Lawman: Season 4, Episode 15

By the Book (24 Dec. 1961)

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A special assistant to the territorial marshal is touring the area and wants to know what Troop is and has been doing to clean up the town. If progress isn't made he will step in and do it for him with all the authority he thinks he has.

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Orville Luster
Walter Burke ...
Ernie
Sheldon Allman ...
Teakwood
Dan Sheridan ...
Richard Benedict ...
Lou Silk
John L. Cason ...
Brad Oliver (as John Cason)
James Waters ...
Mr. Friendly
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Orville Luster, a US Marshal Inspector, arrives in Laramie to check on the quality of the job Troop does enforcing the law. He is unhappy with what he sees and threatens to appoint a Deputy US Marshal to Laramie which would effectively end Troop's job along with Johnny's. Troop tries to point out the difference between real criminals versus men blowing off steam. Luster forces Johnny to arrest two men for scuffling in the Birdcage although everyone knows them to be no problem. Troop releases the men later who continue to get drunk in the stable where they overhear two men plan to kill Luster and rob the railroad. Though drunk they stop the men from killing Luster until Troop arrives. Written by Anonymous

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24 December 1961 (USA)  »

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Final television appearance for John L. Cason who died in July 1961, 5 months before this episode aired in December. See more »

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