Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion

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Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion is an American half-hour black-and-white television series about the French Foreign Legion starring Buster Crabbe in the title role. Crabbe's real-life son Cullen Crabbe played the Legion mascot, with cowboy sidekick... read more
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Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion is an American half-hour black-and-white television series about the French Foreign Legion starring Buster Crabbe in the title role. Crabbe's real-life son Cullen Crabbe played the Legion mascot, with cowboy sidekick Fuzzy Knight playing himself as Legion comedy relief. The series premiered on NBC on 13 February 1955 and ended its first run with the 65th episode shown on 7 December 1957. It was shown for many years in syndication on American television under the title Foreign Legionnaire.

Original Release

02/13/1955 on NBC

US Release

02/13/1955

Cast

Cullen Crabbe Cuffy Sanders
Buster Crabbe Captain Michael Gallant
Fuzzy Knight Private Fuzzy Knight
Fuzzy Knight Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
Buster Crabbe Capt. Michael Gallant
Peter Trent Colonel
Giacomo Rossi Stuart Sgt. Rousseau
Gilles Quéant Sergeant Duval
Gilles Quéant Sgt. DuVal
Daniel Lecourtois The Colonel
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Gallant's New Post Sunday, 16 September 1956
2 Cuffy's Guides Sunday, 23 September 1956
3 The Long Night Sunday, 30 September 1956
4 Cuffy's Present Sunday, 07 October 1956
5 The Flaming Hoop Sunday, 14 October 1956
6 Rodeo Sunday, 21 October 1956
7 Fuzzy's Furlough Sunday, 28 October 1956
8 The Magic Lamp Sunday, 04 November 1956
9 A Private Affair Sunday, 11 November 1956
10 The Informer's Map Sunday, 18 November 1956
11 Cuffy's Good Deed Sunday, 25 November 1956
12 Guns for Sale Sunday, 02 December 1956
13 Shifting Sands Sunday, 09 December 1956
14 The Gift Sunday, 16 December 1956
15 Mystery Man of the Desert Sunday, 06 January 1957
16 Out of Bounds Sunday, 13 January 1957
17 Water Sunday, 20 January 1957
18 Ring of Steel Saturday, 12 October 1957
19 The Third Person Sunday, 03 February 1957
20 One Accident Too Many Sunday, 10 February 1957
21 Dr. Legionnaire Sunday, 17 February 1957
22 Rescue Sunday, 24 February 1957
23 Lone Legionaire Sunday, 03 March 1957
24 Court Martial Sunday, 10 March 1957
25 The Man from Cairo Sunday, 17 March 1957
26 Too Many Suspects Sunday, 24 March 1957
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Directors

Jean Yarbrough, Marcel Cravenne, Sam Newfield, Leslie H. Martinson, Steve Previn, Pierre Schwab

Writers

William N. Robson, Gene Levitt, Jack Andrews, R.D. Walker, John O'Dea, Harold Jack Bloom, Lester Fuller, Lou Morheim, Walter Daniels

Cast

Cullen Crabbe Cuffy Sanders
Buster Crabbe Captain Michael Gallant
Fuzzy Knight Private Fuzzy Knight
Fuzzy Knight Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
Buster Crabbe Capt. Michael Gallant
Peter Trent Colonel
Giacomo Rossi Stuart Sgt. Rousseau
Gilles Quéant Sergeant Duval
Gilles Quéant Sgt. DuVal
Daniel Lecourtois The Colonel
Henry Beckman Louis
Arthur Klein Da Souza
Peter Trent The Colonel
Roger Tréville The Colonel
Fuzzy Knight Private Fuzzy Knight / Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
Jess Hahn Bartender
Buster Crabbe Captain Michael Gallant / Capt. Michael Gallant
Anthony La Penna Border Officer
Gordon Heath Charlie
Sacha Pitoeff Bartender

Producers

Editors

Renzo Lucidi, Alfred DeGaetano

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