The Adventures of Kit Carson

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The Adventures of Kit Carson
The Adventures of Kit Carson.jpg
GenreWestern
Directed byJohn English (and others)
StarringBill Williams
Don Diamond
Tris Coffin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes103
Production
Producer(s)Richard Irving
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)MCA TV
Revue Productions
DistributorMCA TV
Release
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseAugust 11, 1951 (1951-08-11) –
November 22, 1955 (1955-11-22)

The Adventures of Kit Carson is an American Western television series that aired in syndication from August 1951 to November 1955, originally sponsored by Coca-Cola.[1] It stars Bill Williams in the title role as frontier scout Christopher "Kit" Carson. Don Diamond co-starred as "El Toro", Carson's Mexican companion.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The Adventures of Kit Carson was intended for children, and presents a fictionalized version of Carson and his life. In the series, Kit Carson roamed the West with his companion El Toro, seeking to help those in need. Kit rode a horse named Apache.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Production notes[edit]

The series was filmed by Revue Studios at the ranch of Ray Corrigan, later purchased by Bob Hope, near Simi Valley, California.

Copyright status[edit]

Kit Carson was produced by Revue Productions, a subsidiary of MCA Inc.. The company did not renew the copyright on the programs episodes, so that they moved into the public domain.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erickson, Hal (1989). Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-1198-8. P. 92.
  2. ^ West, Richard (1987). Television Westerns: Major and Minor Series, 1946-1978. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. pp. 13–14. ISBN 0-7864-0579-1.
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Volume 1). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3305-6.
  4. ^ ""California Outlaws", The Adventures of Kit Carson, August 11, 1951". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved May 15, 2014.

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