Johnny Ringo: Season 1, Episode 1

The Arrival (1 Oct. 1959)

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Johnny Ringo, a notorious gunslinger, is hired as the sheriff of Velardi, Arizona, a wide-open frontier town. His first act as the Velardi's lawman is to hire the town drunk, Case Thomas, ... See full summary »

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Johnny Ringo, a notorious gunslinger, is hired as the sheriff of Velardi, Arizona, a wide-open frontier town. His first act as the Velardi's lawman is to hire the town drunk, Case Thomas, as his deputy. In his sober moments, Case is quite a gunsmith. He gives Johnny his latest creation - a seven-shooter - based on a design by the French gunsmith LeMat. Johnny hopes the seventh shot, a .410 gauge shotgun shell, will make the difference when he tries to run a crooked saloon owner and his henchmen out of town. Written by David Bassler

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[first lines]
Harry: You really serious about going out there, Johnny?
Johnny Ringo: I don't get job offers every day, Harry - not like this.
Harry: Is the offer for Johnny Ringo or his gun?
Johnny Ringo: ...I just separate the two.
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Man with a Seven-Shooter
28 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aaron Spelling's first television series "Johnny Ringo" was a far cry from what he produced later in life like "Charlie's Angels," "7TH Heaven," "Charmed," and "The Love Boat." Mind you, Spelling dabbled in oaters, with "The Guns of Will Sonnett," two "Over the Hill Gang" westerns, and the short-lived "Rango." In the premier episode, gunslinger Johnny Ringo (Don Durant of "She Gods of the Shark Reef") cleans up the lawless town of Velardi, Arizona, where saloon owner Mort Taylor (James Coburn of "The Magnificent Seven") manages a crooked gambling table and dispenses rotgut liquor. Mayor Hartford (Willis Bouchey of "Last of the Badmen") signs Ringo on for $200 to wear a badge. Ringo keeps the town drunk, Case Thomas (Terence de Marney of "Confessions of an Opium Eater?), who was put in the position by Taylor. After a shooting occurs in Taylor's bar and nobody comes forward to testify about it, Ringo orders Taylor to get out of town the next day. Ringo learns from Case's beautiful daughter, Laura Thomas (TV actress Karen Sharpe), that her father turned to the bottle because his wife died. Later, Case creates a special revolver for Ringo. Basically, Case has taken a six-shooter and put an extra barrel under the original barrel. The second barrel houses a .410 shotgun shell. Taylor and his henchmen rough up Case, and Ringo shoots it out with Taylor in his bar. Taylor counts down the number of bullets that Ringo has fired and then they approach him thinking that our protagonist is fresh out of ammunition. Ringo surprises them and knocks both of them down. Just about every western featured a hero with an unusual firearm. Don Durant is fine as the eponymous character, and Coburn is brash as the lead villain. The first episode ties in with the second episode about a trick-shot in a carnival.


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