Johnny Ringo is hired to clean up a corrupt town. Pilot for the TV series "Johnny Ringo".



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Episode cast overview:
Marilyn Erskine ...
Mayor Hartford
Pat Merlin
Lee Cross
Maurice Wells ...
Sam Manners
William Vaughn ...
Slade Morrison
James Parnell ...
Harry Glass
Stan Young ...
Hank Merlin
Bill Catching ...
Kurt Neilson
Himself - Host


Johnny Ringo is hired to clean up a corrupt town. Pilot for the TV series "Johnny Ringo".

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Release Date:

5 March 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The following fall, this episode was expanded into a TV Western series Johnny Ringo (1959) starring Don Durant. See more »


Johnny Ringo: I never killed a man for money! Never!
Cason Thomas: Sorry, Johnny. You hear stories.
Johnny Ringo: You ever face a man, Case, knowing you were the last person he was ever going to see before he died? Not his wife, not his kids, but you... A man ought to be surrounded with love when he dies.
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Johnny Ringo's pilot
16 December 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I do remember the Johnny Ringo western series from my youth even though it did last only for a season. Watching this Zane Grey Theater story it reminded me that it was produced by Four Star Television.

The real Johnny Ringo was a mean and murderous individual. But here and in the series Don Durant plays him as a weary gunfighter who takes the job of sheriff of a small Arizona town because what else does he know? In this town the bad element all congregate at the saloon owned and run by Scott Forbes. You know that's where the showdown will be.

The roles that are played here by Thomas Mitchell and Marilyn Erskine were recast in the television series by Terence DeMarney and Karen Sharpe.

Nice half hour television pilot, shame the series didn't last longer.

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