Hondo, an embittered former Rebel officer, travels Arizona Territory in the 1870s with his dog Sam. Often clashing with the local cavalry, who he holds responsible for the death of his ... See full summary »
Noah Beery Jr.
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
I was in my early teens when this series appeared on the first independent channel we had then in the early 1960s but it was often on too late for me to stay up . However my brief viewing has left me with a lasting reminder of the theme music which fitted in well with the subject and I wonder if it is available on CD. The other thing I remember was the clever way images of some of the cast were superimposed onto an old photograph. Bearing in mind the lack of technology I thought it was done very well. Like a western series called "Outlaws" which appeared around the same time Klondyke broke new ground in realism rather than some of the Roy Rogers type images of earlier years. Although I consider Outlaws went one stage further "Klondyke" still left an impression of one being there. CHRIS TURNER
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