Laredo (1965–1967)
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The Calico Kid 

Parmalee sends Chad and Joe to Guarded Wells to wipe out the Ramirez gang. Once the job is done, the people of the town provide free hospitality. Not wanting to leave it, they make up a story about the Calico Kid which goes out of control.



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Episode cast overview:
Reese Bennett
Chad Cooper
Joe Riley
Capt. Edward Parmalee
Sam Lowell
Jacobus Carson
Lorrie Thatcher
Harry Hickox ...
Hotel Keeper
Jan Arvan ...
Lalo Rios ...


After Chad and Brown run the Ramirez gang out of Guarded Wells, the town treats the pair to everything, and Chad meets a beautiful dreamer girl, Lorrie, that keeps talking about a tough called The Calico Kid. Not realizing one of their benefactors is actually the leader of the Ramirez gang who is pushing the Rangers to return to Laredo, the Rangers want to stay, so they tell Parmelee and the town that The Calico Kid is on the way. When Parmalee questions whether the Calico Kid is real, Reese backs up Chad and Joe unsure himself what they are up to. As the issue of the Calico Kid heats up, Lorrie's grandfather Sam confesses to Chad and Joe he is the real but retired Calico Kid. Joe and Chad decide to stage a fake attack on the town by the Calico Kid to cover their story. Jacobus Carson decides to use the ruse to cover the Ramirez gang robbing the bank planning to play the part of the Calico Kid himself. The whole act nearly fails when Paramlee and Reese appear unexpectedly but Lorrie ... Written by Charles Hurley <>

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6 January 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Cooper enters the barn (early on), he has two distinct shadows (one behind him against the door of the barn and one on the back wall) from the studio lights. With normal lighting the shadows would not be that distinct. See more »

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Too Many Crooks
18 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Chad (Peter Brown) and Joe (William Smith) want a couple of days off to rest, but Parmalee (Philip Carey) sends the two Rangers out to stop the "Ramirez Gang" from terrorizing the nearby town of Guarded Wells. After killing off Ramirez, Chad and Joe are rewarded with liquor and women; of particular appeal, to Chad, is curvaceous blonde Mimsy Farmer (as Lorrie Thatcher). Ms. Farmer and grandfather George Chandler tell Chad about "The Calico Kid", a legendary outlaw. In order to stay in Guarded Wells, and continue soaking up local color, Chad informs Parmalee about the imaginary arrival of "The Calico Kid". Smelling a rat, Parmalee rounds up Reese (Neville Brand, in a noticeably lightened workload) to investigate...

*** The Calico Kid (1/6/66) Lawrence Dobkin ~ Peter Brown, William Smith, Neville Brand

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