Adventures of Jim Bowie

9/7/1956 – 8/29/1958 ABC 30 minutes
Friday 8:00 – 8:30
Black and White – 76 episodes

Produced by Louis Edelman

Adapted from the book “Tempered Blade” by Monte Barrett

Adventures of Jim Bowie Cast

Scott Forbes as Jim Bowie
Robert Cornthwaite as John James Audubon
Peter Hanson as Rezin Bowie
Minerva Urecal as Ma Bowie

Adventures of Jim Bowie Theme Song

“Jim Bowie” recorded by the Prairie Chiefs
Jim Bowie! Jim Bowie!
He was a fighter, a fearless and mighty adventurin’ man!
He roamed the wilderness unafraid
From Natchez to Rio Grande
With all the might of his gleaming blade
Flashing from either hand
Jim Bowie! Jim Bowie!
He was a fighter, a fearless and mighty adventurin’ man!

Adventures of Jim Bowie Tidbits

The real life adventurer gave his name to the knife he supposedly invented after his regular one broke in a fight with a grizzly. However, critics complained about the excessive violence and knife use on the show was toned down.

Set in the Louisiana Territory of the 1830s, Bowie was a rich planter who ran across many interesting characters, all set against the backdrop of New Orleans. This is the period in Bowie’s life before he left for Texas and was killed at the Alamo.

Passings

Minerva Urecal died in 1996 of a heart attack and Scott Forbes died in 1997.

TV Western - Jim Bowie - Scott Forbes
Scott Forbes
From the Doug Abbott Collection

TV Western - Jim Bowie
Scott Forbes
From the Doug Abbott Collection

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Season 1

External Links
TV Guide’s Jim Bowie Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

TV Western - Jim Bowie
Scott Forbes
From the John Mulhern Collection