The Westerner: Season 1, Episode 6

The Courting of Libby (11 Nov. 1960)

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Dave meets Libby and falls in love-- head over heels. Of course, things go terribly wrong when he runs head on with his old nemesis Burgundy Smith, the no count con man who has also laid claim to the beautiful Libby!

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John Apone ...
Mark
Rudy Dolan ...
John
Barney Brown ...
Barber
Hank Gobble ...
Luke (as Henry Gobble)
Jimmy Lee Cook ...
Matt
Marie Selland ...
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Joan O'Brien ...
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Dave meets Libby and falls in love-- head over heels. Of course, things go terribly wrong when he runs head on with his old nemesis Burgundy Smith, the no count con man who has also laid claim to the beautiful Libby!

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Dave Blassingame: Smith, you're lookin' at a man in love. I mean, the cow jumped over the moon and I'm ridin' on that self-same animal. Smith, it is somthin' so good, I want to holler, I want to jump... ah, Burgundy, you oughta try it. You got to. Now just look at me.
Burgundy Smith: You're-you're a mountain spring. You're a budding tree. You're a creature without wool. A thing of splendor.
Dave Blassingame: Well said, Smith.
Burgundy Smith: Thirty dollars?
Dave Blassingame: Give me some of that sweet oil, will ya?
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Swooning like a Mooncalf
15 May 2006 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Amusing jape in which Dave puts on airs to win beauteous Libby away from conniving Burgundy Smith. Some funny set-ups, as when Smith addresses a temperance meeting with usual flair only to drink up the sample demon rum! By this time in the series, it's clear that Peckinpah's idea of humor is to break up as much furniture as possible in a farcical manner. Certainly no one can accuse him of highbrow humor. Fortunately for the episode, Keith and Dehner blend in well with the broad comedy, but I'm not sure these wild swings from high drama one week to low comedy the next did the ratings any good.

Best line, "Smith's right, a man don't need nothing' but a horse, a gun, and a dog."-- Dave's observation on the fickleness of the female, thus continuing the Western's long tradition of woman-hating. Most notable for Peckinpah's rare tin ear in playing one love scene super-straight-- something the canny Maverick series never did. Also notable for the ungallant Dave's rueful regret that he didn't deflower the virginal Libby when he had the chance!-- Now there's a real departure for the time.

All in all, an entertaining, if not memorable, 30 minutes.


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