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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
8 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Silly, funny family entertainment See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)

Larry Storch ... Cpl. Randolph Agarn / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)

Ken Berry ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
Melody Patterson ... Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift (65 episodes, 1965-1967)

James Hampton ... Hannibal Dobbs / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)

Frank DeKova ... Chief Wild Eagle / ... (63 episodes, 1965-1967)

Bob Steele ... Trooper Duffy (63 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ben Frommer ... Smokey Bear / ... (52 episodes, 1965-1967)
Don Diamond ... Crazy Cat / ... (50 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joe Brooks ... Trooper Vanderbilt / ... (48 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ivan Bell ... Trooper Duddleson / ... (45 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jimmie Horan ... Trooper Hogan (31 episodes, 1965-1967)
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Series Directed by
Charles R. Rondeau (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
Seymour Robbie (12 episodes, 1966-1967)
David Alexander (9 episodes, 1966)
Phil Rawlins (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hollingsworth Morse (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leslie Goodwins (5 episodes, 1965)
Gene Reynolds (4 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Arthur Julian (30 episodes, 1965-1967)
Stan Dreben (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Howard Merrill (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Seaman Jacobs (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ed James (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Austin Kalish (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Irma Kalish (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard Baer (3 episodes, 1966)
James Barnett (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Irving Elinson (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Fred S. Fox (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Hal Goldman (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Gordon (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stan Burns (2 episodes, 1966)
Mike Marmer (2 episodes, 1966)
Richard M. Bluel (1 episode, 1965)

Tom Adair (unknown episodes)
James B. Allardice (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Hy Averback .... producer / executive producer (64 episodes, 1965-1967)
Herman S. Saunders .... associate producer / producer (64 episodes, 1965-1967)
Phil Rawlins .... associate producer (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
William T. Orr .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Original Music by
William Lava (60 episodes, 1965-1967)
Frank Comstock (3 episodes, 1965)
Richard LaSalle (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert Hoffman (34 episodes, 1965-1966)
Louis Jennings (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Nicholas Musuraca (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Wages (22 episodes, 1966-1967)
Elbert K. Hollingsworth (13 episodes, 1966-1967)
James T. Heckert (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
Byron Chudnow (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Milt Kleinberg (6 episodes, 1965)
Stefan Arnsten (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
George Renne (63 episodes, 1965-1967)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Hal Overell (33 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Wallace (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist / hair stylist / ... (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director (33 episodes, 1965-1966)
C. Carter Gibson .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... assistant property master (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Sound Department
B.F. Ryan .... sound (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Samuel F. Goode .... sound (13 episodes, 1965)
Everett A. Hughes .... sound (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stanley Jones .... sound (8 episodes, 1966)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable (3 episodes, 1965)
Robert B. Lee .... sound (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Stunts
Bobby Somers .... stunts (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Barry Wexler .... grip (1 episode, 1966)
 
Series Music Department
William Lava .... composer: theme song / composer: theme music (65 episodes, 1965-1967)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (44 episodes, 1965-1967)
Irving Taylor .... lyrics: theme song (34 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Eugene Marks .... music editor (6 episodes, 1966)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1967)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Tallman .... technical advisor (1 episode, 1966)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (65 episodes)
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Black and White (season 1) | Color (season 2)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The name of the tribe that Wild Eagle belonged to was the Hekawe. In one episode it was explained that the name came about by two Indians falling off a cliff and one asking "Where the heck are we?" The original name of the tribe, the Fugawe (As in, "Where the Fugawe?"), was rejected by network censors.See more »
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Anachronisms: Set in 1865-7, the series contains many references to the Battle of Little Big Horn (1876).See more »
Quotes:
Chief Wild Eagle:[when asked how the Hekawi got their name] Many moons ago tribe move west because Pilgrims ruin neighborhood. Tribe travel west, over country and mountains and wild streams, then come big day... tribe fall over cliff, that when Hekawi get name. Medicine man say to my ancestor, "I think we lost. Where the heck are we?"See more »
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34 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Silly, funny family entertainment, 15 August 2003
Author: Jim Trascapoulos from Hilversum, The Netherlands

There was a time, perhaps when our better sensibilities knew it, when we were allowed to laugh at all races, religions and socio-ethnicities without being labeled "racist". It was a gentler, more naive time indeed, and the airwaves broadcast TV aimed at the silly side of life. "Gilligan's Island", "The Beverly Hillbillies", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Petticoat Junction", "It's About Time" and of course, "F-Troop".

There is a common thread in all of these shows: Simple, honest people are ennobled. Officious, pompous people are made fun of. Everyone is fodder for fun - no-one is above being poked at.

Ken Berry as William Parmenter is amazing in his comic timing (Mayberry RFD was a big step down for me). Melody Patterson is absolutely delicious jail-bait as "Calamity" Jane, and of course Frank DeKova and Don Diamond as Chief Wild Eagle and Crazy Cat, and Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch, as Sgt. O'Rourke and Corporal Agarn, respectively, are mirror-images of avarice and opportunity.

The relationships of these last 4 characters were the most typical of TV, but smartly turned on it's head: Agarn and Crazy Cat, full of ideas and energy, scheming and snatching at everything that moved, in their climb to "success". Sgt. O'Rourke and Chief Wild Eagle, as the "Establishment", wisely knowing when to take opportunities, but at the same time wringing their hands about their underlings almost as to say "What is it with the kids these days"?

This was wonderful social satire loaded with sight-gags, something for young and old. Unfortunately we Americans seem to have lost the knack for subtle comedy, as we now linger under the thumb of blistering insults and mechanical obviousness. I don't know if we get it ourselves these days - perhaps that is why people look at the show and react first without giving the show any thought.

I don't mean to discount the valid views of other, more PC posters, but they're missing the point. TV and film are just time capsules...you can no more examine history through something like "F-Troop" than experience the future through something like "2001". Ultimately, they're both the '60s.

What you can do is understand the period and sensibilities of that time, and remember one major lesson - something we were learning then but have perhaps since forgotten: That we are all the same under the skin. And at best, we should be taken very, very lightly.

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