Johnny is seriously wounded by an old enemy, one of the Brogger brothers. While Doc Bardell operates to remove the slug from Ringo's chest, Johnny has flashbacks to the last time he faced ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Howard Petrie ...
Ed Blanchard
Frank Brogger (as Dean Stanton)
Judy Howard ...
Annie Blanchard
Alan Reed Jr. ...
Want-to-be Gunslinger
Doc Bardell
Natalie Masters ...
Martha Blanchard
Old Sam Beckman
Michael Hinn ...
George Haig
Fred Krone ...
Bill Brogger


Johnny is seriously wounded by an old enemy, one of the Brogger brothers. While Doc Bardell operates to remove the slug from Ringo's chest, Johnny has flashbacks to the last time he faced the brothers in a gunfight. When Frank Brogger rides into Velardi with two other gunslingers to finish the job his brother started, Ringo finds out how many real friends he has among the townspeople. Written by David Bassler

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24 March 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
William 'Cully' Charles Jr., Deputy: Say, Johnny, how about a little fishin' today?
Johnny Ringo: Not today - maybe tomorrow.
William 'Cully' Charles Jr., Deputy: Maybe tomorrow, huh? You've been sayin' that for two weeks now... Can't get Laura and Case off your mind, can you?
Johnny Ringo: You know, Cully, when I first came to Velardi, I had nothing, no one. They filled an emptiness I'd been carrying around in me most of my life.
William 'Cully' Charles Jr., Deputy: You've got a lot of friends, Johnny - the whole town.
Johnny Ringo: No... a friend is something you wear close to you. To these people I'm just a badge - someone they ...
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JOHNNY RINGO "The Gunslinger" 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 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 25th episode of the series.

Sheriff Durant and Deputy Goddard are sitting around the jailhouse talking about the people of Velardi. Durant figures the townsfolk just look at him as the Sheriff. Goddard responds that Durant has many friends among the good people of the town. The pair head out to grab a coffee at the saloon.

In the street a man has just finished tying up his horse to the hitching rail. He turns and sees Durant stepping out of the jailhouse. The man, Fred Krone, calls Durant's name and slaps leather. Durant answers in kind and drops Krone dead in his tracks. Durant though has collected a severe wound in the chest and goes down as well.

Goddard and some of the locals haul the wounded man to the town doctor. The doc, John Maxwell gets right to work at removing the bullet. Durant has passed out from the pain. While out, he has memories of his gunslinger days flood over him.

He goes back years to when he was shot by Krone and his brother Harry Dean Stanton and left for dead. A friendly rancher, Howard Petrie had found him and moved him to his ranch. There his wife and daughter had cleaned and dressed his wound. The man changes his mind when he discovers that he is the famous gunfighter Johnny Ringo. Petrie asks Durant to leave, which he does.

Out on the trail several days later he runs into the one brother, Harry Dean Stanton. Needless to say this results in an exchange of heavy metal. Durant plugs the man in the arm. The wound goes bad and Stanton ends up losing an arm.

Durant now comes to as the doc, Maxwell finishes working on him. Outside Harry Dean Stanton and two other guns ride up. Stanton wants revenge for losing his arm. Goddard steps out to tell the men to leave. Stanton laughs and calls out for Durant. This does not go far as several dozen town's people show carrying rifles and shotguns arrive on scene. It would seem that Durant does indeed have many friends.

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