Daniel Boone: Season 2, Episode 11

A Rope for Mingo (2 Dec. 1965)

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A family en route to Boonesborough is slaughtered and clues point to Mingo as the killer. Daniel must find the real killer before a lynch mob finds Mingo.

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Cincinnatus (as Dallas McKennon)
Robert Logan ...
Jericho Jones
Gloria Manon ...
Kutawari
Peter Coe ...
Cherokee Brave
Ray Montgomery ...
Hank
Med Flory ...
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Zach Morgan
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Silas Morgan
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Ida Morgan
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A family en route to Boonesborough is slaughtered and clues point to Mingo as the killer. Daniel must find the real killer before a lynch mob finds Mingo.

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Escaping a lynch Mob
7 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

DANIEL BOONE – A Rope For Mingo -1965

This is the 40th episode of the long running 1964-70 series about the life of American frontiersman and explorer, Daniel Boone. The lead is played by Fess Parker. Also in the mix are, Ed Ames, Patricia Blair, Veronica Cartwright and Darby Hinton. This episode is from season two, which was the first season to be filmed in colour.

In this episode, Cherokee scout Mingo (Ed Ames) is bushwhacked on the road to Fort Boonesborough by fur trader Leo Gordon. Gordon had had a run in earlier with Ames over Gordon ripping off the Natives in fur trades. Gordon had sworn to get even. Now Gordon and his wife, Peggy Stewart, and son Robert Random are moving to the area to homestead.

Gordon however holds a grudge and after putting the bag on Ames, ties him to a tree and uses a bull-whip on him. Now the scene switches to Fort Boonesborough. Daniel Boone (Fess Parker) is having a drink with a few of the boys. One of these men, George Kennedy, is in a great mood. His brother and his family are moving to the fort.

They are interrupted by another local with bad news. He found a family massacred out on the road to town. Everyone grabs their rifles and hotfoots it to the site. Of course the people found dead are Leo Gordon and his family. Also found are items belonging to Cherokee Ames. Kennedy and the men quickly decide Ames must be the killer. They are all for hunting him down and stringing him up from the nearest tree.

Parker does not believe for a moment Ames is guilty. He tells the men to return to the fort and he will find Ames. This he does, he finds the badly whipped Indian recovering with a group of friendly Indians. Ames swears he knows nothing about the killings. Parker asks Ames to return and explain the events.

Needless to say this idea goes south, and Ames is soon on the run for his life. Kennedy and the mob from the fort are out for blood. Parker follows up a lead of his own and soon discovers the real killer is an Indian that Gordon had cheated some time before. Parker barely gets the real culprit back in time to save Ames from a lynching.

It is always interesting to see future Oscar winner George Kennedy in an early role. Kennedy would pick up a best supporting Oscar for his work in, COOL HAND Luke.


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