The Army challenges the rangers to fight on July 4 but the Pryor gang stealing silver from a local mine is messing with their plans. The rangers scheme to get their man in the ring while the boss of the ring has a surprise for the rangers.


(as Tony Leader)




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Episode cast overview:
Reese Bennett (credit only)
Jess Moran
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Ranger Freddy Gruber
Robert Cornthwaite ...
Wilson Jones
Deke Pryor
Pvt. Percy Flower
K.L. Smith ...
Lundy Pryor
Howard Wendell ...
Clyde Howdy ...
Anne Dore ...
Linda Sue


The Rangers and the Army have a continuing battle over who is the best. The Army is putting up its boxing champ against the best the Rangers can produce on the Fourth of July. Ranger Moran is goaded into taking the challenge. The Pryor gang has been stealing silver shipments from a local mine and the Rangers are being pressed to catch them. Parmalee decides to move the silver into the bank and hope the gang strikes the mine on the Fourth of July. He assigns all the rangers to work that day costing Ranger Moran a month's wages for missing the fight. Chad and Joe as usual scheme to get Moran in the ring not realizing they have fallen afoul of the gang pulling an inside job. When the silver is stolen, they have to recover it and handle the fallout. Written by Anonymous

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16 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Something Is Rotten in Laredo
18 October 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Lovable, naive tough guy George Kennedy (as Jess Moran) steps in to replace lovable, naive tough guy Reese, who is on assignment in Houston. Mr. Kennedy is a fine performer; but, his skills are not apparent in this episode. Chad (Peter Brown), Joe (William Smith), and Capt. Parmalee (Philip Carey) assume their regular roles; star Neville Brand does not appear at all. The fact that Kennedy is (perhaps with short notice) acting essentially like the "Reese" character, in an inferior episode, is a sure sign something is wrong with the "Laredo" series. Moreover, it looks as if producers were trying out a slightly different situation, most notable in the addition of purely comic "weak" Ranger Henry Gibson (as Freddy Gruber). Michael Shaughnessy (as Monahan) is the special guest star.

Ironically, later on, William Smith revealed he broke Mike Mazurki's nose during their boxing match; the injury is not apparent, on screen.

* Laredo - Pride of the Rangers (12/16/65) Tony Leader ~ George Kennedy, Peter Brown, William Smith

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