Updated: Dec 27, 2022
Walt Disney's Davy Crockett, A Pepys Card Game
First Published: 1956, A Pepys Card Game by Castell Brothers Ltd., St Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited but based on the Walt Disney film.
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
The pack of 44 cards is made up of four sets of 11 cards. The images on each card in a set are the same but they are distinguished by their colour: Red, Yellow, Blue and White. 4 cards in each set are "Character" cards, No. 8 Red Stick, No.9 General Jackson, No. 10 George Russel and No. 11 Davy Crockett. The Character cards all have a coloured border according to their set.
Davy Crocket - Standard set cards, 1 Davy Crockett wrestles with a bear, 2 Davy Crockett leads the soldiers across the river, 3 Davy and George Russel find the Indian camp, 4 The battle with the Indians - Red Stick attcks Davy, 5 Davy beats off the alligator, 6 The defenders repulse a night attack at Fort Alamo, 7 The last stand at Fort Alamo. Bustedluck fires the cannon.
Davy Crocket cards - Red Character cards, No. 8 Red Stick, No.9 General Andrew Jackson, No. 10 George Russel's Daring Ride for Help at The Alamo and No. 11 Davy Crockett - King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crocket cards - showing the use of colours on standard and character cards: Blue, Yellow and White.
David (Davy) Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) - Popularly known as "The King of the Wild Frontier" An American Folk Hero, Soldier and Politician.
His life story was told in what we would call today a "miniseries" produced by Disney in 1954-55, perhaps the first use of this format.
The first three episodes Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter, Davy Crockett Goes to Congress, and Davy Crockett at the Alamo were edited and became the Disney theatrical release Davy Crockett - King of the Wild Frontier. The film spawned a Davy Crockett craze with extensive merchandising. The Pepys game capitalised on this popularity. The cards feature scenes from the Indian Fighter and Alamo sections of the film but none from Crockett's time as a Congressman.
The film's eponymous hero was played by Fess Parker and you can hum along with his treatment of the film's catchy theme song here:
The pack featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.
Game & Version Details
Davy Crockett - Card Back
Davy Crockett - Rules Front
Davy Crockett - Rules Back
Peter and the Pirates
Davy Crockett - Box Back
Davy Crockett - Box Top
Davy Crockett - Box Side Left
Davy Crockett - Box Base
Davy Crockett - Box Side Right
Davy Crockett - Box Back With Flap