Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (film) Theatrical release of the fourth and fifth Crockett television episodes. Released July 18, 1956. Directed by Norman Foster. 81 min. Stars Fess Parker (Davy Crockett), Buddy Ebsen (George Russel), Jeff York (Mike Fink), Kenneth Tobey (Jocko), Clem Bevans (Cap’n Cobb), Walter Catlett (Colonel Plug). Released on video in 1981, 1985, and 1994.