The Daughters of Joshua Cabe

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The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
Genre Western
Written byPaul Savage
Directed by Philip Leacock
Starring Buddy Ebsen
Music by Jeff Alexander
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers Aaron Spelling
Leonard Goldberg
ProducerRichard E. Lyons
CinematographyArchie R. Dalzell
(as Arch Dalzell)
EditorArt Seid
Running time74 minutes
Production company Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original release
  • September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe is a 1972 American made-for-television Western film directed by Philip Leacock. The story is about an aging homesteader in the Old West who needs children to help him establish his claim on his property. With his real daughters unavailable, he recruits three young women with minor criminal backgrounds to pose as his daughters.

Contents

The film was originally written for Walter Brennan. [1] Buddy Ebsen wound up playing the role of Joshua Cabe instead. [2]

The show drew "solid ratings". [3] It was the fifth most watched show that week. [4]

There were two sequels in the next few years, with mostly different casts from the original and from each other.

Plot

Due to a homesteading law, a fur trapper schemes to keep his land by hiring a hooker, a pickpocket and a thief to pose as his family.

Cast

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