In "A Friend of Daddy's," a houseguest with a strange fixation on long hair becomes a scary nuisance.
As the episode opens, Butch Bailey is looking for the home of his old army buddy. When he runs into a little boy who is also named Butch, he realizes that it is the son of his friend. The little boy takes Butch home to introduce him to his mother, Louise.
Louise knows that Butch saved her husband's life during the Korean War, but this is the first time they have met. Butch seems nice at first, but he is spellbound by Louise's long hair. When her husband, Pete, comes home and finds his old buddy there, he invites Butch to stay with them. Louise is reluctant to go along with her husband's hospitality, but Pete wants to be generous to his friend. The next day, Louise does some checking and finds out where Butch has really been since the war ended. Will her husband believe her?
"A Friend of Daddy's" was written, produced, and directed by William N. Robson. Frank Lovejoy starred as Butch Bailey. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis as Louise, Dick Beals, and Bill Quinn. This episode aired on May 17, 1959.
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