Babs Hooten, husband Bill and son Brook escape the frantic pace of NYC, buying dude ranch Guestward Ho in New Mexico. Their neighbor is Hawkeye who gives them bad advice he wants the Indians to reclaim the land if the Hootens fail.
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Series cast summary:
Joanne Dru ...  Babs Hooten 38 episodes, 1960-1961
J. Carrol Naish ...  Hawkeye 38 episodes, 1960-1961
Mark Miller ...  Bill Hooten / ... 38 episodes, 1960-1961
Flip Mark Flip Mark ...  Brook Hooten / ... 38 episodes, 1960-1961
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Babs Hooten, husband Bill and son Brook escape the frantic pace of NYC, buying dude ranch Guestward Ho in New Mexico. Their neighbor is Hawkeye who gives them bad advice he wants the Indians to reclaim the land if the Hootens fail.

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29 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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(38 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Leif Erikson played Babs husband in the pilot. See more »

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Featured in T.V. Sphincter (1987) See more »

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Only TV series based on a Patrick Dennis book
4 May 2006 | by dcjimdSee all my reviews

"Guestward Ho!" was a so-so sitcom about a young couple from the big city who move to the wilds of New Mexico to run a dude ranch. I saw the series at the time it aired, but since it only lasted one season and I was only 7 I remember little about it.

The one unique feature of this show was that it was based on a book, "co-written" by Patrick Dennis, of "Auntie Mame" fame. The book was supposedly non-fiction based on the lives of Bill and Barbara Hooton and co-written by Barbara, but believe me, every line of the book was pure Dennis. I am grateful to the show for having gotten me to eventually read it, every word of which was pure delight.


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