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  • Another of those late 60's Disney TV mystery movies, aimed at teens. This one has a decent, adequate story about buried treasure coupled with a fine cast. Roger Mobley was a teen idol for a very short span of time, but films like this illustrate why. I always liked to watch his performances, and I wonder what he's doing today. James Daly always played the strong, silent type to perfection, and he's another reason the film holds up. And Nehemiah Persoff was the quintessential nasty villain; I think he was in every film or TV series in the 60's and 70's, and he was always great. In short, this is a good way to pass the time and reminisce about what Disney used to mean to the kids of the baby boomer generation.

    This isn't available anywhere at this time, but watch Vault Disney, usually on at midnight or 1am; they're showing quite a lot of the old Disney shows and it might just show up.
  • Initially I wasn't sure that the only review to date (Marta's of 21 years ago) related to Part 3 of "The Tenderfoot" series.

    I've just watched what I thought were the three episodes spliced together on YouTube (and have just reviewed them together under "The Tenderfoot: Part 1"); certainly there were three separate elements. But an incomplete entry in Wikipedia does refer to a treasure-hunt in the series with Nehemiah Persoff. Further research shows that what I watched was aired on the Disney Channel as an edited-down two-hour feature in the 1990s, so I guess that the treasure hunt was omitted.
  • I am only commenting on the third part, which didn't seem to connect all that much with the other two. In this third part - played more for comedy - James Whitmore, Captain of the US cavalry somewhere in Apache territory, is owner of a prize Virginia saddle-bred horse and also saddled with recruits who are pretty hapless. The worst, Richard Long, is a concert pianist who couldn't make it in the concert world because of too much drink and women, so he enlisted and runs afoul of Whitmore right away because he can't even mount a saddle less horse. Worse, he talks back to his commanding officer, and Whitmore orders him to take the fastest horse and get out of the fort. Translation to Long: desert the army and take Whitmore's prize horse to do it.

    Brandon deWilde and Brian Keith are army scouts sent into Mexico to get Long and the horse back, but when they find him they discover he's ingratiated himself in Mexican society with his piano playing and has also sold the horse to the local commandant (Carlos Romero).

    They steal the horse back and get Long back to Whitmore, but the disaster is not over. It's all played for comedy. The actors pull it off well. Nothing profound here, just fluff, but fun.