Josh arrives in a town for rest and to gamble just as the local bank has been robbed. A traveling medicine man known to Josh knows the whereabouts of the suspect and wants Josh to help because he thinks the suspect is innocent.

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Ann Barchester
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Doc
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Jim Lansing
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Arthur Barchester (as Ted DeCorsia)
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James Parnell ...
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Josh is headed for town when he spots an old friend known as Doc filling his bottles of tonic for sale. Josh stops to chat and then heads on in to town. As he prepares to enter the hotel a young man rushes out nearly knocking him down. After getting cleaned up and changing clothes he plans to rest and play some cards at the saloon but before he can get a seat Doc enters asking to talk to Josh in private. He takes Josh to his wagon where he reveals Jim Lansing hiding in his wagon. He is the man suspected in the robbery who is from the east so he has no friends in the town. Doc asks Josh for his help to clear Jim as Doc believes Jim to be innocent. Josh refuses and leaves. Upon returning to his hotel room, he finds Ann Barchester sitting in his room. Upon entering her husband Arthur announces himself. He is offering $1000 to find Jim who he believes stole the money. Josh says nothing about Jim while he finds it strange Arthur won't let his wife speak. Josh returns to Doc to find Jim but... Written by Anonymous

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23 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Another Original Story, A Few Familiar Faces & A Big Surprise Ending
10 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ten episodes into the third and final season, the writers continue to come up with very original stories, as this episode testifies. We have a snake-oil salesman (a man selling fake bottles of medicine) and we have a bank robber who is made to look totally innocent. We have Josh in the middle along with the banker and his wife, both of whom have opposite feelings on the crime.

To make it more interesting, we have some familiar faces actors/faces playing some of the roles. Those include Cloris Leachman, J. Pat O'Malley and Ted de Corsia. O'Malley is a dead ringer for the better-known William Frawley. De Corsia seemed to play a lot of rough guys and Leachman gained big fame on the Mary Tyler Moore TV show.

Is the guy really innocent? If not, is the wife in on the deal? Is the medicine man somehow involved? Will the banker, who beat up Josh with the aid of someone else pinning his arms behind his back, get a licking in return? Those and other questions were still in my mind with five minutes left in the show. It was good that way; the story kept you guessing and prompted thought.

The ending, however, is a total shocker, which makes this a memorable episode.


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