Life in the Orzaks ain’t easy, especially when an older man wants to marry a woman who pretends to be pregnant and only has eyes for his money and her lover. Starring: J. Pat O’Malley; Jenny Maxwell; Valerie Allen; Peter Colt; Nan Peterson; William Schallert; Jackie Searl. 1963-COLOR-65 Minutes.
The story opens in Mudcat Landing, population 47, somewhere out West. Buford Anchors and two grown sons, Rafe and Shub, and an almost-grown daughter, Lucianne), lives on a rickety houseboat. Sexy Melanie, less than half his age, at 27, is staying with him. Melanie has been on the run from the law for a year now. Buford had provided her sanctuary, but only after taking her $3,000 of stolen money, which she stole from the carnival strongman, Steelo, back when she was working at a carnival far away, back east in New Orleans. Melanie wants to marry Buford, and now, to put pressure on him to marry her, she tells him that she is going to have a baby. Meanwhile, old Silas Heller is having problems with his pretty daughter, Honey Bee, who appears to be around 16 years old. Honey Bee says she is “just itchin’ to get married.” And that’s just the beginning of this tale!