Sheriff of Cochise
(1956 - 1958)
26 minutes per episode.
Television / Series / Western / Crime / Drama
Cast: John Bromfield
While this sounds like a simple western, The Sheriff of Cochise was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. The stories seemed to emphasize fistfights and car chases rather than gun play. Tough Sheriff Frank Morgan was eventually promoted to U.S. Marshall and given the entire State of Arizona to keep under control.
The series title would subsequently change to “U.S. Marshal” and remain in syndication until 1960. A total of 156 episodes were produced under both titles.
U.S. Marshal Intro
The Red-Headed Visitor (11/23/1956)
A fugitive wanted for murder dyes his hair and plans to hide out at a desert resort until the heat dies down. He kills an automobile mechanic to keep his identity a secret and Sheriff Morgan arrests the mechanic's spiteful brother-in-law by mistake.
The Bank Robbery (01/25/1957)
Two men, one pretending to be blind, rob The State Bank.
Rest in Peace
Murder My Darling
The Man Who Lived Twice
The Stool Pigeon
Husband and Wife
Kill or Be Killed
Mary Jo is Missing
Federal Witness (01/16/1958)
During the transfer of Federal witnesses to the U.S. Marshal in Tucson, Arizona , the Marshal is killed. Sheriff Morgan is asked to become the new U.S. Marshal, thus ending the series.