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1. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Cornered (1960)

30 min | Western

9.2
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Johnny kills a well known gunman when the gunman's gun jams. One son of the man was just hanged, and the remaining son is known to be faster than the father, forcing Johnny to face a bleak situation on his own.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Frank DeKova

Votes: 21

2. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Empty Gun (1958)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

9.2
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Cheyenne is asked by Matt Reardon, a gunfighter, to help him with a mission after he rescues Cheyenne from a fight. Reardon wants to repay a debt to the widow of the first man he killed who was also his partner. Her son gets in the way.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Clint Walker, Audrey Totter, John Russell, Sean Garrison

Votes: 53

3. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Witness (1962)

30 min | Western

9.2
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Nathan Adams returns home to find his wife shot and killed. When a sketch artist claims he saw a rider and draws a picture of him, Troop has no option but to arrest a local rancher but he suspects this witness's motives.

Director: Gunther von Fritsch | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, John Agar

Votes: 21

4. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Thirty Minutes (1960)

30 min | Western

9.2
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A wanted outlaw rides into town heading for the Birdcage. When he is recognized, he kills a man and threatens to do the same to the rest of the patrons unless Troop clears the street. One of the patrons is Johnny.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Jack Elam

Votes: 31

5. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Locket (1962)

30 min | Western

9.1
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A stage rides into Laramie with no driver and Lily's unconscious female friend. Troop investigates but finds no driver or body on the roads. He awaits the awakening of the only arrival who has a concussion and her husband has just arrived.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Robert Colbert

Votes: 19

6. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Souvenir (1959)

30 min | Western

9.1
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Ma Carey's son breaks out of jail. Troop and Johnny go after him and kill her youngest instead. Who's bullet did the deed is kept secret by Troop and Doc as the brothers are coming for their revenge.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Jeanette Nolan, Barbara Lang

Votes: 19

7. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Whiphand (1961)

30 min | Western

9.0
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When a local woman seems to run off with a traveling peddler, her husband threatens to go after him. Dan and Lily try to help and soon find out the real reason for her sudden departure.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Peggy McCay

Votes: 19

8. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Clootey Hutter (1962)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Clootey Hutter rides into town one rainy night to find the store closed. She meets two drunken brothers at The Birdcage. When one goads her into a gunfight she proves to be much faster, so Dan must arrest her but she isn't going willingly.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 22

9. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Homecoming (1961)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Troop hears that Frank Walker escaped prison. When he tells the wife and son, he is shot and can't use his gun hand. The son, who worships his father, tells Dan "that'll make it awful hard on you!" and hopes he'll be dead within the week.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 17

10. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Bandit (1959)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Ches Ryan, running from a bank robbery, comes upon a cabin with two children suffering from a plague. With Troop about to catch up, he stays to help but Troop gets sick too. He must now decide what's important: money or his three patients.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Skip Homeier, Lurene Tuttle

Votes: 18

11. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Gang (1959)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Clay, someone from Troop's past, rides fast and far to help him meet a gang bent on getting revenge. When he is shot, Dan and Johnny must fend for themselves as they can't seem to deputize any of the locals.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, James Drury, Barbara Lang

Votes: 31

12. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Oath (1958)

30 min | Western

8.9
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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.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Barbara Stuart, Whit Bissell

Votes: 32

13. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Wanted Man (1962)

30 min | Western

8.9
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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.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Marie Windsor, Dick Foran

Votes: 17

14. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 94

15. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Blind Hate (1961)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Lem Pastor wants to make sure his daughter marries the right man. When he blinds the latest one, he only drives her, the image of her mother, further away until Dan Troop has to step in to prevent a killing.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Mala Powers

Votes: 16

16. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Change of Venue (1962)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Barron Shaw's trial for murder and robbery is being moved out of Laramie on the stage. The townspeople protest this change but Troop has some unexpected company on the road ahead and sitting right next to him as well.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Philip Carey, Jan Shepard

Votes: 21

17. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Girl from Grantsville (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Johnny is smitten by the new girl in town, Jenny. After just a few days he proposes marriage. Troop and Lily hope to spare him any heartache as she has a mysterious history with a dealer at the Birdcage.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Suzanne Lloyd

