|Season 6, Episode 16|
The Flapjack Contest
Woman of Fire
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Little Joe and his friend Tuck vie for the affections of pretty Lucy Melviney, a sheltered, naive young woman who soon puts all of their lives in danger when she chooses to believe that real life should mirror what she reads in the pages of her classic romantic novels.
An old friend of Ben visits the Cartwrights along with his naive daughter Lucinda who knows little of the world outside of romantic literature. Joe and his pal Tuck compete for the young woman's affection. They're plans change when they're taken prisoner by a group of Paiutes who wanted to kidnap the woman.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Brenda Scott: Lucinda 'Lucy' Melviney
- Jack Big Head: Tall Brave
- Stacy Harris: Martin Melviney
- Warren Vanders: Tuck
- X Brands: Sharp Tongue
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Lucinda und die Indianer", meaning "Lucinda And The Indians".