The Saddle Stiff

The Saddle Stiff

Air Date: January 16, 1972

Written by: Samuel A. Peeples, John Hawkins

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Guest Stars: Buddy Ebsen (Cactus Murphy), Don Collier (Paul Walker), Charles H. Gray (Cass Beckenridge)

A fired ranch hand goads Ben into taking a job as a ranch hand under an alias.

Trivia: This was Buddy Ebsen’s second and last appearance in the series.

This was Don Collier’s fifth and last appearance in the series. Collier was Sam Butler in David Dortort’s other series, The High Chaparral. He has made over 70 credited movie and television appearances and has performed with John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Anthony Quinn, Dean Martin, Tom Selleck, James Arness, and even Elvis Presley.