The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
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Ross Runs Away, But Not Far 

Patty intends to prove that she is capable of watching Ross for the weekend while their parents are away.


Gary Nelson


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Episode complete credited cast:
Patty Duke ... Patty Lane / Cathy Lane
William Schallert ... Martin Lane
Jean Byron ... Natalie Lane
Paul O'Keefe ... Ross Lane
Eddie Applegate ... Richard Harrison (credit only)
Scott Lane Scott Lane ... Billy


Patty intends to prove that she is capable of watching Ross for the weekend while their parents are away.

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Comedy | Family | Music





Release Date:

5 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Just a few minutes from the the end of the program, Patty and Ross have just knocked over a china cabinet in the basement, and as the camera pans back we can clearly see the shadow of the mic, replete with extension rod, and wire. Almost immediately we see it being pulled back out of the way as well, and then the shot changes to a different angle. See more »


References Stalag 17 (1953) See more »

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Runaway Ross
23 February 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

When their parents go away for the weekend, Patty (Patty Duke) agrees to watch skate-boarding brother Ross (Paul O'Keefe). Patty orders Ross to first clean his bedroom, and then top it off by cleaning the basement. She wants parents Martin (William Schallert) and Natalie (as Jean Bryon), who repeatedly call to check up on their kids, and cousin Cathy (also Patty Duke) to think their daughter is responsible. However, Ross would rather play chess with his pal Scott Lane (as Billy). So, the siblings begin a war of nerves with Ross discovering his threat to run away from home keeps Patty in line. The bickering brother and sister, who are later connected by handcuffs, work well together in this brother-centered episode.

****** Ross Runs Away, But Not Far (1/5/66) Gary Nelson ~ Paul O'Keefe, Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Bryon

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