Four episodes of Dusty's Trail edited together into a movie. The episodes, in the order shown, are: "Tomahawk Territory", "Horse of Another Color", "There is Nothing Like a Dame", and "The Not So Magnificent Seven".
A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »
Nat Cutler, known as Hawkeye, is a fur trader. With his faithful Indian companion Chingachgook, the last of the Mohican tribe, he fights to protect settlers against the raiding Huron ... See full summary »
Created by Sherwood Schwartz, it has been said that the show's early failure was due to the fact that it was too similar to Bob Denver's earlier series Gilligan's Island (1964), also created by Schwartz. Denver plays a character very similar to that of Gilligan. In addition, there is a wagon train leader (similar to the Skipper), the Brookhavens, a rich couple (the Howells), Lulu, a saloon entertainer (Ginger), Betsy, a sweet young girl traveling alone (Mary Ann), and Andy, a bright young man who easily figures things out (the Professor). With "Gilligan's Island" in constant reruns, people preferred to tune in to that series rather than this one. See more »
In the show with the tornado coming towards the wagon train, it was quite obvious that someone superimposed a hand drawn, scribbled sketch of a tornado over the finished film. Has to be the worst replica of a tornado in television history! See more »
Dusty f/k/a Gilligan gets his wagon lost to the chagrin of Forrest Tucker (formerly of 'F' Troop and playing a rough version of G.I.'s 'Skipper'.)
I thought this series had just as much originality as "The Knacks" second album and (come to think of it) was probably seen by about the same number of people as heard The Knack's second album. The humor was about on par with Gilligan's Island; however, for some intangible reason much less likable or watchable, even to a then young viewer like me.
Nobody's going to ever dust off Dusty and call it a classic--that's for certain. A perfect example of going to the well too often. Even Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker's Saturday Morning shows, both together and apart, were better fare than this series.
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