Frank Farnum and supposed niece beautiful Melanie Wells spot wealthy rancher Ollie Earnshaw during a stop in Laramie. They decide to stay in Laramie over night saying Melanie feels fatigued. As Melanie catches Ollie's attention in the Birdcage he falls for her under Dan's watchful eye. Dan wires the law in Casper learning they swindled a rancher who thought he was going to marry Melanie. Troop warns Farnum not to try anything. After Ollie announces his engagement, Dan tells him what he has learned. Ollie knew part of the story. That night Farnum puts the bite on Ollie for $5,000 which Ollie pays. The next morning Dan confronts Melanie as she packs. Farnum walks in and pulls a derringer on Dan. Ollie enters and is wounded by Farnum who is shot by Dan. Dan asks Ollie if he wants to press charges but he says not against the woman he is going to marry. Melanie who felt strongly for Ollie is willing. Written by
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Grady Sutton is not in this show even though he is listed in the credits. See more
After getting the wire from Casper, Dan puts on his jacket and hat and walks out of the office not wearing gloves. In the next scene, he walks into the Birdcage wearing gloves. See more
Marshal Dan Troop
A lot of smart men make mistakes about women.