Lawman: Season 3, Episode 5

The Return of Owny O'Reilly (16 Oct. 1960)

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Owny hooks a wanted man while fishing. While Johnny is away, he is appointed special deputy. When clues point to a stranger in town, he does all he can to prove to Troop that this is his catch's accomplice, no matter how circumstantial.



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Episode cast overview:
Jack Sanders
William Fawcett ...
Mr. Jenkins
Bill Coontz ...
Ed Wrangel (as Bill Foster)


Jack Sanders and Ed Wrangel, the latter being a well known felon, fight by a stream resulting in Sanders drowning Wrangel. He floats down river and is caught on a #7 hook and bacon rind by Owny O'Reilly, a young misfit in Laramie. Owny recognizes Wrangel and turns the body in for a reward of $250. Johnny has to take the body to another town to collect the reward and suggests Owny fill in as a special deputy. Owny continues his investigation of who killed Wrangel and determines through various clues it is Sanders who he arrests. However, some of the evidence is destroyed so Troop releases Sanders. As Sanders leaves town, Owny confronts Sanders forcing Troop to stop Sanders from shooting Owny. A search of his saddlebags turns up the stolen money. Written by Anonymous

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16 October 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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