A Paris-trained choirmaster of falls in love with the beautiful soprano who sings in Cimarron City's church choir. He decide to eliminate the young woman's fiancé by making it appear that ...
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A Paris-trained choirmaster of falls in love with the beautiful soprano who sings in Cimarron City's church choir. He decide to eliminate the young woman's fiancé by making it appear that her ex-boyfriend, a hot-headed cowboy with an itchy trigger finger, murdered him so he can marry his talented protégée. Written by
This is the 18th episode from the 26 episode run of the western series, CIMARRON CITY. This series ran between 1958 and 1959. The star of the series was George Montgomery, a rich cattleman who is also the mayor of Cimarron City in the Oklahoma Territory. Regular cast members included, John Smith and Audrey Totter.
The local church has a money maker on their hands. They have a Paris trained choirmaster, Grant Richards, in charge of the church choir. The townsfolk now pack the place as they come to listen to the solo singer, drop dead beautiful, Debra Paget. The voice of an angel all agree.
She also has the effect of causing men to fall in love with her at the drop of a hat, or a slight smile in their direction. This needless to say causes more than a few knuckle dust ups. Particularly, between Paget's new beau, George Hamilton, and a love struck cowboy, Terry Becker. Paget is seems also gets pleasure from playing off one against the other.
In the mix here is also the choirmaster, Richards. He has a plan on how to win the fair Paget's hand. He meets with Becker in the tavern and offers a bit of advice to the not too bright cow puncher.
Richards suggests that he should pretend to make friends with his rival, Hamilton. "The better man won the woman" type thing. Then take Hamilton out for a walk to a spot just on the edge of town. There, Richards suggests, "Pull your gun and fire some shots at his feet, and tell him to leave town or else."
Becker does all this and walks Hamilton to the spot. Becker fires a few shots into the ground but is surprised when Hamilton drops dead. Becker quickly legs it back to town, grabs his horse and flees town. Needless to say, Richards had been waiting in the brush and fired the killing shot. Now he has eliminated both rivals for Paget. He covers Hamilton with leaves and brush.
The town's people wonder for a few days about what happened to Hamilton and Becker, but soon move on. Richards now makes his move on Paget and the two are quickly hitched.
The body of Hamilton is now found and Becker is assumed to have murdered him. Becker however sneaks back to town. He tells Miss Paget that he did not kill Hamilton, but he intends to discover the true killer. Becker however, just has no good luck at all, as Richards overhears his talk with Paget. Richards gives Becker a few inches of cold steel and buries him under the house.
Paget finally puts all the pieces together and asks her friend, rooming house owner, Audrey Totter for help. And just in time too as it turns out, Richards has decided to clean up the loose ends and Paget is next in line. The swine is soon under lock and key in the jail house.
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