When someone yells horse thief, Flint shoots a man only to find he is the husband of a childhood friend. Flint learns the man is mayor and highly respected. The question of whether he killed an innocent man bothers him and the man's son.





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Episode cast overview:
Allison Justis
Gregg Stewart ...
Bert Justis
Billy Justis
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Ken Hooker ...
Dan Tobin ...
Sheriff Fred Miller


Flint shoots and kills a man for horse stealing, then finds out he was the husband of a childhood friend. When he takes the body to town, he learns the man was also the mayor and buying horses for his livery stable. Reluctant to admit killing him, Flint tells the sheriff and the wife Allison he just found the body. The sheriff determined to find the truth soon learns it by questioning members of the wagon train. He tells the victim's brother Bert who tells Allison. The Sheriff has a talk with Flint telling him he believes there is more to the story and that Bert was not of the same caliber as his older brother. As Flint leaves town he watches the deputy run a horse which sparks a thought. He returns to the train to ask if anyone knows who shouted horse thief. Flint with agreement from the others believes Justis was running the horse thinking he was buying it. Flint returns telling Bert he plans to stay and marry Allison. This causes Bert to attack Flint who is able to wrestle control ... Written by bobbymaxwell

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19 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Horse thief?
9 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Wagon Train episode has Robert Horton planning to visit an old friend Gloria DeHaven in the next town. She's married to the mayor of the town and they have a son played by Michael Burns.

But before that happens when someone yells 'horse thief' on the Wagon Train and all the regulars run out after him, it's Horton who shoots him. They examine his identification and it's the solid citizen that is married to DeHaven and father of her son.

There's a logical explanation for all of this as to why this solid pillar of the community might be a horse thief. But we do take the entire length of the episode to find out.

DeHaven was gorgeous as ever and does well as a concerned mother. For her fans especially.

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