Young Dan'l Boone

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Young Dan'l Boone
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Genre Adventure
Drama
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Starring Rick Moses
Devon Ericson
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
John Joseph Thomas
Eloy Casados
Opening theme Earle Hagen
Ending theme Earle Hagen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 aired, 8 filmed
Production
Location(s) Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release 12 September – 3 October 1977

Young Dan'l Boone is a television series that was broadcast on CBS for four episodes from September 12 to October 10, 1977. The series follows famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone on his adventures before his marriage. His three companions are Peter Dawes, a 12-year-old English boy, a runaway slave named Hawk, and a Cherokee named Tsiskwa. Meanwhile, Rebecca Bryan waits at home hoping she and Daniel will marry someday.

The 1960s Daniel Boone series starring Fess Parker had been a commercial success but was often mocked for its historical inaccuracies. The makers of "Young Dan'l Boone" sought to be more realistic. The series was shot on location in the Appalachian Mountains near where the real Daniel Boone grew up. The plots were based more on actual events. But the show had poor ratings and was soon canceled.

Cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Guest stars included Cal Bellini, Jeremy Brett, Kurt Kasznar, Clive Revill, Len Birman, Richard Kiel and Paul Shenar. Several actors from the nearby University of Tennessee theater department played recurring Native Americans.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Young Dan'l Boone at the Internet Movie Database