F-Troop - The Complete First Season

F-Troop - The Complete First Season

Director: Charles R. Rondeau, David Alexander, Gene Reynolds Cast: James Gregory

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Overview

F-Troop - The Complete First Season

F Troop's arrival on DVD with a complete first-season package on six discs is a bit unexpected -- after all, the series, a Western parody that helped mark the end of a cycle of television oaters that began a decade earlier with Gunsmoke, only ran for two seasons. But it has done well in syndication across the decades and made an impression on popular culture, sufficient to leave phrases from its scripts ("It is balloon!") in the collective unconscious. And it is still funny, in large measure, owing to the presence of Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Frank DeKova, James Hampton, and Ken Berry. There's also a cheerful innocence about the series when seen today, and pre-politically correct humor in connection with popular notions of the Old West. The show looks and sounds sensational in these transfers. The contrasts are rich and the details are amazing, right down to the fabric in the uniforms of the troopers. The episodes get no chapter breakdowns, but the plotting is so brisk and straightforward that little is needed in the way of outlining. Each of the six platters opens automatically on a simple, easy-to-use menu that advances automatically as each episode concludes, and also includes a "play all" option. The volume is nice and loud and the audio is so clean that the lyrics to the opening theme -- which explain how Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry) went from private to captain and was given command of Fort Courage -- are even easier to understand than they were originally. The presence of such guest stars as Jack Elam, George Gobel (whose guest appearance is probably the best of the season and the second best in the run of the series, only slightly less entertaining than Lew Parker's episode in a second-season episode), Henry Gibson, and Edward Everett Horton only adds to the appeal of this season of the show.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
UPC: 0012569807747
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 11:07:00
Sales rank: 7,340

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Gregory Maj. Duncan
Allyn Joslyn Col. Jupiter Parmenter
Andrew Duggan Maj. Chester Winster
Ben Gage Mike O'Hanlon
Bernard Fox Major Bentley Royce
Don Rickles Bald Eagle
Edward Everett Horton Roaring Chicken
Frank McHugh Charlie
George Gobel Henry Terkel
Jack Elam Sam Urp
Jamie Farr Standup Bull
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Parmenter
Joe Brooks Trooper Vanderbilt
John Dehner Prof. Cornelius Clyde
Larry Storch El Diablo (Pancho Agarnado),Granny Agarn,Gaylord Agarn,Carmen Agarnado
Laurie Sibbald Silver Dove,Flying Sparrow
Lee Meriwether Lily O'Reilly
Linda Marshall Lucy Lanfield
Lou Krugman Snake Eyes
Master Henry Gibson Pvt. Wrongo Starr
Mike Mazurki Geronimo
Parley Baer Col. Watkins
Pat Harrington B. Wise
Patrice Wymore Laura Lee
Paul Petersen Johnny Eagle Eye
Rachel Romen Bartender
Victor Jory Chief Mean Buffalo
Willard Waterman "Cannonball" Bill McCormick
Zsa Zsa Gabor Marika
Abbe Lane Lorelai Duval
Ben Baker Pete the Bartender
Ben Frommer Papa Bear
Bob Steele Trooper Duffy
Cathy Lewis Whispering Breeze
Del Moore Dapper Dan Fulbright
Ed Prentiss Gen. Morgan
Eve McVeagh Wilma McGee
Harvey Parry Charlie the Drunk
J. Pat O'Malley Medicine Man
Jackie Joseph Betty Lou MacDonald
Jackie Loughery Tanya
James Hampton Trooper Hannibal Dobbs
John Mitchum Trooper Hoffenmueller
John Stephenson Gen. Custer
Linda Foster Cindy Charles
Lou Wills Beware of Dog,Running Bull
Nydia Westman Mama Dobbs
Sarah Marshall Hermione Gooderly
Vic Tayback Bill Colton
Angela Korens Sonya
Blaisdell Makee War Cloud
Clyde Howdy Man
George Tyne Colonel
Ivan Bell Trooper Duddleson
James Griffith Sgt. Crawford
Marjorie Bennett Ella Vorhees
Robert G. Anderson Bob Colton
William Woodson Secretary of War
James Drake Dan's Confederate
John Holland Col. Leslie Willoughby
Mae Clarke Woman
Richard Reeves Jim Sweeney
Robert Lieb Assistant,Attache,Jenkins
William Phipps Scout
Alan Hewitt Col. Malcolm
Bartlett Robinson Col. Griswald
Don "Red" Barry Col. Donnelly
Forrest Lewis Doc Emmett
Herman Rudin Shug Chief
Jeff Lerner Brave #1
John Nolan Soldier
Robert Sorrells Clarence
Willis B. Bouchey Col. Herman Saunders

Technical Credits
Charles R. Rondeau Director
David Alexander Director
Gene Reynolds Director
Leslie Goodwins Director
Seymour Robbie Director

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