Claude Akins

  1. William Smith, Laredo, 1965-1967.     Battle of the heavies for Joe Riley in the  rather short  56 chapters of the Texas Rangers series…. As all the oaters started hitting the dust.   Akins was compensated with five guest shots as Cotton Buckmeister, 1966-1967.
  2. Michael Miller, Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, 1974.  Cast and crew had already been paid when Chuck Connors’ Doc Savage project hit legal hassles, so the producers simply churned The Thousand Headed Man into a Western, Ride Beyond Vengeance, 1965. Miller was set for Monk Mayfair in what should have been the first Doc movie. If they’d only bothered to secure the rights. As George Pal did in the 70s.

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