Laramie (1959–1963)
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The Lawbreakers 

Jess volunteers to go undercover for the sheriff and Army to pose as a guide for an outlaw hoping to locate the money from an earlier robbery. He is one of five outlaws who each know only one leg of the route to the buried money.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writer:

Jay Simms
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Hoagy Carmichael ... Jonesy
Robert Crawford Jr. Robert Crawford Jr. ... Andy Sherman (credit only)
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
John McIntire ... Judge Barnaby Cade
James Best ... Dallas
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Rickert
Rayford Barnes ... Marcy
Bartlett Robinson ... Sheriff
Robert Anderson ... Capt. Albert Reeves
Michael Morgan Michael Morgan ... Chawcktaw Johnson
Fred Coby Fred Coby ... Deputy
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Storyline

Judge Barnaby Cade is a wily old drunk just released from prison and on the trail of the ill-gotten gains from bank robberies, stage hold up and an army payroll robbery that he and the Chawcktaw Johnson gang stole. The problem is he doesn't know exactly where it is and needs a guide to help him find it. An investigator from the Adjutant General of the Army has been been following Cade since his release from prison, hoping that he will lead him to the money. When Cade gets thrown in jail for being very drunk and somewhat disorderly, the investigator approaches the sheriff about Cade. The sheriff suggests Slim Sherman to pose as a guide but it's decided that Slim is too well known to pull it off so Jess Harper agrees to masquerade as a down on his luck guide for Cade. So begins a journey that finds Jess slowly outnumbered as men from Chawcktaw's gang join the ranks, each carrying a piece of the route and each fearing the rest as they reveal their piece of the route to the money. The men... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Fuller and John McIntyre also worked together in Wagon Train. See more »

Goofs

Jess harper fires his revolver at Rickert (Christopher Dark) not hitting him but knocking Rickert's' gun from his hand. Three horses are standing in the direct line of fire and yet not one of them is struck by the bullet. In fact they're not even spooked by the noise of the close range shot or the bullet. See more »

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No honor among these thieves
1 December 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Laramie story involves Robert Fuller doing a job for the army who originally wanted John Smith for it. But as Slim Sherman is too well known in the area for being such a straight arrow, it's Jess Harper who gets the nod from law enforcement.

Fuller gets himself thrown in the pokey with a drunken John McIntire who maybe a drunk, but he's no fool. He wants a guide to lead him to some area where his former gang has buried their ill gotten gains and Fuller has that reputation.

They have a most complicated scheme as to how they arrive at the burial site done so to insure that no one doublecrosses anyone. Still the betrayals happen and the gang starts getting killed off one by one. No honor among this band of thieves.

The ending is kind of easy to figure out, still it's a good and exciting story.


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