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The adventures of Rango, a bumbling Texas Ranger stationed at Deep Wells Ranger Station in the late 19th century, and his sidekick, the cowardly Indian scout Pink Cloud.
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Tim Conway ... Rango (17 episodes, 1967)
Guy Marks ... Pink Cloud (17 episodes, 1967)

Norman Alden ... Captain Horton (17 episodes, 1967)

Series Directed by
Murray Golden (2 episodes, 1967)
Sidney Lanfield (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
R.S. Allen (17 episodes, 1967)
Harvey Bullock (17 episodes, 1967)
Sidney Morse (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Shelley Hull .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Aaron Spelling .... producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Danny Thomas .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Original Music by
Carl Brandt (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Cinematography by
Henry Cronjager Jr. (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Bud Molin (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Casting by
Mike Fenton (17 episodes, 1967)
Fred Roos (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Direction by
Russell C. Forrest (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Set Decoration by
Fred Price (1 episode, 1967)
Ken Swartz (1 episode, 1967)
Series Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
Ronald Jacobs .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1967)
William A. Porter .... production manager (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester Wm. Berke .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Department
Neil Wheeler .... property master (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Sound Department
Victor B. Appel .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1967)
Jack Cheap .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Special Effects by
Joe Lombardi .... special effects (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Stunts
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (1 episode, 1967)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Summers .... costumes (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Editorial Department
Jerry Jameson .... editorial supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Music Department
Earle Hagen .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1967)
Frankie Laine .... singer: theme song (17 episodes, 1967)
Ben Raleigh .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1967)
John Caper Jr. .... music editor (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Other crew
Lynn A. Aber .... script continuity / script supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
Joel Swanson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1967)

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Forgotten Credit on Tim Conway's Road to Success, 11 February 2006
Author: theowinthrop from United States

After he was Ensign Parker, the bumbling assistant to Lt. McHale on MCHALE'S NAVY, Tim Conway found his television career hitting one of those troughs. A highly gifted comic, his first starring part was this series, RANGO, about a bungling Texas Ranger, who constantly got into the hair of his commanding officer Captain Horton (Norman Alden), and was accompanied by his assistant Pink Cloud (the native American played by Guy Marks). He usually bungled his way to beating the bad guys (just barely).

The name of Conway's character, Rango Starr, was (or course) a hit at the Beatle's drummer Ringo Starr. But there had been a popular "western" tune that was a best selling single (spoke-sung by Lorne Greene of BONANZA) called "RINGO". This explains the theme song of the show that was about this man who faced "danger", "this Texas Ranger, Rango, Rango, Rangooo!" But it was a poorly written series, despite the work of Conway, Marks, and Horton. None of the episodes are memorable at all (as compared to F-TROOP, BEST OF THE WEST, or even PISTOLS 'N' PETTICOATS). Interestingly Conway was to be luckier in Disney films in this period, frequently teamed with Don Knotts in movies like THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG. It was not until he became a regular with Carol Burnett (especially when teamed with fellow comic Harvey Korman, or when playing with Burnett as Miss Wiggins' boss, Tugboll) that Conway demonstrated his real gifts as a comic. RANGO, which I recall as a summer replacement show only, was just a brief side trip to real success.

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