Lawman (1958–1962)

The Wanted Man 

A young man rides his sick and pregnant Ma into Laramie knowing the law is looking for his ever-absent Pa. When a bounty hunter also shows up, Troop must decide who he should help, the sick Ma or the one lawfully after the reward.






Episode cast overview:
... Marshal Dan Troop
... Deputy Johnny McKay
... Ann Jesse
... Frank Jesse
... Joe Street
Jan Stine ... Ben Jesse
... Doc Greer


On a cold rainy night Ben Jesse drives his pregnant and critically ill mother into Laramie in the back of a wagon. He pulls into the livery stable. Troop and Johnny find her while on rounds as Ben returns with the doctor. Ben refuses to move her to a more comfortable place as he has only one dollar that is to pay the doctor. Bounty hunter Joe Street rides into Laramie later and tells Marshal Troop he is after Frank Jesse the husband of the woman. Troop tells Street he won't allow a killing. The mother awakens and asks Troop to pledge not to arrest her husband if he shows to which Troop agrees at the doctor's urging. Frank Jesse arrives before the baby is born as his wife hoped. He and Ben argue about his long absence as the baby boy is born but the mother dies. Frank tells Ben to take his gun and walk him to the Marshal for the $5000 reward. On the way Joe Street tries to take Frank from a rooftop. Frank protects Ben with his body as Joe shoots mortally wounding Frank and Troop guns ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

8 April 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When the doctor enters the stable and addresses Johnny and Dan, he says Johnny, Diane. He subsequently correctly says Dan's name several times. See more »

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