Laredo (1965–1967)
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No Bugles, One Drum 

Reese has a plan to use Joe as bait to catch Linda Little Tree but Parmalee doesn't want to try it. Being upset the Rangers ignore Parmalee's orders and botch his own plan for catching Linda Little Trees. Joe tracks them but is caught.


Earl Bellamy


John D.F. Black

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Episode complete credited cast:
Neville Brand ... Reese Bennett
Peter Brown ... Chad Cooper
William Smith ... Joe Riley
Philip Carey ... Capt. Edward Parmalee
Michael Conrad ... Willie G. Tinney
Richard Devon ... Max Vander
Ralph Manza ... Blue Dog
Mike Ragan ... Jonesy
William Vaughn William Vaughn ... Sid (as William Vaughan)
Russ McCubbin ... Howie Walker
Chuck Courtney ... Telly
Shelley Morrison ... Linda Little Trees


Reese pitches a plan to use Joe as bait to catch Linda Little Tree but Parmalee doesn't want to use it. He tells them to go to the barracks, prepare for the next day's assignments, and stay off the street. They skirt his rules by using the alleys and in the process catch one of three men escaping jail. Problem is that the man they caught is a Texas Ranger plant who was to escape with Linda Little Tree's men and capture her. Joe trails the other two men while Chad is at Laredo and Reese goes to San Antonio. Joe is captured and wedding plans are made by Linda Little Tree for her and Joe with Blue Dog steaming mad as usual. The planted Ranger, Willie Tinney, decides on his own to go after them as he knows where they were headed. He is able to continue his friendship with the other escapees but a bartender there recognizes him. Written by Anonymous

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24 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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No Song, No Licorice
27 December 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

While Chad (Peter Brown) and Joe (William Smith) play checkers, Reese (Neville Brand) reveals his has a plan to capture Native American Indian "Linda Littletrees" (Shelley Morrison). Reese suggests using Joe as "bait", recalling that when she last appeared, the Indian woman fell in love with Joe. Captain Parmalee (Philip Carey) has other plans; and, he sends Reese to San Antoine for the rest of the episode. Meanwhile, undercover replacement Ranger Michael Conrad (as Willie G. Tinney) works to infiltrate Littletrees' gang. Later, Mr. Conrad must free the kidnapped Joe.

Conrad works well with the regular Rangers; but, it's a wasted effort. The series scores good continuity points for licorice loving Linda Littletrees' third appearance; it is noted as her third appearance, her love for Joe is continued, and his knowledge of Comanche lore is a character trait. This is the least appealing, to date, of the already limitedly appealing "Linda Littletrees" episodes. Morrison gets to sing a "Comanche love song," repeatedly, "outside the tee pee..."

* No Bugles, One Drum (2/24/66) Earl Bellamy ~ William Smith, Michael Conrad, Shelley Morrison

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