With Marshal Micah Torrence away for short while, young Dan Willard takes on the job. He has no experience and takes a tough stand with a bunch of Texas cowhands whose high spirits are ... See full summary »

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With Marshal Micah Torrence away for short while, young Dan Willard takes on the job. He has no experience and takes a tough stand with a bunch of Texas cowhands whose high spirits are evident at the saloon. Dan's father Charlie is worried that his son will get himself killed if he's not careful and Lucas offers to have a chat with him. Dan has a chip on his shoulder ever since he was dismissed from West Point due to his deteriorating eye sight and is determined to show that he is tough and can take care of himself. When he shoots one of the cowhands their trail boss, Keely Thompson, calls him out. Written by garykmcd

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9 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Keely Thompson: You could have killed me, McCain. Why didn't you?
Lucas McCain: You could have killed the boy. Why didn't you?
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Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more »

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A well acted story that ended with a flash.
7 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Vaughn is the acting Marshal of North Fork while Micah is away. The young Marshal, Dan Willard, is a man that has a chip on his shoulders ever since being West Point turned him down due to his poor eye-sight. Now with a group of cowhands in town making trouble, Dan is going to show that he is up to enforcing the law.

When Dan post an order to turn in all guns, it ticks the cowpokes off. One of the cowhands is gunned down by the acting Marshal, the leader of the cowhands calls an all out war on the Marshal. But the acting Marshal refuses to back down.

The only thing wrong with the episode is that it ended too fast. Nearly the entire episode lead up to the main confrontation between the Marshal and the head of the cowhands. Let me warn you not to blink while watching or you will miss the ending. A nice and will acted story that just ended too fast.


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