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Mackenzie's Raiders is an American Western television series starring Richard Carlson that aired in syndication from 1958 until 1959. The series was narrated by Art Gilmore.


Carlson played Colonel Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettvillemarker, during the 1870s. The real Mackenzie was a nephew of Confederate States of America diplomat John Slidell and the brother of Union Army Lieutenant Commander Alexander Slidell MacKenzie.

In the series story line, Colonel Mackenzie receives secret orders from U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and General Phil Sheridan to stop Mexicanmarker bandits from crossing the Rio Grandemarker into the United States or from returning to Mexico. The show continued as Mackenzie and his raiders ride deep into Mexican territory, but the Raiders also fought gunfighters and renegade Indians. The series lasted for a single season.

Cast members

  • Richard Carlson ...Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie
  • Kenneth Alton ...Raider
  • Morris Ankrum ...Raider
  • Charles Boaz ...Corporal Dixon
  • Jim Bridges ...Private Lewis
  • Louis Jean Heydt ...Raider
  • Brett King ...Raider

Production notes

A Ziv Production, subsequently MGM, Mackenzie's Raiders was filmed at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworthmarker in Los Angeles County, Californiamarker.

The series was produced by Lou Breslow and Elliott Lewis. Series star Richard Carlson also served as a writer and director.


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