Several of the town's leading citizens think that Sheriff John Larson is getting too old for the job and should not run for reelection, but Larson disagrees. He gets the chance to put ... See full summary »

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Sheriff John Larson
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Horse Daley
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Several of the town's leading citizens think that Sheriff John Larson is getting too old for the job and should not run for reelection, but Larson disagrees. He gets the chance to put himself to the test when he must pursue two outlaws, and insists on trailing them alone. Written by rbecker28

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2 November 1957 (USA)  »

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Walter Brennan gives a nice performance
24 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode opens up with leaders of the local town gathered to talk about the aging Sheriff. They all agree that Sheriff Larson (Walter Brennan) has done a great job in the town but now his age is becoming a concern. They have got together to talk with the Sheriff about not running for re-election and bring in a younger person to the office. Sheriff Larson seemed stun with the leaders request and wanted to leave on his own terms and not forced out.

While the meeting is going on, shots ring out from a local business and a man is shot dead. A witness advised that the two people running from the scene were Horse Daily and Lem Hooker. The Sheriff sets out to bring the person responsible to justice. But the trail will take him into the desert where he will track the men on his own accord. And during his time in the desert he will find out many things that he will take into account when he returns to the town.

Even though Walter Brennan did an excellent job with the material, there was a lot of dead time during the program. And with the story being short on substance, the writer made the older Sheriff track one of the men- twice. This was a nice story that needed more interchange between the Sheriff and the townsfolk. We have much of the Sheriff speaking to himself during the trek in the desert with much of the dialog unnecessary. Even with the small problems, there was enough interest in the story to make the watch enjoyable.


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