Here Come the Brides Online
To avoid losing their logging crew, the Bolt brothers bring 100 prospective brides from Massachusetts to Seattle, using money borrowed from sawmill owner Stempel. Should one of the girls decide to go home, or should they fail to meet Stempel's timber quotas, they will still lose their mountain to him.
|Complete series cast summary:|
|Robert Brown||-||Jason Bolt 52 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Bobby Sherman||-||Jeremy Bolt 52 episodes, 1968-1970|
|David Soul||-||Joshua Bolt 52 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Bridget Hanley||-||Candy Pruitt 52 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Mark Lenard||-||Aaron Stempel 52 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Joan Blondell||-||Lottie Hatfield 52 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Susan Tolsky||-||Biddie / - 47 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Henry Beckman||-||Capt. Roland Francis Clancey / - 34 episodes, 1968-1970|
|Hoke Howell||-||Ben / - 33 episodes, 1968-1970|
According to the 1985 "Star Trek" novel "Ishmael" by Barbara Hambly, Aaron Stempel (spelled Stemple in the novel) is an ancestor of Amanda Grayson, Spock's mother. In the novel, Spock prevented the Klingons from assassinating Stempel and altering history. This is an intertextual in-joke as Stempel was played by Mark Lenard, who also played Spock's father Ambassador Sarek beginning in Звёздный путь: Journey to Babel (1967).
The opening theme music was changed in the middle of the first season from an instrumental only version, to a version with lyrics.
It can be inferred that the Bolt brothers immigrated to the USA from Scotland with their parents as young boys; when they receive a surprise visit from their Uncle Duncan (their father's twin), he reminisces about last seeing Jeremy as a toddler, and they reminisce about the old family estate in Scotland, as well as commenting that they never expected him to ever leave Scotland.
Though Bobby Sherman plays the youngest Bolt, he is one month older than David Soul, who plays the middle Bolt.
Capt. Clancy seems older than Jason Bolt, but in reality Henry Beckman and Robert Brown are about the same age. Likewise, Denver Pyle, who played the Bolt brothers' Uncle Duncan, their father's twin brother, was only six years older than Robert Brown.
The show was inspired by events in the life of Asa Mercer, first president of the Territorial University of Washington, Washington State Senator, and resident of Seattle. Mercer made three 19th-century ocean voyages that sailed to New England to recruit eligible women to move to the Pacific Northwest, where there was an extreme imbalance in the ratio of men to women. The first group reached Seattle on May 16, 1864. Mercer made two more trips that were less successful but married one of the women, Annie Stephens. This story is portrayed in Death Valley Days: Mercer Girl (1957).