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The Quick and the Dead 

Tod and Buz are in California for the Riverside Grand Prix auto races which Tod decides to enter in the Stock-Class.Doing well in practice,he is asked to drive in the main event.After being... See full summary »

Director:

Alvin Ganzer

Writers:

Stirling Silliphant (teleplay), Charles Beaumont (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles
George Maharis ... Buz Murdock
Susan Kohner ... Katy Webster
Frank Overton ... Cord Webster
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Bea Webster
Regis Toomey ... Jeff
Pamela Searle ... Roxy Dozy
Harvey Korman ... Len Statler
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Tod and Buz are in California for the Riverside Grand Prix auto races which Tod decides to enter in the Stock-Class.Doing well in practice,he is asked to drive in the main event.After being drawn into the conflict between a veteran driver,his daughter and second wife, Tod nearly is "rerouted" in more ways than one. Written by dubchi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The line Jeff quotes to Katy about the race not always being to the swift is from the Bible, Ecclesiastes 9:11. See more »

Goofs

When the oil leak develops, the first few close ups show a long cloud of oil behind the car, but the long shot shows little-to-no trailing smoke. See more »

Quotes

Tod Stiles: [watching spellbound as race cars speed past] Amadeo Coronado in a Maserati.
Buz Murdock: Stuff's really got you going, hasn't it?
Tod Stiles: Every cat's got his hustle.
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Filmed in Riverside, California with the cooperation of the Mission Inn and Riverside International Raceway, Inc. See more »

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Good Chemistry at the Raceway
15 October 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Sports car racing was very fashionable among youth of the time. So I expect this episode featuring Formula 1 racing at Riverside Raceway was a real crowd gatherer for the series. The story's nothing special—a star driver (Conroy) is having to face retirement despite his daughter's (Kohner) objections. At the same time, Tod gets to show his driver's skills. As a result, he's encouraged by the aging driver's wife (Moreland) to drive in her husband's place in the big race. Meanwhile, Buzz has to cool his heels with a ditzy beauty queen. Tough life.

The boys show a lot of spirit and chemistry in this early entry, while Kohner gets to emote as the conflicted daughter. Good to see movie vet Toomey (Jeff) pick up a payday as the loyal mechanic. Then there's Harvey Korman (the whistle guy) in a rather silly role as the beauty queen's keeper. In fact, I kept expecting Carol Burnett to pop up at any moment. Anyway, the 60-minutes is mainly for racing enthusiasts, along with a look at Buzz and Tod at their lively best.


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