Ben Thompson – Stories of The Century TV show.
Director: William Witney
Writer: Maurice Tombragel
Stars: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Dick Simmons who also played Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Ben Thompson was a gunman, gambler, and sometimes lawman of the Old West. He was a contemporary of “Buffalo” Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, John Wesley Hardin and “Wild Bill” Hickock, some of whom considered him a friend. Thompson was murdered at the age of 40 in San Antonio, Texas during the “Vaudeville Theater Ambush”. This is Stories of the Century starring Jim Davis as Matt Clark Railroad Detective and Mary Castle as Frankie Adams and sometimes Kristine Miller as Margaret Jones. Hosted by Bob Terry season 1 episode 25 original air date was July 8 of 1954. This series won an Emmy Award in 1955 for Best Western Adventure.