Votes: 24

18. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Lily (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Lily Merrill opens her new saloon the "Birdcage" in Laramie after being run out of Billings, Montana. She allows the dealer Len Ferrell to work for her despite his actions in Billings and her better judgment.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Ray Danton, Peggie Castle

Votes: 30

19. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Catcher (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Catcher, who doesn't use his real name, is a sheep herder by trade and used to people funning him. When a man he knows turns up dead, he is blamed since that man was no longer laughing with him but at him and he had a score to settle.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, James Coburn

Votes: 22

20. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Conclave (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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When Buck Walsh's nephew shoots up the local saloon and is arrested, his efforts for freeing him are stonewalled by Troop. When his true agenda is realized, Dan and Johnny work fast to diffuse that as well.

Director: Mark Sandrich Jr. | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Lawrence Dobkin, Denver Pyle

Votes: 20

21. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Deputy (1958)

30 min | Western

8.8
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A marshal with a reputation, finished with his last job in Abilene, comes to a town needing a new one. His job priorities are to find the killer of who he replaced and to hire a deputy, a hard job to fill.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Bek Nelson, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 63

22. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Doctor (1962)

30 min | Western

8.8
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With the help of local law in Saratoga, Dan captures a man wanted to testify. On the stage ride back to Laramie the driver exhibits plague-like symptoms and the only doctor available is a falling down drunk, who is also wanted to testify.

Director: Gunther von Fritsch | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Eloise Hardt, Whit Bissell

Votes: 19

23. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Lady Belle (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Lily insists that the new arrival, Lady Belle, is no lady. Dan learns the hard way how right she is when he is caught in the middle of her and her gang trying to rob the bank.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Joan Marshall

Votes: 21

24. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Press (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Lal Hoard is back after serving 5 years behind bars that Troop helped put him behind. This time he intends to use the press to rid the town of his enemies but Troop beats him at his own game.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 22

25. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Return (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Released from prison after 2 years, Ben Adams wants to get on with his life. When he is drawn back with the same men who helped put him there, he wonders if the $15K from that bank holdup they never recovered isn't a better way to go.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Frank Albertson, Burt Douglas

Votes: 14

26. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Unmasked (1962)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Two men arrive in Laramie by stage saying they are looking for a man that may have come to town years ago and with a lot of money. When Dan figures out who that might be, Johnny is in trouble and he doesn't know where he is.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Angela Greene

Votes: 17

27. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Wayfarer (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Doc Holiday arrives in Laramie to meet a lady. When he is forced to kill a man, the man's brothers come after him.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Adam West, Jeff York

Votes: 24

28. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Youngest (1962)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Troop catches Jim Martin cheating at cards. When he draws against Dan, it's kill or be killed. When his wife and three sons come and bury the body they decide to now pay their respects to the marshal, the exact same way.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Joseph Gallison

Votes: 24

29. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Yawkey (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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A well known fast gun rides into Laramie, sits down at The Birdcage and says he wants to see Troop in front in 30 minutes. As Dan doesn't know him or why he's here, he has no choice but to show at 3:30 as requested

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Ray Danton

Votes: 25

30. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: 9:05 to North Platte (1959)

30 min | Western

8.7
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The Jute family takes over the Marshal's office with two hostages - a young boy and Lily. They're in town to free Lester Jute, arriving on the 9:05 train. Dan Troop has a risky plan but it has grave danger for both the boy and Lily.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Harry Shannon

Votes: 24

31. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Judge (1960)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Dan and Johnny are on the trail of a robber. When Dan is bushwhacked, he is nursed by two sisters living in a secluded area where they live with a Judge who only comes home periodically and considers all men who come before him stupid.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Randy Stuart, John Hoyt

Votes: 21

32. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Mad Bunch (1960)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Bob's wife needs medical help bad. When he is killed by a drunken bunch of outlaws, Joe feels he needs to help her even though he doesn't know her and now the outlaws may be after him thinking he's a bunch quitter.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 26

33. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Marked Man (1961)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Tod Larson, a hired gun in Laramie to visit his sister, runs into old friend Dan Troop. When he learns his target is the marshal, he has to decide whether to go through with the job or think of something else.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 19

34. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Young Toughs (1959)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Ike Smith's three ranch hands are young, tough and don't respect authority. He is killed trying to fire them so they go to Laramie. Troop is away and their attitude makes Johnny take notice. They won't go away without forcing a showdown.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Sig Ruman, Barbara Lang

