Bronco (1958–1962)

Shadow of a Man 

Outraged at becoming unwittingly implicated in a payroll robbery and murder, Bronco sets out to find the inside person who can clear him and bring back the money. He doesn't have a whole lot of time, however, as he is being hunted.



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Episode cast overview:
Clete Raynor
Sheriff Purdom
Rebecca Welles ...
Lynne Henderson
Cookie Meyers (as Donald Barry)
Jim Henderson
Bill Bliss ...
Webster (as William Bliss)
Deputy 'Mort'


Bronco flush with money from his last job decides on a route based on the flip of a coin. He sees a saddled horse running followed by a shout and gun shots. He finds Clete Raynor sinking fast in quicksand. Bronco throws him a rope to drag him to safety. Clete says he and a partner, prankster Cookie Meyers, are on a mustang hunt. He asks Bronco to join them for some quick cash. They send Bronco to track the mustangs but when they don't show, he heads back. He spots a stage coach overturned with a crowd of men around it. Clete and Cookie return with a man holding a gun on them who Bronco disarms. They tell Bronco the man is one of the robbers. They decide to run with the man as a prisoner gagged and handcuffed. After some time spent hiding in a remote location, Bronco decides to remove the gag to give him some water. The man says he is a Pinkerton agent and the others are the robbers. In the standoff, Cookie is killed while Bronco shoots Clete. Now Bronco has nothing to prove his ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 May 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bronco Layne: It's kinda hard to talk with a rope around your neck.
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