Clayt is 18 when orphaned heading to a new home out West. He's responsible for sisters Kathy and Amy who are 16 and 6, twin brothers almost 12. New neighbor is Major Mapoy, a sometime antagonist while Jim is their hand.

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Series cast summary:
Michael Anderson Jr. ...  Clayt Monroe 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Barbara Hershey ...  Kathy Monroe 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Keith Schultz Keith Schultz ...  Jefferson Monroe 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Kevin Schultz Kevin Schultz ...  Fennimore Monroe 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Tammy Locke ...  Amy Monroe 26 episodes, 1966-1967
Ron Soble ...  Dirty Jim 19 episodes, 1966-1967
Liam Sullivan ...  Major Mapoy 18 episodes, 1966-1967
Ben Johnson ...  Sleeve 13 episodes, 1966-1967
James Westmoreland ...  Ruel Jaxon 12 episodes, 1966-1967
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Clayt is 18 when orphaned heading to a new home out West. He's responsible for sisters Kathy and Amy who are 16 and 6, twin brothers almost 12. New neighbor is Major Mapoy, a sometime antagonist while Jim is their hand.

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When ABC announced the new shows for the season, the title was going to be "Wild Country." See more »

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The Kids Stand Their Ground
25 January 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Monroes was an unfortunately short lived series that never found its audience in the year it was on television. My guess is the expense of shooting the show completely on location in Wyoming was a factor in its cancellation.

The Monroe family had homesteaded a piece of ground that was in the middle of a pair of feuding cattle barons. This is reminiscent of the plot of the classic William Wyler western, The Big Country. The barons were the British Liam Sullivan, a very proper English gentleman, but who was rich and employed people who made sure he got his way. And the other group was headed by Robert Middleton who was a self righteous fellow a whole lot like Burl Ives from The Big Country.

There was no organized law around, these two guys made the law wherever their territory was. Adding to that was that The Monroes were orphans. Eldest son Michael Anderson, Jr. and eldest daughter Barbara Hershey barely teens themselves try to keep their younger siblings Keith and Kevin Schultz and Tammy Locke together as a unit. If this was civilization, they'd have been dumped on some relative or sent off to an orphanage.

Both Sullivan and Middleton would love to buy them out, but the kids stand their ground and attempt to make a home in the wilderness. The Monroes was a beautifully photographed family show and it was unfortunate it wasn't given more of a chance.


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