Votes: 22

35. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Trapped (1961)

30 min | Western

8.7
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The stage is four hours past due and Lily's supply wagon is late. When a stranger rides into town, he says he'll let the passengers go for all the money in the bank, and it's considerable.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Peter Breck

Votes: 18

36. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Understanding (1973)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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John gives Chet his guitar. At an explosive structure fire, a girl's horse is trapped in a burning barn. Dr. Brackett and Nurse McCall lecture a man who keeps forgetting his insulin shots. ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 48

37. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: A Friend of the Family (1962)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Three men ride into Laramie to hold up the bank. Two are arrested and one is a friend of Johnny's father. Transporting them to Cheyenne, Dan feels Johnny may have let his guard down when his uncle escapes heading to his stash of loot.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Frank Ferguson, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 21

38. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: By the Book (1961)

30 min | Western

8.6
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A special assistant to the territorial marshal is touring the area and wants to know what Troop is and has been doing to clean up the town. If progress isn't made he will step in and do it for him with all the authority he thinks he has.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 18

39. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Chantay (1960)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Johnny befriends the Indian girl Chantay with some candy that becomes a clue in learning who murdered the Sioux Indian policeman sent to bring her back to the Indian school.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Sharon Hugueny

Votes: 24

40. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Porphyria's Lover (1961)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Galt Stevens, who Lily knew years ago, had a crush on her and read her Browning poetry, has escaped from prison. When he comes to Laramie, Troop must fight a storm and Lily's fear of his need to exact revenge.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Lance Fuller

Votes: 18

41. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Riding Shotgun (1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Troop befriends a convict he jailed. When the driver of the stage he's riding shotgun on is killed, talk is he's picked up his old ways with the old gang. With a posse on the hunt for them, the gang figures they can pick the town clean.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Allen Case, Paul Fix

Votes: 17

42. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Samson the Great (1960)

30 min | Western

8.6
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On an otherwise slow day, a fight promoter rolls into town. Troop, his hands full refereeing, sees the fighter beat all comers. Afterwards, when they won't leave town as ordered, Dan finds himself the next contestant in the ring.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Walter Burke

Votes: 25

43. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Sunday (1962)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Troop takes Billy Deal, a wanted outlaw, into custody. He needs to transport him by train to Casper. An old acquaintance in town wants to take him to Montana instead to resolve other issues and there's only one train leaving town on Sunday.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 16

44. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Friend (1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Buck Harmon returns to Laramie with an outlaw gang planning to rob the bank. He is sent in to scout the town and finds his old friend is the deputy marshal.

Director: Mark Sandrich Jr. | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Robert Fuller, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 22

45. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Grubstake (1961)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Rainbow Jack says he's discovered a rich vein of gold. He meets a saloon girl who's father had similar dreams and invests a 1/2 interest in him. When Rainbow's past catches up with him, that grubstake proves to be more than just a dream.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Heather Angel

Votes: 19

46. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Gunman (1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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A reformed gunslinger is in town to meet his fiancé and head west. Troop wants no trouble while he's there from his old friends or enemies. When she doesn't arrive, he starts drinking and listening to those goading him into a showdown.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Richard Arlen, Gordon Jones

Votes: 24

47. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Parting (1960)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Tom Bishop, an escaped con, wants to turn himself in as long as a girl he loves gets the reward for a life saving operation. When a stranger comes to town, Troop thinks fast to keep Tom from finding out who his new love really is.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 20

48. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Posse (1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Beth Hunter brings in Sam Turnbull's body. She claims it was done by her husband so Troop gets a posse together to go after him. After they leave, the truth comes out and Johnny rides after them to try to prevent a miscarriage of justice.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Pernell Roberts, Jean Allison

Votes: 24

49. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Prisoner (1958)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Troop has his hands full when he arrests a tough cowhand who comes to Laramie periodically. Goading boys and men into gunfights is his method but Dan doesn't get the support of the town council so he may have to find other means.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Bek Nelson, John Doucette

Votes: 35

50. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Senator (1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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A senator is arriving on the midnight train. A plot to kill him is wired to Troop and he has little time to figure out who and why before it arrives as that hour draws near.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Jack Elam, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 18



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