Route 66: Season 1, Episode 6

Ten Drops of Water (11 Nov. 1960)

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Tod and Buz,working as ranch hands in a drought stricken area of Utah,befriend a desperate family.The family's farm does not have sufficient water to maintain the livestock.The family comes... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Burt Brinckerhoff ...
Virgil Paige
Helen Paige
Robert F. Simon ...
Mr. Pepperell
Sara Haden ...
Mrs. Pepperell
Oliver McGowan ...
Owen Moorcraft
Tony Haig ...
Homer Paige


Tod and Buz,working as ranch hands in a drought stricken area of Utah,befriend a desperate family.The family's farm does not have sufficient water to maintain the livestock.The family comes to realize that solving the problem in the short run may not be the only option. Written by dubchi

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Helen Paige: Virg, I don't want to fight anymore.
Virgil Paige: Helen, we got a piece of land, that's more than most people.
Helen Paige: And did you ever stop to add up the cost? Mother was 31 when she died and Dad was 44.
Virgil Paige: What is it that you want to do instead?
Helen Paige: I want to sell out! Don't tell me you never thought about it.
Virgil Paige: Helen, we had three generations of people give up their lives for this ranch, not so we could sell out.
Helen Paige: When we found Homer he was just sitting there next to Overjack. Overjack was dead. Homer knew it but he just ...
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heart wrenching episode
24 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a tough one for me to watch. The relationship between the boy and the mule is very touching. When Buz and Todd buy back the mule and return him to the boy's ranch they inadvertently cause the mule's demise as there is not enough water at the ranch to go around. The interaction between the family that Buz and Todd end up helping is quite good. The boy's older brother is stubbornly trying to save the ranch that has been in their family for more than 100 years at almost the expense of his family and their cattle. And definitely at the expense of their sweet mule. The scenes of the mule crying for water and how the episode ends definitely had me in tears. Don't know if I can watch this one again. The movie Harry & Tonto had a similar effect on me. As good as the movie is, I just don't know if I'd watch it again. It is just too sad. Can't stand it when bad stuff happens to animals in stories or life.

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