Luke Perry is assigned to deliver a Gatling gun to a distant army post. Colonel Martinez discovers that Luke's stagecoach will not have a cavalry escort and determine to steal the gun and ... See full summary »

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Colonel Francisco Martinez
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Lieutenant Clarke
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Chiquita (as Barbara Luna)
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Luke Perry is assigned to deliver a Gatling gun to a distant army post. Colonel Martinez discovers that Luke's stagecoach will not have a cavalry escort and determine to steal the gun and force the young driver to deliver it to Juarez's forces fighting Emperor Maximilian. When the American mercenaries assisting Martinez learn that Maximilian has been overthrown they decide to make use of the Gatling's firepower to rob an express office. Written by David Bassler

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25 April 1961 (USA)  »

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[reading a poster]
Fritz: "Notice: Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, has been executed and Juarez declared President of Mexico". Well, it looks like we're out of a job.
Lt. Clarke: Fortunes of war. Well, it's a wise thing when you lose one job to start looking for another.
[reading sign over a miner's exchange]
Lt. Clarke: Gold and silver deposits banked here.
Fritz: Did I ever tell you I could open the combination of any safe or vault in less than two minutes time?
Lt. Clarke: No, that's one of your talents that you failed to mention. Perhaps ...
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Stagecoach West
Music by Skip Martin
Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson
Sung by Bud and Travis
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The story could not decide which plot to take.
9 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was going well, Cesar Romero was doing a great job of playing the gentleman's criminal and Deforest Kelley was playing the sophisticated ruthless killer, and then for some reason the writer wanted to wrap up the story and turn the entire production into a bank robbery. The last fifteen minutes of this show ruined an otherwise fine tale.

It starts when Colonel Martinez (Romero) is out to steal a Gatling gun that is being taken on the stagecoach driven by Luke. He hires some roughs, that includes former cavalry officer Clarke (Kelley), Martinez is taking the gun to Mexico and fight for the independence of Mexico from the rule of Maximilian.

Before the deed is done, it is learned that Maximilian has been overthrown and there is no need for the gun. Clark and the other roughs, being the men of opportunity, decide that there is no need to take the gun to Mexico. Clarke decides to take the Gatling gun, without the consent of Martinez, and rob the Miner's Co-op in the small town of Outpost. And this is when the story descended into the abyss.

The ending, was not intended, but was rather comical with all the bullets flying. Even Luke got to try his hand with the Gatling gun and to put in mildly, he must of enjoyed the experience. This was Cesar Romero's second appearance of this short-lived series and actually does quite well in his character. The first appearance, Romero was working for Maximilian's government. This time he in on the side of revolution. Much like this story, his character could not determine which side to pick. And what those two chicks were doing in the story is anyone's guess.


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