1 9 5 5 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
116 x 30 minute episodes
This popular half-hour live-action adventure series featured the adventures of young Joey (Bobby Diamond), a city-raised orphan who had been taken into custody after a street fight.
The boy was adopted by rugged Jim Newton (Peter Graves), who had just lost his wife and children.
Jim brought Joey to Broken Wheel Ranch, where the boy became enchanted with a black stallion called Fury.
Young Joey learned many life lessons from Jim and ranch hand Pete (William Fawcett), but the boy still found time to hit the trail with fellow young riders Pee-Wee (Jimmy Baird) and Packy (Roger Mobley).
The group faced weekly perils and adventures, usually involving some action-packed horse riding.
The show was well-received and enjoyed high ratings until the departure of Peter Graves in 1959. It ran for six more years in syndication on Saturday mornings under the title Brave Stallion.
Bobby Diamond went on to appear on NBC’s Westinghouse Playhouse with Nanette Fabray and Wendell Corey in 1961 and moved to the role of cousin Duncan on CBS’s The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis from 1962 to 1963. He eventually gave up television for a career in law.
Rodney ‘Pee Wee’ Jenkins
Homer ‘Packy’ Lambert
Tom Keene (1)
James Seay (2)