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The Conquerors 

Approved | | Western | Episode aired 2 May 1959
A concerned father hires Josh to retrieve his son, a passionate young ideologue whose gift for rousing rhetoric is being used by plunderers to recruit freedom fighters to serve in their phony liberation of Baja California.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Capt. Manuel Herrera
Arnold Wilson
Joseph V. Perry ...
Juan (as Joe Perry)
Matthew Wilson
Senor Rubiro


At a camp near the Mexican border Grant Mandeville is recruiting an army to liberate Mexico. He found a young recruit Arnold Wilson who is passionate about the task and a great speaker who can attract men to the cause. In reality Grant and his second in command Gregg Haggerty are only interested in liberating gold and silver from the Mexicans. The local sheriff and Senor Rubiro, the Mexican Counsel to Arizona, visit Mandeville to ask him to not invade or the Mexican Army will attack him as an enemy. Before he leaves the sheriff reveals that the U.S. Army is on the way to stop Mandeville. Shortly afterwards a young boy leads Josh to the camp pointing out Wilson. Josh tells Wilson and Mandeville that he is taking Wilson back to his father but is knocked out by Haggerty. The boy rides off with Josh's horse and returns with the sheriff. When they awaken Josh, the camp is empty leaving Josh with the only option of heading into Mexico after Wilson. However, his task is complicated by ... Written by Anonymous

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2 May 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Gregg Haggerty: That boy sure can talk!
Grant Mandeville: More than that, Gregg; he believes in what he's saying. Faith. That's what it takes to sell everything.
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Fast-Moving Episode South Of The Border
20 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The scene is some sort of army outpost on the southern tip of California, near Baja Mexico. The post is ready to make a trip south to "liberate" the slaves in Mexico. They talk big, but what they really want to do is liberate the gold and silver. Josh Randall comes by looking for one of the men on the post. He's been hired to bring him back to his father. The army group, led by (no rank given) "Grant Mandaville" (veteran TV actor John Dehner), won't spare him and has Randall clubbed over the head from behind. When he wakes up, the troops are gone so he high-tails it south to catch them.

Still on the trail in Mexico, Randall is captured by irate Mexicans, who had just had their village burned down by the renegade soldiers. One thing after another happens to Josh in this fast-moving episode.

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