Daktari premiered on CBS in January of 1966 as a mid-season replacement for Rawhide. Based on the 1965 film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, the hour-long drama starred Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian working in Africa. Cheryl Miller played his daughter Paula. The series was created by Ivan Tors. It would run for 89 episodes, the last of which would air in December of 1968. Here’s a 60-second preview for the 16th episode (“Wall of Flames, Part 1″), aired on May 3rd, 1966. Although the series was aired in color this preview is from a black-and-white print.
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