Lawman (1958–1962)
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Short Straw 

Some of the businessman feel the marshal's rules, like curfew, are hampering their business. They decide to do something about it themselves but not with a low card. The one who draws the short straw wins.

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writer:

Clair Huffaker
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Jack Lambert ... Lon Haggert
Ted de Corsia ... Jess Crowthers (as Ted DeCorsia)
Bek Nelson ... Dru Lemp
John Hubbard ... Jake Biddle
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... Orin Smith
David Alpert David Alpert ... Lester White
Tom McKee Tom McKee ... Joe Haslip
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Storyline

Marshal Troop is approached by an attorney representing 27 businessmen in Laramie willing to make him wealthy if he agrees to a few new tasks which includes lifting the 10:00 pm curfew. When he refuses the offer, three of the ringleaders decide to kill Troop. They draw for the short straw to decide who kills him. The man drawing the short straw has reservations about their plan and asks if one of the others want the task but he is forced to do the job. He starts by bringing in a hired gun. Troop knows him and foils the gunman's plan. A drunk released early from the jail is mistakenly shot when he is taken for Troop. Troop and McKay are on edge as they await the next attack which does come. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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