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, a city-raised orphan who had been taken into custody after a street fight.
The boy was adopted by rugged Jim Newton, who had just lost his wife and children.
Jim brought Joey to Broken Wheel Ranch, where the boy became enchanted with Jim’s unbreakable black stallion, Fury.
Young Joey learned many life lessons from Jim and ranch hand Pete, but the boy still found time to hit the trail with fellow young riders Pee-Wee and Packy.
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.
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.
Rodney ‘Pee Wee’ Jenkins
Homer ‘Packy’ Lambert
Tom Keene (1)
James Seay (2)