Company of Forgotten Men

Company of Forgotten Men

Air Date: February 2, 1969

Written by: Kay Lenard, Jess Carneol

Directed by: Leon Benson

Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), James Gregory (Sgt. Mike Russell), Charles Maxwell (Jeb)

Army veterans, led by a sergeant Candy is friends with, camp on the Ponderosa and plan to rob the US mint in Carson City.

Trivia: This was James Gregory’s third and last appearance in the series. The New York-born Gregory gave up a career as a stockbroker for one as an actor, and began on the Broadway stage. He made his film debut in 1948. Gregory specialized in playing loud, brash, tough cops or businessmen. One of his better roles was as the detective out to get Capone in Al Capone (1959). He also played Dean Martin’s boss in three of the four cheesy Matt Helm spy films.