Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Witness 

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.


Gunther von Fritsch (as Gunther V. Fritsch)


Jack Hawn


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Peggie Castle ... Lily Merrill
John Agar ... Jim Martin
Jay Novello ... Beebee Williams
Morgan Woodward ... Nathan Adams
Sarah Selby ... Anna Prentiss
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Jake Summers
Harry Cheshire ... Judge Traeger
Bruce MacFarlane Bruce MacFarlane ... Clerk
Don Dillaway ... Judd


Overbearing Nathan Adams comes home to have his sister-in-law, Anna, tell him his wife is dead - lying in the floor shot. He takes Anna to the Birdcage to find Troop. A sketch artist there is doing a big business. After Nathan tells his story, the artist, Beebee Williams, states he saw a man exit the Adams house and he can draw him. The picture is of Jim Martin who has no alibi. At the jail Beebee and Anna identify Jim. At trial Anna says she doesn't know what happened leaving the jury to decide not guilty. Nathan, however, swears to kill Jim. Troop realizes the truth is the only answer and questions Beebee. He wants revenge against Jim for wrongly identifying his brother leading to his lynching and Beebee's near death. Troop brings in Anna who confesses she accidentally shot her sister moving a loaded rifle and was afraid of Nathan and to say what happened. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

24 June 1962 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »


[last lines]
Marshal Dan Troop: They say revenge can be sweet. He only came close to getting his. It made him sick.
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