Laredo (1965–1967)
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Limit of the Law Larkin 

New ranger Cotton Buckmeister is assigned to return documents to Uvalde County but included in the documents is one for his arrest for Breach of Promise. He was to marry the sister of the crooked Judge there.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Ike Macallam
Miss Ivy Vine
Judge Josiah Larkin
Dude Meeker
Frank Gerstle ...
Tom Fadden ...
Fish Simpson
Jack Williams ...
Bea Bradley ...
Ada Macallam


The new Judge Larkin is strict with the law and shows no mercy. The clerk from Uvalde County is chased to Larado with a box of documents he saved from the burning of the court house in Uvalde. The citizens there burned it trying to destroy the documents crooked Judge Macallam uses to blackmail the citizens. Judge Larkin decides Cotton Buckmeister a new ranger should take the documents back to Uvalde to await Judge Larkin when he learns Cotton is familiar with the area. Cotton resists the assignment but he goes aided by Chad and Joe. Joe and Chad learn Cotton escaped jail in Uvalde for failing to marry the crooked Judge's sister Ada. The citizens try to bribe the rangers to turn over the documents but the men purse their duty putting their lives on the line as usual. Written by Anonymous

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27 January 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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What Made Laredo Famous (Has Made a Loser Out Of Me)
4 October 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Chad (Peter Brown), Joe (William Smith), and Reese (Neville Brand) are joined by new Ranger Claude Akins (as Cotton "Buck" Buckmeister). The quartet are sent out to round up illegal still-operator Dub Taylor (as Dude Meeker). They try to give Mr. Taylor some time to escape, because Laredo has a new judge in town. Judge John Hoyt (as "Limit of the Law Larkin") is a prohibitionist who hands out the toughest sentences possible. Later, the judge has Parmalee (Philip Carey) send Chad, Joe, and Mr. Akins on a dangerous mission transporting a box of legal documents to nearby Uvalde.

This is the first of several episodes featuring semi-regular Claude Akins. Like George Kennedy in a previous episode, his character seems like a "replacement" for Neville Brand. Mr. Akins does quite well in his part-time Ranger role. Mr. Brand, who does appear, seems unwell, probably due to alcohol consumption. Ironically, this is most apparent when the prohibitionist Judge tells the "Laredo" group he doesn't feel Brand is competent enough to go on the episode's mission; and, "Reese" is left to mind the office. Brand is better in an earlier courtroom scene. Joan Marshall (as Ivy Vine) is an attractive distraction.

*** Limit of the Law Larkin (1/27/66) William Witney ~ Peter Brown, William Smith, Claude Akins

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