- THE TOWN THAT WASN’T THERE
Original Airdate: October 2, 1960
Synopsis. Beau wins ownership of the Silver Hill ore mine, only to discover that the mine is worthless. Meanwhile, a crooked railroad agent named Wilbur Shanks tries to cheat the townspeople out of their land by offering them a price that is well below market value. Beau rallies the town together into relocating Silver Hill to a sheep ranch twenty miles away. But the plan backfires when a new vein of silver is discovered in the supposedly worthless Silver Hill mine, thus enabling Shanks to claim the land without cost. The town’s only hope is to relocate back to Silver Hill before the railroad takes over the land.
Guest stars include actor/director John Astin. Known for playing Gomez Addams on The Addams Family (and, later, Harry Anderson’s dad on Night Court), Astin made one of his first TV acting appearances in this episode. His early movie credits include the James Garner/Doris Day romantic comedy Move Over, Darling.