After returning to Laramie from leading a cattle drive to Riverton, Slim learns a neighbor's son was killed when he stayed behind. Slim decides to return to Riverton to learn what happened to the money the son had and why he was killed.



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Episode cast overview:
John Smith ...
Dennis Holmes ...
Sheriff Tate
Gloria Talbott ...
Robert Cornthwaite ...
Charles Maxwell ...
Harlan Warde ...
Matt Christy
James Beck ...
Lee Christy
Joan Swift ...
Saloon Girl
William Wellman Jr. ...
Gage Clarke ...


After a cattle drive he led to Riverton, Slim is confronted by Mr. Patton whose son was killed by a card shark back in Riverton. Everyone backs up Slim that he was not responsible for what happened to Marty Patton. Upon learning from Daisy that the Patton family is nearly broke, Slim returns to Riverton to investigate what happened and get the $3,000 belonging to the Pattons. He learns that Marty Patton was killed by Lee Christy in a fair fight. Marty had been fleeced by the gambler McKeever and his partner Heron. When Sheriff Tate is forced to shoot and wound Lee, Slim decides to help him handle the fallout as his deputy while looking for McKeever. McKeever and Heron decide to rob the bank followed by Tate overhearing them splitting up in their hotel room. He interrupts them killing Heron. The sheriff is in love with a saloon girl and finds the money the thieves left behind. He offers to take the girl away for a new start. How will Slim get the money to save Mr. Patton's ranch back ... Written by Anonymous

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1 January 1963 (USA)  »

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"Naked Steel" has basically the same plot device as Season 1, Episode 5, "The Star Trail", only in the newer episode it is Slim instead of Jess in the lead, John Doucette instead of Lloyd Nolan as the lawman, and Gloria Talbott instead of Patricia Barry as the saloon girl. See more »

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