Laredo: Season 1, Episode 25

A Very Small Assignment (17 Mar. 1966)

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Reese is ordered to find an English schoolmaster who was detained en route to Laredo. An ex-con who Reese arrested several years ago spots him and determines to settle the score with the Ranger and his British charge.

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Jonathan Pringle
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Anson Jones
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Dirk
Paul Mantee ...
Ed
Erik Holland ...
Harry
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Doc Severenson
Hank Patterson ...
The Station Master
Claudia Bryar ...
Mrs. Cook
Juney Ellis ...
Mrs. Bates (as June C. Ellis)
Edwin Rochelle ...
The Old Mexican
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After an Indian attack on a wagon train, Parmalee plans to send the three Rangers to look for the renegades. When a new school teacher, Mr. Pringle, is reported missing, Reese as usual speaks forcing Parmalee to take action he wanted to avoid. The men think Reese is making up his story about a toothache so Parmalee sends him alone to find the schoolmaster. At the Gutters Gulch Depot Reese arrives as Pringle walks in having gotten off the train 40 miles early. Overhearing Reese talk, outlaw Anson Jones hears Pringle is an important person in Laredo. Having been arrested and sent to prison by Reese, he decides with his three friends to capture Pringle for ransom and kill Reese. As Pringle does not know how to ride a horse, the two men are forced to camp overnight and are attacked but Reese wounds Jones. The next morning they track down Doc Severson for Reese's toothache but fall into Jones's hands when they track the doctor to Jones's hideout. It is up to Reese to figure a way out of ... Written by Anonymous

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Reese and outlaw Harry trade punches outside the cabin. One camera shows Harry's backside to be wet before Reese knocks him backwards toward a water barrel. In the next shot, a dry Harry falls into the barrel. See more »

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Back in the Saddle
28 December 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After driving some errant Native American Indians away from a wagon train, Reese (Neville Brand), Chad (Peter Brown), and Joe (William Smith) want a break; and, Reese has a toothache. But, the concerned ladies of Laredo report the disappearance of British schoolmaster Richard Haydn (as Jonathan Pringle), who was to have arrived from London. Despite his aching tooth, Reese is sent, by Capt. Parmalee (Philip Carey) out to find the wayward Mr. Haydn. The going gets tough when an old foe, Ken Lynch (as Anson Jones), recognizes Reese, and seeks revenge for a past prison term.

After several lackluster episodes, "Laredo" gets back in the saddle. This episode has good direction (Paul Stanley), writing (Edward J. Lasko), and photography (William Margulies). The opening action is taken from prior adventures (the flaming arrow hitting the wagon train is a dead giveaway); but, the stock footage, new location, and set material blend very well.

Mr. Brand's toothy "Reese" is at his most memorable; and, though underutilized, the series co-stars all appear - and to good effect. Hank Patterson (Fred Ziffel of "Green Acres"), and Lynch's mob (Len Lesser, Paul Mantee, Erik Holland) lead a strong supporting cast.

***** A Very Small Assignment (3/17/66) Paul Stanley ~ Neville Brand, Richard Haydn, Ken Lynch


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