Soldiers of Fortune (TV series)

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Soldiers of Fortune
Genre Adventure
Starring John Russell
Chick Chandler
Theme music composer Paul Dunlap
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) MCA-TV
Broadcast
Original channel Syndicated
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run January 10, 1955 – March 10, 1957

Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were international adventurers. Each episode would take place in a different country. Many of the film crew had worked at Republic Pictures studios with the show filmed on Republic's backlot[1] then used by television's Revue Productions. The show was constantly rerun on American television into the 1960s.

The show was sponsored for two years by 7 Up soft drink. One year after Soldiers of Fortune was cancelled, John Russell went on to star as Marshal Dan Troup in the successful ABC/Warner Brothers western series Lawman.[2]

DVD release[edit]

Timeless Media Group (TMG) released a Region 1 five disc DVD set titled Soldiers of Fortune: The Complete Television Series on November 30, 2010. It includes all 29 episodes of Season 1 and all 23 episodes of Season 2.[3]

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