Bronco (1958–1962)
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The Turning Point 

Bronco discovers that the man whose life he just saved is in reality a notorious gunfighter after they decided to homestead together near Plainview. Bronco supports him as he tries to live down his reputation with the local citizens.



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Episode cast overview:
Bronco Layne
John Wesley Hardin
Reverend Hardin
Sheriff Bob Walters
Emma Hardin
Bud Slater ...
Jeff Rider
James Douglas ...
Cal Rider
Deputy Roy Proudy (as James Lydon)
Ed Lemon


While on the trail Bronco comes upon a man suffering hallucinations after being bit by a rattlesnake. Bronco treats the bite staying with the man for a couple of days until he recovers. Both men are headed to Plainview but for different reasons. Bronco plans to homestead while the man calling himself Gary Williams is headed there to visit family. Bronco notices Gary is reading the law when he finds a Blackstone Law book in his belongings. They decide to head to Plainview together and perhaps homestead side by side and work together. In Plainview Bronco learns Williams is really John Wesley Hardin known as a killer. After killing a man who drew first, the local Sheriff wants Hardin out of the town but Bronco promises to keep Hardin in check but no one realizes what Hardin is up against due to his family who minister to the public. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

21 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In real life Hardin did become an attorney. See more »


During the gunfight when a robber is shooting out the lower pane of a vertical sliding two-pane window, return bullets from the sheriff and Bronco outside hit the interior window frame above the robber's head without any glass shattering. Also, in the next exterior shot of the building, no windows are open. See more »

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