Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
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Little Washington 

The tale of a society belle of Washington, D.C. who is transplanted to Carson City, Nevada, then known as "Little Washington".


Stuart E. McGowan (as Stuart McGowan)


Ruth Woodman (as Ruth C. Woodman)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Sally Mansfield Sally Mansfield ... Dodie Trumbull
Jim Davis ... Congressman Mark Tabor
Louise Arthur Louise Arthur ... Mrs. Trumbull
John Eldredge ... Ray Trumbull
Marian Mosick Marian Mosick ... Minnie
Bernice Simmons Bernice Simmons ... Martha
Glase Lohman Glase Lohman ... Dodie's 2nd dance partner
Kenne Duncan ... Nevada Secretary of State
Stanley Andrews ... Old Ranger (as The Old Ranger)


The tale of a society belle of Washington, D.C. who is transplanted to Carson City, Nevada, then known as "Little Washington".

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Release Date:

1 October 1953 (USA) See more »

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Flying 'A' Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Louise Arthur was just 6 years older than Sally Mansfield when she played her mother. See more »


Death Valley Days (Call of the West)
Written by Herbert Taylor
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Best Thing About This Episode Was the Commericial
21 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

It is 1878 and Rutherford B. Hayes is President of the United States. the most publicized débutante in the nation;s capital, "Doty Trumbl" (Louise Arthur) ) is partying all over. Arthur looked a little old to be playing a débutante.

Dottie and congressman "Mark Tabor" (Jim Davis) are at one of those parties and are arguing about how to pronounce "Nevada." Out of nowhere, he kisses her"What made you do that" "Because you are so irritating and beautiful."

After that corny exchange, we find out later that Doty's father has been given a job, coincidentally, with the U.S. Mint in Nevada so the whole family will be packing up and leaving for Carson City. Obviously, the smitten politician had something to do with this.

The family arrives in Carson City right after Christmas but the family, with the wife and daughter unhappy with this movie out in the middle of nowhere.

Nothing happens in this story. How this could be included in a western TV classics TV is a mystery to me. It certainly wouldn't inspire anyone to watch more of these, and I know this show was a lot better than what I saw in this boring episode of a young woman who finds happiness can be found in smaller places.

Note: This was the second episode in season two and it was narrated by "The Old Ranger." He as Stanley Adams and preceded Ronald Reagan, for one, as host of this show. Included in this episode, which is part of a "TV Guide Classic Westersns" DVD are the commercials for "20 Mule Team Borax" with Rosemary DeCamp. I actually remember those commercials. John Eldredge was a familiar face. He played Doty's father in here and was a regular villain on the "Adventures of Sueprman" TV series.

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