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The Adventures Of Spin & Marty, the Mickey Mouse Club

4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0788859471
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,132 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Just because Spin and Marty don't appear to have anything in common, that doesn't mean that they can't be friends in this series that appeared on THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB. Spin (Tim Considine) is a country boy who feels right at home at the summer camp at the Triple R Ranch, while Marty (David Stollery) is a kid from the city who is used to living in luxury.

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178 of 180 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable for any generation August 21, 2005
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The Adventures of Spin and Marty was a 25 episode serial shown 1955-1956 during the first season of the Mickey Mouse Club. Spin Evans is the most popular boy at the boys' summer ranch, The Triple R - where boys gain actual experience on a working ranch, including learning to ride horses. Spin returns to camp after attending the previous year. Marty Markham is a rich, spoiled kid who is new to the camp. He doesn't want to be at the camp and doesn't want to play and work with the other boys. He starts off on the wrong foot with the other boys by calling the ranch a "dirty old farm". Marty is actually poor in many ways, and is very lonely because he just doesn't know how to act with other kids. Marty eventually learns not to be so spoiled and makes friends with several of the boys before the summer is over.

The 25 episodes end up about 4 1/2 hours, with another 1/2 hour for the Mickey Mouse Club show that contains the introduction to the serial.

Even though set in the 1950s, the series is timeless due to the setting of the boys' ranch. The shows deal with universal themes of friendship, understanding others, teamwork, and just getting along with others. There are numerous fun scenes throughout the series, with a very satisfactory ending to the series. This serial had two sequels: Further Adventures Of Spin And Marty (1956-1957 season) and The New Adventures Of Spin And Marty (1957-1958 season). Possibly these serials will be released in future Walt Disney Treasures within a few years.

Bonus features announced as being on this set are:

The complete episode of the Mickey Mouse Club that first introduced the series.

Tim Considine's (Spin) original screen test.
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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Way Up There on the Triple R" March 8, 2006
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I was born too late to watch the Mickey Mouse Club on TV and I never caught the reruns. Even so, as a life long Disney fanatic, I have heard lots of things about "The Adventures of Spin and Marty." Naturally, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this set and watch it. I immediately found the appeal of the serial.

Originally airing as part of the Mickey Mouse Club in 1955, this two-disc set contains twenty-five eleven minutes episodes about the adventures of a group of pre-teen boys spending a summer at the Triple R dude ranch.

Spin Evans is returning for his second year. He's got lots of horse knowledge and is quite popular.

On the other hand, Marty Markham is new to the ranch this year. He's a spoiled kid overly sheltered by his grandmother. In fact, their butler, Perkins, spends the summer at the ranch to keep an eye on him. Marty has a fascination with horses, yet is terrified of them. He tries anything he can to get the other boys to like him, causing rifts at the ranch, especially with Spin. Will he ever learn to get along with guys his own age?

Meanwhile, the guys will have lots of adventures, including a snipe hunt, an encounter with a bear, and an overnight camping trip to a haunted mine. As if that weren't enough, at the end of the summer, the ranch will compete in a rodeo with another ranch. Will this be the year the Triple R finally wins?

