Slim's new hand Joe Cloud, an Indian, is killed by neighbor Carl Vail when he finds Joe skinning his cow with a broken leg. He kills Joe using an Indian method. Slim presses charges against Vail but finds himself ostracized by Laramie.


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Episode cast overview:
John Smith ...
James Westerfield ...
Carl Vail
Gen. Taylor Roberts
Judge Orin Chase
Ken Vail
Luke Vail
William Fawcett ...
Dayton Lummis ...
David Manley ...
James Chandler ...
Barfly Talking to about Vail
John Verros ...
Joe Cloud
Jim Hayward ...


Joe Cloud, a Native American, is murdered by Carl Vail while working for Slim Sherman. When Slim prefers charges of murder against Carl it pits the rancher against the town and the Vail family. To get justice for Joe, Slim wires Gen. Taylor Roberts for help. In the meantime Sherman ranch is being harassed and when Luke Vail, outlaw, comes home he tries to intimidate Slim into backing off. Slim fails to be intimidated and Carl Vail is found guilty of murder and sentenced to hang. It's the town of Laramie against Slim, Jess and Gen. Roberts, who want nothing more than to see justice carried out for Joe Cloud. Carl Vail escapes when Slim and Jess try to get him to the fort but help comes from an unexpected source and justice will be served. Written by DarSpi

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24 January 1961 (USA)  »

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The use of a female jury was not possible in most parts of the United States then because women had not been given the right to vote. However, Wyoming gave women the right to vote in 1869 so the use of a female jury was possible there. See more »

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