This rejected CBS 1964-1965 sitcom pilot starred Pat Hingle as the ghost of Lt. Col. George A. Custer and comedian Ben Blue as his Indian sidekick, Running Dog, who "return from the happy hunting ground to gambol with a typical American family." By means that go unexplained in the pilot, the two frequently materialize from images in a painting hanging in a West Los Angeles residence (once owned by Benjamin Custer, a relative of the colonel) into living form, causing much mischief. In the pilot, a real-estate agent (Jack Weston) rents the house to Helen and Tom Woodley (Lisa Gaye and Curtis Taylor), who move in along with their young children, Liz (Kym Harath) and Larry (Randy Whipple).
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The score by John Williams resides donated at the UCLA archive. See more