A innocent man is convicted of murder. A man is hired to find the real killer. He plots the escape of a second man who hopes will lead him to the guilty party. Reese, however, almost messes up his whole plan by nearly catching the escapee.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Jab Harlan
Lilah Evans
Brad Scanlon
Frank Garrett
Ruth Phelps
Hal Baylor ...
Jonathan Hole ...
Millford Jenkins
John Anthony Hayes ...
Tom Phelps (as Anthony Hayes)
Laurie Mitchell ...
The Vendor
Joel Fluellen ...


When an innocent man is convicted for murdering a man, his wife hires a gunman, Jab Harlan, to prove his innocence. He arranges the escape of a second man who did participate in the crime hoping he will lead Jab to the real accomplice. Reese is sent after the escapee, Brad Scanlon, and almost captures him until Jab interferes. Reese takes Jab in to Parmalee who tells Jab to stay in Laredo but Jab sneaks out of town. Scanlon meets his girl friend Lilah Evans and they trick Reese into thinking Scanlon has been killed. Jab knows better and trails Scanlon only to see him killed. He plots with Lilah to trick the accomplice but Reese has also learned Scanlon is not dead or so he thought. Reese thinks he has the situation under control but it is really Jab controlling Reese but he does need Reese's help. Written by Anonymous

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13 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Possible pilot for Jack Lord
7 December 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jack Lord in between TV Series Stoney Burke and Hawaii 5-0 puts in a guest appearance on Laredo as a mysterious bounty hunter/gun for hire who is hired by Laraine Stephens to help affect a prison break. Not of her husband who is scheduled to hang in a few days, but another man who could lead Lord to the stolen money that could clear Stephens's husband.

What was interesting in this episode is the relationship that develops between Lord and Neville Brand. The way Reese Bennett is played by the other two Rangers is what happens with Lord and Reese who is on the trail of the same escaped prisoner in his capacity as a Ranger. Lord plays him like a piccolo, but in the end Brand saves Lord's life.

I think this episode was a possible pilot for another series that could have starred Lord. Anyway bigger things were in his future.

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