Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)

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Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were ... See full summary »

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Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were international adventurers. Each episode would take place in a different country. Many of the film crew had worked at Republic Pictures studios with the show filmed on Republic's backlot then used by television's Revue Productions. The show was constantly rerun on American television into the 1960s. The original run was from January 10, 1955 to March 10, 1957. The show was sponsored for two years by 7 Up soft drink. One year after Soldiers of Fortune was cancelled, John Russell went on to star as Marshal Dan Troup in the successful ABC/Warner Brothers western series Lawman. This description was copied from Wikipedia. Written by alanmeyers50

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As good as remembered
5 December 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I just bought the entire series from Amazon, and watched the first few episodes. It wasn't only young boys who liked Soldiers of Fortune. I loved this show back when and as far as I'm concerned, it's holding up well. The stories are top-notch. John Russell was always a favorite of mine, and Chick Chandler as the sidekick is not the usual buffoon, though he has his comic moments. Russell's character is not that different from that of Marshal Dan Troop in Lawman--stalwart, brave, with a bit of humility and a lot of honor.

Thanks to Timeless for bringing it back. Keep it up. There are a lot more great series out there.


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