The Gray Ghost (1957– )

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Tod Andrews ...
 Maj. John Singleton Mosby (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Sgt. Myles Magruder (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
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The popular "Grey Ghost" bicycle by Schwinn had nothing to do with this program, contrary to claims. See more »

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[last lines of each episode]
Maj. John Singleton Mosby: [narrating] Both North and South, they knew our fame / Gray Ghost is what they called me, John Mosby is my name.
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It was good exciting fun but politically incorrect
18 August 2006 | by (Long Island) – See all my reviews

The series tried to do justice to a man who would require a full length movie for that purpose with a great deal more violence then television in the 1950s was able to display.

However, the overall thrust of the show was excellent in that it showed the humanity and valor of BOTH sides of the war, Confederate and Union. There are villains, but often they are people trying to take advantage of a tragic situation rather than being members of the opposing armed forces. Naturally, as it was only a half hour long and aimed at a younger audience, every effort was made to keep the violence and bloodshed to a minimum - but that didn't preclude a lot of great adventure and more than enough 'fightin'.

No effort was made to present Mosby realistically PHYSICALLY on the show. Tod Andrews was a fairly good sized fellow while Mosby was quite small (delicate actually) who wasn't more than about 5 foot 3 inches or so and never weighed more than about 128 pounds. As well, the producers of the series avoided the reality that had Mosby been captured by the Yankees he would have been hanged without trial by order of Ulysses S. Grant! Even at war's end, it took John Singleton Mosby over six months longer than just about every other Confederate officer to be paroled and return to civilian life! Up until Grant finally allowed him to be paroled, he existed as an outlaw with a price on his head hiding out in Northern Virginia where he had fought as a partisan.


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