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Daniel Boone (Fess Parker) - Seasons 1 & 2 (1 Viewer)


Senior HTF Member
Sep 2, 2003
I'm considering purchasing these sets but I can honestly say that I have no recollection of ever seeing this series broadcast on television before, and given that nostalgia generally plays a strong role in one's enjoyment and appreciation of these b-grade matinée programs, I would like some advice and opinions before putting my order through.

I'm a huge fan of the Davy Crockett serials starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen that originally aired on the Dinseyland anthology program. Like most children, I watched them religiously in my youth and could recite every word and lyric... in fact, there was a brief period in my childhood when I actually believed I was Davy Crockett! I used to walk around the house in my underwear with a coonskin cap, brown handkerchief tied around my neck and wooden rifle slung over my shoulder belting the Ballad of Davy Crockett out incessantly at the top of my lungs!

I still enjoy these shows and feel as though they hold up well as vintage entertainment, beyond any childhood memories. I'm wondering if I'd feel the same about the Daniel Boone series...

Was this a very popular series and how does it compare to the TV movies Fess did with Disney; Is it as much fun? Also, how long were the episodes?

One thing that I love about the Disneyland serials is the beautiful location footage and vivid Technicolor landscape photography of the Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland mountains, forests and rivers. Although it's admittedly a mixed bag and the obvious use of stock shots and dated effects are equally present in their fair share... I just find the location shots lend themselves ideally to the pure Fifties vintage bygone entertainment of pioneer settlers and Indian wars set in the eastern north so much more effectively. Does the Daniel Boone series take place mostly on studio back lots and constructed sets? Another thing that I love about the Disney series is the wealth of great character actors used and I see many familiar names in the DB credits.

What's everyone's opinion of this show... second rate TV cash-in to exploit Fess' popularity in reprising a similar character role, or a fun series in it's own right that stands up nicely today?

The first two seasons are paired together in a discount offering at several online retailers... is it recommended and worth a blind purchase?


Senior HTF Member
Jul 3, 2005
You won't be disappointed if you like the classic tv(Westerns) of that era. Good stories, great locations, and the acting is decent. It plays on a local station, and I caught some eps from season 3, and 4. I'm hooked, and plan to get the series on dvd.

J Hall

Jul 30, 2007
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John Hall
TV Land aired a weekend of episodes when Set #1 came out and I was very impressed with the series. Many episodes were directed by some of the great action directors of the '30s and '40s like George Sherman, William Witney and John English.

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