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The Adventures of Jim Bowie

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The Adventures of Jim Bowie
The Adventures of Jim Bowie-Cast.jpg
Premiere September 7, 1956
Finale May 23, 1958
Based on the book "Tempered Blade" by
Monte Barrett
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute western
Company Jim Bowie Enterprises
Seasons 2
Episodes 76
Origin USA

The Adventures of Jim Bowie is a western that aired on ABC.

The series stars Scott Forbes as the real-life adventurer Jim Bowie. The series initially portrayed Jim Bowie as something of an outdoors-man, riding his horse through the wilderness near his home in Opelousas where he would stumble across someone needing his assistance. He was aided by his ever-present weapon the Bowie Knife, something he designed in the first episode The Birth of the Blade. Although Bowie used the blade quite a bit in early episodes, its prominence was downplayed as the show went on.

Gradually the series shifted from the country to the city, having Bowie instead spend the majority of his time in New Orleans. He was frequently shown looking to invest his money in real estate, or coming to the aid of someone who had been swindled.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2
Scott Forbes Jim Bowie * *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 7, 1956 May 24, 1957 38
Season Two September 6, 1957 May 23, 1958 38


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Collection August 7, 2007 10


External Links