Pop Culture 101 - WINCHESTER '73
Winchester '73 was adapted to a one-hour radio program on the Lux Radio Theatre, broadcast on November 12, 1951 on CBS. James Stewart and Stephen McNally reprised their roles from the film.
In 1967 Universal re-made Winchester '73 as a made-for-television movie directed by Herschel Daugherty. Tom Tryon starred as Lin McAdam, joined by John Saxon as his brother "Dakin." Dan Duryea also appeared in the film, but as Bart McAdam, father of the brothers. The TV movie also starred John Drew Barrymore, Joan Blondell, John Dehner, and Paul Fix. It aired on March 14, 1967.
Dodge City Marshall Wyatt Earp is played in Winchester '73 by character actor Will Geer. In films from 1932, Geer appeared steadily until being blacklisted in 1951. He acted in only two films between 1951 and 1962. He became a familiar face again in films and television until his death in 1978. The role of Grandpa Walton in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972-1978) finally brought him wide recognition.
by John Miller