1966 - 1967
#44 - "Leave it to Dixie"
This is the story of two Dixie gangs. Sam Dixie is making fools of law enforcement through-out Texas robbing banks with tricks like distracting the populace with a medicine wagon parked in front of the bank. Matt Dixie is Sam's young cousin who is leading a band of young orphans hoping to join up with the gang.
Chad and Joe are assigned to go after the Dixie gang. To Reese's dismay, he's sent after the people who burglarized the Laredo general store on his night watch. Erik is already undercover romancing Dixie's girlfriend.
Reese finds the burglars. They turn out to be the little Dixie gang, who manage to capture Reese. When Matt gets the location of Sam Dixie's gang from Sam's girlfriend, Erik follows him. Chad and Joe have nothing to do except wait for Erik to send them word.
Reese manages to escape but is recaptured when he stops to save Midj from drowning and Sam Dixie shows up. When Matt returns accompanied by Erik, Sam Dixie tells the kids to get lost. In the meantime, Chad and Joe are sent to guard the stage with a payroll they mistakenly think the Dixie gang will try for.
In the end the little Dixie gang rescues Erik and Reese with their sling shots. Reese takes the little gang back to Laredo to find homes.
NiteOwl Review: One of the better episodes of the second season. One of Neville Brand's better episodes. He interacted well with children.
Donald "Red" Barry as Sam Dixie
Matt Dixie
Pete and Dave
Ron's kid brother Clint as Midj
Original air date Dec 30, 1966
Directed by Abner Biberman
Written by Marty Roth

Regular Cast
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Robert Wolders as Erik Hunter
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee

Guest Cast
Donald Barry as Sam Dixie
Clint Howard as Midj
Barbara Werle as Molly
Peter Dunhill as Matt Dixie
George Keymas as Mace
Michael Flatley as Dave
Scott McCartor as Pete
Paul Bryar as sheriff
Norman Leavitt as McClory
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