111. The Young Warriors
William Rockhill: Crime on a Government Reservation, Arson, Murder.
Original air date: 9 March 1969
Rerun 10 August 1969
This episode captures tensions on a Native American reservation that result from the murder of a tribal leader. The episode also reflects the growing tensions within the Native American community in the late 1960s, which was itself an offshoot of the civil rights struggles.
One sad aspect of the series is that most of the lead aboriginal roles go to non-Indians: Scott Marlowe, Anthony Caruso and BarBara Luna. The performers themselves are superb, and portray the tribal members in a realistic manner. But even as late as 1969, Hollywood seemed less than willing to give Native Americans a chance to perform in front of the camera. That said, the plot is a good one.
- 1957 Ford Ranchero is in almost all scenes which take place in the town with a dirt main street. Also featured: A 1962 Ford wagon.
- In her final guest appearance on The FBI, Barbara Luna now has a hairdo identical to Inspector Erskine! As always, she gives a superb performance.
- And finally, Scott Marlowe graces us with his presence on the show.
We promise to get you pictures soon.
|BarBara Luna (as Barbara Luna)
||Chief Philip Crow
||S.R.A. Ed Putnam
|Directed by: Robert Douglas
Written by: Albert Aley