McKay is escorting Bench Ryan to prison when the driver is shot and the stage crashes. The dying man who helped Ryan escape tells him his wife is planning to run off with another man. Johnny uses the information to unnerve Ryan.


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Episode cast overview:
Robert McQueeney ...
Maggie Ryan
John Milford ...
Frank Krohl
Alfred Shelly ...
Ben Lang (as Al Shelly)


Bench Ryan is being sent from Laramie to prison and Johnny McKay is riding with him in the prison wagon. Ryan's partner Ben Lang attempts to free Ryan by shooting the driver but Johnny shoots Lang. The prison wagon crashes with Johnny in the back with Ryan. Ryan steals Johnny's gun but Johnny shackles Ryan to Johnny and tosses the key. They find Lang mortally wounded but he tells Ryan his wife Maggie is planning to run off with their other partner Frank Krohl. Ryan marches Johnny to their hideout while Johnny keeps reminding Ryan what Lang said. Maggie is surprised to see Ryan and when told to find a hacksaw to free him from Johnny, she hides it instead. When Krohl arrives, she tries to persuade him to kill Ryan. Ryan becomes suspicious and when they search the tool shed themselves, Ryan finds the hidden hacksaw. This leads to him confronting Maggie and Krohl which gives Johnny the edge he needed. Written by Anonymous

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18 October 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Another of the few episodes featuring a huge role for Peter Brown as Deputy Johnny McKay. John Russell (Marshal Dan Troop) appears for two minutes at the beginning and thirty seconds at the end. All of the rest of the story belongs to Johnny McKay. See more »

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