The Monroes (1966–1967)
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Ride with Terror 

On their way into Paradox, Clayt meets an old friend from Illinois. He invites his friend to go with his family to Green River City where they plan to file their deed. After a woman in ... See full summary »

Director:

Earl Bellamy

Writer:

Penrod Smith
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Clayt Monroe
Barbara Hershey ... Kathy Monroe
Keith Schultz Keith Schultz ... Jefferson Monroe
Kevin Schultz Kevin Schultz ... Fennimore Monroe
Tammy Locke ... Amy Monroe
Liam Sullivan ... Major Mapoy (credit only)
Ron Soble ... Dirty Jim (credit only)
Jeanne Cooper ... Mae Duvall
James Stacy ... Perry Hutchins
Claude Akins ... Bud Chapel
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Cobb
Mike Ragan ... Luke (as Michael Ragan)
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On their way into Paradox, Clayt meets an old friend from Illinois. He invites his friend to go with his family to Green River City where they plan to file their deed. After a woman in Paradox asks Clayt to deliver her wagon of "junk," Clayt finds his family in danger when he discovers the delivery is a worth a lot more than he was told. Written by Michelle

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Location filming in Grand Teton National Park back in the mid 60's was a bit challenging with very limited resources. All Cast and crew had to be either flown or driven in from California. The first 8 episodes were all filmed on location then shooting moved to California using stock footage previously shot for establishing shots or "B" roll. Jackson's airport at that time was very small with limited air service. Locals in the Jackson area were used a lot for background, driving, catering, child care, horse wrangling and other production needs. The Monroes proved that a weekly series could be done on location in a remote area such as Wyoming and NBC followed suite with "Then Came Bronson" with Michael Parks shooting their first 3 episodes in Jackson Hole. Locals did find Hollywood's attempt to put the Monroe cabin on a sound stage to match the Wyoming shots a bit funny. When shooting resumed back in California,.All of a sudden Pine trees were added around the cabin that did not exist on the Wyoming location set and a huge mural of Mount Moran was placed behind it with clouds for the skyline that "never"moved. Mount Moran was visible at times on the Wyoming location but it was off in the distance down range. This was Barbara Hershey's first starring role. She was a teenager then. While the Monroes was a popular Western on ABC and well received it sadly was up against some tough competition with NBC's The Virginian and CBS's Lost in Space. The Monroes only lasted one season. Ironically, many of the cast stayed at the Virginian Lodge in Jackson during location filming in Grand Teton National Park. All of the Indians used in the Wyoming location shoots for background came from the Blackfoot tribes in Idaho and the Wind River Indian Reservation in Riverton, Wyoming. See more »

Quotes

Luke: On your way, Chapel. We want no more trouble around here.
Bud Chapel: Is that so? What you want and what you get are sometimes two different things.
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Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
Harmonica instrumental
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Discovering Truth
4 January 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

The Monroe gang head to a nearby town for a simple task: to officially file their claim on the land. Before they can even get into their nearby township, an old friend of Illinois, Perry, shows up. He's still as wild as ever and doesn't accept Clay's settling down too well. Perry rides into town with them where he precedes to get into a fight with a killer. He beats the killer in a fair fist fight, no quite realizing how much trouble he'd made for himself.

A woman in the township offers to pay Clayt fifty dollars to transport some old furniture to town with him. Clayt finds this sort of odd, but he needs the money so doesn't ask too many questions before agreeing to do as she asked. Unfortunately, Clayt has a lot of growing up to do and will be learning a very hard lesson on human nature, the West, and trusting others.

It's really quite heart breaking to watch Clayt and the kids lose respect for Perry as they realize just how far he's falling. It's scary to watch the night scene after they are taken captive for a night of fun. But worse of all is the scene at the very end of the episode where Clayt confronts the "nice" woman who tricked him into doing her dirty job. The fact that a person thinks you can buy forgiveness makes this scene even more sad. Fortunately, Clayt understands the value of a person and loves his family. They head for home.

Two people died in this episode (though I suspect three others died that we didn't see).


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