Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Catcher 

Catcher, who doesn't use his real name, is a sheep herder by trade and used to people funning him. When a man he knows turns up dead, he is blamed since that man was no longer laughing with him but at him and he had a score to settle.


Marc Lawrence


Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Peggie Castle ... Lily Merrill
James Coburn ... Lank Bailey
Robert Armstrong ... Frank Fenway
Med Flory ... Catcher
Claudia Barrett ... Missie Fenway
Don Wilbanks ... Till Foley
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell ... Ory Task


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Frank Fenway is tired of his partner Lank Bailey hitting on his young wife. A hand called Catcher lets people hit him in the stomach to win free drinks makes a bet with Lank. Lank hits him several times before Catcher is set to "catch" the punches. Being a big man he squeezes the breath out of Lank before Troop intervenes and arrests Catcher. Lank doesn't press charges and Frank asks Troop to free Catcher as he can't handle being inside. Troop releases Catcher who along with Lank gets drunk. Frank confronts Lank at the hotel about his wife and hits Lank who breaks his neck in the fall killing him. Lank's friends find him and accuse Catcher. Frank tells Catcher to leave town but joins the posse who wants to kill Catcher. When Catcher asks to be shot, Frank confesses. As a result Catcher whose real name is Molly decides to becomes a teetotaler. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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