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Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion

TV Series

Country: USA

Genre: Adventure



Captain Gallant of the French Foreign Legion tries to keep the peace and suppress bandit tribes, whilst taking care of orphan boy (and Legion mascot) Cuffy.


  • Cullen Crabbe, who played the Legion mascot, was Buster Crabbe's real-life son.
  • Although an American series, the first season was filmed on location in French Morocco, with many actual Legionnaires and their installations featuring in the show. Subsequently, production was moved to Italy due to fears for the safety of the crew. The Italian studio, which was near Pisa, was owned by Sophia Loren.
  • Among the associated tie-ins and merchandise were: four issues of an American comic book; a playset (issued by Louis Marx and Company) containing a metal fort, palm trees, tents, accessories, and figures of Buster and Cullen Crabbe as well as Legionnaires and Arab figures; and the "Captain Gallant Adventure Game", a board game issued in 1955.
Picture for Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion


  • Buster Crabbe
  • Cullen Crabbe
  • Fuzzy Knight
  • Gilles Quéant
  • Peter Trent

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