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What The Whiskey Drummer Heard, April 27, 1957 Written by John Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Vic Perrin, Robert Kames, Robert Burton, Bert Rumsey

Robert Burton was : My Man and I as a sheriff, Fearless Fagan as Owen Gillman, Everything I Have Is Yours as Doctor Charles, Desperate Search as Wayne Langmuir, The Bad and the Beautiful as McDill and Above and Beyond as Gen. Samuel E. Roberts.He also appeared in A Slight Case of Larceny as Police Captain, The Girl Who Had Everything as John Ashmond, Fast Company as David Sandring, Cry of the Hunted as Warden Keeley, Code Two as Police Capt. Bill Williams, All the Brothers Were Valiant as Asa Worthen and The Big Heat as Gus Burke.1954;: Taza, Son of Cochise as General Crook, Rogue Cop as Inspector Cassidy, Riot in Cell Block 11 as Ambrose and Broken Lance as MacAndrews. In 1955 we saw him in five other movies: A Man Called Peter as Mr. Peyton, The Left Hand of God as Reverend Marvin, Lay That Rifle Down as a professor, he had a part in Count Three an Pray and in Jubal as Doctor Grant. 1956; Reprisal! as Jeb Cantrell, & Ransom! as Sheriff Jake Kessing that year and also in the movie The Brass Legend, Colonel Ira Hansen in the movie The Rack. 1957: he played Doctor Karlton in the movie I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, also Major Lambert in the movie The Spirit of St. Louis and Tenvoorde in the movie The Tall T. In 1958 he played Comdr. Tydings in the movie Mardi Gras and in 1959; The Story on Page One, A Private's Affair, Compulsion as Mr. Straus, Rymdinvasion in Lappland as Dr. Frederick Wilson and in The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock. 1960; Maj. Gen. Roy Geiger in the movie The Gallant Hours and he also played that year Colonel Dowling in the movie Wake Me When It's Over. 1961; The Young Savages that year. In 1962 we saw him in seven movies: The Slime People as Professor Galvin, he had a part in Mooncussers, Jumbo as Madison, he was in the series "Texas John Slaughter", he played a director in the series "Sweet Bird of Youth", Birdman of Alcatraz as Senator Lewis and The Manchurian Candidate as Convention Chairman. 1972; in the movie A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die and 1975 as Chad Foster in Trilogy of Terror. In 1977; Dale Anderson in Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? and that same year he also joined the cast of the series "Lovers and Friends/For Richer, For Poorer" as Lee Ferguson for one year. In TV, Robert Burton appeared in "You Are There" in episodes: "The Boston Massacre" 10/2/1955, "The Secret Message That Plunged America Into World War I (March 1, 1917)" 10/23/1955, "V-J Day (September 2, 1945)" 1/15/1956, "The Lost Battalion of World War I (May 31-June 1, 1918)" 4/1/1956; "Zane Grey Theater" in episode: "A Quiet Sunday in San Ardo" 11/23/1955; "Gunsmoke" playing Sheriff Tom Smith in episode: "What the Whiskey Drummer Heard" 4/27/1957; "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" in episode: "Double Jeopardy" 1/23/1958; "Perry Mason" playing Dr. W. Fremont in episode: "The Case of the Fiery Fingers" 5/3/1958; "Wanted: Dead or Alive" in episode: "Call Your Shot" 2/7/1959; "The Twilight Zone" playing Doctor in episode: "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" 10/16/1959; "Wagon Train" in episode: "The Cappy Darrin Story" 11/11/1959

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