Sonny, Dinah, and Slim look for a missing necklace, and Will enters Sonny's truck in a race.
Did You Know?
Age gaps between the various actors and the characters they played: Claude Akins
(Sonny) was 6 years older than Sheree North
(Dinah). Frank Converse
(Will) was 10 years older than Jamie Smith-Jackson
(Julie). Sonny's classmates were played by Woodrow Parfrey
, who was 2 years older than Akins and Joyce Jameson
, who was 1 year younger. Sonny's statement in Part 1 that he was in the class of 1942 would be plausible, since Akins was born in 1924, making him 18 circa 1942. The three oldest actors passed away at relatively young ages: Parfrey in 1984 at age 61, Jameson in 1987 at age 59, and Akins in 1994 at age 67. North lived to age 73 and passed away in 2005. As of 2017, both Converse and Jackson have outlived the three oldest actors. Converse is still alive at age 79 and Jackson at age 69. See more
When they get to the race, it is revealed the opponent truck is a Bonneville Salt Flat record holder. That would actually be detrimental for the type of racing shown since Bonneville requires special gearing for top speed vs the acceleration needed on the more or less oval track that was used in the race. Many competition vehicles at Bonneville require a "pusher" vehicle to get them up to speed. As such, Sonny and Will would have easily won against the other truck. See more
Sweetheart, if we don't get the necklace right now, someone is going to be very unhappy.
We tried the unhappy person bit. It doesn't work.
Written by Merle Haggard
Performed by Merle Haggard
and The Strangers
Produced by Fuzzy Owen
(uncredited) See more