Laredo (1965–1967)
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A Matter of Policy 

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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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Bragging Rights
18 October 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Reese (Neville Brand) wants to impress the absent Captain Parmalee (Philip Carey), by painting his office red; but, Chad (Peter Brown) and Joe (William Smith) talk him out of it. Meanwhile, Parmalee is escorting Texas State Senator Robert F. Simon (as John Sparks) to Laredo, bragging about his fine team of Rangers. Upon arrival, Parmalee and the Senator catch the Reese, Chad, and Joe in a barroom brawl. To impress Mr. Simon with their abilities, the Rangers set up a phony kidnapping and rescue operation, by the notorious "Davis Gang". They don't know it, but dastardly gang leader Charles Gray (as Tom Davis) gets wind of the plan, and kidnaps the Senator, for real!

This episode has some good, colorful location and set scenes. The story set-up is very silly, but it ends with some excitement, and a good stunt.

**** A Matter of Policy (11/11/65) R.G. Springsteen~ Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith

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