Lawman (1958–1962)
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The buffalo hunters are stirring up trouble with the Shoshone. Troop fears a bloodbath when a man is hung and he is closely related to the tribe. It isn't until later he learns just how close.


Stuart Heisler


Dean Riesner


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Murvyn Vye ... Tom Cardigan
William Fawcett ... Billy Bright
Lew Gallo ... Weed - Henchman
Howard Caine ... Newt Whittaker
Michael Forest ... Chief Little Wolf
Ted Jacques Ted Jacques ... Lew Bush
Eugene Iglesias ... Blanket - Pony Raiser
Iron Eyes Cody ... Scarfaced Brave


The Shoshone Indians are on the warpath due to a group of buffalo hunters invading their land. Billy Bright, an old mountain man, also known as squaw man to many of the Laramie locals because he lived with the Shoshones is being accosted by the buffalo hunters in a saloon forcing Marshal Troop to intercede. Although Billy Bright throws a knife at the men, Troop does not arrest him and sends him out of town. He meets with Blanket who is half Shoshone but finds that Blanket was burned out by the buffalo hunters. They leave on foot but a local reports to Troop the buffalo hunters caught Billy Bright and hung him. Blanket escaped. Troop leaves to track down the buffalo hunters trailed by the Shoshone war party lead by Chief Little Wolf. When he finds the hunters, the entire group is attacked by the Shoshones with Troop taking an arrow in the shoulder. Everyone is killed but Troop who is tended to by the Shoshones. He is released and as he leaves he asks why he alone is being released. ... Written by Anonymous

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In the Indian attack scenes, Dan is initially out in the open, but then shown to be next to a fencepost. During this same sequence, Dan shoots and kills an Indian and the same Indian is shown seconds later uninjured and riding away. See more »


Town Councilman: A few minutes ago I heard something kind of unpleasant about you.
Marshal Dan Troop: That so?
Town Councilman: Matter of fact, real unpleasant.
Marshal Dan Troop: That comes from listening to real unpleasant people.
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Release Date:

8 February 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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