Daniel Boone

Season 3 Episode 25

Fort West Point

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 23, 1967 on NBC
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Fort West Point
In this thinly veiled version of the Benedict Arnold story, Daniel tries to halt the commanding general of Fort West Point from turning the fort over to the British.

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  • The Benedict Arnold Story

    The script of Fort West Point is based on the real life treasonous activities of Benedict Arnold and his attempts to hand over the pivotal fort on the Hudson River to the British. As usual, Daniel and Mingo are inserted into the thick of things and must prevent disaster for the American cause. But there's one little glitch in the episode: the traitorous general is called Hugh Scott here instead of Benedict Arnold. One wonders why the script writer changed the name because the name of the British liaison officer, John Andre, with whom Arnold plotted remains the same. Strange, very strange.

    Anyway, whatever the reason, Fort West Point is a good episode with plenty of action and excitement. Kent Smith does well as the traitorous Scott/Arnold although Bill Fletcher is miscast as Andre. Fess Parker and Ed Ames are their usual stalwart selves as they once again save the day from the nasty British.moreless
Kent Smith

Kent Smith

General Hugh Scott

Guest Star

Bill Fletcher

Bill Fletcher

Major John Andre

Guest Star

Hampton Fancher

Hampton Fancher

Tad Arlen

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, Daniel and Mingo apprehend the traitorous general and his British liaison, Major John Andre, but in real life the general (Benedict Arnold) escaped and made his way to the British lines. Major Andre, however, was apprehended and hanged as a spy.

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    • 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.