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Route 66: A Lance of Straw

In Louisiana, Tod and Buz sign aboard the shrimp boat of captain Charlotte Duval. They find themselves having to deal with their skipper's fierce independence, a jealous suitor and an approaching hurricane.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 2
Airdate: Friday October 14th, 1960

Guest Stars
Janice RuleJanice Rule
As Charlotte Duval
Thomas GomezThomas Gomez
As Andre Cabateau
Joey KennedyJoey Kennedy
As Little Boy
Nico MinardosNico Minardos
As Jean Boussard
Main Cast
Martin MilnerMartin Milner
As Tod Stiles
George MaharisGeorge Maharis
As Buz Murdock


Tod and Buz continue their journey south to seek their fortune as shrimp fishermen on the Biloxi Queen. They eventually catch up with the ship, which has moved on from Biloxi to the fishing village of Grande Isle, Louisiana. Upon arriving at the dock where the Biloxi Queen is moored, Tod discovers that his old friend Mark Chalmers is no longer the owner of the boat. In his place is the new captain, Charlotte Duval, a woman with a fiery temperment and a fierce sense of independence. Nonetheless, Tod and Buz decide to continue with their intent to join the shrimp fishing crew, despite rumors of a poor fishing season from the locals. Also throwing complications over the proposed fishing trip is the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Audrey to the region. ..

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Episode Notes
Filmed in Grande Isle, Louisiana (July 20-28, 1960).

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