Fury (TV series)
Fury DVD cover
|Also known as||Brave Stallion|
Robert B. Bailey|
Arthur Browne. Jr.
|Theme music composer||Ernest Gold|
|Country of origin||22x20px United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||116|
|Executive producer(s)||Leon Fromkess|
|Running time||30 mins. (approx)|
|Original run||October 15, 1955 – March 19, 1960|
Fury (retitled Brave Stallion in syndication runs) is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1955–1960, starring Peter Graves as Jim Newton ( who operates the Broken Wheel Ranch in California), Bobby Diamond as Jim's adopted son, Joey Clark Newton, and William Fawcett as ranch hand Pete Wilkey. Roger Mobley co-starred in the three last seasons as Homer "Packy" Lambert, a friend of Joey's.
The frequent introduction to the show depicted the beloved stallion running inside the corral and approaching the camera as the announcer reads: "FURY!..The story of a horse..and a boy who loves him." Fury was the first American series produced originally by Television Programs of America and later by the British-based company ITC Entertainment.
The story begins with a group of young boys playing baseball one day, when the ball suddenly goes through a nearby window. The boys pin the blame on Joey Clark, an innocent youngster often accused of being a troublemaker. Witnessing the incident, rancher Jim Newton walks up and clears the boy's name. After learning that Joey is an orphan, Newton takes him home with him to the Broken Wheel Ranch and begins adoption procedures.
A typical plot involved a guest star who got into mischief, was rebellious or disorderly and got into trouble because of it, and subsequently was rescued by Fury. In most episodes, Fury would only let Joey ride him, unless the other individual did something for Fury like fix a damaged hoof. In fights, Jim won every time.
Guest stars included Russ Conway, who appeared in "Joey Goes Hunting" (1955) and "A Present for Packy" (1960). John M. Pickard, star of the syndicated Boots and Saddles, appeared twice in the episodes "Timber" (1956) and "Trail Drive" (1959).
The series continued in reruns on NBC until 1966 and was syndicated throughout the 1960s and 1970s by ITC Entertainment who also produced the series.