Laredo (1965–1967)
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Enemies and Brothers 

Bart Cutler is reported in the area at the same time Jessica Boyd is in Laredo visiting her brother-in-law, Ed Parmalee. Problem is that Bart Cutler is really Frank Parmalee, Ed's dead Civil War hero brother putting the Rangers in a bind.

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Reese Bennett
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Chad Cooper
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Joe Riley
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Erik Hunter
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Capt. Edward Parmalee
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Bart Cutler / Frank Parmalee
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Liza Wilson
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Dr. Jessica Boyd
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Captain Montoya
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Widow Morton
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Lester
Charles Bail ...
Duke (as Chuck Bail)
Fred Scheiwiller ...
Homer Grunch
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Bart Cutler is captured by the Rangers but let his girl friend Liza Curtis escape. After he is captured, Cutler informs them he is really Frank Parmalee, the dead Civil War hero brother of Captain Ed Parmalee. The men decide to take Frank into Mexico where the Mexicali police take him as he is wanted for murder in Mexico. At the same time Frank's widow Dr. Jessica Boyd is in Laredo. The Rangers tell Parmalee the Indians killed Cutler but he receives a telegram saying Cutler escaped from the Mexican prison. Frank and his gang rob a bank but Frank is severely wounded. Captain Montoya confronts Parmalee about working with Cutler revealing to Parmalee who Cutler really is. Frank's girl friend Liza brings his "widow" Jessica to tend to Frank's wound. All of the Rangers including Parmalee track them to Frank and the gang. Frank makes a deal with his brother to turn over his gun and not kill Jessica if the other Rangers leave and Parmalee gives him a head start leaving. However, Frank showed... Written by Anonymous

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17 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Captain Parmalee's bad seed brother
19 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This Laredo story has the Texas Rangers after a notorious outlaw spotted in the Laredo vicinity played by Jack Kelly. But none of the Rangers know that in fact Kelly is Captain Parmalee's brother who he thought killed in the Civil War.

As it turns out Phil Carey's sister-in-law is visiting Laredo, she's now a doctor and on her way to a Choctaw Indian reservation to open a hospital there. She's kept that dirty little secret from Carey. Truth be told both brothers were after before the Civil War, she made the wrong choice.

Carey and Kelly have a superficial resemblance to each other, more of one than Kelly had with James Garner when Kelly was playing Bart Maverick. Helps with Kelly's performance. He's thoroughly the bad seed of the Parmalee family.

This episode was a bit more serious than most Laredo stories. Still pretty good.


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