|Actor: Forrest Tucker|
Creator: Bob Denver
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1975
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Perfect 5 Star Transfer!
Gandalf | U.S.A | 04/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two sided disc allows for 8 complete 25 minute shows! Considering this show is 32 years old the transfer looks as good as it did originally if not better. Good choices of what may be the funniest episodes ever. Bob Denver plays the standout role just like he did in Gilligans Island."
Gilligan's Trail -- (Dusty's Island?)
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 07/13/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"DUSTY'S TRAIL (1973) featured two veterans of 1960's sit-coms. Bob Denver (THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS and GILLIGAN'S ISLAND) and Forrest Tucker (F TROOP!) starred in this short-lived western/comedy about a stage and wagon headed to California that get separated from the main train, thanks to our hero, Dusty (Denver). The regular cast also included William Cort (Andy Boone), Jeannine Riley (LuLu McQueen), Lori Saunders (Betsy McGuire), Ivor Francis (Carson Brookhaven) and Lynn Wood (Daphne Brookhaven).
The parallels to GILLIGAN's ISLAND were everywhere on this Sherwood Schwartz creation (yes, he thought up Gilligan, too). The Skipper's counterpart here is wagonmaster Callahan (Tucker). There's a wealthy couple (the Brookhavens), a glamor girl (Lulu), a wholesome gal (Betsy) and yes, a brainy guy (Andy). The character mirror-imagery may actually be the funniest thing about the program, which lasted 26 episodes before biting the dusty trail for good.
The following list includes 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings, episode numbers, original air dates and guest stars.
(6.5) (#_3) Horse of Another Color (9/25/73) - Don 'Red' Barry/James Gammon/Buck Young
(5.1) (#19) Phony Express (1/15/74) - Bill Fletcher/Buddy Ochoa/Gary Van Orman
(5.4) (#22) Witch's Trail (2/12/74) - Flora Plumb
(6.9) (#18) Wizard of Ooze (1/8/74) - David Frank/Sandy Kenyon"