|1958 - 1959
Set in the town of Buckskin, Montana in the
year 1880, this western series was the story of
Jody O'Connell (Tommy Nolan), a ten-year-old boy
who lived with his mother, Mrs. Annie O'Connell
(Sallie Brophy) at their frontier boardinghouse.
Tommy's adventures involved the many
guests who stayed at their establishment as well
as the town residents.
Other citizens in the town of Buckskin
- Michael Roads as Marshall Tom Sellers
- Michael Lipton as Ben Newcomb, the town schoolteacher
- Shirley Knight as Mrs. Newcomb
- Orville Sherman as Mr. Feeney
- Freeman Lusk as Dr. Samuel Woodson
- Jim Murphy as Casey, Jody's orphaned cousin from Ireland
Jody O'Connell and his mother, Annie
Here are some of Jody's adventures:
- Jody comes to the aid of a wounded man.
- An outlaw's son participates in a spelling bee, and Jody is
the only one who doesn't withdraw from the competition.
- Jody is disappointed when a sheep trader refuses to
sell a rifle in exchange for Jody's prize lamb.
- Jody meets a quack doctor whom his mother once knew.
- Jody gets in hot water when he borrows his late father's
watch (which he breaks). Consequently, his mother thinks the
watch was stolen and blames a boardinghouse servant.
- Jody learns about evolution in school which nearly gets the
schoolteacher fired for teaching the subject.
- Jody meets an Indian girl who wants to get rid of her baby.
- Jody becomes the temporary manager of the boardinghouse when
his mother takes a vacation
- To make money, Jody sells a sugary grape flavored drink.
TRIVIA NOTE: BUCKSKIN was the
summer replacement series
for the TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW
(a product of
Each episode was narrated by the series
lead Tommy Nolan who sat on a corral fence and
played his harmonica.
Sally Brophy and
on the Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
Obituaries: Sally Brophy: 09/18/2007
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