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Here Come the Brides 

The adventures of a logging work team and the marriageable single women sent to them in post-American Civil War Seattle in the Washington Territory.

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N. Richard Nash
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Brown ...  Jason Bolt 52 episodes, 1968-1970
Bobby Sherman ...  Jeremy Bolt 52 episodes, 1968-1970
David Soul ...  Joshua Bolt 52 episodes, 1968-1970
Bridget Hanley ...  Candy Pruitt 52 episodes, 1968-1970
Mark Lenard ...  Aaron Stempel 52 episodes, 1968-1970
Joan Blondell ...  Lottie Hatfield 52 episodes, 1968-1970
Susan Tolsky Susan Tolsky ...  Biddie / ... 47 episodes, 1968-1970
Henry Beckman ...  Capt. Roland Francis Clancey / ... 34 episodes, 1968-1970
Hoke Howell ...  Ben / ... 33 episodes, 1968-1970
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Storyline

To avoid losing their logging crew, the Bolt brothers bring 100 prospective brides from Massachusetts to Seattle, using money borrowed from sawmill owner Stempel. Should one of the girls decide to go home, or should they fail to meet Stempel's timber quotas, they will still lose their mountain to him. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrivano le spose See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Perfect Pathe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was inspired by events in the life of Asa Mercer, first president of the Territorial University of Washington, Washington State Senator, and resident of Seattle. Mercer made three 19th-century ocean voyages that sailed to New England to recruit eligible women to move to the Pacific Northwest, where there was an extreme imbalance in the ratio of men to women. The first group reached Seattle on May 16, 1864. Mercer made two more trips that were less successful but married one of the women, Annie Stephens. This story is portrayed in Death Valley Days: Mercer Girl (1957). See more »

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A special place in my heart
5 January 2003 | by KenLipSee all my reviews

"Here Come the Brides" rates as one of my favorite shows of all time. The theme song, so beautifully crisp and clean, frequently resounds in my mind, although I can't remember all the words. The historical fiction genre is my favorite.

Robert Brown was outstanding as Jason Bolt. He was bold, handsome, intelligent and resourceful. Oh did I love Bridget Hanley. She was so sweet, pure and full of love for Jeremy. When something would upset her and the tears would drip down her cheeks, I wanted so badly to hug her.

Mark Lenard was classic as the villain -- stoic, miserly and always scheming to separate the Bolts from their mountain.

But seeing Joan Blondell in her later years was truly a gift. I later became enamored with classic movies and enjoyed her romps with James Cagney and in the Gold Diggers movies. She was a beauty in her day. In HCTB, she was matronly and domineering but in a kind and gentle way.

I wish there was a way to see some of the old episodes. I remember that it was in syndication for a short time back in the late 80s and I had the wherewithal to record 3 or 4.

The simple, honest messages that the show conveyed are lost today in a decadent sea of sex and vulgarity. I guess I'll just have to be thankful that I had the opportunity to see the show on a week-to-week basis during my high school days. I'll watch my episodes from time to time, fall in love with Candy all over again, enjoy the drunken escapades of Captain Clancy and catch the last vestiges of Joan Blondell's great career.


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