Laredo (1965–1967)
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Walk Softly 

The rangers must deliver a load of newly developed nitroglycerin to the army while outwitting a quick change artist trying to steal it. Hoever, the danger and attempts on their lives have them questioning if it is worth the $50 bonus.


William Witney


Edward J. Lakso


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Episode complete credited cast:
Neville Brand ... Reese Bennett (credit only)
Peter Brown ... Chad Cooper
William Smith ... Joe Riley
Robert Wolders ... Erik Hunter (credit only)
Philip Carey ... Capt. Edward Parmalee
Claude Akins ... Cotton Buckmeister
Joe Flynn ... Professor
George Furth ... Carl Strade
Lane Bradford ... Lyle
Barbara Pepper ... Emma
Helene Winston ... Woman


The captain assigns Joe, Cotton, and Chad to deliver a bottle of newly developed nitroglycerin to Fort Savage. They will be accompanied by the Professor who discovered it to keep this batch safe as a previous attempt ended in an explosion. Before they leave town, an attempt is made to steal the powerful explosive and on the way they are diverted to Flat Wells by a man saying the road is rough. Stopping for the night in the town of Flat Wells, the rangers are distracted by a diversion while the wagon is driven off after the Professor is shot and Chad is hung by his heels. The rangers take off in pursuit. Chad nearly catches the thief, only to have him slip by in disguise but on foot. He left them with the wagon and a jar of water. The rangers then realize they are dealing with a quick change artist. They track him down but he nearly outwits them by mimicking Cotton's voice to decoy them. However, Chad is able to swipe the canteen of explosives but Cotton has to make the catch of the ... Written by Christopher D. <>

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31 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Cotton Buckmeister: What the devil does a Mexican want with a bottle of nitro?
Joe Riley: Maybe he thought it was tequila.
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Highly volatile cargo
20 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

For those of you who might come out of this thinking that the character Joe Flynn plays invented nitroglycerin. Didn't happen that way, but the stuff is still volatile.

Which is why Captain Parmalee is offering his Texas Rangers an extra $50.00 bonus to transport the stuff to an army post. After one attempt to steal the cargo, Flynn goes along with Rangers Peter Brown, William Smith and Claude Akins.

The 'eastern syndicate' has hired a man who is a quick change artist who is a master of disguise and as we also learn a highly skillful voice impersonator. I suspect that those were dubbed voices for George Furth.

Still Furth is a highly resourceful foe though he might not look like much. That's part of his secret.

Furth and Flynn have some guest star roles here.

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