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Boots and Saddles

LOOK, IS THAT ANOTHER WILD WEST pixellated posse barrelling over the horizon of your telly? Why, yes, and no foolin’. This one, though, was pretty fine, with much sepia shoot-em-ups based on the doings of the Cavalry in the Wild West. Flying arrows, last-minute reliefs of wagon trains by the cavalry, treacherous Red Men, unscrupulous medicine showmen and grizzled sargeants a-plenty. Episodes always ended with a shot of an unmounted horse by a flagpole showing the Stars and Stripes.

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  1. Rod Milne

    August 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Video for this series is quite rare.
    In fact each episode ended with a trooper playing the last post by the flagpole. The unmounted horse with trooper was at the start of the show when a still picture became animated (quite an innovative effect back then).
    Please see both clips on youtube.

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