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Frontier Gentleman

A Western for grownups starring John Dehner: Frontier Gentleman follows the adventures of an upper-crust Brit on the rough and tumble Western Frontier.

42 old time radio show recordings
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"The Shelton Brothers (Audition)"



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Western (1958)

John DehnerAdult Westerns on the radio weren't anything new when Frontier Gentleman came to radio in 1958. Gunsmoke had been on the air since 1952, and James Stewart's The Six Shooter had aired in 1953-54. It is likely that there would have been more produced, but by the late 50s television had begun to claim radio's talent as well as its audience.

This is not to say that there wasn't room for more great adventure on Radio. Frontier Gentleman tells the adventures of an English newspaperman who is sent to document life on the American Frontier. Interestingly, newspaperman Kendall, played by John Dehner, interacts with a number of historical characters, including Calamity Jane, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Sitting Bull and General George Custer.

As the series progresses we learn more about J.B. Kendall. For much of his life he had been an officer in the British Army, stationed in the Punjab region of India, which means that he is an aristocrat, but he is far from being a dude. The experience has made him a very competent pistol marksman. And having faced the enemy, there is little that he fears.

Kendall is well played by John Dehner. Dehner's career began as an animator for Disney Studios, and he went on to play in over 260 movies and TV programs. John DehnerOn radio he made several appearances in supporting roles on Gunsmoke and Philip Marlowe before taking the starring role on Frontier Gentleman. The final episode aired on Nov 16, 1958. The following Saturday it was replaced by the radio version of Have Gun, Will Travel, starring John Dehner as Paladin, an aristocratic "gun for hire" based in San Francisco.

Have Gun, Will Travel was already a popular television series starring Richard Boone as Paladin. At the beginning of the radio version, the stories were usually adaptations of the TV program from earlier in the week, but eventually original stories were written for the radio. The TV version continued to broadcast until 1963, but when the network canceled all of their radio dramas in November 1960, a finale was written for the radio. A regular character, Hey Boy, the Chinese bellhop, was played by Ben Wright. Wright earlier played J.B. Kendall in an audition version version of Frontier Gentleman.

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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 32 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 16 hours 32 minutes
      1. FG580130 00 The Shelton Brothers (audition).mp3
      2. FG580202 01 The Shelton Brothers.mp3
      3. FG580209 02 Charlie Meeker.mp3
      4. FG580216 03 Honky Tonkers.mp3
      5. FG580223 04 Kendall's Last Stand.mp3
      6. FG580302 05 The Lost Mine.mp3
      7. FG580309 06 The Claim Jumpers.mp3
      8. FG580316 07 Big Sam for Governor.mp3
      9. FG580323 08 The Actress.mp3
      10. FG580330 09 Gentle Virtue.mp3
      11. FG580404 10 Powder River Kid.mp3
      12. FG580413 11 The Trial.mp3
      13. FG580420 12 Aces and Eights.mp3
      14. FG580427 13 Random Notes.mp3
      15. FG580504 14 Daddy Buckbucks.mp3
      16. FG580511 15 The Cannibal.mp3
      17. FG580518 16 Advice To The Lovelorn.mp3
      18. FG580525 17 The Cowboy.mp3
      19. FG580601 18 School Days.mp3
      20. FG580608 19 The Bellboy's Prisoner.mp3
      21. FG580615 20 The Well.mp3
      22. FG580629 21 Gambling Lady.mp3
      23. FG580706 22 Education of Kid Yancey.mp3
      24. FG580713 23 Justice of the Peace.mp3
      25. FG580720 24 Jesse James part1.mp3
      26. FG580727 25 Jesse James part2.mp3
      27. FG580803 26 Nebraska Jack.mp3
      28. FG580810 27 The Cat Man.mp3
      29. FG580817 28 Wonder Boy.mp3
      30. FG580824 29 Belle Siddon's Encore.mp3
      31. FG580831 30 Belle Siddon Strikes Back.mp3
      32. FG580907 31 The Last of Belle Siddon.mp3
      33. FG580914 32 A Horse For Kendall.mp3
      34. FG580921 33 Indian Lover.mp3
      35. FG580928 34 The Gold Digger.mp3
      36. FG581005 35 The Librarian.mp3
      37. FG581012 36 Aces and Eights.mp3
      38. FG581019 37 The Preacher.mp3
      39. FG581026 38 The Rainmaker.mp3
      40. FG581102 39 Nasty People.mp3
      41. FG581109 40 Holiday.mp3
      42. FG581116 41 Random Notes.mp3
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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 32 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 16 hours 32 minutes
      1. FG580130 00 The Shelton Brothers (audition).mp3
      2. FG580202 01 The Shelton Brothers.mp3
      3. FG580209 02 Charlie Meeker.mp3
      4. FG580216 03 Honky Tonkers.mp3
      5. FG580223 04 Kendall's Last Stand.mp3
      6. FG580302 05 The Lost Mine.mp3
      7. FG580309 06 The Claim Jumpers.mp3
      8. FG580316 07 Big Sam for Governor.mp3
      9. FG580323 08 The Actress.mp3
      10. FG580330 09 Gentle Virtue.mp3
      11. FG580404 10 Powder River Kid.mp3
      12. FG580413 11 The Trial.mp3
      13. FG580420 12 Aces and Eights.mp3
      14. FG580427 13 Random Notes.mp3
      15. FG580504 14 Daddy Buckbucks.mp3
      16. FG580511 15 The Cannibal.mp3
      17. FG580518 16 Advice To The Lovelorn.mp3
      18. FG580525 17 The Cowboy.mp3
      19. FG580601 18 School Days.mp3
      20. FG580608 19 The Bellboy's Prisoner.mp3
      21. FG580615 20 The Well.mp3
      22. FG580629 21 Gambling Lady.mp3
      23. FG580706 22 Education of Kid Yancey.mp3
      24. FG580713 23 Justice of the Peace.mp3
      25. FG580720 24 Jesse James part1.mp3
      26. FG580727 25 Jesse James part2.mp3
      27. FG580803 26 Nebraska Jack.mp3
      28. FG580810 27 The Cat Man.mp3
      29. FG580817 28 Wonder Boy.mp3
      30. FG580824 29 Belle Siddon's Encore.mp3
      31. FG580831 30 Belle Siddon Strikes Back.mp3
      32. FG580907 31 The Last of Belle Siddon.mp3
      33. FG580914 32 A Horse For Kendall.mp3
      34. FG580921 33 Indian Lover.mp3
      35. FG580928 34 The Gold Digger.mp3
      36. FG581005 35 The Librarian.mp3
      37. FG581012 36 Aces and Eights.mp3
      38. FG581019 37 The Preacher.mp3
      39. FG581026 38 The Rainmaker.mp3
      40. FG581102 39 Nasty People.mp3
      41. FG581109 40 Holiday.mp3
      42. FG581116 41 Random Notes.mp3
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    42 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 32 min

