The Deputy (1959–1961)
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The Means and the End 

Having captured Josie Styles, the wife of a notorious outlaw, Chief Marshal Simon Fry resorts to desperate measures to bring in the criminal. When no one in Silver City will serve on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Finlay McDermid, Roland Kibbee (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Henry Fonda ... Chief Marshal Simon Fry
Allen Case ... Clay McCord
Read Morgan ... Sergeant Hapgood Tasker
Phyllis Love Phyllis Love ... Josie Styles
Justice Watson Justice Watson ... Judge Stokes
Robert Griffin ... Wiley (as Robert E. Griffin)
Richard Warren Richard Warren ... Lon Spivak
Don Heitgerd Don Heitgerd ... Hotel Clerk
DeForest Kelley ... Farley Styles
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Storyline

Having captured Josie Styles, the wife of a notorious outlaw, Chief Marshal Simon Fry resorts to desperate measures to bring in the criminal. When no one in Silver City will serve on the woman's trial, the judge invokes his powers for a bench trial, finds the woman guilty and sentences her to hang. Simon and Clay then set a trap in hopes that the murderer will try to rescue his wife before her date with the gallows. Written by David Bassler

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Genres:

Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Top Gun Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Clay McCord: How come we're headin' back to Colby's place?
Marshal Simon Fry: I thought he might like to ride into town with us. Safer there.
[referring to Josie, their shackled prisoner]
Marshal Simon Fry: She'll look better to him in bracelets than breaking into his strongbox.
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