Homer Bedloe wants to get rid of the Cannonball Express in Hooterville, so he begins to harass Floyd and Charley. Kate finds a way stop Bedloe.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pat Woodell ...
Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Lauren Gilbert ...
J. B. Giddings
Jack Bannon ...
Paul De Rolf ...
Ned Wever ...
First Stockholder
William Lally ...
Second Stockholder


Norman Curtis, the President of the C&FW Railroad, is currently on vacation in Europe, leaving instructions with the acting President, J.B. Giddings, not to do anything to the Cannonball while he's gone. However, Homer Bedloe has a scheme to shut down the Cannonball for good while making Giddings look like a hero to company stockholders while not circumventing Curtis' orders. The plan entails Bedloe being appointed Superintendent of the Cannonball, and in this role implementing an efficiency campaign with an impossible to meet new schedule. Charley and Floyd would have to meet the targets or else Bedloe would have just cause to shut the service down. He expects Charley and Floyd will eventually just give up. It's the stockholders meeting where Bedloe and Giddings plan to show their good work that Kate believes they've got their secret weapon in ruining Bedloe's plans. Written by Huggo

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7 April 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[Series theme song played during the opening titles and credits]
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