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A U.S. marshal asks Johnny to pose as a convicted killer in order to learn which of the four gang members waiting to be hanged was really the lookout and therefore innocent of killing two bank tellers in a botched robbery. Not only can't Ringo identify the gang's lookout, but its leader realizes that Johnny is really working a lawman working undercover and plans to eliminate him when the gang breaks out of jail. Written by David Bassler

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4 February 1960 (USA)  »

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William 'Cully' Charles Jr., Deputy: Just driftin' through, Marshal?
Marshal Spence Patterson: No, as a matter of fact, I'm here on business. Ringo, I've come to arrest you for murder.
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Four Birds in a Cage
18 October 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

JOHNNY RINGO "The Liars" 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 18th episode of the series.

This one starts with Sheriff Durant getting a visit from an out of town lawman, Wally Brown. Brown has a problem that he could use Durant's help with. He has four men, John Larch, Alvy Moore, Ken Mayer and Richard Newton in his jail awaiting the hangman. The four have all been sentenced to death for a killing during a bank hold-up. Sheriff Brown figures that one of the men is actually innocent of the killing. The four men though all claim to be the innocent one.

Sheriff Brown wants Durant to pose as a killer and get locked up with the bank robbers. Durant can then find out who did what during the robbery and killing.

Needless to say this idea goes south at jack-rabbit type speed. The outlaws have tumbled to Durant's play and pull a breakout. They take Durant along as a hostage while they ride out to grab the hidden cash from the robbery. Of course the crooks get to fighting among themselves over the loot split-up. Guns are pulled and fists are thrown with three out of the four becoming well ventilated stiffs. Problem fixed.


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