Some Army soldiers are staying at the Shady Rest as it is near their location for conducting maneuvers. Most men seem to want to maneuver with the girls more than the Army.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Bradley
Uncle Joe Carson
Billie Jo Bradley
Bobbie Jo Bradley
Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Sam Drucker
Rick Cooper ...
Tod Langwell
Larry Merrill ...
Hank Benton
General Patterson
Robert Beach ...
Stu Howard
Jack Bevans
Second G.I. (as Mon Sturges)
James M. Crawford ...
Third G.I. (as Jan Crawford)


While in town at Drucker's, Kate learns from Sam that the US Army is conducting war games in the vicinity of the Shady Rest. Kate knows this means trouble with a bunch of GIs who can hone in on her three beautiful daughters, especially now that they are scantily-clad swimming in the water tower. Indeed, three privates from the Blue Squad - Hank Benton, Tod Langwell and Stu Howard - descend on the Shady Rest when they spot the girls. While the three GIs and the girls want to spend time alone goofing off from the wars games, Kate doesn't mind as long as their time is chaperoned. But their fellow army mates - GIs and officers - don't know that they have unofficially officially suspended their war games. After all is said and done, it may be the Kate Bradley rules of war that supersedes all else for all comers to the Shady Rest. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

29 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the movie The Lost Patrol (1934). See more »


Private Hank Benton is addressed as a Private First Class but he has the rank on his sleeve of an ordinary Private. See more »


References The Lost Patrol (1934) See more »


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