Johnny Ringo: Season 1, Episode 36

Coffin Sam (16 Jun. 1960)

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Coffin Sam Sabine, a gunslinger with eleven notches on his pistol handle, arrives in Valerdi and offers Ringo a unique proposition. Sam claims his gun hand is becoming crippled and the only... See full summary »

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Coffin Sam Sabine
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Billy Counts
Abigail Shelton ...
Ivadeen (as Abbagail Shelton)
Michael Hinn ...
George Haig
John Harmon ...
Jed Bates
Mary Gregory ...
Mary Agan
Hank Patterson ...
Old Man
Lee Kross ...
Bartender
Carey Loftin ...
Cowboy
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Coffin Sam Sabine, a gunslinger with eleven notches on his pistol handle, arrives in Valerdi and offers Ringo a unique proposition. Sam claims his gun hand is becoming crippled and the only way he'll be able to fend off kids who want to outdraw him is to make his reputation so fierce that they'll never try. His plan - paying Johnny one hundred dollars to lose to him in a staged gunfight. Written by David Bassler

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When the series aired in syndication, this episode was called "Reputation for Murder". See more »

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Mary Gregory's character was referred to as "Mary Agar" on-screen but "Mary Agan" in the episode's credits. See more »

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[Coffin Sam kills a saddle tramp in a gunfight]
Coffin Sam Sabine: I had the handle of this gun carved from a dead man's coffin. Each of them notches is the last mark left by eleven men.
[Sam uses the dead man's gun to shoot another notch in the handle]
Coffin Sam Sabine: I like to give anyone a chance to shoot once - even if they're dead. Tell your kids about this... that you saw Coffin Sam Sabine in action. It'll make a hero out of all of all of you!
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