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"Route 66" Love Is a Skinny Kid (1962)

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Stirling Silliphant (written by)
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Original Air Date:
6 April 1962 (Season 2, Episode 25)
A woman in a hideous Japanese mask refuses to remove it or give her name, as she riles up a Texas town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles

George Maharis ... Buz Murdock

Tuesday Weld ... Miriam Moore

Cloris Leachman ... Lydia Manning

Malcolm Atterbury ... Sheriff Jim Bruner
Harry Townes ... Jason Palmer
Margaret Phillips ... Mrs. Bainbridge
Harry Raybould ... Les Burns
Charlie Briggs ... Jed

Burt Reynolds ... Tommy
Joan Chambers ... Waitress

Veronica Cartwright ... Miriam Moore (Age 9)
Cheryl Anderson ... Janie (Age 9)
Patti Newby ... Janie (Grown-Up) (as Pat Newby)
Cece Whitney ... Woman (as Ce Ce Whitney)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Cranshaw ... Alfred (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
James Sheldon 
Writing credits
Stirling Silliphant (written by)

Herbert B. Leonard (created by) and
Stirling Silliphant (created by)

Howard Rodman (story supervisor)

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... producer
Herbert B. Leonard .... executive producer
Herbert E. Stewart .... associate producer (as Herb Stewart)
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
Cinematography by
Irving Lippman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry Coswick 
Art Direction by
John T. McCormack 
Set Decoration by
William F. Calvert  (as William Calvert)
Makeup Department
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sam Manners .... in charge of production
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Lukather .... assistant director
Art Department
Arthur Wasson .... property master
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound effects editor
Paul Franz .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (as Ira Anderson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Johannes .... camera operator
Harold Sanders .... key grip
Virgil Thompson .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Arrico .... costumer
Editorial Department
Aaron Nibley .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (as Edward J. Forsyth)
Gil Grau .... orchestrator
Jack Lee .... musician contractor
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Nelson Riddle .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Alfred Schultz .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jack Gannon .... script supervisor
Willetta Leonard .... assistant to producer
Robert Maharis .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

51 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Filming Locations:

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Revealing mistakes: The masked woman places a half-page newspaper ad, yet the sheriff is able to read entire ad without opening it up while newspaper is folded in quarters.See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Grabber, 20 November 2014
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

That spooky mask put me back in touch with 50-years ago when I first saw it. The opening here is about as memorable and jarring as any of the series. Why is the woman shaking up a small Texas town by parading around in a grotesque mask. Seems it has to do with growing up there years ago, and settling certain family scores. I agree with another reviewer that there's enough dramatic material here for a two-part episode.

Anyhow, the series strengths are on display, especially the desolate little town and its clapboard houses. This was a time when Hollywood would rather cut its escapist throat than show an unvarnished America. And, yes, that is Cloris Leachman under a ton of uglifying makeup, a part that I expect recommended her for the Oscar winning rural role in The Last Picture Show (1971). Credit a deglamorized Tuesday Weld too, with a tightly controlled turn as the mysterious stranger. And catch a young Burt Reynolds as a local thug. His facial resemblance to Maharis is, I think, noticeable. My only reservation is with elements of the script. Writer Silliphant was unusual for TV of the time with his literate and at times poetical scripts. Here, however, snatches of dialog flirt with the excessive, calling attention to themselves instead of to the character. Nonetheless, it's a memorable 60-minutes of a highly unusual series.

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