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Release Date:
16 March 1960 (France) See more »
Kit and his pal El Toro go all over the west securing justice for all (absolutely no connection with the historical character). Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 159)
Bill Williams ... Kit Carson / ... (103 episodes, 1951-1955)
Don Diamond ... El Toro (103 episodes, 1951-1955)

Series Directed by
John English (45 episodes, 1951-1955)
Lew Landers (21 episodes, 1951-1953)
Paul Landres (9 episodes, 1953-1955)
Philip Ford (2 episodes, 1954)
Charles S. Gould (2 episodes, 1954)

Norman Lloyd (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Barry Shipman (31 episodes, 1952-1955)
Luci Ward (9 episodes, 1951-1953)
Eric Taylor (9 episodes, 1951-1952)
Milton Raison (7 episodes, 1951-1953)
Eric Freiwald (4 episodes, 1952-1954)
Sloan Nibley (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Schaefer (3 episodes, 1952-1954)
Maurice Tombragel (2 episodes, 1952)
Dwight V. Babcock (1 episode, 1952)

Dwight Cummins (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Leon Fromkess .... producer (1 episode, 1951)

Richard Irving .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Clark Ramsey (14 episodes, 1951-1953)
Joe Novak (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Jack Greenhalgh (2 episodes, 1951)

Jack MacKenzie (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell (14 episodes, 1951-1953)
Richard G. Wray (11 episodes, 1951-1953)
Edward A. Biery (8 episodes, 1953-1955)
Series Art Direction by
Martin Obzina (17 episodes, 1951-1955)
Series Set Decoration by
Perry Murdock (3 episodes, 1953)
Charles S. Thompson (3 episodes, 1953)
Series Makeup Department
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1953)
Series Sound Department
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (15 episodes, 1951-1955)
William H. Lynch .... sound (14 episodes, 1951-1953)
Dean Thomas .... sound (3 episodes, 1951-1953)
Series Stunts
John L. Cason .... stunts / stunt double: Bill Williams / ... (90 episodes, 1951-1954)

Troy Melton .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Clark Ramsey .... camera operator / cameraman (12 episodes, 1951-1952)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1954)
Series Editorial Department
Richard C. Currier .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (17 episodes, 1951-1953)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Series Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (1 episode, 1954)

Melvyn Lenard .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
30 min (104 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Actor John L. Cason, who performed in numerous segments of Kit Carson, also served as stunt man for Bill Williams.See more »


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Childhood Memory, 26 March 2008
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

The 104 half-hour episodes of the television western "The Adventures of Kit Carson" were originally broadcast in local syndication during the 1951-55 television seasons. Of course it played for years after on Saturday mornings.

The series fell into the "Kiddie" western category with shows like: "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok", "The Lone Ranger", "Rin Tin Tin", and "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon". The DVD release contains ten episodes of the series.

Blond, rugged, All-American action film hero ("Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo") Bill Williams played the title character. Don Diamond played Kit's ethnic sidekick El Toro. Diamond is probably best remembered as Corporal Reyes on Disney's "Zorro" series although he would go on to play "Crazy Cat" on "F-Troop".

The series was pretty straight forward, with few surprises, no shades of gray. Like "The Cisco Kid", the series served as an unlikely showcase for some of Hollywood's most attractive starlets. While none of these girls seem to have made it big, no other westerns of the period managed nearly this attractive a group of distaff guest stars.

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