Lawman (1958–1962)
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Marshall Troop takes two men to the territorial prison. One a doctor and the other to be hanged. When they run across a stage that's lost a wheel, the doctor must decide between helping a murderer go free or the oath he took as a doctor.


William F. Leicester (teleplay) (as William Leicester), Irving Rubine (story)


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Barbara Stuart ... Lola Bordeaux
Whit Bissell ... Thornton Eggles
Don Kelly ... Lou Menke
Stephen Courtleigh ... Doc Walter Brewer
Betty Lynn ... Edna Phillips
John Cliff ... Stagecoach Driver Hurley


Marshal Troop and Johnny transport two convicted murderers to the territorial prison where one is to be hanged and the other, a doctor, has a long sentence. Along the route they encounter a stage coach which lost a wheel. A pregnant woman is injured and close to giving birth while the driver's arm was injured. Troop has the doctor he is transporting look at the injured and he says the woman cannot be moved. Troop sends Johnny for help along with the injured driver and one female passenger. Another female passenger stays behind to help the pregnant woman and another male passenger helps repair the stagecoach. When the prisoner sentenced to hang steals a shotgun, the doctor stands by his principals and knocks him out. Written by Anonymous

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Good Early Episode
22 July 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Marshal Troop's got a load of trouble getting leering outlaw and killer doctor to prison in nearby town. On way they encounter crashed stage with stranded passengers, one of whom is about to give birth. Good thing the doctor's along, but can he be trusted. Then there's little fussbudget Eggles who's good at getting in the way and songbird Lola who may have a yen for bad boy Menke. No doubt about it, the good marshal is in a pickle.

Suspenseful half-hour. Trouble is coming from so many wobbly characters, we wonder how hands will play out. Good script even though it sticks some difficult lines in Courtleigh's (the doctor) mouth. The doc turns out to be a complex and interesting character.such that it's too bad that Courtleigh is not a better actor. Now if Troop can just get that doggone wheel back on the stage—but who's going to help? All in all, it's an effective early episode of the kind that won the series a loyal following.

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26 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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