A man arrives at Boonesborough offering unusually high prices for beaver pelts. Daniel doesn't trust this generous trader and soon discovers the man has an ulterior motive of a sinister nature.

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A man arrives at Boonesborough offering unusually high prices for beaver pelts. Daniel doesn't trust this generous trader and soon discovers the man has an ulterior motive of a sinister nature.

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Murder in Mind
22 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

DANIEL BOONE – Cry of Gold -1965

This is the 37th 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.

Daniel Boone (Fess Parker) is in Salem, Virginia at a land buyer's office. The men in charge, Dick Nelson and Kenneth MacDonald are trying to purchase some of Boone's vast holdings. They wish to make a fortune off the lumber that can be pulled off the land. Boone is a no go, and tells the pair he will also tell others in his valley to say no. Parker says good day, and heads back to Fort Boonesborough.

The land agents are not amused and decide Mister Parker must go. They send two men in their employ, Maxwell Reed and William O'Connell off to stir up trouble. O'Connell is a tad easy going with edged weapons while Reed beats people to death with his fists.

Reed and O'Connell hit the fort and set up shop as fur buyers. They offer to buy all the beaver anyone will bring. This is rather strange since summer pelts are all but useless. But he offers gold and silver and soon most of the men folk are off setting trap lines.

Parker is rather upset with this turn of events. It will be harvest time in a week and the crops need to be brought in. But now all the men are off trapping. The crops will be left out to rot and no winter stores laid in.

Parker and Reed soon have some nasty words and a fight challenge is made. This of course is what Reed and O'Connell want. Then it will be self-defence when Parker is killed. Cherokee scout, Mingo, (Ed Ames) warns Parker that he believes Reed to be a vicious prize fighter from London he heard about. "He kills people." Ames tells his friend.

The fight takes place with Parker getting a right pounding till he gets in a lucky punch and downs Reed. Then O'Connell pulls a knife and goes for Parker. Reed however jumps up and shields Parker, taking the blade himself. O'Connell is quickly grabbed up the Fort residents watching the brawl. Reed has done this because he has fallen for pretty Fort girl, Sarah Marshall.

After being patched up, Reed admits it was all a plan to get Boone's land by the Salem land agents. Reed agrees to testify and Parker and Reed shake hands.


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