Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Daniel Boone - Cain's Birthday Parts 1 2|
Actors: Fess Parker, Ed Ames, Albert Salmi, Dallas McKennon, Patricia Blair
Director: Paul Landres
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Television
"With an eye like an eagle and tall as a mountain was he" DANIEL BOONE... legendary and long on trail-blazing adventure, Dan'l kindles pioneering spirits as he leads fearless men, women, and children in the quest to set... more »
Cain's Birthday - Great 2-part Episode - Also Included In Se
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 12/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those that are just looking for a few special episodes of Fess Parker's Daniel Boone series,this two-part episode "Cain's Birthday" is one you may want to put on that list. It has the women and children of the Boone's Borough Settlement(in "Kain-Tuck") holed up inside the fort defending - with very little ammunition, but a little help from Daniel,Yad and Mingo - their very lives.
Persuaded by a power hungry Frenchman,several of the Indian tribes have banded together under his leadership and coercion,taken most of the men of Boone's Borough prisoners,and are trying to take the fort from the settlers. "Dan'l"(Parker) and Mingo(Ed Ames) manage by various methods to stall off the attack for a time, but it is inevitable. Yad(Albert Salmi) meanwhile is at the fort with the women and children trying to whip them into a tough militia. So there are many tense as well as humorous moments - including Yad dressed as a woman and a crusty old English officer enlisted to help with the fight. There are also some spectacular explosions(for a TV series of the 60's).The women are feisty and even Dan'ls kids take part in the action and little Israel even comes up with one of the better ideas for defending the fort.
But if you really loved this series, and want to see all the episodes,or if you are looking for a good family show - they are sold by the seasons, and this two-parter(45 minutes each) is part of the first season( on disc 7). It's nostaligic and also a wonderful family series about a true hero and his family and comrades that depicts American frontier life in the late 18th century. You can put the seasons in your cart and watch for a good price. The first season has 8 discs, most have 4 episodes on each, disc 7 has three(including this 2 parter), and disc 8 has 2.
I am just finishing up season 1 and I can't wait to get started on season 2. The theme song is so catchy it's stuck in my head - "Daniel Boone was a man, yes a Big man, wih an eye like an eagle......"(fans you know the rest)
Enjoy and Happy Holidays to All....Laurie
also available Daniel Boone - High Cumberland, Parts 1 & 2(from season 2)