- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 6
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B004L5GY82
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,085 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Laramie: Complete First Season [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Top Customer Reviews
Directed by some of the great B-Western directors:
Lesley Selander, Joseph Kane, Francis D. Lyon, Thomas Carr, a very impressive list.
The jest of the series is about two brothers and a drifter who come together to run a stagecoach stop for the Great Central Overland Mail. Laramie is an American Western television series aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. The series ran for four seasons and is considered by some to be one of the best family-oriented westerns of its time.
The two lead characters actually "worked" on the ranch. They chopped wood, cooked, washed dishes, washed clothes, fed chickens, repaired roofs and did all the chores necessary to running a ranch. This aspect added an authenticity to the lead roles that you didn't see in other series - which was unique for it's time.
Hoagy Carmichael decided not to return after the first season, the weekly filming was too demanding. Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes joined the cast as Miss Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams as the third season began.
Special footnote: -- The main musical theme, written by Cyril J. Mockridge, also was used as the main theme in the 1945 film, "Thunderhead~Son of Flicka". (featuring Roddy McDowall and Preston Foster).
Very reasonable and a good value for the price --- For product description and editorial review check this out on the Amazon site above my review.
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Despite this, the first season was probably the best, as the cast included Robert Crawford Jr. as Slim Sherman's 14-year-old brother Andy and Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy who did the cooking and cleaning and generally looked after things when the others were away. Surprisingly, both were written out of the series after Season 1, with Andy going off to boarding school in St. Louis, Missouri, although Robert Crawford Jr. still appeared in a few episodes of Season 2.
What is now bothering me is the price being put on these dvd boxed sets. They seem to be getting higher and higher! Fortunately, this set can be obtained much cheaper elsewhere.
It was great to watch it again after 45 years. I was right back there with my kidsize hat and gunbelt.
It's still a good show with both violence and exitement, but never over the limit. I can recommend it to both grown-ups and children.
Granted the picture quality could be better but it is great to see anyway. Now I have to get the colour seasons too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent set of DVD's, Laramie-Robert Fuller fans-John Smith Fans have got to get it - masses of hours of a great series and is in the best quality possible. Read morePublished on 12 Nov. 2014 by Angie
A much better series than I rememberd.Some of the picture quality could be better as no digital enhancement seem,s to have been done but the show is so engrossing you soon stop... Read morePublished on 27 July 2014 by A. R. W. Jarvis
This box is a great item for collectors.
I gave irt four instread of five stars because the very first episode, "Stage Stop", should be in colour. Read more
Great product & service, well done, never seen this original portion of series really great, enjoyed every minute, thanking you for bringing it out TimelessPublished on 20 Sept. 2013 by w j turnbull
Bought it for the old man, was over the moon, for lovers of old westerns everywhere, incredible good value for money.Published on 29 Aug. 2013 by steven
good product Just as described reasonable condition. I apologise for not filling in the necessary amount of words
you require. It would be very time consuming.
it was for a present for some one else it arrived in good time and in good order ok thak