When Jess' horse is stolen, he tracks it and the thief, a young Mexican boy, to a town. The sheriff arrests the boy and Jess is forced to stay to testify only to learn the Judge is vindictive due to the murder of his son by a Mexican.

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Dennis Holmes ...
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Juan De La O
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Ruth Craik
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Jenny Stevens
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Jess Harper is on his way back to Laramie after negotiating a large sale of cattle when his horse is stolen. Left afoot, the angry cowboy trails both horse and thief to Dry Springs where he catches up with the young Mexican, Juan De La O. After the horse threw a shoe, he walked the horse barefoot to a blacksmith preventing harm to the horse. Jess calls for the sheriff despite a warning from a woman and turns him over to the sheriff. Jess is forced to stay in town for the trial where he is shocked at the verdict of death by hanging for Juan. The judge along with his daughter and sheriff is seeking to payback the Mexican he blames for the murder of his son, a deputy, and he is using Juan. Faced with watching the boy swing at the end of a rope, Jess is desperate to stop a gross miscarriage of justice and it will put him on the wrong side of the law. Written by DarSpi

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9 January 1962 (USA)  »

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Jess enters a town with their own justice
24 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Jesse is on the trail and pauses to get some sleep. During the night someone steals his horse. The next day Jess is tracking his stolen horse and notices that the horse has thrown a shoe. He also sees that the rider got off the horse and is leading the horse to a nearby town. Jess makes it to the town and finds his horse at the blacksmith shop. The blacksmith tells Jess that the person that brought the horse to him is inside. Jess brings the person out only to find out that it is a young Mexican juvenile.

Jess wants the youth punished in some kind of way but little does he know that the Judge in the town has a hatred for Mexicans. He sentence the youth to hang. Jess is horrified about the verdict. It seems strange, but nearly everyone in town supports the Judge's decision. During the show, we will learn why the Judge has such a outward hatred for all Mexicans.

Even though there was some strange occurrences that happened in the episode - like when Jess asks to be deputized or when someone gets hit with a small stick sending them crashing to the floor- but overall the story was interesting enough to keep the attention of viewers. Sometimes in the series the story of the week feels long and drags but in this offering the show produced enthusiasm which made the hour long show feel short. Good watch.


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