A Visit to Upright

A Visit to Upright

Air Date: March 26, 1972

Written by: Joseph Bonaduce

Directed by: William Wiard

Guest Stars: Alan Oppenheimer (Darius Dalrymple), Loretta Swit (Ellen Sue Carpenter), Anne Seymour (Miss Frost)

The Cartwrights head to the town of Upright to get involved in the saloon business – but once they get there, complications arise.

Trivia: This was Allan Oppenheimer’s third and last appearance in the series.

This was Loretta Swit’s first and only appearance in the series. She is probably best known for her role as Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan on the CBS series M*A*S*H (1972). During a M*A*S*H season hiatus, Loretta starred as Chris Cagney in the pilot episode of Cagney and Lacey in 1981. She wanted to leave the show, which was in its ninth season, to star as the police officer when the pilot was picked up. The M*A*S*H producers, however, wouldn’t let her go. Meg Foster subbed in for Loretta, who in turn was replaced by Sharon Gless.