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Route 66: Fly Away Home (2)

Tod's aspiration to become a cropdusting pilot has led him and Buz into a complex situation involving the interrelationships of the people concerned with the Windus crop dusting company. Tod has succesfully petitioned for the comapny's head pilot Summers to teach him the ropes of the business despite the latter man's reluctance. The financially strapped company is offered a dangerous contract requiring the plane to carry a hazardous load of sulpher. The dramatic events that subsequently unfold make for one of Tod and Buz's most unforgettable experiences in this epic two-parter.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 17
Airdate: Friday February 17th, 1961

Guest Stars
Michael RennieMichael Rennie
As Summers
Dorothy MaloneDorothy Malone
As Christina Summers
Cathy Lewis (1)Cathy Lewis (1)
As Dora Windus
Jenny MaxwellJenny Maxwell
As Vicki
Ford RaineyFord Rainey
As Russell
Bert RemsenBert Remsen
As Skeets
Main Cast
Martin MilnerMartin Milner
As Tod Stiles
George MaharisGeorge Maharis
As Buz Murdock
Episode Notes
Filmed in Phoenix, Arizona (January 13-20, 1961).

Episode Quotes
Later, Summers gives Buz a seminar on courtship.

Summers: Take her – the way I did a long time ago. Yes, I took her the way every woman dreams of being taken. Not clinically or romantically - on impulse, before she has time to think or analyze, before she decides you’re too considerate, too understanding. Before she discovers you’re in awe of her, already her slave. A woman has to be swept off her feet and literally taken out of herself – her senses drowned. She has to be pursued, captured – this is her nature, this is her destiny. And the man who acts, not talks, is the man who rules her. She was singing that evening. I went to the airport, I rented a helicopter, I flew to the theatre. I landed directly on the stage in the middle of her song. I simply picked her up, put her in the helicopter and flew off. I asked her to marry me – she did.

Episode References
Jo Ann Greer provides the singing voice for guest-star Dorothy Malone.

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