The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote U.S. Army outpost in the Wild West.

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1967   1966   1965  
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Cpl. Randolph Agarn / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Capt. Wilton Parmenter / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift 65 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Hannibal Dobbs / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Chief Wild Eagle / ... 63 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Trooper Duffy 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Ben Frommer ...  Smokey Bear / ... 52 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Crazy Cat / ... 50 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Trooper Vanderbilt 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Ivan Bell ...  Trooper Duddleson / ... 46 episodes, 1965-1967
...  Trooper Hogan 31 episodes, 1965-1967
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Becoming a hero by accidentally leading a cavalry charge the wrong way, Captain Wilton Parmenter is given command of Fort Courage. The Fort's crafty Sergeant O'Rourke has a deal with the local Hekawe Indians to market their wares to the tourists. They must sometimes pretend to be enemies (and the Shugs really are enemies). Jane is out to marry the innocent Parmenter. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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8 September 1965 (USA)  »

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I forti di Forte Coraggio  »

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It is mentioned several times throughout the run of the series that Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker) was a veteran of the Mexican War. However, it is not made clear as to whether or not he or Corporal Randolph Agarn (Larry Storch) fought in the Civil War. See more »

Goofs

The show takes place from 1865 to 1867, yet the fort flag has 37 stars on it. But the 37th state (Nebraska) wasn't admitted to the Union until Friday, March 1, 1867, so the number is incorrect for most of the series. See more »

Quotes

Captain Wilton Parmenter: We come in peace.
Chief Wild Eagle: What else?
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F Troop
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Music by William Lava
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Shtick, shtick, shtick
30 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I watched this in re-runs throughout the '70s. The "Old West" setting is just that - a setting. The real laughs are how they put in 20th-century gags ranging from old showbiz groaners to mid-'60s topical events like the Playbrave Club and a rock group called - wait for it - "The Bedbugs" (don't ask where they got the electric guitars.)

The show ran on ABC for only 2 years, one in b/w, one in color; even so, it's still better than 90% of what's been aired as "comedy" since then. I wish somebody would put it out on video.


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