A Dollar’s Worth of Trouble

A Dollar's Worth of Trouble

Air Date: May 15, 1966

Written by: Robert L. Goodwin

Directed by: Don Daves

Guest Stars: Sally Kellerman (Kathleen Walker), Hampton Fancher (Craig Bonner), Elisha Cook Jr. (Walker), Robert Foulk (Seth), Mabel Albertson (Madam Adella)

A fortune teller spells out trouble for Hoss which includes a blue-eyed blonde, a moonshiner, and a murderous gunslinger.

Trivia: This was Elisha Cook Jr.’s first of two appearances in the series. He would later appear in Season 12’s ‘The Weary Willies.’ One of the most familiar character actors of the mid-twentieth century, small-stature Cook would be a Hollywood immortal if only for his roles in The Maltese Falcon (1941) with Humphrey Bogart and Shane (1953). Since he was very slightly built, he has been referred to as ‘Hollywood’s Lightest Heavy”.

This was Mabel Albertson’s first and only appearance in the series. She is probably best remembered for her recurring role in the ABC comedy Bewitched, portraying Darren’s mother, Phyllis Stephens. She also was a recurring character on four episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, portraying Mrs. Sprague, Howard’s mother. She was the sister of actor Jack Albertson, star of the 70s NBC Comedy Chico and the Man and who also appeared on Bonanza in the Season 9 episode, ‘A Girl Named George.’