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"F Troop" (1965) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1965 | 1966 | 1967

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Scourge of the West

14 September 1965
Hail the conquering zero! Clueless "war hero" Captain Wilton Parmenter takes command of Fort Courage.

Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke

Larry Storch ... Cpl. Randolph Agarn

Ken Berry ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter

Melody Patterson ... Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

James Hampton ... Hannibal Dobbs
Jay Sheffield ... Lt. Jefferson Hawkes

Barry Kelley ... The General

Henry Brandon ... Indian Chief (Shug)

Alan Hewitt ... Colonel Malcolm

Edward Everett Horton ... Roaring Chicken

Frank DeKova ... Chief Wild Eagle (as Frank de Kova)

Joe Brooks ... Trooper Vanderbilt (uncredited)

William Conrad ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Louie Elias ... Trooper Franklin (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Happy Bear (uncredited)

Jimmie Horan ... Trooper Hogan (uncredited)

Rod McGaughy ... Col. Jupiter Parmenter (uncredited)
Lucian Tiger ... Indian (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Don't Look Now, One of Our Cannon Is Missing

21 September 1965
In order to get the Hakawi to make more blankets O'Rourke agrees to let them borrow the fort's cannon for their Moon Festival. Agarn is against this but he eventually goes along with it. O'Rourke has all the bases covered for this deception including keeping Parmenter busy on a date with Wrangler Jane...but he doesn't count on a surprise visit by General Grant.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Phantom Major

28 September 1965
It's pay call at Fort Courage when a top secret letter from Washington arrives. F Troop has been chosen as a test troop for a new style of Indian fighting...infiltration through camouflage. Major Bentley-Royce of the Bengal Lancers will be instructing them. He is a master of disguise and a living legend known as 'The Phantom Major'. He also wants to prove the fort is obsolete. O'Rourke and Agarn will have to enlist the Hakawi in order to prove him wrong.

Season 1, Episode 4: Corporal Agarn's Farewell to the Troops

5 October 1965
There's a $5,000 reward out for the capture of the Colton brothers and Parmenter decides to go after them. Meanwhile O'Rourke's horse and Agarn are both suffering from stomach pains. The prognosis is bad for the horse and Agarn overhears the doc and O'Rourke talking and thinks it's about him. Convinced he is dying Agarn writes a confessional letter to the Inspector General.

Season 1, Episode 5: The Return of Bald Eagle

12 October 1965
Renegade Indian Bald Eagle has been spotted by Fort Dodge and is believed to be heading towards Fort Courage. His reputation as wild and unpredictable precedes him and Parmenter prepares the Fort for an attack. He is crazy and attacks the fort singlehandedly. When the attack fails he is captured but he escapes and takes Parmenter with him. O'Rourke, Agarn and Jane head off in pursuit.

Season 1, Episode 6: Dirge for the Scourge

19 October 1965
Jane is disgusted with the saloon and the riff-raff it attracts and insists that Parmenter close it down. Parmenter looks into it and decides she's right and embarks on a plan to clean up the town. Meanwhile gunfighter Sam Urp is in town and after several clumsy accidental meetings with Parmenter swears he will gun him down next time he sees him. O'Rourke and Agarn can't afford to lose Parmenter so they set out to save him.

Season 1, Episode 7: The Girl from Philadelphia

26 October 1965
An old girlfriend of Captain Parmenter's visits Fort Courage to encourage him to return back east.

Season 1, Episode 8: Old Ironpants

2 November 1965
Captain Parmenter goes to command school and returns a tough Army officer that no one likes.

Season 1, Episode 9: Me Heap Big Injun

9 November 1965
Agarn joins the Hekawi tribe and turns out to be a better Indian than any other brave.

Season 1, Episode 10: She's Only a Build in a Girdled Cage

16 November 1965
When Dobbs' mother comes to visit she is mistaken for a dance hall singer.

Season 1, Episode 11: A Gift from the Chief

23 November 1965
After saving Wild Eagle's life, Captain Parmenter is given a baby.

Season 1, Episode 12: Honest Injun

30 November 1965
A conman comes to town taking the troopers money, which is O'Rourke's job.

Season 1, Episode 13: O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly

7 December 1965
A woman comes to town and takes over O'Rourke's saloon.

Season 1, Episode 14: The 86 Proof Spring

14 December 1965
Captain Parmenter is determined to find the Hekawi's whiskey supply that O'Rourke has stashed at the fort.

