Jess is riding shotgun with a $30,000 Army payroll on a stage with three passengers using a special route. It is still held up as he learns the driver tipped off the robbers who decide to leave them all stranded in the desert.




Episode cast overview:
Slim Sherman (credit only)
Shelly Stack
Jan Merlin ...
Jo Jo
Willard Waterman ...
Mr. Bender


Jess Harper is riding shotgun on an $30,000 Army payroll being shipped to Green River on the stage and using the old road through the dry lands proves to be an almost fatal mistake when Shelly Stack and his men bushwhack the stage, helped by Scotty the stage driver. In a fit of rage when Jess fights back, Stack takes everything off the stage and leaves Scotty, Jess and the passengers to die. Stripping what they can from the stage the five set off across the desert trailing Stack and his men. It's a perilous journey with no food, no water, no horses and no weapons but it becomes evident that there is no honor among thieves as, one by one, they find bodies of the gang as they trek through the wasteland. For Jess Harper this journey will end one way only when he and the surviving passengers make it to Rawlings. Written by DarSpi

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16 May 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Just 9 episodes and 2 months earlier Mary Murphy had guest starred in Laramie: Riders of the Night (1961) as Sandy. She did not have any significant scenes with Jess as she did here, but the plot similarly involved a robbery and a stage driver. See more »

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