A timid easterner and his wife arrive in Medicine Bow looking for a job as a teacher. Two escaped convicts come through Medicine Bow taking the new teacher, his wife, and students hostage while The Virginian is the temporary sheriff.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Lilly
Anne Meacham ...
Sarah Lilly
Dan Molder
Torson (as Robert J. Stevenson)
Kay Stewart ...
Mrs. Harper
Justin Smith ...
Mr. Lemmiker
Mr. Harper


Two convicts break out of prison at Laramie. The Sheriff and staff are called away to hunt them down so he has The Virginian take over while he is gone with Trampas and Steve as his deputies. Arthur Lilly and his wife Sarah arrive in Medicine Bow where they have heard a school teacher is needed. The two convicts have come to Medicine Bow on their way to Canada. The Lillys are easterners and unused to the raw lifestyle of the west. Mr. Lilly is timid and dominated by his controlling wife. He left an eastern school after several students were killed in a fire and he was unable to save them. When the convicts arrive in Medicine Bow, they take the couple along with the students hostage in the school house, Mr. Lilly is forced to confront his fears again. Does he save himself or his students? Garth and The Virginian develop a plan but will Mr. Lilly and his wife be able to do their part? Written by Anonymous

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17 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Arthur Lilly: This is not a public house?
Judge Henry Garth: This is not. It is, or was until you came in, a very private one.
Arthur Lilly: Sarah, I feel we are the victims of a practical joke.
Judge Henry Garth: Just, just a minute. Who sent you?
Sarah Lilly: One of the hooligans in town.
Arthur Lilly: A deputy sheriff, judging from his badge. I believe he was called Trampas?
Judge Henry Garth: Oh.
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