Episode 20 - THE FEAR MERCHANTS

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Episode 20 - THE FEAR MERCHANTS

Post by Episode Guide » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:29 pm

Date: January 30, 1960

Summary: Bigotry rears its ugly head in Virginia City in the form of mayoral candidate Andy Fulmer. Chinese citizens are the victims of its wrath and the Cartwrights are deputized to help fend off violence and disaster.

Written by: Fred Unger, Thomas Thompson
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Guest Stars: Andrew Fulmer...Gene Evans, Amanda Ridley...Helen Westcott, Mr. Ridley...Frank Ferguson, Jesse Tibbs...Christopher Dark, Jimmy Chang...Guy Lee, Billy Wheeler...Ray Stricklyn, Lee Chang...Philip Ahn, Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung, Sally Ridley...Patricia Michon, Cyrus Hammond...Arthur Space, Sheriff Halstead...Gregg Barton, Judge...Alexander Campbell, Chinese Elder...Peter Chong, Bob Miles...(uncredited extra) Bill Clark...(uncredited extra).

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Post by RedShirt » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:07 pm

Saw this one this afternoon. Sure felt like something that could have come right out of today's headlines.
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Post by daisy60 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:42 am

So sad how people were and still are treated terribly because of race or color of their skin. Jimmy Chang was someone I would have liked to call my friend. At least he had the Cartwrights behind him.

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Post by RedShirt » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:53 pm

"a tired platform," Adam called it. If it was tired 60 years ago -- and it was, no question -- how has it come to rampaging in our streets today?

I liked Jimmy. Not so much the blond boy with the attitude.

D'you know, the surviving sister of that pair was an interesting woman. I wonder what became of her?
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Post by debpet2 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Unfortunately, the kind of bigotry shown in this episode is still all too prevalent in our world today. People have to find someone to blame for the difficulties in their lives, and people of a different ethnic group make a handy scapegoat.

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Post by RedShirt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:35 pm

I'd like to think that we're all working to get better; but the last few days have made me wonder if we're getting anywhere.
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Post by Drifter » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:45 pm

I can’t help but think that Amanda could use grief counseling. I mean, her mother was already dead and it was implied she took on that role. Then her sister is shot, and her father not too long after. I get life can be rough in the west, and it’s an episode, but that seems a bit much for one person to deal with even though she didn’t hold a grudge over what happened.

And what would happen to her, considering it’s the 1860s and woman weren’t expected to really survive on their own?

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Re: Episode 20 - THE FEAR MERCHANTS

Post by PlatoofthePonderosa » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:47 pm

Wow, that's right. She lost her sister and her father. And she still seemed to be carrying a lot of bitterness from her mother's death and the difficult years following.
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