    Disc A001

    1. FG580130 00 The Shelton Brothers (audition)
    2. FG580202 01 The Shelton Brothers

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    Disc A002

    1. FG580209 02 Charlie Meeker
    2. FG580216 03 Honky Tonkers
    3. FG580223 04 Kendall's Last Stand

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    Disc A003

    1. FG580302 05 The Lost Mine
    2. FG580309 06 The Claim Jumpers
    3. FG580316 07 Big Sam for Governor

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    Disc A004

    1. FG580323 08 The Actress
    2. FG580330 09 Gentle Virtue

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    Disc A005

    1. FG580404 10 Powder River Kid
    2. FG580413 11 The Trial

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    Disc A006

    1. FG580420 12 Aces and Eights
    2. FG580427 13 Random Notes

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    Disc A007

    1. FG580504 14 Daddy Buckbucks
    2. FG580511 15 The Cannibal
    3. FG580518 16 Advice To The Lovelorn

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    Disc A008

    1. FG580525 17 The Cowboy
    2. FG580601 18 School Days

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    Disc A009

    1. FG580608 19 The Bellboy's Prisoner
    2. FG580615 20 The Well

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    Disc A010

    1. FG580629 21 Gambling Lady
    2. FG580706 22 Education of Kid Yancey

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    Disc A011

    1. FG580713 23 Justice of the Peace
    2. FG580720 24 Jesse James part1

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    Disc A012

    1. FG580727 25 Jesse James part2
    2. FG580803 26 Nebraska Jack

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    Disc A013

    1. FG580810 27 The Cat Man
    2. FG580817 28 Wonder Boy

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    Disc A014

    1. FG580824 29 Belle Siddon's Encore
    2. FG580831 30 Belle Siddon Strikes Back

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    Disc A015

    1. FG580907 31 The Last of Belle Siddon
    2. FG580914 32 A Horse For Kendall
    3. FG580921 33 Indian Lover

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    Disc A016

    1. FG580928 34 The Gold Digger
    2. FG581005 35 The Librarian
    3. FG581012 36 Aces and Eights

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    Disc A017

    1. FG581019 37 The Preacher
    2. FG581026 38 The Rainmaker
    3. FG581102 39 Nasty People

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    Disc A018

    1. FG581109 40 Holiday
    2. FG581116 41 Random Notes

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