March 22, 2023
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The film is titled "A Gunfighter's Pledge." It's a western and, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky notes, you don't see many of them any more.

And, he reminds, it's a type of story in which people traveled by horseback instead of space ships and they couldn't use computers to solve their problems.

But they did have problems, Sokolsky says. At least they sure do in "Gunfighter's Pledge." Most of them focus upon a retired lawman, played by Luke Perry, determined to catch a nasty outlaw who has done nasty things.

They eventually wind up in a small town ruled by a greedy villain. True to the tradition of the Old West, however, the good guys win out in the end.

Such a tale really doesn't give Perry a chance to use skills he honed on such past series as "OZ." But then, Sokolsky points out, this format was seldom designed to send ambitious thespians to new dramatic heights.
Episode Date: June 27, 2008
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