The Beverly Hillbillies: Season 5, Episode 20

The Indians Are Coming (1 Feb. 1967)

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When Crowfoot Indians come to Beverly Hills to discuss a boundary dispute at the Clampett oil field, Granny prepares for war.



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Episode cast overview:
Stanley Waxman ...
Little Fox
Milton Frome ...
Lawrence Chapman
Vince St. Cyr ...


Granny misinterprets a phone call from Cousin Pearl and believes Indians have attacked in Bug Tussle and have taken over Clampett land. In reality, there is a simple boundary dispute, and when Chief Running Wolf and Little Fox travel to Beverly Hills to settle the dispute with Jed, Granny prepares for an all-out Indian war and Mr. Drysdale goes to war to protect the Clampett fortune. John Wayne visits Granny at the end after the Indians "attack." Written by Jeff Hole

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1 February 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The only payment John Wayne asked for his guest role in this episode was a fifth of Jack Daniels bourbon. See more »


John Wayne: Give me a fifth of bourbon - that'll square it.
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The Duke And The Clampetts
17 May 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

When Indians threaten the oil lands of that poor mountaineer who one time barely kept his family fed, it's a call to arms for Irene Ryan as Granny.

Most of this episode involved a boundary dispute that would have been settled in court, but this is the Beverly Hillbillies and television where these people are not used to city ways.

I remember in the first season or two there was an episode where to show how far behind the times they were in their part of the Ozarks, the movie opening was Ben-Hur. Not Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd, but Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman. And Granny wrote an original score to play with the silent film.

Anyway things did progress and the Clampetts discovered sound had come to the movies and Granny, now into talkies had a new favorite film star, John Wayne.

After a lot of hilarity involving some movie studio Indians and Granny sending for the best Indian fighter she knew from the screen at the very end of the episode the bell rings at the Clampett mansion. It's the Duke, but not in western gear, in a business suit. Granny is so disappointed she shuts the door on him leaving him standing on the Clampett walk.

Granny is no different than a lot of film fans who really believe the people on the screen are exactly who they are.

Good fun and the Duke got his fifth of scotch as payment.

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