A man has been hired to kill Matt, but when he meets and quickly falls in love with a decent girl, he has a change of heart--or does he?





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Episode cast overview:
Lute Willis
J. Edward McKinley ...
Grant Hatcher
Fanny Fields
William Bramley ...
Hank Browder
Howard (as Howard Clulver)
Lee Sabinson ...


Lute is hired to kill Matt. When he arrives in Dodge, he meets and falls in love with Fanny. To get his contract done and keep his promise to Fanny, he employs an old friend who's willing to do this but has his own ideas on getting it done. Written by DrDOS

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17 February 1962 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A show that really stirred little interest
16 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode a man hires Lute Willis to kill Marshal Dillon but when in Dodge his head is turned by a beautiful woman named Fanny Fields. With the new relationship Lute decides to give up killing and concentrate on straighten his life out so that he can marry Fanny. But with the job undone Lute acts as a middle-man and gives the job of killing Dillon to Hank Browder who just happens to be another hired killer. But when Hank tries to kill Matt things go wrong and Matt is unharmed.

It happens that the man who hired Lute confesses about the plan assassination. With this nugget of information Marshal Dillon places Lute in jail pending an investigation into the blotched murder attempt.

Lute is able to contact Hank Browder and asks him to get with Fanny and have her tell the Marshal that he was with her the night of the murder attempt. Lute advises that if he does not help that he will tell Dillon who really tried to kill him that night. With that, Hank agrees to talk with Fanny. But Hank does more than talk when he sees Fanny.

With things going poorly for Lute and the promise to Fanny about not killing anymore- Lute decides to only go 'half-straight'. And in the end has to live with the choice made.

John Kerr who played Lute Willis seemed oddly cast as the villain turned lover. The acting was less than believable nor did his actions cause interest in the program. With the poor acting the show had minor entertainment value.

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