The Forsaken Westerns – Russell

Russell western TV show pilot starring Fess Parker. This pilot never aired and this is most likely the only episode of this series. This copy includes the marketing promo at the end to potential sponsors by Dr. Frank Baxter. This is episode 35 of The Forsaken Westerns, an original TV series produced by Westerns On The Web Productions. In this episode Fess portrays real life western art legend Charles Marion Russell. This is one of the rarest and most elusive TV pilots ever produced. Also in this episode are Jay C. Flippen as Windy, Beverly Garland as Bonnie and Paul Carr as Tracey Blue. Hosted by Bob Terry The Forsaken Westerns series contains episodes of TV shows that were never broadcast or have not been broadcast in as many as 65 years. Almost lost forever, these rare television film treasures are now being released and uploaded for viewing from the Westerns On The Web film collection.

Directed by
Arthur Hiller
Bob Terry … (segment director)
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Borden Chase
Bob Terry … (creator)
Bob Terry … Himself – Host
Fess Parker … Charles Marion Russell
Jay C. Flippen … Windy
Beverly Garland … Bonnie
Paul Carr … Tracey Blue
George Wallace
James Anderson
Joseph Ruskin
Frank Chase
Joseph Breen
Produced by
Gordon Kay … executive producer
Frank O’Connor … producer
Bob Terry … executive producer
Johnie Terry … executive producer
Cinematography by
Jack MacKenzie … director of photography
Film Editing by
Tholen Gladden … (edited by)
Bob Terry … (addtional editing)
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson … (art direction)
Hal Pereira … (art direction)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer … (decoration)
Frank R. McKelvy … (decoration)
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley … hair stylist
Wally Westmore … makeup artist
Production Management
Howard P. Alston … production manager (as Howard Alston)
William Mull … unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Jacobson … assistant director
Sound Department
Floyd Reynolds … sound recording
Special Effects by
John P. Fulton … special effects
Bob Terry … special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnie Terry … camera