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

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Richard M. Bluel
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1967   1966   1965  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Forrest Tucker ...  Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Larry Storch ...  Cpl. Randolph Agarn / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Ken Berry ...  Capt. Wilton Parmenter / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Melody Patterson ...  Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift 65 episodes, 1965-1967
James Hampton ...  Hannibal Dobbs / ... 65 episodes, 1965-1967
Frank DeKova ...  Chief Wild Eagle / ... 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Bob Steele ...  Trooper Duffy 63 episodes, 1965-1967
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ...  Smokey Bear / ... 52 episodes, 1965-1967
Don Diamond ...  Crazy Cat / ... 50 episodes, 1965-1967
Joe Brooks ...  Trooper Vanderbilt 47 episodes, 1965-1967
Ivan Bell Ivan Bell ...  Trooper Duddleson / ... 46 episodes, 1965-1967
Jimmie Horan ...  Trooper Hogan 31 episodes, 1965-1967
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I forti di Forte Coraggio See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (season 1)| Color (season 2)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Melody Patterson was sixteen years younger than Ken Berry. It should be noted that in all of the kissing scenes, she was the one who did the initial kiss. 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

Corporal Randolph Agarn: How do you get to Fort Courage? That's easy. You take a right at the rock that looks like a bear, then a left at the bear that looks like a rock...
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Soundtracks

F Troop
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Music by William Lava
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Shtick, shtick, shtick
30 April 1999 | by eye3See 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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