The Adventures of Kit Carson

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The Adventures of Kit Carson
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Genre Western
Directed by John English (and others)
Starring Bill Williams
Don Diamond
Tris Coffin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 103
Producer(s) Richard Irving
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) MCA Television
Revue Studios
Distributor Revue Productions
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release August 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]


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]

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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]


  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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