Laredo (1965–1967)
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The Treasure of San Diablo 

Reese and Cotton rout a couple of gringos terrorizing a small Mexican village. One of the owlhoots threatens to return with a gang of gunfighters so Reese agrees to teach the villagers how to defend themselves.


William Witney


Gerry Day (teleplay), Gerry Day (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Neville Brand ... Reese Bennett
Peter Brown ... Chad Cooper (credit only)
William Smith ... Joe Riley (credit only)
Philip Carey ... Capt. Edward Parmalee (credit only)
Claude Akins ... Cotton Buckmeister
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Gonzales (as Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales)
Carmen Phillips ... Lupita Valdez
George J. Lewis ... Don Julio Cardenas (as George Lewis)
Jan Arvan ... Padre Anselmo
Lane Bradford ... Ben Slick
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... Dandy Davis
Princess Livingston ... Apache Annie


Reese and Cotton Buckmeister are sent to San Diablo to help with bandits who repeatedly hit the town. Upon arrival Reese stops Ben Slick and Dandy Davis who are bullying the patrons of a bar. Dandy is taken prisoner and Slick is sent packing. Don Julio asks Reese to stay in the town to train a local militia so they can protect themselves while Cotton returns with Dandy to Laredo. Reese finds himself the center of attention in the town and with the affections of Lupita. Being a bit jealous Cotton returns with his prisoner who lets slip to Gonzales that Reese is really after hidden treasure. Gonzales and Apache Annie allow Cotton to believe he has found a map to the treasure while the town and Gonzales turn on Reese leading to him being ousted as their leader. But when Slick returns with friends to take the town and Cotton as prisoner, Reese is caught in the middle with few options. Written by Anonymous

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17 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Ranger Merry-Go-Round
27 December 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Reese (Neville Brand) and semi-regular Claude Akins (as Cotton "Buck" Buckmmeister ) stop gringo border bandits from robbing Spanish farmers in the southern city of San Diablo. The hapless farmers are grateful for Reese's particular mastery, and make him "Captain" of their village. While Mr. Akins tends to prisoner Ray Ballard (as Dandy Davis), Reese tries to turn some of the town's farmers into soldiers. But, it's, as Reese states, like trying to make "a silk purse out of a sow's ear." Meanwhile, Akins and his ward hear of, and search for, a lost treasure...

Neville Brand was back at work full-time for this episode. However, co-stars Peter Brown, William Smith, and Philip Carey are completely absent. Curiously, Chad (Brown) and Joe (Smith) are "replaced" by Claude Akins and (after the opening) Ray Ballard. Probably, the regular co-stars took a break from this, an episode which utilized them lightly; and, the script was re-worked. Usually, Akins replaced the absent (or nearly absent) Mr. Brand. Or, not...

** The Treasure of San Diablo (2/17/66) William Witney ~ Neville Brand, Claude Akins, Pedro Gonzales

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