Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 6, Episode 4

The Swamp Fox: The Birth of the Swamp Fox (23 Oct. 1959)
"Disneyland" The Swamp Fox: The Birth of the Swamp Fox (original title)

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Under the command of Colonel Tarleton of the Green Dragoon cavalry, Francis Marion strives to free South Carolina from the British.

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Dick Foran ...
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Sergeant Jasper
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Smoki Whitfield ...
Oscar (as Jordan Whitfield)
John Alderson ...
Sergeant McDonald
Mary Field ...
Cathy Marion
Louise Beavers ...
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Chuck Roberson ...
Jenkins
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Under the command of Colonel Tarleton of the Green Dragoon cavalry, Francis Marion strives to free South Carolina from the British.

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The Swamp Fox: Starring Leslie Nielsen
4 December 2009 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This was a classic Disney at its best!

Set during the American Revolutionary War about a band of guerrilla soldiers who each week battle against the English conventional forces. Based on the exploits of South Carolina guerrilla leader Francis Marion,also known as The Swamp Fox. The series starred Leslie Nielsen as Francis Marion. Originally ran on ABC-TV as part of the weekly series "Disneyland" that aired from 1959 until 1961. The series produced eight episodes. These original episodes were basically produced,marketed and filmed in color,but ABC-TV otherwise telecast this series in black and white,but would however be telecast in color later on when Disney moved there series over to NBC-TV in 1961 as part of "The Wonderful World of Disney" when the series were aired as repeated episodes for most of the mid-1960's and throughout part of the 1970's.

The series ranks up of their with the best of the "Disneyland" series from the 1950's that featured "Davy Crockett","Zorro","Texas John Slaughter",and "The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca". Speaking of the classic series "The Swamp Fox",several episodes were in fact exceptionally brilliant with Leslie Nielsen in the major role. In fact,the final two episodes of the Swamp Fox was probably the best of the entire series. In the two-parter episode,Francis Marion and his men is captured by the British,but how he makes his escape from his captors is classic Disney. However,the final two episodes which were shown on television,were condensed into a theatrical feature film released by Disney in 1960,but it was also re-released back in theatres during the 1960's and part of the 1970's in full color.

The theme song: "Swamp Fox,Swamp Fox, tail on his hat.... Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox is at".


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