Jess due to a lame horse is forced to stop over at the Tolliver place which used to be a relay station at the same time the Dyer gang is in the area after a bank holdup. They are to meet someone there resulting in Jess being a hostage.



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Episode cast overview:
Slim Sherman (credit only)
Daisy Cooper (credit only)
Dennis Holmes ...
Mike Williams (credit only)
Matt Dyer
Charles Robinson ...
Bud Williams
Olive Carey ...
Ma Tolliver
Marlene Willis ...
Sue Tolliver
Rafe Andrews
Vinton Hayworth ...
Mr. Thomas
Sheriff (as Don Harvey)
Howard Wright ...
1st Man


Jess Harper is on his way home to Laramie and gets more than he bargained for when he's forced to stop and rest his lame horse at Ma Tolliver's. Outlaw Matt Dyer and his gang arrive and take Jess, Ma and her grand-daughter Sue, hostage while he waits for his girlfriend. Dyer is a cruel man who enjoys toying with his hostages while he waits, but he doesn't know that the sheriff has his girlfriend in jail. The danger increases when the posse searching for Dyer shows up at the ranch, though Ma denies seeing anything of Dyer. The sheriff isn't fooled but can't do anything because of the hostages. With the house surrounded by the posse, Dyer uses Jess and the others as human shields to prevent the posse from storming the house. Dyer's plan backfires and the posse forces his hand and the outlaws, including Dyer, scatter but Jess won't let Dyer get away. Written by DarSpi

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7 November 1961 (USA)  »

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In the credits Charles Robinson's character is identified as Bud Williams. However throughout the episode he is called Bud Willoughby. See more »

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