The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Cpl. Randolph Agarn / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Capt. Wilton Parmenter / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
Melody Patterson ...
 Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Hannibal Dobbs / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Chief Wild Eagle / ... (63 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Trooper Duffy (63 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ben Frommer ...
 Smokey Bear / ... (52 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Crazy Cat / ... (50 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Trooper Vanderbilt / ... (48 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ivan Bell ...
 Trooper Duddleson / ... (45 episodes, 1965-1967)
 Trooper Hogan (31 episodes, 1965-1967)


Becoming a hero by accidentally leading a cavalry charge the wrong way, Captain Wilton Parmenter is given command of Fort Courage. The Fort's crafty Sgt. O'Rourke has a deal with the local Hekawi Indians to market their wares to the tourists. They must sometimes pretend to be enemies (and the Shugs really are enemies). Jane is out to marry the innocent Parmenter. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA)  »

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I forti di Forte Coraggio  »

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Many viewers have thought that because "Old Charlie" the town drunk would usually be thrown through the saloon doors (or window), bounce off a support post, fall face forward over the hitching rail, spin around and land on his face or back in three episodes, he was actually a young stuntman in "old man" makeup. In reality "Charlie" was ace stuntman Harvey Parry, who at that time was 65 years old and had been a stuntman for almost 45 years. See more »


James Hampton's character, Bugler Hannibal Dobbs, is a Texan serving in the United States Army immediately after the Civil War. Although white males from Reconstruction (formerly Confederate) states were under a blanket suspicion of treason at the time, many non-conformists proved loyalty by fighting for the Union during the War. It's possible that Dobbs was one of these. See more »


Captain Wilton Parmenter: We come in peace.
Chief Wild Eagle: What else?
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F Troop
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Music by William Lava
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NOT Politically Correct
27 April 2004 | by (Lansing, MI) – See all my reviews

I saw this show during it's regular run. I thought it was hilarious.

It's so easy now to pick on things that are not politically correct.

If people can't see the characters for what they were, caricatures, then obviously you have NO sense of humour. If you can't laugh at yourself, why bother at all?

It's so easy to apply today's standards to people from a different time. It would be more appropriate for us to understand that different time. I suppose we should criticize the way blacks were treated in movies made in the 1920s, 30s 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and so on. America's perceptions, values and morals were different then. If you can't understand that, I would suggest you don't watch any movie or TV show made before 1995.

F-Troop was totally fictional. And it WAS, for it's time, very funny. I liked it then, I like it now. But I guess we just can't have a show that shows EVERYONE as inept. I mean we have a white officer who's clumsy, and most likely would have never qualified to be a private, let alone an officer. There's the Sgt. who's always scheming to make a buck. And the Indians, cowardly, perhaps, but they also have their own shining moments too. You have to watch the entire series to see all the different things that go on. The Indians are not the only ones made fun of in this COMEDY. More often than not Chief Wild Eagle got the better of his white partner in what ever deal they were cooking up.

I somehow doubt that it would succeed today. Most of it's humour would go over the heads of many people today who would instead focus on the "demeaning" way the Indians are treated. More's the shame we forgot how to laugh at ourselves.

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