Acting on information provided by a neighboring sheriff, Ringo requests the exhumation of Boone Hackett's grave. Needing the signature of his next of kin, Johnny asks his "widow" to travel ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Lydia Hackett
Brett King ...
Florey Tamlin
Cecil Smith ...
Paul Sorensen ...
Roy Kretcher
Boone Hackett


Acting on information provided by a neighboring sheriff, Ringo requests the exhumation of Boone Hackett's grave. Needing the signature of his next of kin, Johnny asks his "widow" to travel to Velardi to handle the necessary paperwork. When the woman disappears from her hotel room, Ringo realizes that either Boone Hackett's ghost is continuing his career of mayhem, or the outlaw's grave contains an empty coffin. Written by David Bassler

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20 January 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[discussing an exhumation order for Hackett's alleged grave]
William 'Cully' Charles Jr., Deputy: What if she decides not to sign that paper?
Johnny Ringo: One way or another I'll find Boone - with a shovel or with a gun.
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He needs killing Twice
10 October 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

JOHNNY RINGO "Die Twice" 1960

JOHNNY RINGO was a western series that ran for 38 episodes during 1959-60. The series starred Don Durant as the title character with Karen Sharpe, Mark Goddard and Terence De Marney as series regulars. The series follows Durant, (Ringo) a former gunfighter who decides to go straight. He becomes the Sheriff in the small town of Velardi in the Arizona Territory. The series was one of several (Rifleman, Wanted Dead or Alive, Shotgun Slade) with a "gimmick gun". Durant carries a special LeMat revolver equipped with a shotgun barrel under the six gun barrel.

This episode is the 16th episode of the series.

This one starts with a murder elsewhere in the State. A witness to the murder identifies a presumed dead gunman. The gunman, Gene Evans, is said to be buried in the Velardi version of Boot Hill. Town Sheriff Durant is asked to exhume the grave and have a look. The burial happened before Durant's taking over as the town Lawman.

Evans' widow, Jean Allison, is contacted and asked for permission to exhume the grave. Allison comes by stage to town to sign the legal papers for the casket to be brought up. Turns out she had not been at the burial and can't swear the casket has a body.

Needless to say, there is no body as Gene Evans is alive and still killing folks. Evans hears about the plans to dig up the grave and wants to put a stop to the idea. He and a couple of fellow outlaw types grab up Miss Allison for a chat. Allison is less than amused here as she thought Evans was dead. There is no love lost between the two. Allison snarls at Evans that she intends to tell Sheriff Durant that Evans is alive and kicking. Not the most wise of things to say, as it buys Miss Allison a back full of lead.

Evans now heads to Boot Hill himself to dig up the grave. He has 20 large in cash buried in the casket from a past robbery. He figured it would be kept safe underground. Of course things go sideways for the outlaw side and the Law tumbles to the plan. Guns are pulled and lead is exchanged, followed by a brisk round of flying fists before the issue is settled. Evans ends up filling the grave for real this time.

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