Laramie (1959–1963)
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The Jailbreakers 

Gil Martin is accused of murder in Cheyenne, but he's innocent. He was released from prison on parole. His girlfriend is killed by a controlling marshal. He comes to see Slim who had offered a job, but Slim wants him to turn himself in.



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Episode cast overview:
Slim Sherman
Jess Harper (credit only)
Daisy Cooper
Dennis Holmes ...
Mike Williams
Gil Martin
Marshal Al Dawson
Jan Shepard ...
Lila Stevens
Sheriff Mort Cory
Dr. Burns
Jerry (as Francis DeSales)
Milicent Patrick ...
Michael Ross ...
Gina Ross


In Cheyenne Gil Martin is meeting in the livery stable with his girlfriend and saloon worker Gina Ross. He has been released on parole with a job offer from his Civil War friend Slim Sherman near Laramie. He is leaving for it and hopes to have Gina join him when he has the money to marry her. Their friend Lila Stevens pops in to tell him to hurry as Marshal Al Dawson is on his way. He wants to kill Gil and marry Gina himself. Before Gil leaves the marshal enters with the three arguing. When Gina tries to stop Al, he accidentally shoots and kills Gina. Gil leaves by a back door but Al forces Lila to say Gil killed Gina. Slim reads about Gil being wanted in the paper so he is not surprised when Gil shows up looking for help. Slim wants him to surrender to Sheriff Cory but Gil tells him his story and that Lila is in Laramie. He knocks out Slim who is awaken by Dawson and his men looking for Gil. Slim finds himself in jail for aiding Gil who is wounded. Gil breaks out Slim who has to ... Written by Anonymous

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19 December 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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There is a wanted poster for Gil Martin hanging in the sheriff's office in Dry Springs in episode 15 of season 3. See more »

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An intimidating man with issues
20 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This episode of Laramie has Slim Sherman coming rather reluctantly to the aid of old war buddy Charles Aidman whom he offered a job to with his release from prison. But it's a different kind of aid now that Aidman wants from John Smith. He's looking to run from a new charge of murder and from the same peace officer that arrested Aidman before, Marshal R.G. Armstrong of Cheyenne.

Armstrong is a ruthless and intimidating man even taking over the town of Laramie looking for a wounded Aidman and saloon girl Jan Shepard who is a witness. He's also a man with some real issues.

Armstrong totally dominates this Laramie episode. This is a worth a look for what he does with his role.

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