Captain Shanks Adams is in charge of the fictional Ft. Lowell in this syndicated series. Set in the dangerous Arizona territory, Adams combats all sorts of trials assisted by his scout Luke Cummings and Lt. Binning.
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 Capt. Shank Adams (38 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Lt. Binning (38 episodes, 1957-1958)
Michael Hinn ...
 Luke Cummings, Scout / ... (38 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Alderson ...
 Sgt. Bullock (37 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Lt. Dan Kelly (35 episodes, 1957-1958)
Patrick McVey ...
 Lt. Col. Wesley Hayes (34 episodes, 1957-1958)
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Captain Shanks Adams is in charge of the fictional Ft. Lowell in this syndicated series. Set in the dangerous Arizona territory, Adams combats all sorts of trials assisted by his scout Luke Cummings and Lt. Binning.

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sergeant | cavalry | apache | See All (3) »

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19 September 1957 (USA)  »

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The Story of the Fifth Cavalry  »

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(39 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The unit depicted in the series, the 5th Cavalry, was an actual regiment in the US army. It fought in the Mexican War and the US Civil War and afterwards served in the Indian campaigns in Nebraska and Kansas. Among its members were future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (who was a lieutenant colonel at the time) and William F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill Cody", who served as a scout. See more »

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...an adult western told from a cavalryman's point of view

"Boots and Saddles" was a first.: an adult western told from a cavalryman's point of view. Unlike the earlier "Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", which targeted a more juvenile audience, "Boots and Saddles" followed in the lead of other "adult" westerns of the late '50's in that it targeted young adults who were tuned in each week to "Gunsmoke" and the like. Set at Fort Lowell, AZ Territory in the 1880's, this first run syndicated series followed the stories of the 5th U.S. Cavalry as they fought and tried to live with the Apaches. The main characters were all very believable and seemed perfectly cast for their roles. The lead, John Pickard (Capt. Shank Adams), was actually considered for the lead on "Gunsmoke" when John Wayne initially turned down the role and prior to James Arness being cast. This series was very entertaining and novel for its cavalry characters as opposed to sheriff's, gunslingers, ranchers, etc. A very worthwhile and fondly remembered series.


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