Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (television) Television show; aired on December 14, 1955. Episode 5. Directed by Norman Foster. Some Indian friends of Davy’s have been falsely accused of raiding boat traffic on the Ohio River. With the help of George Russel and Mike Fink, Davy discovers a group of pirates masquerading as Indians, and manages to capture them. 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).