The United States Secretary of State, Charles Seward, requests that Ringo help a famous Italian astronomer take pictures of a solar eclipse from on top of Superstition Mountain. The owner ... See full summary »

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The United States Secretary of State, Charles Seward, requests that Ringo help a famous Italian astronomer take pictures of a solar eclipse from on top of Superstition Mountain. The owner of the mountain fears that the local Yacqui Indians will be become violent if strangers go near their ancient burial caves on the mountain and is determined to prevent the scientist from accomplishing his mission. Written by David Bassler

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William 'Cully' Charles Jr., Deputy: Hi, Sam
Sam: Cully.
Johnny Ringo: Hello, Sam.
Sam: Sheriff... Hey, got a big freight shipment for you. Come in on the train last night from Tucson.
Johnny Ringo: Freight for me? I don't remember ordering anything.
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Pictures at Night
29 January 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

JOHNNY RINGO "Shoot the Moon" 1959

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 etc) with a "gimmick gun". Durant carries a special LeMat revolver equipped with a shotgun barrel under the six gun barrel.

This episode is the 34th episode of the series.

Sheriff Durant receives a letter from the US Government asking for a spot of help. They would like Durant to help a Italian astronomer, Frank Silvera, take pictures of a solar eclipse. The problem here is that the site Silvera wants to use is a Native burial ground on the top of Superstition Mountain.

Needless to say this soon whips up a bit of trouble with several local ranchers who fear an Indian war will be started. Durant and his Deputy, Mark Goddard, escort Silvera and his pretty daughter, Theona Bryant up to the peak. There the astronomer sets up his telescope and camera gear to get shots of the eclipse.

They are soon set upon by a group of men dressed up like Indians who try to run them off. This idea goes sideways when lead starts a flying. One of the men is captured and admits to being hired to frighten them off the mountain. There are several more run-ins with various ranchers etc before the matter is settled with more lead being applied.

Not great, but not a waste of time either.


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