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Boots and Saddles 

Captain Shanks Adams is in charge of the real Ft. Lowell in this syndicated fictional series. Set in the dangerous Arizona territory, Adams combats all sorts of trials assisted by his scout Luke Cummings and Lt. Binning.
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1958   1957   Unknown  

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Series cast summary:
John Pickard ...  Capt. Shank Adams 38 episodes, 1957-1958
Dave Willock ...  Lt. Binning 38 episodes, 1957-1958
Michael Hinn Michael Hinn ...  Luke Cummings, Scout / ... 38 episodes, 1957-1958
John Alderson John Alderson ...  Sgt. Bullock 37 episodes, 1957-1958
Gardner McKay ...  Lt. Dan Kelly 35 episodes, 1957-1958
Patrick McVey Patrick McVey ...  Lt. Col. Wesley Hayes 34 episodes, 1957-1958
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Captain Shanks Adams is in charge of the real Ft. Lowell in this syndicated fictional series. Set in the dangerous Arizona territory, Adams combats all sorts of trials assisted by his scout Luke Cummings and Lt. Binning.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of the Fifth Cavalry See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The western fort set used on the series was in Kanab, Utah, and was originally built for the western Pony Express (1953). It was also seen in the opening credits of TV's Branded (1965) and was featured extensively in Duel at Diablo (1966). See more »

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Not your typical '50s TV western
23 February 2002 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

I remember this series quite well. Even though I was only about 10 when it came out, I remember thinking that this was different from all the other westerns I used to watch. It was definitely more for adults than, say, "Wild Bill Hickok" or "Hopalong Cassidy", and even us kids could appreciate it (my friends and I watched it religiously). It was a tough, gritty show, and didn't--as many westerns often did--romanticize the role of the cavalry trooper in western history, but showed it as the dirty, difficult and often dangerous job it really was. John Pickard, the lead, had been a reliable character actor in westerns for many years--not quite up to the level of Jim Davis, for example, but close--and he fit the part of the tough cavalry sergeant like a glove. A very good show that unfortunately didn't last as long as it deserved.


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