Daniel Boone

NBC (ended 1970)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 26

    Israel and Love

    Aired 5/7/70

  • S 6 : Ep 25

    How to Become a Goddess

    Aired 4/30/70

  • S 6 : Ep 24

    Bringing Up Josh

    Aired 4/16/70

  • S 6 : Ep 23

    The Homecoming

    Aired 4/9/70

  • S 6 : Ep 22

    Noblesse Oblige

    Aired 3/26/70

  • Cast & Crew
  • Fess Parker

    Daniel Boone

  • Patricia Blair

    Rebecca Boone

  • Albert Salmi

    Yadkin (1964-1965)

  • Ed Ames

    Mingo (1964-1968)

  • Darby Hinton

    Israel Boone

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  • show Description
  • Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Native Americans, just before, during, and after the Revolutionary War. Aiding him during the run of the series are his lovely wife, Rebecca, precocious son, Israel, Oxford educated half-breed Mingo, former slave Gabe Cooper, easy going oafs Yadkin and Josh Clements, and tavern owner Cincinnatus.

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1497)

    • Daniel (to Yadkin about the Indians): Wanna fight or run? [Yadkin takes off.]

    • Daniel: Yad never lets his thoughts get in the way of his mind.

    • Daniel (to Yadkin): Quit dawdlin' and stretch your legs.

    • Israel: That sweet talker never fails.

    • Daniel: There it is--Kentucky. Yadkin: I don't like it. Daniel: You will.

    • Yadkin (about Mingo): Who'd use a bullwhip to save his scalp? Daniel: I would if I knew how.

    • Yadkin: I get in less trouble without you, Dan'l.

    • Mingo: The red man kills to live. Too often the white man lives to kill.

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    Notes (273)

    • Arch Johnson would return in The Williamsburg Cannon and For Want of a Hero.

    • George Lindsay appears briefly in this episode in a pre-Andy Griffith Show role. Shortly after Daniel Boone premiered he was cast in the role of Goober on Andy Griffith.

    • The story of how Daniel first encountered Mingo, the Oxford educated Cherokee, would be re-told in the two-part Season Two finale, The High Cumberlands.

    • Dal McKennon makes his first appearance of the series in this episode as tavern owner/trader Cincinnatus.

    • This episode marks the first appearance on the show of the legendary animal actor, Hannibal A. Goose. One of the most popular animal stars in TV history, Hannibal reportedly got more fan mail than anyone in the cast but alas his temperamental attitude and inability to get along with his castmates led to a short stay on the series.

    • One scene in this episode is not available on the DVD because it was unable to be restored due to poor condition.

    • Ed Ames plays a dual role in this episode of Mingo and his evil twin brother.

    • Morgan Brittany would later appear as Catherine Wentworth on Dallas. She is billed as Susanne Cupito, her real name, in this episode.

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    Trivia (48)

    • Although she was older than her sibling in the series, in real life Jemima Boone was three years younger than her brother, Israel.

    • Black Fish was a real life Shawnee chief whose band once took the real Daniel Boone into captivity. Black Fish himself adopted Boone and gave him the name Big Turtle. Boone spent approximately four months in Shawnee captivity before making a successful escape.

    • This episode is based upon a true life incident that happened to the real life Daniel and Jemima Boone. Jemima and two friends were abducted by Shawnee Indians. Daniel tracked the girls down and rescued them from captivity.

    • Simon Girty was a real life frontiersman who went to live among the Indians at an early age. He sided with the British and their Indian allies during the Revolutionary War and afterwards. Girty, according to some accounts, was an active participant in several Indian massacres which occurred on the frontier. During that era the name of Simon Girty was about as popular in America as Osama Bin Laden is today.

    • Lord Dunmore was a real life British governor of Virginia who tried to foment an Indian rebellion against the colonists upon the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. There's no historical evidence that he ever fathered a child by a Cherokee woman.

    • Nitpick: The Cherokees killed by Will Carey are said to be youths in the dialogue yet they look like 30 year old men in their scene.

    • In one scene, Mingo says that Jericho will have the psychological advantage over the Native American runner in the race. What in the world did they know about psychology in the 18th century? Was that even a word then?

    • The writer of this episode did do some homework with one bit of dialogue where Aaron Burr states that his only child is a daughter. Theodosia Burr died in a shipwreck off the coast of the Carolinas in 1812.

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    Allusions (13)

    • The storyline of this episode bears some similarity to the storyline of the classic Western, The Searchers, starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood.

    • Duquesne was a familiar name on the frontier. It was the name of the French fort at the forks of the Ohio River, from which they launched their successful ambush of British General Edward Braddock's column in 1755. After it was abandoned the British established Fort Pitt and the village surrounding it, which became known as Pittsburgh. Later a University founded by the Spiritan Fathers in Pittsburgh was also named Duquesne.

    • This episode has a similar title to an episode of The Twilight Zone entitled The Old Man in the Cave.

    • The storyline of this two-part episode is largely the same as the classic 1952 Western Bend of the River.

    • This storyline for this episode borrows heavily from elements of O. Henry's classic short story The Ransom of Red Chief.

    • The storyline of this one appears to be based on the classic 1955 film Bad Day at Black Rock.

    • This episode is an obvious re-working of the Benedict Arnold story right down to the use of the name of the real life British officer, John Andre, who served as the liaison between the British and Arnold. One wonders why they called the traitorous general Hugh Scott instead of Benedict Arnold.

    • The name of the horse in this episode (Gideon) is the same as a recurring character who would join the cast of the series later in the season.

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  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Glad to see Fox has introduced a 50th Anniversary Box Set

    By blairz, Sep 05, 2014

  • Veronica Cartwright Appearing at Maryland's Mid-Atlantic Nostlagia Convention

    By FilmNoirFugitive, Jul 27, 2014

  • This show captured the imagination of so many children of my generation that the images and ideas still affect us so many years later.

    By danorviel, Dec 10, 2008

  • This was a classic TV Frontier/Western series.

    By vicmackey31, Apr 14, 2006

  • Daniel Boone was a man.....

    By Mad_Buck, Oct 18, 2005

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