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Boots and Saddles 

Captain Shanks Adams is in charge of the real Ft. Lowell in this syndicated fictional series. Set in the dangerous Arizona territory, Adams combats all sorts of trials assisted by his scout Luke Cummings and Lt. Binning.
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Series cast summary:
John Pickard ...  Capt. Shank Adams 38 episodes, 1957-1958
Dave Willock ...  Lt. Binning 38 episodes, 1957-1958
Michael Hinn Michael Hinn ...  Luke Cummings, Scout / ... 38 episodes, 1957-1958
John Alderson John Alderson ...  Sgt. Bullock 37 episodes, 1957-1958
Gardner McKay ...  Lt. Dan Kelly 35 episodes, 1957-1958
Patrick McVey Patrick McVey ...  Lt. Col. Wesley Hayes / ... 34 episodes, 1957-1958
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Captain Shanks Adams is in charge of the real Ft. Lowell in this syndicated fictional series. Set in the dangerous Arizona territory, Adams combats all sorts of trials assisted by his scout Luke Cummings and Lt. Binning.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

19 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of the Fifth Cavalry See more »

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(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The western fort set used on the series was in Kanab, UT, and was originally built for the western Pony Express (1953). It was also seen in the opening credits of TV's Branded (1965) and was featured extensively in Duel at Diablo (1966). See more »

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After the opening "Boots and Saddles" is shown: ....The Story of the Fifth Cavalry See more »

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Forgotten cavalry western
13 April 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This syndicated western series about the US Cavalry seems to have been completely forgotten by today. It's never come out on DVD and probably because none of the cast are truly household names. Which at the time and now probably adds to the realism of it.

Heading the cast of Boots And Saddles is John Pickard as Captain Shank Adams assigned to fictitious Fort Lowell in the Arizona Territory. This is not John Ford's romantic cavalry Pickard works for, these guys are seasoned professionals assigned to a dangerous place doing a dangerous job.

Another reason this series I think is not seen is because the producers played it on the cheap and while they shot it outdoors and on location, they did it in black and white. They might just as well have bagged and tagged it for oblivion.

Yet the stories were pretty good. One hopes it will come out on DVD some day.


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