
daDoctah 13 months ago
Frankly, I don't even consider Gunsmoke a Western. It takes place in *Kansas*, fer cryin' out loud, which is a lot farther east than any place I ever got to when it was still on the air.
Tampammm daDoctah 13 months ago
I think basically St. Louis was like the Frontier post back then. So I think anything west of St. Louis can be considered a Western for that era.
MaryHelen daDoctah 13 months ago
western is not necessarily in the west - gunsmoke is the western of westerns-doo u know what IS a wetern?
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