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The Mud Nest 

On intuition Buz steers the 66ers off route to a Maryland hamlet where everyone thinks they recognize Buz - as returning prodigal of a hated local clan. When Buz meets the Colby clan they ... See full summary »

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

Stirling Silliphant (teleplay), Leonard Freeman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles
George Maharis ... Buz Murdock
Betty Field ... Dorothea Colby
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Colby (as Lon Chaney)
Edward Asner ... Lt. Tegeler
Philip Coolidge ... Old Codger
Sylvia Miles ... Hope Lansing
Sam Capuano Sam Capuano ... Doctor
Griff Evans Griff Evans ... First Townsman
George L. Smith George L. Smith ... Eddie Hudson
Paul Maharis Paul Maharis ... Mark Colby
Harold Maharis Harold Maharis ... Hank Colby
Cleopatra Maharis Cleopatra Maharis ... Colby Sister
Mary Bell Mary Bell ... Ma Colby
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Storyline

On intuition Buz steers the 66ers off route to a Maryland hamlet where everyone thinks they recognize Buz - as returning prodigal of a hated local clan. When Buz meets the Colby clan they look like clones - of Buz. Tod & Buz speed into Charm City where a family member ran to with-child, disappearing into the sin-filled streets of Baltimore. Orphan Buz has to know if she's his mother. Written by David Stevens

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

near, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In order to emphasize the familial resemblance of the Colby family to Buz, three real siblings of George Maharis appeared in the episode. For all three this was their only acting credit. See more »

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Buz Looks For His Mom
10 October 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The climactic scene between Maharis and Field is a gem of restrained feeling. Each is groping emotionally but can't know for exactly what. All in all, Maharis gets to show a more sensitive side than usual. Superior acting was an often overlooked series strength, but is shown regularly by the two leads and their guest cast. Even bleary-eyed Lon Chaney Jr. fits in here. Too bad the fight scene is so clumsily staged, the only performance flaw in an otherwise well- mounted hour.

Seems the rough-house Colby clan that the guys stumble upon thinks Buz is the son of a missing Colby girl. Seeing his physical resemblance to clan members, the orphaned Buz is immediately interested, spending the rest of the episode trying to track down what may be his mysterious mother. Then too, I've got a new appreciation for the complexities of tracking down a missing person, especially after 25-years. All in all, the series strengths are on display here, even though guys have to navigate without the usual romantic interests.


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