Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

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Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

Post by Episode Guide » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:08 pm

Date: November 15, 1959

Summary: The famous actress Adah Menken arrives in Virginia City. Convinced that their father intends to marry her, Adam, Hoss and Joe set about trying to prevent it. Ben wants to protect Adah from her ex-boyfriend, boxer John C. Regan. Regan is not pleased with the attention Adah is receiving from the Cartwrights, and uses his boxing skills against them.

Written by: Donald S. Sanford
Directed by: Christian Nyby
Guest Stars: Victor Sen Yung (Hop Sing) Ruth Roman (Adah Isaacs Menken), Don Megowan (John C. Regan), Hal Smith (Watkyns), William Mims (Sledge), Fay Roope (Castellan), Nancy Root (Actress portraying Olinska), Roy Jenson (Miner), Mauritz Hugo (Hotel Manager)

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Re: Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

Post by Tracy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:59 pm

This one has a little of everything.

The ornery Cartwright sons delight in tormenting a man who's trying to tack up a poster on their land, they tease one another and show their brotherly compassion throughout, and we meet yet another of Ben's former female "acquaintances."

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Post by daisy60 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:52 pm

I think this is the first episode that really shows the brothers sticking together the way brothers should. You can see a glimpse of their characters emerging.
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Post by Gillie » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:26 pm

I love the interaction between Adam, Hoss, and Joe in this ep! :hearts
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Re: Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

Post by Sharry » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:26 pm

It was a good brotherly episode. I thought it was cute Hoss and Joe thought Adam wouldn't join them.

He probably could have shown them a thing or two. :ha :devil1

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Post by Calamity » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:17 am

As has been said, this episode is about the brothers and their relationship with their father. While I do enjoy the historicals, the depiction of our magnificent one was less than enjoyable. I think I would have liked it better had she not been involved with such a loser. On the other hand, I do love how Ben handled the entire affair.
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Re: Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

Post by Adamant » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:36 pm

I enjoy the opening scene; if you can break away from watching Hoss and Joe try to get one by Adam, watch Adam's face--he's on to them. And when Hoss is all dressed up and Joe goes through the checklist--it's adorable when Joe says that no one will recognize him. But why don't they brush the dirt and leafs off Hoss' back before he puts on his jacket?

And I love Hoss' line, "Pa, she's an actress." And Hoss is correct bout athe connotation: at that time "actress" was practically synonymous with "prostitute." That fact was reinforced in a bio I recently read on Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth.
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Post by Eswallace » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:28 pm

I love when Adah says Adam is very much Ben's son.
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Re: Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

Post by aristocats » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:04 am

Eswallace wrote:I love when Adah says Adam is very much Ben's son.

Yes, and you can see Ben say Adam´s name silently, as if he is surprised, after Adah tells him he visited her backstage. That´s one reason reason I like to watch the series in english instead of german. You miss so much in the translation.


And I love the end when Ben tells Adam that he knows he was by Adah. Adam looks so sheepish ( hope that is the right expression ) that Ben caught him.
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Re: Episode 10 - THE MAGNIFICENT ADAH

Post by littlejoenice » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:10 am

There was only one time that the Cartwrights scared me... literally scared me. And that was the scene where Joe is all battered and beaten. The first time I watched it online, as I do not own it myself, it shocked me.
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