- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 10 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 20, 2010
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Timeless Media Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Medal of honor: the Audie Murphy story
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Description by OLDIES.com:
One of the rarest and most sought after of all television westerns, "Whispering Smith" featured Audie Murphy, America's most decorated combat veteran in World War II, as a Denver-based railroad detective in the Old West of the 1870s. Many of the episodes were based on actual Denver police cases, and Smith has to use all his wits, as well as his skill with a Colt .45, to bring justice to those who would defraud the railroad. His superior was played by Sam Buffington and his partner by Guy Mitchell. Includes all 26 episodes, including the long-lost episode "The Interpreter." Guest stars included Les Tremayne, Forrest Tucker, Marie Windsor, Alan Mowbray, Minerva Urecal, Alan Hale Jr. and Marjorie Reynolds. Includes bonus feature: Medal of Honor: The Audie Murphy Story.
Audie Murphy's (1925-71) stunning heroics in World War II - which made him the single most decorated American soldier of the entire global conflict - are well-documented, likewise his transition to movie stardom during the post-war years in the autobiographical war saga TO HELL AND BACK. Less commonly-recognized today is Murphy's brief, one-season foray into small-screen western. Courtesy of NBC, he headlined the 1961 period saga WHISPERING SMITH, a western-detective yarn set in 1870s Denver, Colorado. Murphy starred as Tom "Whispering" Smith, a detective assigned to investigate perpetrations of fraud on the 19th Century railroads. Week after week, he drew from a combination of wit and Colt .45-wielding skill, to bring evildoers to justice. This set features all 20 episodes aired by NBC in 1961, plus 5 episodes that never aired on television; as an added bonus, it also includes the documentary featurette MEDAL OF HONOR: THE AUDIE MURPHY STORY, which recounts the veteran's stunning exploits in making the world safe for democracy.