THE GRAY GHOST - Starring Tod Andrews

THE GRAY GHOST - Starring Tod Andrews

“We took our men from Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia; from the mountains and the backwoods and the plains. We put them under orders — guerrilla fighting orders, and what we lacked in numbers, we made up in speed and brains. Both Rebs and Yankee strangers, they called us ‘Mosby’s Rangers.’ Both North and South they knew our fame. Gray Ghost is what they called me; John Mosby is my name.” This memorable monologue opened each episode of this classic television series which was aired by CBS for the year of 1957-1958. Based on the real-life military career of the legendary Confederate hero Major John Singleton Mosby, whose daring exploits and elusive raids of the Yankee forces in Virginia earned him the nickname “Gray Ghost,” this show was devoted to duty, honor, and love of country. Unfortunately, The Gray Ghost ran for only one season (39 episodes). It remained popular in syndication, primarily in the South, for more than ten years before it disappeared from television completely. Starring Tod Andrews (ironically a New Yorker) as Mosby and Phil Chambers as his tobacco-chewing sidekick, Lieutenant Myles Magruder. The twelve episodes on these two discs are extremely difficult to find, especially at this low price. Due to the age and rarity of the film, the picture and sound quality varies from episode to episode.

This is a 2 DVD Set.


Introduction: The series is introduced with an historical survey of the War Between the States and a brief biographical sketch of Major John Singleton Mosby.

Prisoner Exchange: Mosby kidnaps General Stoughton from his headquarters in order to exchange him for a beautiful Confederate spy.

Jimmy: Mosby deals with an unscrupulous sutler who is selling supplies -- and information -- to the Yankees.

Problem of Command: Mosby mediates between a determined Union sympathizer and her love-sick admirer -- C.S. Lieutenant Sinclair.

Humble Pie: Mosby must go into Yankee camp to get some medicine which will save the life of one of his wounded men.

Christmas Carol: Mosby helps deliver a baby for a family whose home was destroyed by the Yankees on Christmas day.

Observation Post: Mosby captures a Yankee observation post just in time to save the Confederate cavalry from disaster.

The Missing Colonel: In preparation for a prisoner exchange, Mosby must kidnap a Yankee Colonel to replace one who has escaped.

Angel of Louden: Mosby must determine whether a kindly old woman or her beautiful young housekeeper is a Yankee spy.

Manhunt: After a young Yankee courier is accidentally killed, Mosby is forced into a game of "cat and mouse" with the boy's vengeful father.

Belle Rebel: Mosby comes to the rescue of a beautiful Virginia woman who has been arrested by Pinkerton's secret service for espionage.

The Trial: Mosby must discover the identity of a band of outlaws who have been pillaging the land whild posing as Rangers.

Navy Man: Mosby's suspicions are raised when his men encounter a U.S. Naval officer on the road through Virginia with an Army escort.

The Humanitarian: One of Mosby's men is badly wounded and it is up to a Yankee surgeon and his embittered daughter to save his life.

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