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Series cast summary:
Dee Aaker Dee Aaker ...  Russell the Muscle 26 episodes, 1955
Tim Considine ...  Spin Evans 6 episodes, 1955
David Stollery ...  Martin 'Marty' Markham 6 episodes, 1955
Roy Barcroft ...  Col. Logan 6 episodes, 1955
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Release Date:

4 November 1955 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$573,480 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The budget for this series was $513,480. The series came in about $60,000 over budget, mostly due to a strike by the Screen Actors' Guild. See more »


Ambitious: Marty, how come you're so stubborn?
Marty Markham: I'm not!
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gee, it's swell!
28 October 1999 | by Goon-2See all my reviews

I grew up on "The Mickey Mouse Club" repeats as a child, yet I have absolutely no recollection of watching this corny, but entertaining "serial" that played within them, and have only now "discvered" it through watching reruns again.

Listed as a "western,"which is a genre I don't usually like, this is actually a sort of charming little show about two friends who meet at a western-themed summer camp named, surprise surprise, Spin Evans(who would name their child SPIN?!), a fun-loving country boy and Marty Markham, a spoiled rich kid who takes his butler to camp with him and demands of everybody. At first Spin and Marty are enemies(very entertaining), but slowly their hatred dwindles and soon they are the best of pals, getting into lots of adventures at their camp with Mr. Perkins(Marty's butler), the camp counselor and their other friends Ambitious(ugh), Moochie(Kevin Corcoron, of just about every Disney project at the time) and gettting some girl friends like Annette and Darlene(the Mousketeers, who act...just like they do in the Mickey Mouse club.) The plots are usually simple(Moochie gets lost in the desert, Spin and Marty enter horse races, etc), but it is in a nice and relaxing way, and the acting, by Tim Considine(later to go onto "My Three Sons") and David Stollery is actually pretty good, considering. It's one of those dated little shows that would never sell with the wild, Pokemon obsessed kids of today, but it's kind of fun to watch and look back upon the olden days, when all entertainment was that simple and relaxed and "feel good." This is certainly a fun and feel good show alright. Swell.

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