On his deathbed, Joe asks Flint to look after his 17-year old son Larry Hanify and get him to California. There was one catch. His latest escapade put him in jail awaiting trial for armed robbery.





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Episode cast overview:
Larry Hanify
Cynthia Chenault ...
Aggie Donovan (as Cindy Robbins)
Joe Hanify
Edith Evanson ...
Mrs. Jed Jurgis
Dan Riss ...
M.T. McBee (as Olan Soulé)
Wally Moon ...
Sheriff Bender


At Morgan Falls Joe Hanify comes into the train dying of consumption asking for Flint. He asks Flint to take his 17-year old son Larry and $342 to his brother in California. Flint takes Joe's body to Morgan Falls finding Larry in jail for robbery and the scourge of the town. Flint persuades the Sheriff to release Larry to him with the warning that the boy's actions are on Flint's head. Flint opts to not share Larry's past with anyone in camp. Larry settles in well, friendly with Aggie Donovan and a great singer. Flint leaves on a scouting mission returning to Arapaho finding an employee of the train Callahan drunk and mad. At camp a watch and $20 piece were stolen. Larry told Adams he saw Callahan steal the watch which was found in his bedroll. Flint questions Larry but he is convincing as usual. That night Larry goes to Arapaho trying to win big in a poker game with the $20 but loses $250. He returns asking Aggie for help but she refuses as she doesn't trust him. After Larry leaves, ... Written by Anonymous

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27 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Prairie Probation
29 November 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A Dying Orville Sherman rather dramatically rides up to the Wagon Train and asks for Flint McCullough. He's got tuberculosis and $342.00 to show for his life and he gives it to Robert Horton. And one other thing, a teenage son in the next town where they've settled. Then poor Sherman dies.

What he didn't tell Horton was that his son was in jail. Tommy Sands plays the son and the title role in The Larry Hannify Story. Horton and his father were in the Civil War together which is why Sherman entrusted Horton with Sands. But there's an armed robbery charge pending.

Sands gets a final break from the law in an unusual prairie probation arrangement, he's placed in Horton's custody on the promise he leave the territory forever. Sands of course is protesting his innocence all along. It's just prejudice from a northern town to a southern family.

Tommy Sands got a chance to sing a Civil War ballad Aura Lee which was an added treat. And does good in the part of a juvenile delinquent in the old west.

The episode also featured an appearance of Dodger outfielder Wally Moon who had just come off a career season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He plays a sheriff and he has a few lines towards the end of the episode. As an actor he was a great ballplayer.

Whether Tommy Sands is a good or a bad kid you have to watch the Larry Hannify Story to find out.

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