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24 x 30 minute episodes
Fess Parker (Daniel Boone) played Senator Eugene Smith from an undetermined rural state. He was elected to the Senate after the sudden death of the incumbent.
His wife Patricia was played by Sandra Warner. His guitar-strumming, philosophising Uncle Cooter – who sang a tune on the front porch in most episodes – was played by Red Foley.
Senator Smith’s secretary was Miss Kelly (Rita Lynn) and his womanising chauffeur was Arnie (Stan Irwin).
Some of the best episodes involved big-name stars of a bygone era, including Harpo Marx, Buster Keaton and Kay Starr.
Senator Eugene Smith