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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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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 (32 episodes, 1952-1955)
Eric Taylor (10 episodes, 1951-1952)
Luci Ward (9 episodes, 1951-1953)
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 (15 episodes, 1951-1953)
Joe Novak (3 episodes, 1954-1955)

Jack MacKenzie (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell (14 episodes, 1951-1953)
Richard G. Wray (13 episodes, 1951-1953)
Edward A. Biery (8 episodes, 1953-1955)
Series Art Direction by
Martin Obzina (18 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 (16 episodes, 1951-1955)
William H. Lynch .... sound (15 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 (14 episodes, 1951-1952)
Jack Greenhalgh .... camera operator / cameraman (2 episodes, 1951)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1954)
Series Editorial Department
Richard C. Currier .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (18 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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Kit Carson's horse Apache was performed by movie horse Goldie, owned by actors Don C. Harvey and Jean Harvey. He was kept at the Ralph McCutcheon ranch.See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not The Kit Carson Of History, 21 February 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

What I remember best about The Adventures of Kit Carson is that it was not for some reason, broadcast in New York City. I only got to see this show when visiting my grandparents in Rochester every summer. Little did I know what I was seeing had absolutely nothing to do with the real Mr. Carson who was quite the frontier figure.

Christopher 'Kit' Carson's (1809-1868) active career lasted from the Era of Good Feeling until the Civil War. He was a fur trapper and mountain man from a teen who came to fame as a guide for John C. Fremont's map-making expeditions. The trails that he and the other mountain men kept as a secret were mapped by Fremont with Carson showing the way. He fought in the Mexican War and the Civil War attaining the rank of general.

The Carson I saw as played by Bill Williams with a brace of pistols was a wandering fellow who was a general righter of wrongs in an era following when the real Carson died. At least the west looked pretty much like the post Civil War frontier we saw in a gazillion westerns. Williams was pretty much the standard cowboy hero.

Carson had a Mexican sidekick named El Toro played by Don Diamond who was better known much later as Corporal Reyes in Walt Disney's Zorro series and as Crazy Cat of the Hekawis on F Troop. He played a mean guitar, had an amorous nature, and Carson kept him around for more than laughs the way the Cisco Kid did Pancho.

Kit Carson was a most remarkable man and he's been portrayed many times on the big and small screen. Which is probably why this series hasn't had a market for syndication for years. Still seeing it again would be nostalgic and fun.

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