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11 September 1967 (USA) See more »
Rodeo champion Jim Sinclair is hired by Commander Hayes to introduce modern methods to his game ranch in Kenya. His Navajo blood brother John Henry helps; 10-year-old orphan Samson adopts them.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 16)

Chuck Connors ... Jim Sinclair (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tom Nardini ... John Henry (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ronald Howard ... Wing Commander Hayes (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gerald Edwards ... Samson (26 episodes, 1967-1968)

Series Directed by
Andrew Marton (4 episodes, 1967)
Earl Bellamy (3 episodes, 1968)
Andrew McCullough (2 episodes, 1967)
Allen Reisner (2 episodes, 1967)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1968)
Alex March (2 episodes, 1968)
Series Writing credits
Ivan Tors (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Andy White (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ed Adamson (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gordon T. Dawson (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jay Simms (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Norman Katkov (2 episodes, 1967)
Palmer Thompson (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Ralph Helfer .... producer (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Andy White .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Arthur H. Nadel .... producer (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
George Cahan .... producer (4 episodes, 1967)
James Simmons .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1967)

Ivan Tors .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
George Bruns (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harry Sukman (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Film Editing by
Thomas Scott (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Warren Adams (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Colbert (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Casting by
Marvin Paige (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Milt Hamerman (5 episodes, 1968)
Series Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert I. Jillson (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Production Management
Don Guest .... production manager (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
Morris R. Abrams .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968)
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Department
Max Pittman .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Gordon Zahler .... sound effects supervisor (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Glenn .... supervising sound editor (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (11 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Malcolm Arnold .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
George Gale .... post production executive (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Richard P. McDonagh .... story executive (7 episodes, 1967)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... supervisor of operations (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Belasco .... executive associate (3 episodes, 1967-1968)

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60 min (26 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
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Exotic Animal Trainer Ralph Helfer and Marshall Thompson went on a filming safari to Africa with Judy the Chimpanzee for the series. They went to Mozambique and filmed with the Zulu tribes of South Africa.See more »
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Follows Africa: Texas Style (1967)See more »


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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Rip-roaring Rodeo in Africa., 9 October 2005
Author: jonesy74-1 from United States

Square-jawed, super tall Chuck Connors takes on Africa. One of Ivan Tors' series based on Tors' own 1967 movie, "Africa, Texas Style" starring Hugh O'Brien.

A retired British Commander hires Texas Cowboy Jim Sinclair (Chuck Connors) to help him teach the Masai how to domesticate wild animals American Style.

As a Chuck Connors fan, I was glad to see him back in action after a bad run on "Branded," an unusually silly Western series that had him going town to town running from a charge of cowardice in the U.S. Cavalry.

Was this better? In some ways. Not a great series, but definitely fun. It was running around the time of the Tarzan with Ron Ely and Daktari (whose theme song went "Daktari - Daktari - Daktari, Daktari, Daktari") - both, shows about Africa.

I don't remember much about the series, except, Jim Sinclair dressed in Safari garb, carried a big carbine rifle, and rode a horse.

Also, I remember lots and lots of African animals. It wasn't that great of a series, but it kept me entertained. Nothing Connors did could rival "The Rifleman," I don't believe.

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