Daniel Boone leads a party of settlers into Kentucky to find the town of Boonesborough. Along the way, he meets and falls in love with a lovely, red-haired servant named Rebecca and must vie with the gambler, Jim Santee for her affection.
Fess Hamilton is a recently widowed man who must cope with three feisty daughters. His best friend Boomer is also recently widowed and tries to raise three young sons. In the pilot, he must... See full summary »
According to an interview with Veronica Cartwright, she left the series because the producers wanted to have her character of Jemima Boone involved in more mature situations, such as budding romantic relationships. Patricia Blair did not like this because it made her feel too old, so she threatened to leave the series if Cartwright was not let go from the series. See more »
"Daniel Boone" is a show that has flown out of almost every pigeonhole into which the TV critics have tried to stuff it.
It's not really a Western (most action takes place East of the Mississippi), but it has all the elements of a classic Western.
Action/Adventure? Sure, lots of it, but with plenty of food for thought provided by the family and social issues that are woven into most plots.
Drama? Yep, but with elements of humor that bring some episodes into the range of Comedy.
History? ahem Well, let's just say that this Dan'l must have lived in an alternate world (see, Science Fiction, too!) where time travel allows for episodes where President George Washington appears one week, while the next week the American War for Independence is still being fought.
Regardless of how one might label this series, "Daniel Boone" is a show that has something for everyone!
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