Laredo: Season 1, Episode 26

Quarter Past Eleven (24 Mar. 1966)

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Company B's plans to celebrate Captain Parmalee's 4th anniversary in charge are interrupted by the loss of the town baker and an enemy from Parmalee's past issuing a challenge on the day in question.



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An angry citizen presses Parmalee to send men out at night to track a group of men who robbed him. Parmalee decides to send the three Rangers when a man riding into Laredo with a dangerous and familiar look to Parmalee causes him to keep Reese in town to watch the man. At the same time Reese reminds the men that the next day is Parmalee's four year anniversary with the Rangers in Laredo. They decide to throw him a party with Reese handling the details. After learning the name of the stranger at the hotel, Reese finds the saloon's cook is gone so he decides to bake the cake himself. Chad and Joe catch some of the robbers and recover $1700. Parmalee searches for why the stranger is familiar to him. Looking through old papers Parmalee discovers the man's earlier name. He and Parmalee shot each other when Parmalee arrested and sent him to prison. Reese and Joe work on the cake "recipe" with strange results. Parmalee visits Big Mike Kelly who challenges him. Parmalee tells the Rangers to ... Written by Anonymous

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"High Noon" minus Forty-Five Minutes
28 December 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Reese (Neville Brand) plans an anniversary celebration for Capt. Parmalee (Philip Carey), who has been leading the Rangers of Company B for four (or three) years. While Reese lines up some dancing girls, Chad (Peter Brown) and Joe (William Smith) get the whiskey. Unfortunately, the men have difficulties finding someone to bake the cake. Even worse, a mysterious man from Capt. Parmalee's past, Lee Van Cleef (as "Big Mike Kelly" aka Fallon), challenges him to a "High Noon" duel at 11:15.

The comedy highlight should have been Reese baking the captain's cake, with Joe assisting; but, it falls flat. Guest starring villain Lee Van Cleef served a similar role in the classic "High Noon". This episode falls at least forty-five minutes short of the original. It isn't much, but Mr. Carey gets a larger than usual role in the episode's action.

*** Quarter Past Eleven (3/24/66) Irving J. Moore ~ Neville Brand, Philip Carey, Lee Van Cleef

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