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!

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  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?

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EllisClevenger 1 month ago
You got 13 out of 14
Wow, do you live in Dodge City?
Nice work!
Missed #14.
DavidBarker 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 14
Wow, do you live in Dodge City? Nice work!
Guessed at most of these...
thedude1500 1 month 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 1 month ago
12/14 Not back considering I was flipping a coin
MrBill 1 month ago
11/14; not too bad a score for having to guess a lot.
booster 1 month ago
12/14 Casey Jones wasn't really a western. It was about a train engineer.
tom78 1 month ago
13/14..............never heard of #9.
JeanInTN 1 month 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 1 month ago
You got 9 out of 14

I don't like westerns lucky guesses
Bartron53 1 month ago
Fury may have been set on a ranch in the west, but it was definitely not a western!
MaryHelen Bartron53 1 month ago
I was just going to write that-- it was about a horse and is boy owner NOT NOT awestern
pegasuspam Bartron53 1 month ago
I totally agree with you. It surprised me when I clicked on not a western and it came back incorrect.
fda Bartron53 1 month ago
You are an idiot, Fury sure was a Western.
booster Bartron53 1 month 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 1 month 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
Sounds like the worst thing on the menu at
Baggy McPiper's Bar & Grill.
Deborah 1 month ago
12/14. I guess I DO live in Dodge City! I loved 50s and 60s TV! Especially the Westerns!!
daDoctah 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
western is not necessarily in the west - gunsmoke is the western of westerns-doo u know what IS a wetern?
KENDALL 1 month ago
I'M A BIG WESTERN FAN NOW AND SOME OF THE WESTERN SHOWS I HAVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF.
Muleskinner 1 month ago
13/14. I didn’t consider Casey Jones a western.
Tampammm Muleskinner 1 month ago
I got try that one wrong too. I mean it takes place during that era, but has nothing to do with Westerns, guns, cowboys, etc. So I agree, it's not really a "Western".
fda Muleskinner 1 month ago
It was very muck a western and a good one.
booster Tampammm 1 month ago
I agree.
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