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Genre
Western
Aired
October 4, 1959-June 18, 1961 on ABC
Run time
30 Minutes
Starring
Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)

The Rebel was a television show where it portrays the adventures of young confederate army veteran Johnny Yuma played by Nick Adams.

Description[edit | edit source]

Haunted by memories of the American civil war, Yuma, in search of inner peace, roams the American West, specifically the Texas Hill Country and the South Texas Plains. He keeps a journal of his adventures and fights injustice where he finds it with a revolver and his dead father's sawed-off double-barreled shotgun.

Theme Song Lyrics[edit | edit source]

"Away, away, away rode the rebel Johnny Yuma.
Johnny Yuma, was a rebel,
He roamed through the west.
And Johnny Yuma, was a rebel,
He wandered alone.
He got fightin' mad,
This rebel lad.
He packed his star,
As he wandered far.
Where the only law,
Was a hook and a draw.
The rebel.
Away, away, away rode the rebel...
Johnny Yuma, was a rebel,
He roamed through the west.
And Johnny Yuma, was a rebel,
He wandered alone.
He searched the land,
This restless lad.
He was panther quick,
And leather tough.
'Cause he figured that,
He'd been pushed enough.
The Rebel.
Away, away away rode the rebel Johnny Yuma.
Johnny Yuma.
Johnny Yuma, was a rebel.
He roamed through the west.
And Johnny Yuma, the rebel.
He wandered alone.
He was fightin' mad,
This rebel lad.
With a dream he hold until his dying breath,
He would search his soul and gamble with death.
The Rebel.
Away, away, away rode the rebel Johnny Yuma.
Johnny Yuma."

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Main Article: The Rebel/Merchandise

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Main Article: The Rebel/Episode Guide

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Scripts[edit | edit source]

In Popular Culture[edit | edit source]

The Rebel has been referenced, mentioned or spoofed in the following:

  • Allan Sherman Live! (1966) (song) - the title is a referenced to the show.
  • My Son, the Greatest (1994) (song) - the song can be heard in a compilation album.
  • Seinfeld: The Heart Attack (1991) (TV Episode) - The first line of the theme song Jerry retorts to Kramer that Johnny Yuma was a rebel.

See Also[edit | edit source]

The Yank

Video[edit | edit source]

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The Rebel (1959)

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The Rebel (1959) Panic

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