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Boots and Saddles

1 9 5 8 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes

Subtitled The Story of the Fifth Cavalry, this series told of brave uniformed men tackling Indians and other ‘baddies’ in the American West of the 1870s.

Shank Adams (Jack Pickard) was the Captain in charge of the troop, supported by Lieutenant Colonel Hayes (Patrick McVey) and Lieutenants Kelly (Gardner McKay) and Binning (David Willock). Luke Cummings (Michael Hinn) was the scout.

Thirty-nine half-hour episodes were made, and they appeared to be more popular in the UK than they were in their native USA.

Captain Shank Adams
Jack Pickard
Lieutenant Colonel Hayes
Patrick McVey
Lieutenant Kelly
Gardner McKay
Lieutenant Binning
David Willock
Sergeant Bullock
John Alderson
Luke Cummings
Michael Hinn