Rocky is forced to sign oil lease rights he owns away, leading Jim to investigate who and why someone wanted Rocky's seemingly worthless leases so badly.



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Episode cast overview:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Dennis Becker (credit only)
Gerald A. O'Malley
Gretchen Corbett ...
Patricia Stich ...
Claude Orzeck
Walter Link
Sharon Compton ...
Hal Bokar ...
2nd Bidder
John Clavin ...
1st Bidder
Gordon Hurst ...
Richard Kennedy ...
Thomas Snowcraft - 3rd Bidder
Ed Deemer ...


Rocky is forced to sign oil lease rights he owns away, leading Jim to investigate who and why someone wanted Rocky's seemingly worthless leases so badly.

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12 November 1976 (USA)  »

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At one point when Jim and Rocky are being chased in the stolen truck through the orchard, when the truck they are driving is shown, it is creating a huge dust cloud. But when the Ford LTD that is chasing them is shown, it's relatively clear in front of that vehicle and the Ford is also leaving a dust cloud.

The Ford is supposed to be right behind them in the story, in fact a man in the pursuing vehicle is shooting at the truck. See more »


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Shirley: [Beeep] It's Shirley at the Plant and Pot. There's no easy way to tell you this Jim. We did everything we could... Your fern died...
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Father and son team up
18 December 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Noah Beery, Jr. is a man who disapproves of his son's profession and has voiced that on many occasion. But when a couple of thugs come over and give him a beating and force him to sign over an oil lease that he thought was worthless Rocky needs the services of his son.

Father and son work this one together. Some mighty unfriendly people keep shooing him away from the lot that Beery has leased. But he's not even their main target. There's a survivalist out there in the middle of the wilds played by John Anderson and he's the best one in this episode. He's the main target of the goons and I have to say that James Garner quite cleverly plays on his fear of nuclear holocaust to save his life.

In the end we also have Gretchen Corbett to explain why those leases are in such demand. You'll have to see the story to find out what this was all about.

Highlighting this one is Beery and Anderson. Anderson is one whacked out paranoid man.

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