Black Saddle: Season 2, Episode 19

Burden of Guilt (18 Mar. 1960)

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After a dying man admits the wrong man was arrested ten years ago for murder, Clayt gets involved in a ten-year old mystery as he unravels a web of questions. Then when another murder occurs, he knows the truth is closer than he thought.



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Episode credited cast:
Himself - Host / Narrator
Anna-Lisa ...
Nora Travers (credit only)
Morgan Ames
Wesley Lau ...
Trip Harris
Brett King ...
Paul Linton
William Challee ...
Samuel Gould
Harry Landers ...
Rand Buckley
Ann McCrea ...
Liz Buckley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Sorensen ...
Nigel Linton (as Paul Sorenson)


An old man confesses to the innocence of Morgan Ames, who spent the last ten years in prison for something he didn't do. Upon his release, he asks Clay to make a will for him, leaving his daughter and son-in-law out. But another murder soon takes place and Clay quickly tries to save both murders. Written by Michelle P.

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18 March 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Lots of twists and turns in this one
21 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before he dies, an old man, Samuel Gould, admits that he knows beyond a shadow of doubt that Morgan Ames did not kill a man ten years ago, but he will not name the person who did.

There are a lot of twists and turns in this episode that I don't want to revel, so I cannot say too much in this episode. I will say, however, that the original killing had nothing to do what what Clayt later expected, but a recent killing had everything to do. Confused yet? Like I said, you just have to watch this episode. It will keep you guessing (okay, maybe not guessing but trying to figure out how it's revealed). I knew one was guilty, but then I thought the other was guilty. By the end, you figure out that I was right...

Clayt and the Marshal actually get along in this episode. Though there was opportunity to do so, Marshal Scott did not throw any verbal darts at Clayt.

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