Tod and Buz, driving through California "West by North" in a rainstorm nearly run over a young woman. After giving her a lift to the next town they find she is on the run from a murder ... See full summary »
Tod and Buz, driving through California "West by North" in a rainstorm nearly run over a young woman. After giving her a lift to the next town they find she is on the run from a murder charge. Despite the protests of the Sheriff, the townspeople and the woman herself, Buz feels there is more to the story than obvious guilt. Written by
Blopper aside, this is an excellent, thoughtful episode of Route 66., with a powerful moral and spiritual message about forgiveness and the grace of God. Harry Townes- who was an ordained Episcopalian minister- is excellent as a revival preacher who is portrayed, amazingly enough, not as a fraud, but as a sincere, articulate man of God. Suzanne Plesshette is equally good as a woman suffering guilt for a crime she didn't commit.
I had not seen Route 66 in decades when I saw this episode on Retro. Judging by the quality of what I saw, this Show deserves its "classic ' status. One wonders what other well-written, well acted shows form The Golden Age are lying in the vaults., waiting to be seen by todays viewers. One thinks of a certain abrasive, dedicated surgeon, a certain crusading state legislator, a certain talented high school teacher. I would love to see all of them on Retro, or similar channels.
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