Season 1, Episode 15: Here Comes the Tribe

21 December 1965
The chief's daughter is kidnapped and F Troop swings into action.

Season 1, Episode 16: Iron Horse Go Home

28 December 1965
O'Rourke manipulates Capt. Parmenter into suggesting an incoming railroad be routed through Fort Courtage. That way, the bar that O'Rourke secretly owns will receive a windfall. To accomplish this, the U.S. Army must persuade the nearby Indians to move. They do so -- right into Fort Courage.

Season 1, Episode 17: Our Hero, What's His Name?

4 January 1966
Agarn gets a dear john letter from his girl Betty Lou and O'Rourke devises a scheme to keep them together. He proposes sending her a letter telling her of Agarn's bravery and the fact that single handedly he killed Geronimo. What they don't plan on is Betty Lou's father printing the letter in the newspaper and Agarn becoming a national hero. Geronimo has also read the newspaper and is intent on seeking revenge against Agarn. While all this transpires Parmenter is determined to capture a bear which has been seen near the fort.

Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. O'Rourke

Larry Storch ... Cpl. Randolph Agarn

Ken Berry ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter

Melody Patterson ... Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

James Hampton ... Hannibal Dobbs
Jackie Joseph ... Betty Lou MacDonald
William Woodson ... Secretary of War

Joe Brooks ... Trooper Vanderbilt

Bob Steele ... Trooper Duffy
Robert P. Lieb ... Attaché (as Robert Lieb)
Robert Sorrells ... Clarence

Mike Mazurki ... Geronimo

Frank DeKova ... Wild Eagle (as Frank de Kova)

Jamie Farr ... Geronimo's Friend (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Happy Bear (uncredited)

John Mitchum ... Trooper Hoffenmueller (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: Wrongo Starr and the Lady in Black

11 January 1966
A natural jinx comes to F Troop and gets involved with a black widow who had four husbands.

Season 1, Episode 19: El Diablo

18 January 1966
While the men of F Troop are undergoing their annual physicals word comes that the Mexican bandit El Diablo is at large. It turns out that he and Corporal Agarn are cousins and look exactly alike. Agarn with the troop under his command set out to capture Diablo...but Diablo has taken Parmenter, Jane, O'Rourke and Dobbs prisoner.

Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke

Larry Storch ... Cpl. Randolph Agarn / Pancho Agarnado 'El Diablo' / Granny Agarn / Gaylord Agarn / Carmen

Ken Berry ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter

Melody Patterson ... Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

James Hampton ... Hannibal Dobbs

Don Diamond ... Crazy Cat (as Donald Diamond)

Joe Brooks ... Trooper Vanderbilt

Bob Steele ... Trooper Duffy
Tony Martinez ... Felipe

Benny Baker ... Pete

John Mitchum ... Hoffenmueller
Hal England ... Lt. George Anderson

Frank DeKova ... Wild Eagle (as Frank de Kova)
Ben Frommer ... Indian Running in Fear (uncredited)

Jimmie Horan ... Trooper Hogan (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: Go for Broke

25 January 1966
Jane's cousin helps O'Rourke replace the F Troop pension fund by entering a poker game.

Season 1, Episode 21: The New I.G.

8 February 1966
An Army major comes to Fort Courage who wants to wipe out the Hekawis.

Season 1, Episode 22: Spy, Counterspy, Counter Counterspy

15 February 1966
The War Department's testing of a new bulletproof vest at Fort Courage is hampered by two competing spies.

Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke

Larry Storch ... Cpl. Randolph Agarn

Ken Berry ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter

Melody Patterson ... Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

James Hampton ... Hannibal Dobbs

Don Diamond ... Crazy Cat (as Donald Diamond)

Joe Brooks ... Trooper Vanderbilt

Bob Steele ... Trooper Duffy
William Woodson ... Secretary of War
Robert P. Lieb ... Assistant (as Robert Lieb)

Frank DeKova ... Wild Eagle (as Frank de Kova)

Pat Harrington Jr. ... B Wise

Abbe Lane ... Lorelei Duval
Ivan Bell ... Trooper Duddleston (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Happy Bear (uncredited)

