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The Deserter 

Matt is on the trail of a badly wounded corporal for robbing the army payroll and falls into a trap when the father of the corporal gets the drop on him and wounds Chester.

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Doc
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Harry Bartell ...
Jed
Jean Inness ...
Maddie
Joseph V. Perry ...
Radin (as Joe Perry)
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The Major
Rudy Solari ...
Lurie
Charles Fredericks ...
Sgt. Strate
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Matt is on the trail of a badly wounded corporal for robbing the army payroll and falls into a trap when the father of the corporal gets the drop on him and wounds Chester.

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4 June 1960 (USA)  »

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A nice story that seem to lack personal appeal
15 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode, even though nicely performed, just did not have the interest power that most of the other shows have offered. It was just to ho-hum in the presentation and what was suppose to be very suspenseful turned out to be just a bump in the road. The episode never captured the audience's willingness to be a part of the story as it just seemed too bland in the outcome.

It begins when a Cavalry Corporal, Lurie Janice, is with a team carrying the army payroll to Fort Dodge. Along the way someone fires from the brush and during the confusion Janice runs off with the money.

Matt later learns that there was a boy named Lurie that use to live with his folks outside Dodge. Matt goes to investigate only to get Chester wounded and then held hostage by the family members. But when the partner to the theft comes for the money it will put a new spin to the story.

There is nothing wrong with the story or the actors- but for some reason the show, which was well written, just did not hold the interest of the viewer. Perhaps there was too much material to cover in the thirty minute format but it just did not have the charisma that other episodes obtain.


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