Whispering Smith captures Sam Chandler, a fugitive near the Mexican border. His plans to return him to Denver where he is wanted for murder are dashed when the two men are captured by ...
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Whispering Smith captures Sam Chandler, a fugitive near the Mexican border. His plans to return him to Denver where he is wanted for murder are dashed when the two men are captured by Mexican bandits who only keep them alive to serve as personal slaves. Written by
WHISPERING SMITH was western star Audie Murphy's attempt at headlining a series. Murphy plays a member of the Denver Police Force in the late 1860's. The series follows Murphy and his partner, Guy Mitchell, as they chase various unsavoury types and bring them to justice. The series ran for 26 episodes between May and November 1961.
This episode is the 23rd of the production run.
This one starts with Audie Murphy tracking a man wanted for murder. The deal here is that Murphy has known the man, Jim Davis since Murphy was a child. Murphy's father and Davis had punched cattle together years before.
Murphy finally catches Davis just this side of the Mexican border. Davis tells Murphy he has no intention of being taken back to have his neck stretched. The conversation is cut short when a band of Mexican bandit types show. They take all the weapons and tie Murphy and Davis to a handy tree.
The leader of the bandits, Alex Montoya, intends to have a bit of fun with Murphy and Davis before killing them. Murphy manages to work his bonds free and jumps one of the guards. He cuts Davis free and the two men have a brisk exchange of lead with the surprised Montoya and crowd. After Montoya and several of his men bite the dust, the rest saddle up and skedaddle south of the border.
Needless to say Davis is reluctant to hand his pistols back to Murphy. The two men slap leather with Davis on the wrong end of the lead throwing.
An okay episode, but nothing I would watch a second time.
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