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Agree with bess654, the characters followed the books but were somewhat softened for TV, Ma moreso than Mary. I might also add that Ma, at least, was softened in the books from how she was in real life. Laura's daughter Rose had considerable influence over the books and would convince Laura to write them certain ways to make them more likable or approachable for children. Just watched it again for the first time in about fifty years and it is outstanding. Some of those continuity people should have been shot, that is if they were the ones making the decisions. Not only were they ignored, so generally were actors who pointed out that something written for their character was just wrong but in some cases were still forced to do it. These things are glaringly obvious when streaming a series or watching on DVD so you see it all in a short amount of time. Currently watching <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> which was one of the worst offenders. Dick York was wonderful. Dick Sargent was adequate. Season 6, episode 22: 17:06: Israel sings, "Here Comes the Prince," a parody of "Here Comes the Bride," which is technically called the "Bridal Chorus." It was written in 1850 as part of an opera called Lohengrin, composed by Richard Wagner. 23:27: "La Marseillaise," the national anthem of France, written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. 38:34-40:41: Waltz tune. 40:52-44:55: Dance tune, starts out as "Down in the Valley" and transitions several times into something else and back to "Down in the Valley." "Down in the Valley" is found in Appalachia, the American South and Lower Midwest. The song was collected by folklorist and professor at the University of Missouri, Henry Marvin Beldin in 1909. Most of the first recorded versions of this song were called "Birmingham Jail," based off the paragraph of lyrics referring to the jail in Birmingham, Alabama. Guitarist Jimmie Tarlton claimed to have written the Birmingham jail paragraph of lyrics in 1925 while he was jailed in Birmingham for moonshining, which is very possible since he and his partner Tom Darby were the first to record this as "Birmingham Jail" on November 10, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia. 46:12-48:30: Starts out as "Sweet Betsy from Pike," transitions into something else and back to "Sweet Betsy from Pike." "Sweet Betsy from Pike" was written in 1858 by John A. Stone. This marks the last use of music on the series. <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> is set in France in around the 17th Century. Most if not all people in France never saw a black person until American troops came over in World War I. Even in England where black slaves and servants were held for a time they were fairly scarce in the general population. I suppose the characters in <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> could be any race, but the author created not only a book but a series about a white family with a redheaded, possibly Irish, mother. Making major changes is bothersome to people who cared enough to read the books. What premise? The original works established what the characters look like. Sometimes race swapping works but usually it doesn't. Meanwhile there are plenty of good works about people of color not being made which should be. Burk48917 nailed it as far as what Ariel looks like and why so no need for me to repeat. I've just watched "Requiem for Craw Green" for the first time since watching <i>Bad Day at Black Rock</i> and you are absolutely right about the similarities. In fact, Ed Ames wiping up the joint with John Crawford was arguably a better fight scene than Spencer Tracy mopping the floor with Ernest Borgnine. His fight with Jeffrey Hunter was also more exciting. There were some differences but still a ripoff. So that makes four <i>Daniel Boone</i> episodes taken from popular movies, two from the very same movie considering that "The Plague That Came to Ford's Run" is also a <i>Bad Day at Black Rock</i> ripoff. Thank you for posting this. I had never actually seen <i>Bend of the River</i> all the way through, just a few scenes, though I had met the book author, Bill Gulick, who was a very nice guy. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 97! I watched <i>Bend of the River</i> last night and watched "The High Cumberland" again today. I would disagree about Armando Silvestre/Jim Santee stepping into the Rock Hudson role. He looked and acted more like Rock Hudson, but his role was much more that of Arthur Kennedy in terms of how the characters met and how his character treated the hero. I don't want to give too many details for the sake of anyone who has not seen either of these shows. I wouldn't say Mingo/Ed Ames was anything like the Arthur Kennedy role at all, but much more of the Rock Hudson role in terms of how he was just swept up into the situation and was loyal to the hero. And it was Patricia Blair in the Julie Adams role. (Who is Jacqueline Evans?) As with <i>Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison</i>, another blatant ripoff/exact copy. In both cases you could literally show clips from one and then the other and see the same scenes enacted, in some cases with the same dialogue, and you were right, the <i>Daniel Boone</i> episodes did have some bad acting compared to the original movies. It was hard to tell when "The High Cumberland" was supposed to be set. There was talk of a war, and Tories, but the Revolutionary War was just breaking out at the beginning of Season 1 at which time Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan (misspelled "Brian" in "The High Cumberland" credits) were married with two children. "The High Cumberland" should have been 15 years earlier if not more. Again, as I have said before, a possible case of time travel, one of many in this series. As for the scenery, it's pretty hard to ignore, but I don't think any of <i>Daniel Boone</i> was filmed in the Pacific Northwest. The series was filmed in entirety in California and Utah. View all replies >