The Beverly Hillbillies - The Big Bank Battle (1965)
This episode of the CBS television program "The Beverly Hillbillies" shows a coin album with a
rare 1894-S dime.
mountaineers who become wealthy from oil and move to Beverly Hills, California.
The Clampetts, Elly May, Granny, Jed, and Jethro, arrive in Beverly Hills.
They live in a mansion in the city
He is greedy and always trying to get more control of the money.
Jane Hathaway, a stuffy spinster, is his principal assistant.
around Beverly Hills to sharpen knives at no cost to the residents.
2. Jed Clampett becomes a handyman
Drysdale lives nearby and doesn't like the scruffy Jed but has to be nice to him.
3. Bankers Drysdale and Cushing
Cushing has a hobby where he builds model ships in bottles.
He shows his latest creation which took three years to make.
4. Ship in a bottle
Drysdale has an idea to interest Jed Clampett in a hobby, borrows the ship model, and takes it to the
Clampett mansion along with Jane and some books on stamp and coin collecting.
5. Drysdale shows Jed the ship
Jed is practical and isn't interested in the ship.
6. Drysdale and Jane discuss hobbies with Jed
Drysdale opens a stamp album and shows Jed a Hawaiian stamp worth $50,000.
Jed isn't interested because doesn't mail that many letters and doesn't know anyone in
Hawaii to write to.
"Uh, well, let's take a crack at numismatology, or, as some lexicographers would prefer, numismatics."
"Now, Mr. Clampett, here's a hobby that's worth anybody's time... collecting money."
"Mr. Drysdale, if there's one thing I don't need, it's more money."
7. Drysdale and Jane suggest coin collecting
Drysdale is holding what appears to be a Whitman blue coin album with the title "Rare Coins" added.
"Now, wait, just take a look at these coins.
This collection belongs to a friend of mine.
You see that dime?
"He paid $12,000 for that."
8. He paid $12,000 for that?
"He got slickered. A dime is only worth ten cents."
"Not this one, this was minted in San Francisco in 1894."
A closeup of the coin album page is shown.
9. Coin album page closeup
An 1894 Barber dime appears in the center, it is probably the commoner Philadelphia mint coin.
"You better help your friend, Mr. Drysdale.
He needs you.
And hope he aint toting that dime when he gets a sweet tooth
cause no matter what comes out of the machine, he ain't going to enjoy it."
Drysdale and Jane give up and leave, later Jed heads over to Cushing's rival bank.
10. Jed, bank vice-president
Jed doesn't have much to do there.
Drysdale finds out about Cushing and Jed, comes over, and offers to fight Cushing for Jed.
11. Bankers fight over Jed
Jed stops the fight by leaving and going home.
The family joins the handyman business, now using a truck.
12. Clampett family enterprise
Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett
Irene Ryan as Granny
Donna Douglas as Elly May Clampett
Max Baer Jr. as Jethro Bodine
Raymond Bailey as Milburn Drysdale
Nancy Kulp as Jane Hathaway
Writers: Paul Henning, Mark Tuttle