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The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. Texas-born actor James Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters. Co-stars included veteran actor Joe Sawyer and actor Rand Brooks from Gone with the Wind fame.

Series Cast

  1. Rand Brooks as Cpl. Boone

    Rand Brooks

    Cpl. Boone

    165 Episodes

  2. James Brown as

    James Brown

    164 Episodes

  3. Lee Aaker as Cpl. Rusty

    Lee Aaker

    Cpl. Rusty

    164 Episodes

  4. Syd Saylor as

    Syd Saylor

    164 Episodes

  5. Joe Sawyer as

    Joe Sawyer

    164 Episodes

  6. Les Tremayne as

    Les Tremayne

    164 Episodes

  7. Rin-Tin-Tin II


    164 Episodes

  8. Tom McKee

    Capt. Davis, Holt, Capt. David

    8 Episodes

  9. William Forrest as Major Swanson

    William Forrest

    Major Swanson

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1958 • 26 Episodes

Season 5 of The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin premiered on September 19, 1958.

The Failure

(5x26, May 8, 1959) Season Finale

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The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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