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Four Feather Falls 

Sheriff Tex Tucker makes sure all is well in Four Feather Falls with the help of his dog Dusty and Rocky the horse. Done with puppets, even the animals talk and sing along with the humans as problems are quickly wrapped up.
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Series cast summary:
Kenneth Connor ...  Dusty the Dog / ... 39 episodes, 1960
Nicholas Parsons ...  Sheriff Tex Tucker / ... 39 episodes, 1960
Denise Bryer Denise Bryer ...  Martha 'Ma' Jones / ... 39 episodes, 1960
David Graham ...  Grandpa Ebenezer Twink / ... 39 episodes, 1960
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Sheriff Tex Tucker makes sure all is well in Four Feather Falls with the help of his dog Dusty and Rocky the horse. Done with puppets, even the animals talk and sing along with the humans as problems are quickly wrapped up.

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The idea for Four Feather Falls came from music composer Barry Gray, who also wrote the first episode. Gerry Anderson later admitted that he didn't credit Gray as the series creator for no other reason other than he did not know such a title existed. "It's difficult to imagine," said Gerry Anderson some years later, "but we were desperately naive in those days." See more »

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Referenced in Drawn in Supermarionation (2009) See more »

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Happy Hearts and Friendly Faces
Written by Barry Gray
Sung by Michael Holliday
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A forgotten kiddie classic
4 September 2002 | by Alasdair_WilkinsSee all my reviews

"Four Feather Falls" has slipped into relative obscurity over the years for a number of reasons - its age (42 as of this minute), its length (only 15 minutes per episode), it's in black and white, and the fact that it pales in comparison with its successor, "Supercar". However, "Four Feather Falls", or for the sake of abbreviation FFF, was a wonderful little program.

It may seem a little dated now, but then, so do other Gerry Anderson classics such as "Thunderbirds" or "Stingray". The program is not something that perhaps a whole bunch of teens or adults will enjoy, but if you have kids (or are kids at heart, as I am), they/you will love this show. It presents a lot of great qualities that would continue to show up and are the reason for "Thunderbirds"'s unimaginable success.

Now for a quick synopsis: the show takes place "way back when" (ie the 1870's or thereabouts) in a town in Kansas called Four Feather Falls. The town is named after the four magical feathers owned by the sheriff, Tex Tucker, who embodies everything a hero should be. Gerry Anderson heros became progressively more realistic but as he was the first, his qualities were the most stereotypically heroic. However, that does not detract from the show overall - it fits the format admirably. Two of the feathers allowed his dog and horse to speak and the other two allowed his guns to fire without him even touching them. Then there were the usual band of townsfolk, Indians, and Mexican bandits. Maybe a little stereotypical, but good-natured and hardly racist.

Enjoy this show for the classic that it is, if you can find it. It's difficult to find but if you are prepared to really search you may find it somewhere. I found it and believe me, I'm over the moon that I did.


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25 February 1960 (UK) See more »

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Neljä sulkaa See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex)
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