While in Ironwood Jess is meets an old friend who tries to implicate Jess as an outlaw, hoping the irritated Jess might join his gang. Jess declines to join but finds himself arrested, charged with murder, and facing a hangman's noose.



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Episode cast overview:
Dennis Holmes ...
Ray Thatcher
Kett Darby
Moss (as Dean Stanton)
Don Kennedy ...
Fred Coby ...
George Orrison ...
Bob Kline ...
The Man (as Robert Kline)
Sheriff Douglas


Jess is walking in Ironwood after delivering horses nearby. A man, Sheriff Douglas, walks up behind him sticking his pistol in Jess' back telling him to walk over to the sheriff's office. Watching this unfold is Kett Darby and his pal Moss. Darby has let it be known that Jess is really outlaw Ray Thatcher hoping Jess will become irritated enough to join his outlaw gang lead by Thatcher. Jess shows the Sheriff his id and tells him why he is in Ironwood but Sheriff Douglas is still convinced he is Thatcher but he has to release Jess. He wants Jess out of town now but Jess refuses to leave until the next morning after he has eaten and rested. Outside Darby bumps into Jess and they decide to share a drink and meal. Jess soon detects that Darby's interest extend to their waitress Lorrie. Jess has no interest Darby's proposal but after Lorrie asks Jess' help, he decides to tell Sheriff Douglas the little he knows. Jess soon finds himself facing a murder charge, aiding and abetting the Ray ... Written by DarSpi

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22 January 1963 (USA)  »

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