The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3, Episode 32

The Big House (6 May 1963)

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When the Mayberry jail is called upon to lodge two hold-up men captured by the state police, Barney finds himself with more than he can handle--especially when "assisted" by ad-hoc Deputy Gomer.

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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
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Jack Lambert ...
Doc
Robert McQuain ...
Lieutenant
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State Police Detective
Richard Angarola ...
Detective Morley
Lewis Charles ...
Escaped Convict
Billy Halop ...
Tiny
Arthur Kendall ...
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When the State police arrest two of four bank robbers, they decide to keep them in Mayberry jail. Andy is to join the search for the remaining two criminals and agrees with Barney's suggestion that they get a third man working for them but without consulting him, Barney hires Gomer. Andy isn't convinced they can do the job but gives in to Barney's assurances that all will be okay. In fact, the two experienced criminals have Barney right where they want him and it's only thanks to Andy that keeps them from escaping - twice! When the State police set a trap for the two remaining criminals, Barney puts his foot in it again when he arrests them.. Written by garykmcd

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