The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
Comedy, Western | 73 Mins | Released: 1976
Director: Bruce Bilson
Starring: John McIntire, Jack Elam, Jeanette Nolan, Louise Williams, Renne Jarrett, Lezlie Dalton, John Dehner
Our Rating: 6
In “The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe,” three young women pose as the daughters of an elderly homesteader who is falsely accused of murder. Together, they hatch an elaborate scheme to bust him out of prison that involves robbing a stage, baking a cake and dressing up like men. This movie was the third and final TV-movie in the “Joshua Cabe” saga. The movie aired on May 29, 1976. The film is not a sequel to The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, which starred Buddy Ebsen, but a reconception of the whole theme.
Review Summary – The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
The third and final TV-movie in the “Joshua Cabe” saga, this ABC effort stars John McIntire as rascally rancher-turned-sheriff Joshua Cabe, a role played by Buddy Ebsen in the original The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, and by Dan Dailey in The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return.
This time out, Cabe is accused of a murder he didn’t commit and carted off to jail, there to await hanging. Coming to his rescue are Joshua’s “daughters”–actually three unrelated shady ladies named Charity (Liberty Williams), Ada (Renne Jarrett) and Mae (Lezlie Dalton)–who devise a brilliant and thoroughly unbelievable escape plan. The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe aired on May 29, 1976. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi