A badly wounded mountain man kills the son of a powerful rancher in self defense and flees to Dodge, where Dillon provides protection for him against the father and his gang.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Red Conniston
Jed and Ben Conniston
Robert Sorrells ...
Ted Jordan ...
Scott Hale ...
Gene O'Donnell ...
Ed McCready ...
Cowpuncher (as Lee DeBroux)


Clint Sorils, a notorious gunman, is minding his own business when a stray bullet ruins his hat. In trying to obtain payment, Clint runs afoul of Red Conniston, a powerful rancher. The ensuing clash leaves men dead and gravely wounded, all because of a hat. Written by richardann

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16 October 1967 (USA)  »

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When Red Conniston is shown shooting in the saloon, he shoots his six-gun seven times. See more »

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Acting was strong enough to make for an entertaining show.
6 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not sure that this episode had any poetic value but I am sure that the story was entertaining to watch. It begins in a town out side Dodge while Clint Sorils is trying to eat. In the other bar room a ranch owner, Red Conniston, and his cowhands are having a wild drunken time. Soril is trying to ignore the rowdy bunch until a stray bullet goes through the wall and then through his hat. Now the large man is upset.

Soril goes next door demanding money for his hat. With Red in a far drunken state, Clint knocks the crap out of him. From behind a man shoot Soril in the back. Soril spins around and is able to shoot and kill the man which happens to be one of the twin sons of Red. Clint leaves heading toward Dodge.

Now the remaining son, Jed Conniston, is set to revenge the death of his twin brother. He wants to be the first person that is given the chance of killing Clint before the rest of the cowhands ride into Dodge. With the townsfolk wanting Clint out of town it will be up to Matt to protect the rights of the man that is gravely injured plus also protect the town from Red's cowhands.

A very well written script that produce an entertaining watch for viewers. Gene Evans was excellent as the larger than life Clint Sorils and Chill Wills always seems to do well in any western part. There was one aspect of the show that seemed out of place as there was a lawyer called Martin Brewer, that was played by the fine actor HM Wynant. The part seemed odd right from the start and even more weird and unnecessary at the conclusion. The story and acting was strong enough to counter-act any problems to make for an entertaining watch.

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