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The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972)

Due to a home-steading law, a fur trapper schemes to keep his land by hiring a hooker, a pickpocket, and a thief to pose as his family.

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Philip Leacock

Writer:

Paul Savage
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buddy Ebsen ... Joshua Cabe
Karen Valentine ... Charity
Lesley Ann Warren ... Mae (as Lesley Warren)
Sandra Dee ... Ada
Don Stroud ... Blue Wetherall
Henry Jones ... Codge Collier
Jack Elam ... Bitterroot
Leif Erickson ... Amos Wetherall
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Cole Wetherall
Paul Koslo ... Deke Wetherall
Julie Mannix ... Sister Mary Robert
Ron Soble ... Arnie
William Katt ... Billy Jack (as Bill Katt)
Claudia Bryar ... Warden Tippet
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh ... Mother Superior
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In Colton, Wyoming, Joshua Cabe and his lifelong pal and sidekick Bitterroot have worked their homestead together. Joshua's wife Martha had died in 1867 and their three grown daughters have since moved to St. Louis. Joshua Cabe controls the valley but his rival neighbor, Amos Wetherall had wanted for years to take control of the valley himself. A new homestead law takes Joshua by surprise. It opens the whole valley to any settler who can file a land claim by a due date. The law allows any settler to claim 2 sections for himself and 2 sections for any of his kin. Old timers have the right to pick their sections first. This is good news for Wetherall who has three sons on his land but it's bad news for Joshua whose daughters are away. In panic, Joshua travels to St. Louis to find his daughters and persuade them to return to Wyoming in order to help him file several land claims that would allow him to keep his valley homestead intact. However, one of his daughters is a nun working in a ... Written by nufs68

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A lusty, bawdy western comedy. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las hijas de Joshua Cabe See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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It's the cast that makes this worth watching
12 September 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Pleasant enough 70's TV movie is made much more memorable and entertaining by the quality of the cast.

Buddy Ebsen is all folksy charm forsaking the Jed Clampett bit for a somewhat more realistic version of a homesteader with Jack Elam doing the trusty sidekick role that was his staple.

It's the actresses playing the daughters who really give this one snap. Sandra Dee, in the last really active year of her career before slipping into a sad almost hermit existence that continued up to her death, is drolly humorous, Lesley Ann Warren sexy and saucy and Karen Valentine her usual spunky self. It's their chemistry and interactions which makes this a fine comic western. One of those wonderful opportunities that TV movies of the period provided to see a group of highly talented stars of different levels of fame gathered together.

Extremely successful when aired this led to a sequel that none of the three ladies returned for and is as bland as this is charming.


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