Butch Baumgartner, someone who used to bully Dobie over a girl named Lorelei Lafferty, someone who left town for Alaska when he joined the army, but someone who vowed revenge against Dobie whenever he did return, is returning to town in about an hour on the twelve o'clock bus i.e. high noon. Despite Butch being muscle-bound and a prized boxer, Herbert wants Dobie to stand up for himself, while Winnie, who believes Dobie doesn't want to fight, should hide out. As the hour counts down, Dobie devises one scheme after another to deal with the standoff against Butch at high noon. In the end, can Dobie be the Gary Cooper that he truly wants to be in dealing with Butch?
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Written by Lionel Newman
& Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits See more