(1957 - 1961)
Cast: Will Hutchins, Jack Elam and Kurt Russell
Television / Series / Comedy / Western
Sugarfoot is a TV western that aired on ABC from 1957 to 1961. The series featured Will Hutchins as the inexperienced frontier lawyer Tom Brewster and Jack Elam as sidekick Toothy Thompson. Brewster was a correspondence-school graduate whose apparent lack of cowboy skills earned him the peculiar nickname 'Sugarfoot' which is one step lower than a 'Tenderfoot. Brewster never used firearms, preferring to vanquish villains with his roping skills (à la Will Rogers, Sr.) if friendly persuasion failed. Perhaps for practical reasons, the pilot altered the character slightly, making Brewster reluctant to use firearms, but able and willing to do so as a last resort and the title song even mentioned that he carried a rifle as well as law book.
The Return of the Canary Kid (02/03/1959)
Tom's second run-in with an outlaw who looks just like him.
Actors: Will Hutchins