Sour Annie Tatum, an experienced female prospector, agrees to help Kelly, Flip and their men capture wild horses in exchange for a free ride into town. Annie is thrown from her horse during...
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Sour Annie Tatum, an experienced female prospector, agrees to help Kelly, Flip and their men capture wild horses in exchange for a free ride into town. Annie is thrown from her horse during the roundup and badly, if not mortally injured. Flip and Harlan, one of the wranglers, agree to stay with the old sourdough until she dies, but the wrangler, knocks Flip unconscious, steals Annie's gold, guns, and horses, leaving the young stagecoach driver and old prospector alone and defenseless in the desert. Written by
[although badly injured, Annie announces that she is ready to travel]
Frank 'Flip' Flippen:
Annie, I've never seen the like. You're supposed to be dead.
Sour Annie Tatum:
Yep. Well, fellow once told me that I was half bear and half devil. I guess maybe he was right.
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Ripoff of the Wagon Train episode "The Cliff Grundy Story"
This episode is almost a complete ripoff of "The Cliff Grundy Story," which was written by Aaron Spelling. See my review of "The Overland Trail" episode "The Baron Comes Back," another ripoff of a Wagon Train episode by this same "writer," B.L. James. Other than the ripoffs, I like "The Overland Trail" TV series. If you watch the Wagon Train episode and this episode back-to-back, you will be amazed and disgusted by the brazen ripoff of dialogue, plot, and even scenes and sequences. The character names are changed, of course, as are references that wouldn't make sense since Kelly and Flip don't run a wagon train. But the episode is such a blatant ripoff that it completely ruins my viewing pleasure. It's despicable that this hack B.L. James was able to commit what I consider to be fraud by taking money for these scripts that were ripped off from another series.
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