Tod and Linc are en route from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee. They stop in Mapleton, Mo., for gas. Tod defends a transient hobo from troublemakers. Deciding to stay, Tod & Linc go to work...
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Tod and Linc are en route from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee. They stop in Mapleton, Mo., for gas. Tod defends a transient hobo from troublemakers. Deciding to stay, Tod & Linc go to work for a rubber processing plant. Later when the hobo is accused by a mob of vigilantes of bringing a sleeping virus into town Tod once again helps him. Written by
Tod is working at a rubber plant in Mapleton, Missouri. He gives a young boy a ride home after work but the bulk of the ride was filmed on U.S. 19 North in St. Petersburg, Florida. The footage was probably shot a month or two earlier when they were in town filming "But What Do You Do In March?". See more »
The screenplay for this 60-minutes comes across like a patchwork with the seams showing. The real plot line doesn't kick in until the last half when a possible epidemic of sleeping sickness surfaces. The first half meanders around as the guys take jobs in a rubber factory, while Tod puts up with a sullen hobo (Morris) and Linc sells water bags. Unfortunately, there's no female eye candy, just a bunch of ugly guys. Then too, it took me awhile to recognize a young Alan Alda as the doctor, of all things. On the plus side are a few looks at the Missouri location neighborhoods, always a draw for viewers like me. All in all, however, there's little to recommend, except maybe for series favorite Frank Overton (4 episodes) as the company boss.
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