Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Royce, a 60-minute pilot film from MTM productions, enjoyed its first and last network exposure on May 21, 1976. Robert Forster stars as Royce, a Westerner raised by Comanches. In the tradition of Clint Eastwood, Royce is laconic and reclusive; unlike Eastwood, Royce carries no gun. In this installment, Royce helps lady puppeteer Mary Beth Hurt and her two kids travel safely to California, to seek out the lady's husband who abandoned his family back in Kansas. Lensed on location in Arizona.
abandonment, bad-guy, child, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, escort, good-guy, gunfighter, journey, wagon, wagon-train, woman