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Walt Disney Presents - The Swamp Fox: Tory Vengeance


The Swamp Fox is a television series produced by Walt Disney and starring Leslie Nielsen as American Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. It was based on the 1959 biography of Marion by Robert Duncan Bass.

The theme song *("Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat... nobody knows where the Swamp Fox at...") was sung by Nielsen as well. Myron Healey played Marion's top aide, Maj./Col. Peter Horry. One of the Swamp Fox's adversaries was Colonel Banastre Tarleton, played by John Sutton. Patrick Macnee played a British captain, Tim Considine played Marion's nephew Gabe Marion and Slim Pickens played Plunkett, one of the Swamp Fox's men. Hal Stalmaster appeared in three of the eight episodes as "Gwynn." The Swamp Fox did not bring to Disney the commercial success that had been achieved by Davy Crockett.


The series encompassed eight episodes, running as part of Walt Disney Presents. Episodes were presented on Sundays on ABC from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and were also broadcast by CBC Television.

The Disney Channel reran Swamp Fox episodes in the 1980s and 1990s, while Nielsen was at the height of a second career as a white-haired comedy movie star. The first three episodes of the series were also released in 2005 on DVD (in a set including three episodes of The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca).


The Swamp Fox: Tory Vengeance Episode aired 1 January 1960

Young Gabe returns home, now a lieutenant in the Continental Army. He's captured by Tory Colonel Townes who has him whipped. Gabe still refuses to reveal the location of the Swamp Fox's hideout, even when facing a firing squad.

Posted by George Freund on April 15, 2018 at 8:50 PM 62 Views