Jimmie Horan ... Trooper Hogan (uncredited)

Mathew McCue ... Trooper (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 23: The Courtship of Wrangler Jane

22 February 1966
To have the Captain move off post, O'Rourke plays cupid for him and Wrangler Jane.

Season 1, Episode 24: Play, Gypsy, Play

1 March 1966
A group of visiting Gypsies crown Agarn their long lost prince.

Season 1, Episode 25: Reunion for O'Rourke

8 March 1966
O'Rourke has been in the Army for twenty-five years.

Season 1, Episode 26: Captain Parmenter, One Man Army

15 March 1966
When F Troop finds out that none of them are legally enlisted, the troopers leave and only Captain Parmenter remains to fight off an Indian attack.

Season 1, Episode 27: Don't Ever Speak to Me Again

22 March 1966
Fort Courage is to receive a citation from the Secretary of War for having the best morale in the army. Unfortunately this is right on the eve of a wave of arguments that sweep the fort.

Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke

Larry Storch ... Cpl. Randolph Agarn

Ken Berry ... Capt. Wilton Parmenter

Melody Patterson ... Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift

James Hampton ... Hannibal Dobbs

Don Diamond ... Crazy Cat (as Donald Diamond)

Joe Brooks ... Trooper Vanderbilt

John Mitchum ... Hoffenmueller
George Tyne ... Colonel

Bob Steele ... Trooper Duffy
William Woodson ... Secretary of War
Robert P. Lieb ... Jenkins (as Robert Lieb)
Alfred Shelly ... Little Fox (as Al Shelly)

Frank DeKova ... Wild Eagle (as Frank de Kova)
Ivan Bell ... Trooper Duddleson (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Happy Bear (uncredited)

Jimmie Horan ... Trooper Hogan (uncredited)

Mathew McCue ... Trooper (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 28: Too Many Cooks Spoil the Troop

29 March 1966
After their cook is transferred, Agarn takes over so they can order excess supplies and sell them to the Indians.

Season 1, Episode 29: Indian Fever

5 April 1966
Agarn's sanity is questioned when he keeps seeing an Indian in the fort and no one else does.

Season 1, Episode 30: Johnny Eagle Eye

12 April 1966
O'Rourke and Agarn get Wild Eagle's nephew entered into the Army sharp shooting contest.

Season 1, Episode 31: A Fort's Best Friend Is Not a Mother

19 April 1966
When Captain Parmenter's mother arrives, she insists that he be transferred to a post back east.

Season 1, Episode 32: Lieutenant O'Rourke, Front and Center

26 April 1966
O'Rourke gets a promotion to lieutenant and is being transferred which could doom O'Rourke Enterprises.

Season 1, Episode 33: The Day the Indians Won

3 May 1966
The Hekawis - the tribe that invented the peace pipe - are ordered to go on the warpath so they attack Fort Courage.

Season 1, Episode 34: Will the Real Captain Try to Stand Up

10 May 1966
Captain Parmenter is temporarily replaced by the town drunk to impress his visiting daughter.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: The Singing Mountie

8 September 1966
Shades of Nelson Eddy as a singing Mountie shows up looking for Agarn's French Canadian cousin.

Season 2, Episode 2: How to Be F Troop Without Really Trying

15 September 1966
Everyone in F Troop is transferred except for Agarn who must train the new troops that are worse than his comrades.

Season 2, Episode 3: Bye, Bye, Balloon

22 September 1966
Fort Courage is visited by a Prussian balloonist.

Season 2, Episode 4: Reach for the Sky, Pardner

29 September 1966
Agarn and O'Rourke volunteer to guard the replacement payroll after the first one is stolen.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Great Troop Robbery

6 October 1966
A trickster tries to get Agarn blamed for his robberies.

Season 2, Episode 6: The West Goes Ghost

13 October 1966
Four F Troopers take over a ghost town hoping to get rich when the railroad finally comes through.

Season 2, Episode 7: Yellow Bird

20 October 1966
A white woman raised by Indians starts to take after the Captain.

Season 2, Episode 8: The Ballot of Corporal Agarn

27 October 1966
The two candidates for mayor of Passaic New Jersey, Agarn's hometown, come out West to get his vote since the election was tied and they need his absentee ballot to break the tie.

