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Keith Larsen ...
 Major Robert Rogers (26 episodes, 1958-1959)
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 Sergeant Hunk Marriner / ... (26 episodes, 1958-1959)
Don Burnett ...
 Ensign Langdon Towne / ... (25 episodes, 1958-1959)
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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced explorer and Indian fighter, were Hunk Marriner, another experienced Indian fighter, and Langdon Towne, a Harvard graduate who was the map maker. The episodes told the story of their trials and tribulations searching for the Northwest Passage and their battles with both the French and Indians during this war. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Narrator: This is a story of early America during the century of conflict between the British and their American colonies against the French and their Indian allies - when men and women, unknown to history, became giants in daring and endurance in their fight for a new country.
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An "eastern" Western -- set in the 1700s!
12 May 1999 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

There was such an appetite for TV westerns in the late 1950s that MGM figured it could sell this series even though it's set during the French & Indian War when the frontier was Pittsburgh! Most of its plots, however, could easily be interchanged with those on more traditional westerns. On 10-19-58, for instance, an episode ran titled "Break Out" in which series star Keith Larsen falls into the hands of the Bad Guys who force him to work on a road-gang. This same plot played across the whole "western" spectrum, perhaps because it allowed the lead ctor -- usually a muscular "hunk" -- to appear bare-chested and sweaty and maybe even suffer a bit of bondage and punishment. In "Break Out," Larsen is tied to a post and given a sound whipping. (Despite such sado-masochism, these old TV westerns are often re-run on "Family" channels!)


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