Sep. 14, 1965
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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F Troop - 01x10 She's Only a Build in an Girdled Cage

1x10 She's Only a Build in an Girdled Cage

First Aired: Nov. 16, 1965 on ABC
Summary: -

A note from Dobbs mother has F Troop believing that he is engaged to Laura Lee, a famous dance hall girl and that she is scheduled to visit Fort Courage.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke played by Forrest Tucker
Hannibal Dobbs played by James Hampton
Colonel Griswald played by Bartlett Robinson
Mama Dobbs played by Nydia Westman
Abijah Mimms played by Charles Seel
Trooper Duffy played by Bob Steele
Trooper Vanderbilt played by Joe Brooks
Duddleson played by Ivan Bell


  • Goof (anachronisms): Laura Lee sings a version of "Hello My Baby" which wasn't written until 1899 by Joseph E. Howard and Ida Emerson. F-Troop is set in the late 1860s just after the US Civil War. She uses the words "Soldier Boy" instead of "Ragtime Boy."
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): In a scene after O'Rourke leaves his office, Captain Parmenter is alone. As he puts on cologne, you can see a shadow of a mans face on the wall, facing the opposite direction .


  • Soprano performer Laura Lee sings two sets of high notes breaking two glasses held by visiting Generals (pre-Memorex & Ella Fitzgerald commercial). A third set of high notes causes the Fort Courage tower to come crashing down.
  • The title is based on the 19th century song 'She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage'.
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