Starting this set, I wasn't sure what to expect. I got quickly hooked on the story, however. While it takes it time developing, it is charming from the start. You can't help but root for Spin, Marty, and the other guys. The great writing and acting help. These may be kids on a low budget show, but they do an impressive job with the material.
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A Kid's Review
The TV shows on The Adventures of Spin and Marty will be
The Triple R (November,7,1955), The Misfit (November,8,1955),
The White Stallion (November,9,1955),
Froggy Day (November,10,1955), The Battle (November,11,1955),
A Surprise Decision (November,14,1955),
Homesick (November,15,1955), Logan's Lesson (November,16,1955),
The Chase (November,17,1955), Ride 'Em Cowboy (November,18,1955) The Snipe Hunt (November,21,1955),
The Secret Ride (November,22,1955), Tragedy (November,23,1955),
Perkins' Decision (November,24,1955),
Tossing the Calf (November,25,1955),
Rope Artist(November,28,1955),
Nothing Happens on A Sunday (November,29,1955),
Perkins and the Bear (November,30,1955),
The Runaway (December,1,1955), Haunted Valley (December,2,1955),
The Live Ghost (December,5,1955),
The Big Rodeo (December,6,1955),
Off on the Wrong Foot (December,7,1955),
Sky Rocket's Trick (December,8,1955) and
The Last Campfire (December,9,1955). The bonus features are the Mickey Mouse Club episode that started the series, Return to Triple R - a review with Tim Considine and David Stollery, Triple Ranch filming site, Back In The Saddle With Harry Carey Jr - an interview with Harry Carey Jr and Leonard Maltin and some galleries.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wished it was better December 26, 2005
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If we are paying for a Disney Treasure ...Act like a treasure.

I loved Disney's Spin and Marty when I was younger when it was on the classic Mickey Mouse Show. I used to run home to watch the club and it's serials like S & M, Annette, Hardy Boys, etc. So I bought this DVD set pre book.

The good news is the 25 episodes of the first year of Spin & Marty are all here in their glory. The black and white masters are CLEAN and like they were watching them as if they were new.The soundtrack is clear as a bell, digital remastering at its finest. A highlight of the DVD extra is the special Mickey Mouse Club that introduced that show from 1955.

Now to the BAD news... The extras are so limited. The Harry Carey interview ssem to be taken from an interview host Leonard Malin used on John Wayne's Island in the Sky. The current interview with Spin and Marty (Tim Considine and David Stollery) seems an afterthought. Also the episodes used to have a tale (a closer), when a voice would say "tommorrow episode is...", Those seem to be cut off from the episodes in this collection

There are NO advance trailers (other than the MMC espisode intro), Reprint comics, TV ads, Disneyanna from other shows, special audio tracks like the vault Disney collections have had (like an audio story), maybe a copy The TV remake of Spin and Marty from a few years ago or any of those extras like audio comments over an episode from someone in the cast. So Disney company, where are they?

This golden collection is slight tarnished. It is worth it for a new generation to see classic Spin and Marty. Lets do better when Disney releases Season two.

Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Walt Disney
Brought back a lot of childhood memories. Love Walt Disney. Love Spin and Marty.
Published 1 month ago by Father of 5
4.0 out of 5 stars A good history lesson on society
Im not old enough to have watched the Mickey Mouse
Club. I guess I was curious more than anything else. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rodney B. Jennings
5.0 out of 5 stars Spin and Marty DVD
wonderful addition to our collection of special Walt Disney videos
Published 2 months ago by Frank Elmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia for us old-timers--but I find that presented properly--kids...
I originally did this with the Hardy Boys' Mystery of the Applegate Treasure-- even in black and white the kids loved it and by about the third or fourth episode they were singing... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mark Myword
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Memories
I grew up with the Mickey Mouse Club and still have some of my Spin and Marty comics. I wish this had been the entire series, but it was good to see the beginning of the program... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joel A. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars mickey mouse club and spin and marty
I loved everything about it is great for everyone I love riding horses what is there not to love about it
Published 4 months ago by leslie fayer
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past
I was back in fourth grade - awaiting the next episode !! I winced every mis-step Marty made. Watch this, tenderfoot !
Published 4 months ago by Randall Mullin
5.0 out of 5 stars I grew up with this.
Loved Spin & Marty as a kid growing up and this lets me relive that. I just wish Disney would reissue the next sequence.
Published 5 months ago by John J Freibergs
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Children's Series!!!
Highly-recommended! The entire "Spin and Marty" series is on this DVD set, and it does not disappoint! Marty Markham was the newcomer to a boys' ranch summer camp. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Martie Canterberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Sammy Ogg
Sammy Ogg great as Joe Simpson, we need more entertainment like Spin and Marty. I wonder where all the boys on the show are now.
Published 7 months ago by Susan Walker Ogg
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