Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
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Complete series cast summary:
Fess Parker ...  Daniel Boone 165 episodes, 1964-1970
Patricia Blair ...  Rebecca Boone / ... 118 episodes, 1964-1970
Darby Hinton ...  Israel Boone / ... 110 episodes, 1964-1970
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ...  Cincinnatus 81 episodes, 1964-1970
Ed Ames ...  Mingo / ... 72 episodes, 1964-1968
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

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24 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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(165 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to the History Channel series The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen, Daniel Boone's life in Boonesborough was nothing like this TV show. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778 (about three years after the founding of Boonesborough) who were allies with the British, taking him to a British encampment. He was ordered to surrender Boonesborough and on the way back, he escaped the group of Indians he was with and alerted Boonesborough that the Shawnees were planning an attack. After 10 days of Indian attacks against the fort, the Indians retreated after being alerted of an approaching militia that was sent for earlier. The captain of the militia wanted to retaliate against the Indians, basically planning to wipe them out. Boone wanted nothing to do with the attack, so he left Boonesborough never to return. See more »

Goofs

This series gave rise to the urban legend that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett were one and the same person. In fact, the producers had intended the show to be about Crockett, but Walt Disney would not sell them the rights, so they used the name Daniel Boone instead. See more »


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The Frontier as Seen By "The Great Society"
29 February 2008 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

The 165 one-hour episodes (45 in B&W, 120 in color) of the frontier western "Daniel Boone" originally aired on NBC from 1964-1970. This was an extremely popular baby boomer show that may seem a little odd today due to an uncharacteristic emphasis on racial/ethnic diversity (insert Ed Ames as Mingo and NFL lineman Rosey Grier as Gabe Cooper). But the times were a-changing as the country tried to turn itself into LBJ's "Great Society" and network executives smelled an opportunity to cash in on the baby boomer's budding social awareness.

The series moved between a domestic focus on Boone's family (Patricia Blair as wife Rebecca, Veronica Cartwright as daughter Jemima, and Darby Hinton as his son Israel) to "one-with-the-wilderness"/"the British are evil" themes. The series focused on Boone after he had moved to Kentucky.

Daniel was played by Fess Parker who already had an established coonskin cap franchise from his mid-1950's Disney TV portrayal of Davy Crockett. Boone is played as an even tempered peaceful man who likes to chum around in the woods with Oxford educated Indians and runaway black slaves (see above), your basic 1770's flower child. Other than his confrontations with "the man" (represented by those nasty Redcoats) there is very little messy violence and lots of "Little House on the Prairie" moments.

Cartwright, the most talented of the ensemble, is frustratingly underutilized. Particularly given that the most celebrated event in the real Daniel Boone's life was the rescue of his daughter and her two friends from Indian kidnappers.

Cartwright bailed out after season two, Ames after season four, and Blair after season five. Budding sausage king Jimmy Dean was added as Josh Clements, a character in the tradition Chester and Festus from "Gunsmoke".

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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