May 10, 1882 - Johnny Ringo is a popular character in Tombstone, even with Sheriff Hollister. When he loses everything in a friendly poker game, he draws his gun, takes his money and a ...
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May 10, 1882 - Johnny Ringo is a popular character in Tombstone, even with Sheriff Hollister. When he loses everything in a friendly poker game, he draws his gun, takes his money and a watch and leaves the game. Witnessed by many people including the new Judge, a warrant is issued for his arrest. Clay must follow Johnny to Charleston, eight miles away, to bring him back to justice. Althought Clay does everything possible to help him, Johnny gets free and rides off into the desert followed by a posse led by Judge Reese.Written by
And teleplay written by the great Sam Peckinpaugh!
Loosely based on the historic figure of Johnny Ringo, who in appeared in various other movies and TV shows, also highly fictionalized.
Here's played outstandingly by Myron Healy, and is written more like a cross between other fictional versions of the character and Doc Holiday.
This episode features important sequences in Tombstone (including a brief courtroom scene and a different neighboring Arizona town 9 miles away, as well as a key sequence in the desert.
A great little mini-Western, with gunfights, fist fights, chases, legal conflict, jurisdictional disputes, poker games, political conflict... And all in 25 minutes and 40 seconds! Take that present day Hollywood and TV (including Netflix and Amazon. Manoman, I miss the half hour drama format. Virtually a lost art form).
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