Route 66 (1960–1964)
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On intuition Buz steers the 66ers off route to a Maryland hamlet where everyone thinks they recognize Buz - as returning prodigal of a hated local clan. When Buz meets the Colby clan they ... See full summary »

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James Sheldon

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Stirling Silliphant (teleplay), Leonard Freeman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles
George Maharis ... Buz Murdock
Betty Field ... Dorothea Colby
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Colby (as Lon Chaney)
Edward Asner ... Lt. Tegeler
Philip Coolidge ... Old Codger
Sylvia Miles ... Hope Lansing
Sam Capuano Sam Capuano ... Doctor
Griff Evans Griff Evans ... First Townsman
George L. Smith George L. Smith ... Eddie Hudson
Paul Maharis Paul Maharis ... Mark Colby
Harold Maharis Harold Maharis ... Hank Colby
Cleopatra Maharis Cleopatra Maharis ... Colby Sister
Mary Bell Mary Bell ... Ma Colby
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On intuition Buz steers the 66ers off route to a Maryland hamlet where everyone thinks they recognize Buz - as returning prodigal of a hated local clan. When Buz meets the Colby clan they look like clones - of Buz. Tod & Buz speed into Charm City where a family member ran to with-child, disappearing into the sin-filled streets of Baltimore. Orphan Buz has to know if she's his mother. Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

near, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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In order to emphasize the familial resemblance of the Colby family to Buz, three real siblings of George Maharis appeared in the episode. For all three this was their only acting credit. See more »

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Lon Chaney and Betty Field
13 June 2012 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Mud Nest" is chiefly remembered as the episode where Buz is mistaken for a Colby by the entire fearsome Colby clan, led by Lon Chaney as the patriarch, calling out all his grandsons to fight Buz to prove he's really one of them, with each played by the actual siblings of George Maharis. Chaney is in and out fairly quickly, the remainder of the episode taken up by the search for the missing Dorothea Colby, who fled the family some 25 years ago for the big city (Baltimore), gave birth to a son, and promptly disappeared off the face of the earth. A sympathetic investigator is played by Edward Asner, with a full head of hair, and the big revelation features Betty Field as the missing mother, whose picture I identified as soon as I saw it. Although they share no scenes together, both Chaney and Field are reunited from 1939's "Of Mice and Men," and coincidentally, both passed away within two months of each other in 1973. This was Lon Chaney's first appearance on ROUTE 66, followed by the more famous "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" and "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!"


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