Lawman: Season 1, Episode 3

The Joker (19 Oct. 1958)

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A stranger rides into town, playing jokes on the locals and a story about Johnny's dad who he always believed was shot by raiders. The story he's told causes him to quit his job until Troop discovers the real history his deputy never knew.



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Episode cast overview:
Jeff York ...
Barney Tremain
Bek Nelson ...
Jon Lormer ...
Emile Meyer ...
Sheriff Jim Giles


Barney Tremain arrives in Laramie after killing his most recent outlaw partner. When he learns Johnny's name, he tells Johnny he is his father resulting in Johnny's decision to quit his job. Marshal Troop senses he knows Tremain and with help from the newspaper editor realizes he was part of an outlaw band during the Civil War. Tremain is forced by Troop to tell Johnny the truth. Written by Anonymous

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19 October 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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In this episode, we learn about orphan Johnny McKay's past. He was raised in Lawrence, Kansas until he was ten, then his parents moved west. Along the way, his mother died and was buried along the trail in Nebraska and his father was killed by raiders, specifically Barney Tremain (Jeff York) who appears in this story. See more »

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