Laramie (1959–1963)
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When ex-bounty hunter, turned preacher, John Holby is asked by a dying outlaw friend shot by Jess to cash his body in for a $5,000 reward to build a new church, he accepts but it brings serious trouble from the rest of outlaw's gang.


Joseph Kane


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Episode cast overview:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
Spring Byington ... Daisy Cooper
Dennis Holmes ... Mike Williams
Lin McCarthy ... John Holby
Jean Allison ... Amelia Holby
Russell Johnson ... Bob Talmadge
George Wallace ... Sheriff Mason
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Sam Logan
Laraine Stephens ... Laurie Adams
Gregg Palmer ... Chuck Logan
Tru Garrett Tru Garrett ... Harry
Henry Wills ... Weston
Jo Morrow ... Helen


Jess catches a man in the freight office. Sheriff Cory breaks up the fight. Jess has no proof the man broke the law but believes he is gathering information for the Logan gang who has been hitting stages and killing company workers. Cory lets the man go so Jess decides to ride shotgun on the next stage to Riverton but with a twist. He hides under a canvas between boxes for protection. Four men attack but Jess thinks he wounded one. Later, mortally wounded Sam Logan arrives at the home of Rev. John Holby. Sam and John rode together and Holby was once a bounty hunter. Sam tells John there is a $5,000 bounty on his head and to turn his body in saying he shot Sam in a fight. John against his wife's wishes does it with Jess verifying the body. Chuck Logan hearing about his brother decides on revenge not realizing the truth. They attack the Holbys but wound Laurie Adams. Her fiancé Bob turns the town against Holby leaving Jess and the Sheriff to protect them. Written by Anonymous

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7 May 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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False claim
6 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In a surprise for some outlaws robbing the Laramie stage, Jess Harper rides along and shoots it out with the Logan gang and hits Sheldon Allman. Mortally wounded Allman goes to former bounty hunter and now preacher Lin McCarthy and tells him to claim the reward to build a new church as he wanted.

But way too many people think McCarthy has gone back to his old profession. Including Russell Johnson whose fiancé Laraine Stephens is hit by a stray bullet when the Logan gang comes calling on the preacher.

In the end although from the tenor of the drama, a lot of people show they have the right stuff.

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