Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the ... See full summary »
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.
When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to ... See full summary »
Set in Sweetwater, Arizona in the 1880s with solid citizen Bret owning a ranch and part of the Red Ox Saloon. Stable cast with varying stories, often centered on conflict between the ambitious sheriff and everyone else.
From the beginning of the episode we know that we are in for an show that is going to be full of action. During the first few scenes Marshal Dillon is ascending Doc's stairs and is shot. The shooter, which will will find out later to be Muley, was in disguise with a large hat and facial hair when he fled town.
Later a young nice looking guy, Muley, rides into town. The reason that Muley has shot Matt was because years ago Matt killed his brother while trying to rob the Dodge bank. Now Newly and his gang of four are planning to get rid of Matt and finish robbing the bank.
Because of the great medical doctor in Dodge, it is not long before Matt is back on patrol. When another one of the gang tries to shoot Matt again, Matt gets the jump on him and kills him. Matt knows something is rotten in the state of Dodge.
Matt, with help from Festus and Thad, set up a scheme to get the gang to show their cards. It is not long before one of the members know things are not going as planned and takes a young saloon girl hostage.
This is an episode that is full of action and interest. The story was nice and the acting excellent. The only problem I had was they cast Muley, a young thin man played by baby face Zalman King, as the gang leader. This really did not play well since the way he treated the other much older men would have caused a quick mutiny in the ranks leaving Muley in serious medical condition. But look over that small flaw and the episode was a good watch.
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