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The Adventures of Jim Bowie is an American Western television series that aired on ABC from 1956 to 1958. Its setting was the 1830s-era Louisiana Territory. The series was an adaptation of the book Tempered Blade, by Monte Barrett. 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 the Bowie Knife, his ever-present weapon. He designed it in the first episode, The Birth of the Blade.

Series Cast

  1. Scott Forbes as Jim Bowie

    Scott Forbes

    Jim Bowie

    76 Episodes

  2. William Schallert as

    William Schallert

    7 Episodes

  3. Peter Hansen as Rezin Bowie

    Peter Hansen

    Rezin Bowie

    6 Episodes

  4. Lorna Thayer as

    Lorna Thayer

    4 Episodes

  5. Kem Dibbs

    4 Episodes

  6. Minerva Urecal as Ma Bowie

    Minerva Urecal

    Ma Bowie

    4 Episodes

  7. Ivan Triesault as

    Ivan Triesault

    4 Episodes

  8. Val Dufour

    Armand Duprez

    3 Episodes

  9. Lawrence Dobkin as

    Lawrence Dobkin

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1957 • 38 Episodes

Season 2 of The Adventures of Jim Bowie premiered on September 6, 1957.

The Puma

(2x38, May 23, 1958) Season Finale

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The Adventures of Jim Bowie
The Adventures of Jim Bowie


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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