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Jack Lord as Stoney Burke (Episode 1, Season 1): The Contender

Stoney Burke, a US Tv series from 1962 to 1963 about the rodeo rider Stoney Burke, starred by Jack Lord. This is the beginning sequence of the very first episode of Stoney Burke (Episode 1 Season 1): “The Contender” – aired on 1st October 1962. For more on Jack Lord check out my YouTube Channel: and my site:

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15 Responses to “Jack Lord as Stoney Burke (Episode 1, Season 1): The Contender”

  1. recordman64 says:

    Bruce Dern must not have enjoyed working on this series…he allegedly said in an interview that he never wanted to work again with ‘that a–hole Jack Lord’.

  2. ebf1957 says:

    Would make a good trivia question. BTW, Jack played CIA agent Felix Leiter in Dr. No.

  3. MONGOOSE1ful says:

    A Rare Classic! “STONEY BURKE” should have been released on DVD already,,since
    Jack Lord’s HAWAII FIVE-O” series has been enjoying great success on DVD since
    CBS/Paramount released the series in 2007. i’d erge anyone to let MGM,the ownner
    of this series,to get this out on DVD!

  4. Gerry50ify says:

    It’s interesting to think that this show actually paved the way for THE OUTER LIMITS.

  5. queefbreeze says:

    I’m only 29 but I love Warren Oates (Srgt. Hulka) and Bruce Dern and Jack Lord. I’ve read about this show, and don’t know why I haven’t looked it up before. Sure beats todays mindless jibberish.

  6. gottaluvluke says:

    this is the first time I’ve seen this in 48 yrs, I’d like to thank my Dad for introducing me into the cowboy world, we lived in the cities at the time, I was six yrs old, but I never forgot “Stoney Burke” I tried to get my Mom to name my little brother after him, but no go, lol, I still love my horses & even have a couple of my own….no wonder I’ve always like men in black cowboy hats ;)

  7. bellier20 says:

    Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Bruce Dern … this is when you could tune into TV and be assured of a good show simply by the quality of the actors. Today’s nobodies are out the door before you’ve even caught their names.

  8. carryhatton39 says:

    Yeah, I was a grade school kid and loved this show.

    They make so many remakes of old successful tv shows as bad movies, wouldn’t it be great if they could take an old failure like this that really shouldn’t have been and remake it for today’s audience?

    With Lord, Dern, and Oates they’d caught lightning in a bottle back then and didn’t know it.

  9. napalmvoododaddy says:

    this is great !! i remember this from when i was in grade school !

  10. JubalCalif says:

    What a dymanmite trio of acting talent: Jack Lord, Warren Oates & Bruce Dern! Sad that Mr Lord and Mr Oates are no longer with us. THANKS for sharing this…what a facsinating format for a TV show….rodeo riders!

  11. loyalhawngrl says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am a big fan of Jack Lord and I actually met him in person when I use to live in Hawaii, when he starred in Hawaii Five-O. I danced hula for him with my hula group at his country club. He was a great man! and miss him dearly.

  12. johnclipper5 says:

    i wish there is a ending theme credits

  13. xxxxharp says:

    This was one of my favorite shows !! Jack Lord, Warren Oates and Bruce Dern. I was so disappointed when it was canceled. Thanx for posting !!!

  14. Juliaflo says:

    I second that.

    I remember Mr. Lord from the movie ‘God’s Little Acre’, in which he starred opposite the future Ginger of Gilligan’s Island-Tina Louise.

    Merry Christmas.

  15. michaelsacoma says:

    Thank you for uploading this – great to see Jack in his first lead role on television.

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