When a shopkeeper is found hanging from a lamppost the same night three strangers ride into Velardi, Sheriff Ringo suspects that it is not just coincidence. He learns that the murdered man, his son and his partner were participants in Wyoming's Johnson County War, as were the saddle tramps - all of whom have vengeance on their minds. Without hard evidence to back his suspicions, Ringo is powerless to prevent the deadly game of cat-and-mouse that is being played on the town's streets during the hours just before dawn.
Did You Know?
'Carter DeHaven''s character was listed as "Old Man" in the end credits, even though he was identified as "Luke" numerous times. See more
Carter DeHaven plays a lamplighter called Luke several times by Ringo several times during the episode. In the middle of one of these scenes, in an obvious overdub, Ringo calls Luke "Charlie" - a different character who wasn't introduced until much later in the episode. See more
Closin' up shop?
No, every night seems to be gettin' a little later. Looks like Velardi's growin'.
Yeah. Pretty soon the first ones will be gettin' up before the last ones go to bed - then you'll have to work around the clock.