|“The Last Haircut”|
| Season 4, Episode 19 |
#119 in Series
|Air date||February 3, 1963|
|Guest starring:||Alex Montoya|
|Written by||Charles Lang|
|Directed by||William F. Claxton|
| Previous Episode:|
"Half a Rogue"
| Next Episode:|
"Marie, My Love"
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Little Joe finds himself at the scene of a murder, and befriends the victim's vengeance-minded son.
Three rough men enter a barber shop, where one of them finds a pretext to kill a man. Little Joe is on the scene, and befriends the murdered man's son, Paco. The murderer is arrested and brought to trial.
However, despite eye-witness testimony, a slick lawyer convinces the jury to return a verdict of "Not Guilty". Little Joe is enraged at the failure of the justice system. He joins Paco in seeking vengeance against the freed murderer. Ben helps Joe decide how best to respond to injustice, and how best to help Paco find a new life without his father.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Alex Montoya: Carlos Rodriguez
- Betty Endicott: Brunette Townswoman
- Bill Clark: Laughing Townsman
- Chubby Johnson: Sam Sneden
- Howard Wendell: Prosecutor Albright
- Jered Barclay: Calvin "Cal" Brennan
- Joe Higgins: Waiter
- John Archer: Defense Attorney Wilson Reed
- John Harmon: Frank Thomas
- Martha Manor: Blonde Townswoman
- Perry Lopez: Duke Miller
- Rafael López: Paco Rodriguez
- Rex Holman: Otie/Floyd Brennan
- Shelby Grant: Waitress
- Willis Bouchey: Judge
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Tod beim Barbier", meaning "Death at the Barber's".
- In the barber shop scene, the old man says, "better get outta' that chair Little Joe, before he kills ya'". Duke replies, "now...you are getting out of that little chair, aren't you?". Presumably, Duke's specific reply was in error (ie; little chair as opposed to Little Joe), but either the directors didn't immediately catch the mistake, OR,...since none of the actors broke character, they opted to simply keep the misspoken line, regardless.
- "Don't cut too much off...I just want to make sure my hat still fits. Don't get carried away with the scissors..."
- ―Joseph Cartwright[src]