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Post by Episode Guide » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:23 am

Date: May 13, 1962

Summary: Joe makes a promise to a dying sheepman to unite his granddaughter, Trudy, with her paternal grandfather. The Cartwrights try to transform the girl into a genteel young lady, so that she will be welcomed by her wealthy San Francisco relatives.

Written by: John Furia, Jr.
Directed by: Don McDougall
Guest Stars: Trudy Harker...Nina Shipman Paul...Warren Oates Josiah Harker...Carl Benton Reid Stephanie...Nancy Hadley Seth...Will Wright Annie...Mary Treen

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Re: Episode 99 - THE MOUNTAIN GIRL

Post by Drifter » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:20 pm

I can see why this isn’t a popular episode from a review standpoint. Compared to “The Spitfire,” Trudy was really a sweet girl. It’s unfortunate she had the pressure of high society and staying with Paul, while caring for her, was scared she was becoming too good for him. This may have been par for the course at the time; that women couldn’t be higher than men. At least Mr. Harker was decent. Cousin Stephanie was a snob, and no doubt the Cartwrights weren’t impressed. Still there could have been a compromise somewhere. Instead of simply settling for the life she was had because it was what she knew, I would hope Trudy will eventually receive her inheritance and be able to own land and live in a nice house.

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Re: Episode 99 - THE MOUNTAIN GIRL

Post by daisy60 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:30 am

I like Trudy and I liked the way Joe, with help from his family trained her for society. I couldn't stand Stephanie but there's usually one in every family! :shrug

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