Season 2, Episode 9: Did Your Father Come from Ireland?

3 November 1966
While Sgt. O'Rourke is off on a horse buying mission, his father, Morgan O'Rourke, arrives from Ireland at Fort Courage and unintentionally raises havoc at the fort and even the Hakawi camp.

Season 2, Episode 10: For Who the Bugle Tolls

10 November 1966
A visiting Colonel judges a troop by its bugler and Fort Courage has the world's worse.

Season 2, Episode 11: Miss Parmenter

17 November 1966
Wilton's sister has eyes for the company bugler.

Season 2, Episode 12: La Dolce Courage

24 November 1966
An Italian father and daughter visit Fort Courage pursued by a spurned lover.

Season 2, Episode 13: Wilton, the Kid

1 December 1966
Kid Vicious, a dead ringer for Captain Parmenter, comes to town.

Season 2, Episode 14: The Return of Wrongo Starr

8 December 1966
Natural jinx Wrongo Starr returns driving a load of dynamite.

Season 2, Episode 15: Survival of the Fittest

15 December 1966
Parmenter and Agarn go on a survival test where O'Rourke makes sure that they can find food.

Season 2, Episode 16: Bring on the Dancing Girls

22 December 1966
Agarn and O'Rourke go after the man that swindled them out of their saloon.

Season 2, Episode 17: The Loco Brothers

29 December 1966
Two renegade Indians captured Captain Parmenter, but are just looking for company.

Season 2, Episode 18: From Karate with Love

5 January 1967
East meets West in this episode when the men of Fort Courage offer sanctuary for a young Japanese woman who is fleeing an arranged marriage with a man she does not love. This is good for O'Rourke and Agarn who want the tribe to start manufacturing Kimonos, parasols, and fans but don't plan on a Samurai warrior who is determined to bring her back to Japan where she will fulfill her destiny and marry.

Season 2, Episode 19: The Sergeant and the Kid

12 January 1967
A ten year old boy shows up at Fort Courage and wants to join up.

Season 2, Episode 20: What Are You Doing After the Massacre?

19 January 1967
A 147 year old Hekawi chief wants the land that Fort Courage sits on and lays siege to the fort.

Season 2, Episode 21: A Horse of Another Color

26 January 1967
The wild horse that the Captain wants to capture for Jane, O'Rourke wants to sell to the circus.

Season 2, Episode 22: V Is for Vampire

2 February 1967
Count Sforza, an emigrant from Transylvania, arrives in town. He comes in a hearse, has pale skin and has a crow he calls "Brother." The men of F-Troop suspect he may be a vampire, given the count's tendency to say, "Good evening," regardless of the time of day. When Jane can't be found, O'Rourke, Agarn and the Captain decide to check out Sforza's spooky mansion.

Season 2, Episode 23: That's Show Biz

9 February 1967
Agarn leaves the Army to manage a rock band called the Bedbugs.

Season 2, Episode 24: The Day They Shot Agarn

16 February 1967
Agarn faces the firing squad after the prisoner in his care escapes and kills Sergeant O'Rourke.

Season 2, Episode 25: Only One Russian Is Coming! Only One Russian Is Coming!

23 February 1967
Agarn's Russian cossack cousin falls for Wrangler Jane.

Season 2, Episode 26: Guns, Guns, Who's Got the Guns?

2 March 1967
The Captain goes on a spy mission to find out who's selling guns to the Indians.

Season 2, Episode 27: Marriage, Fort Courage Style

9 March 1967
A marriage broker comes to town scaring both Corporal Agarn and Captain Parmenter.

Season 2, Episode 28: Carpetbagging, Anyone?

16 March 1967
A man comes to town, buys the land that Fort Courage is on and then plans to throw out F Troop.

Season 2, Episode 29: The Majority of Wilton

23 March 1967
Wilton is eligible for promotion to Major, but first he must pass a rigorous examination. His attempts at study are jeopardized by a bad cold and various home remedies.

Season 2, Episode 30: Our Brave in F Troop

30 March 1967
Chief Wild Eagle is hiding at Fort Courage to visit the Army dentist; however a visiting general is impressed by this "soldier" and keeps promoting him.

Season 2, Episode 31: Is This Fort Really Necessary?

6 April 1967
An officer known for closing down forts comes to Fort Courage to get married.

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