Tod and Buz, working as laborers near Page, Arizona on a dam project, are reassigned by the Project Manager to run interference for a group of fashion models shooting pictures at the site. ...
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Tod and Buz, working as laborers near Page, Arizona on a dam project, are reassigned by the Project Manager to run interference for a group of fashion models shooting pictures at the site. The lady chaperoning the models has her hands full too,dealing both with the girls and her past-with the Project Manager. Written by
In the scene where several of the models are inside, Jo, (Bethel Leslie) speaking to Donna Douglas' character, refers to her as "Bets", (short for Betsy). Douglas' character is actually named Dana. See more »
Don't mind Jo. She's a bankrupt idealist. And the poor, they're bitter people.
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Buzz and Tod are hired to keep girl-hungry construction workers from a team of fashion models doing a shoot against the backdrop of Glen Canyon Dam.
The main reason to catch this otherwise sloppy episode is the jolting last part. There the boys along with a lone girl (Lampert) try to escape the rocky terrain that's exploding all around them. In 60-years of non-digital viewing, I've never seen anything like it, nor do I know how they made the exploding gauntlet so realistic. I can't believe the cast would risk running through real dynamite from the dam construction; nor are process shots apparently involved; nor can I believe production would spend a big amount on setting their own explosions. After all, the gauntlet goes on for maybe 5-minutes and looks dangerous as heck. So see what you think.
Anyway, the storyline appears improvised as a way of including footage from construction of the huge Glen Canyon project. Having fashion models pose against the frameworks looks silly, but at least it's a relief from looking at all the guys. There're a couple of routine subplots that add little, but give Leslie a chance to show her acting chops. All in all, this is an episode to watch without necessarily needing to listen.
(In passing—Old movie buffs can catch an aging Billy Benedict, grown out of his patented newsboy roles of the 30's & 40's, as one of the construction crew.)
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