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The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 

Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lee Aaker ...  Cpl. Rusty 164 episodes, 1954-1959
James Brown ...  Lt. Rip Masters 164 episodes, 1954-1959
Rin Tin Tin II ...  Rin Tin Tin 160 episodes, 1954-1959
Joe Sawyer ...  Sgt. Biff O'Hara 96 episodes, 1954-1959
Rand Brooks ...  Cpl. Boone 88 episodes, 1954-1959
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Storyline

Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rin-Tin-Tin See more »

Company Credits

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(164 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was shot on the set of the John Ford western Fort Apache (1948). See more »

Goofs

The adventures happen in the 1869-1877 period as we can see president Grant in Season 2, Episode 7. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899 so the whole series is an historical mistake. See more »

Alternate Versions

Towards the end of the 1970s nostalgia boom, this series was re-released in sepia-tone, with new color wraparounds featuring James Brown in character as Lt. Masters, "telling" each installment's story to a group of children. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Chappelle's Show: Episode #1.8 (2003) See more »

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Rusty, my hero and alter ego
25 August 2007 | by johnmason-4See all my reviews

This show kept this little kid riveted to the lounge room in the mid 60s after which I would go and play with my 'Timpo Toys' miniature cavalry soldiers. Most memorable aspects of the show for me was how lucky Rusty was to be in the cavalry at his age (mine too) and that bugle call that was played whenever the cavalry, led by Rip and Biff, were coming over the hill to save the day. I used to mimic that bugle call with my toys and drive my mother nuts. Only disappointing thing was that Rusty never carried a gun, although I seem to remember that he did get his hands on one in one episode. Does anybody else remember that? Rusty the orphan found his family in the paternal Lt Rip Masters, the avuncular Sgt Biff O'Hara and the fraternal Cpl Boone (don't know if I ever heard his first name). The show was notable for its dearth of female characters. I would like to hear Quentin Tarantino's comments about that. As a catholic schoolboy I always half expected the nuns to arrive in a wagon one day and try to cart Rusty off to an orphanage. I actually used to pray that that would never happen


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