As Josh prepares to leave a town he notices an election poster for an old friend, Sheriff Sam Gladstone. He decides to visit Sam who is happy to see him but has a problem. He needs someone to transport a prisoner back for trial. With no deputies available, Josh offers to escort the prisoner back which is a three day trip each way as a friendly gesture. Before Sam gives him the job, he requests Josh accompany him to the graveyard where he shows Josh the three tombstones of the murder victims. The suspected triple murderer is almost certain to hang. What Randall didn't anticipate was the prisoner being a beautiful young woman who insists she's innocent of the three killings. Sheriff Pete Link holding the prisoner can't believe she is capable of murder himself. On the trip back Josh finds her to be a very pleasant and even helpful prisoner. She even chases down and returns his horse which ran away at one point resulting in Josh wondering if he wants to return her to face a hanging.
Did You Know?
Josh remarks to Jackie that old age runs in his family and he'd hate to spoil the record. Steve McQueen
died in 1980 at age 50 from cancer. McQueen's father, William Terence McQueen died in November 1958 (10 days after the air date) at the age of 52. McQueen's mother, Julia Ann Crawford, only lived to 55, passing away in October 1965. See more
The accused murderer, Jackie Harris, is supposed to have come from Oklahoma City. Yet the year when she was alleged to have murdered the three men was 1877. Oklahoma City did not exist until 1889. See more
[while Randall ties her hands with rope
You're a very cautious man, Mr. Randall.
Old age runs in my family, Miss Harris. I'd hate to spoil the record.