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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
15 October 1954 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Rin Tin Tin and Rusty were connected in three generations by character conflation See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Lee Aaker ... Cpl. Rusty (164 episodes, 1954-1959)

James Brown ... Lt. Rip Masters (164 episodes, 1954-1959)

Rin Tin Tin II ... Rin Tin Tin (160 episodes, 1954-1959)

Joe Sawyer ... Sgt. Biff O'Hara (96 episodes, 1954-1959)

Rand Brooks ... Cpl. Boone (88 episodes, 1954-1959)
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Series Directed by
Robert G. Walker (54 episodes, 1954-1958)
Lew Landers (22 episodes, 1956-1959)
William Beaudine (21 episodes, 1957-1959)
Fred Jackman Jr. (14 episodes, 1957-1958)
Douglas Heyes (12 episodes, 1954-1956)
Don McDougall (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Earl Bellamy (7 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles S. Gould (4 episodes, 1954-1956)
Harve Foster (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Writing credits
Douglas Heyes (44 episodes, 1954-1956)
Jerry Thomas (36 episodes, 1955-1959)
John O'Dea (26 episodes, 1955-1959)
Roy Erwin (24 episodes, 1954-1959)
Jennings Cobb (10 episodes, 1956-1958)
Wallace Bosco (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Paul Pierce (5 episodes, 1954-1956)
Arthur Rowe (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
Lee Berg (4 episodes, 1954-1956)
Louis B. Appleton Jr. (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Samuel Newman (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Buckley Angell (3 episodes, 1956)
Lee Erwin (3 episodes, 1956)
Charles Stewart (3 episodes, 1956)
Sidney Morse (3 episodes, 1957)
Frank L. Moss (2 episodes, 1954)
Samuel Roeca (2 episodes, 1955-1958)
Harry Bekkar (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Tony Barrett (2 episodes, 1955)
David Robinson (2 episodes, 1955)
Victor McLeod (2 episodes, 1958-1959)

Series Produced by
Herbert B. Leonard .... producer (126 episodes, 1954-1959)
Douglas Heyes .... associate producer (55 episodes, 1955-1957)
Jerry Thomas .... associate producer (39 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Original Music by
Ray Carter (unknown episodes)
Hal Hopper (unknown episodes)
Stanley J. Keyawa (unknown episodes)
Henry Walsh (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fred Jackman Jr. (64 episodes, 1954-1959)
Lester White (16 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ira H. Morgan (16 episodes, 1955-1956)
Irving Lippman (13 episodes, 1956-1958)
William P. Whitley (12 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ray Cory (5 episodes, 1957)
Edward Linden (3 episodes, 1955)
Gert Andersen (3 episodes, 1958)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1957)
Gilbert Warrenton (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Aaron Nibley (30 episodes, 1954-1956)
Robert B. Hoover (26 episodes, 1954-1957)
Joseph Silver (24 episodes, 1954-1957)
James Sweeney (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
Aaron Stell (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Edwin H. Bryant (3 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Art Direction by
John T. McCormack (71 episodes, 1956-1959)
Paul Palmentola (37 episodes, 1954-1956)
Robert Peterson (24 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ross Bellah (4 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Milton Stumph (40 episodes, 1955-1959)
William Kiernan (38 episodes, 1956-1958)
Robert Priestley (23 episodes, 1954-1957)
Sidney Clifford (20 episodes, 1955-1959)
Dave Montrose (10 episodes, 1954-1957)
Alfred E. Spencer (9 episodes, 1956-1958)
Louis Diage (8 episodes, 1954-1958)
Frank Tuttle (7 episodes, 1955-1959)
William F. Calvert (7 episodes, 1956-1958)
James Crowe (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Morris Hoffman (3 episodes, 1957)
Robert C. Bradfield (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Production Management
Sam Manners .... production supervisor (35 episodes, 1957-1959)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1956-1957)
Ed Forsyth .... in charge of post-production (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Paul Sperling .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abby Singer .... assistant director (33 episodes, 1954-1956)
Jerrold Bernstein .... assistant director (27 episodes, 1957-1959)
Herb Wallerstein .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1954-1956)
Mitchell L. Gamson .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1954-1956)
Donald L. Gold .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1955-1957)
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1956-1959)
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1957)
Eddie Saeta .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
Pat Corleto .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Irving J. Moore .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1954)
Max Stein .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jack R. Berne .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Henry Kline .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (25 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Stunts
Bill Coontz .... stunt double: Dean Fredericks (1 episode, 1954)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (70 episodes, 1954-1956)
 
Series Editorial Department
Aaron Nibley .... supervising editor (86 episodes, 1954-1959)
Gary L. Stalcup .... editorial supervisor (7 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Music Department
Hal Hopper .... special vocal effects (1 episode, 1955)
 
Series Transportation Department
Alfred Schultz .... transportation coordinator (26 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Barnes .... Rin-Tin-Tin trained by (94 episodes, 1954-1958)
Lee Duncan .... Rin-Tin-Tin owned and trained by (94 episodes, 1954-1958)
Frederick Briskin .... production executive (72 episodes, 1954-1956)
Jerry Thomas .... story editor (39 episodes, 1954-1957)
Seymour Friedman .... production assistant (36 episodes, 1956-1957)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant to producer (9 episodes, 1956)
John O'Dea .... story editor (7 episodes, 1954-1956)
Ralph McCutcheon .... horse trainer (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 

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30 min (164 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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The series was shot on the set of the John Ford western Fort Apache (1948)See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rin Tin Tin and Rusty were connected in three generations by character conflation, 30 June 2012
Author: whbrackney from Canada

Has anyone out there figured out the connection of Rin Tin Tin, the TV series in the 1950s with the Rusty film series of a decade earlier? My hunch is this: The popular TV series which I faithfully watched from 1955-59 (itself spawned by the one year radio show in 1955), is a conflation of the popular Rin Tin Tin canine hero of the post-World War I era in books and movies with the Rusty movie series of eight films produced by Columbia Pictures 1945-1949. In the Rusty movies the German Shepherd is named Rusty and there are various young boys in the lead roles. In the TV series, the dog becomes again Rin Tin Tin and the boy lead becomes Rusty, played by Lee Aakers. Those folks old enough to have been fans in the 1930s and 1940s would have caught the connection at once. But those of us who were 1950s fans would have missed it entirely. Our Rusty for the years 1955-59 (and later in reruns) was a survivor of an Indian raid, who with his dog that he called "Rinty," as in the original books, was rescued by Cavalry to live in the confines and supportive community of Fort Apache. We came to think of characters like Sgt. Biff O'Hara and Lt. Rip Masters as part of our extended family. By the way, James Brown, who played Lt. Rip Masters, showed up again as a regular former policeman-turned J.R. Ewing informant and operative on the Dallas Series in the 1970s.

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