Leaving New York City behind, Tod and Buz begin their search "to catch a star" and find themselves in a nightmare right out of "Bad Day at Black Rock." The unfriendly, suspicious, and ... See full summary »
Leaving New York City behind, Tod and Buz begin their search "to catch a star" and find themselves in a nightmare right out of "Bad Day at Black Rock." The unfriendly, suspicious, and violent residents of a tiny Mississippi town have a long-held secret--and they will kill to protect it. Written by
A rebroadcast coincidence. The original broadcast of the 1963 episode entitled 'I'm Here to Kill a King' (#4.21) was delayed because it had been scheduled to air only one week (November 29, 1963) after President Kennedy's assassination. It appears as if in syndication that episode might be re-aired as the very final episode of the series, as it recently was on RTV. So it is possible that in re-airings, the first series episode would be 'Black November' (#1.1) and the final series episode would be 'I'm Here to Kill a King'. See more »
[speaking of Tod and Buz]
And I say they did it. And I say we gonna swing the pair of 'em higher than a buzzard can fly.
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The Route 66 show seems to have had the following theme: Two flashy young guys in a flashy new car go around spreading 1960s enlightenment and values to the darker corners of America. And it's not an easy task: Each episode requires a couple of fistfights. In tonight's episode, the two find themselves stranded in a deeply rural Southern town, contending with various kinds of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. The episode is filmed in overwhelming darkness, beyond film noir. Its cultural oppositions seem somewhat pat today, but back then this show represented novelty. Nice score by Nelson Riddle. The show also has interesting early appearances by George Kennedy and Keir Dullea.
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