Episode 161 - THE ROPER

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Episode 161 - THE ROPER

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:49 am

Date: April 5, 1964

Summary: Will Cartwright doesn’t know whether he should stay with his relatives or not. While alone at the Ponderosa, army soldiers arrive with the prisoner Hewitt. Hewitt’s gang arrives shortly after and Will is taken hostage.

Written by: Peter Packer
Directed by: John Florea
Guest Stars: Guy Williams as William Cartwright, Scott Marlowe as Lee Hewitt, Jim Beck as Dolph, Julie Sommars as Emma Hewitt, Ray Teal as Sheriff Roy Coffee

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Re: Episode 161 - THE ROPER

Post by JOE AND WILL FAN » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:18 pm

This is another episode I really like!

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Re: Episode 161 - THE ROPER

Post by SallyBrown » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:21 am

Oh! Another GW fan, :very happy hello there Joe & Will fan! Nice avatar! :thumbup

I did notice something strange: they gave GW a white patch at the lower/back/side of his hair. Anybody know why? Usually, that's put in the front, temples or above forehead.

I look forward to the next.
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Re: Episode 161 - THE ROPER

Post by patina » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:28 pm

SallyBrown wrote: I did notice something strange: they gave GW a white patch at the lower/back/side of his hair. Anybody know why? Usually, that's put in the front, temples or above forehead. It kept bothering me, I thought at first it was a spotlight shone back there and I had to keep rewinding it because I was so distracted I could not figure out what the dialogue was.
That white patch is a birthmark. It was covered by hair dye for Zorro.


The biggest problem I have with this ep is Will getting center stage when we hardly know him. The rest of the Cartwrights end up as supporting characters when they save Will's bacon.
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Re: Episode 161 - THE ROPER

Post by Tracy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:30 pm

patina wrote:


The biggest problem I have with this ep is Will getting center stage when we hardly know him. The rest of the Cartwrights end up as supporting characters when they save Will's bacon.
I agree completely, patina. I felt his character was being forced on the viewer in this one.

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Re: Episode 161 - THE ROPER

Post by SallyBrown » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:09 pm

patina wrote:That white patch is a birthmark. It was covered by hair dye for Zorro.
Thanks Patina! I have been reading a lot of old GW websites and I have never once come across this info. Curious where you found out? Also, I have never heard of (white) hair as being a 'birthmark'. I guess he wasn't born bald then? :razz

patina wrote:The biggest problem I have with this ep is Will getting center stage when we hardly know him. The rest of the Cartwrights end up as supporting characters when they save Will's bacon.
Yes, I absolutely hear you! It was good for me but if it happened on Zorro with a supporting character, I'd have been livid! I did like that, at least, the characters seemed to like his.

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