Laredo (1965–1967)
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A Matter of Policy 

Laredo is visited by a state senator who is held up on the stage with Parmalee. The rangers try to make amends but digger a deeper hole with the senator ultimately taken hostage when the rangers try to fake his kidnapping and rescue.


R.G. Springsteen


Edward J. Lakso


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Episode cast overview:
Neville Brand ... Reese Bennett
Peter Brown ... Chad Cooper
William Smith ... Joe Riley
Philip Carey ... Capt. Edward Parmalee
Robert F. Simon ... Sen. John Sparks
Charles H. Gray ... Tom Davis (as Charles Gray)
Jon Locke ... Giles
Mike Ragan ... Hawks
Mickey Finn ... Pat Brannigan
I. Stanford Jolley ... Jarvis
Chuck Courtney ... Pete
Hal Needham ... Cole
Gil Perkins ... Will Brannigan


A state senator is coming to visit Laredo and is riding with Parmalee on the stage. The stage is held up by the Davis gang and the senator's watch and medal are stolen. They are forced to walk to Laredo arriving as the three rangers are fighting after a card game. They try to make amends with a Texas breakfast the next morning but the card game losers force them to dump the breakfast on top of the senator. Reese decides they should make themselves look good by recruiting a fake Davis gang to kidnap the senator and they would rescue him. Unknown to Reese one of his potential recruits is a member of the real Davis gang which decides to kidnap the senator and make the rangers look like fools. They succeed but the rangers persevere to track and find the senator and Parmalee. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (as color by Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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When Chad jumps the sentry, he kicks him against a stationary rock formation. The rock formation moves as the sentry falls against it. See more »

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A Lucy Ricardo like plan
2 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Over at Ranger headquarters in Laredo there's a VIP coming. It's none other than State Senator Robert F. Simon and he's arriving with Captain Parmalee on the stagecoach. But when both the coach is held up and upon arriving in Laredo, Simon and Philip Carey find his Rangers in a saloon brawl over a card game he's got a less than favorable impression.

The boys try a charm offensive involving a breakfast which I won't even go into. That leaves Simon determined to demolish the Texas Rangers. After that our three Rover Boys come up with an idea that's Lucy Ricardo like in its brilliance. Arrange a fake kidnapping so they can rescue Simon.

Only it's a Ricardo scheme so you know it goes wrong when Simon is really kidnapped along with Captain Parmalee.

Of course you know that it does work out the way Bismarck said that Providence always works it out for infants and the United States of America.

This one's very funny especially the breakfast bit.

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