Ellie Saves a Female (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Ellie Saves a Female

  • Filmed: 27
  • Aired: 27
  • Original Air Date: 1961/04/17
  • Writer(s): David Adler
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Reprising the feminist theme, Ellie decides to liberate local farmer's daughter Francine Flint against the strong objections of her father. Andy finds peace by convincing Farmer Flint that you have a better chance of catching bees, or in this case an extra hand, by using honey.


Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor R.G. Armstrong has a master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina. He also was a regular in the 1987 tv series "Friday The 13th" as "Lewis Vandredi". Armstrong was a close, life-long friend of Andy Griffith. The two met at UNC Chapel Hill and did stage work together as members of The Carolina Playmakers.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Elinor Donahue - Ellie Walker
  • R.G. Armstrong - Mr. Flint
  • Edris March - Frances (Frankie) Flint
  • Bob McQuain - one of the Jenkins men