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Deathwatch 

Yuma finds himself in the midst of a confrontation between a sheep man haunted by war memories and Mexican bandits.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Nick Adams (creator), Andrew J. Fenady (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Nick Adams ... Johnny Yuma
James Best ... Abel Waares
Frank Silvera ... Cota
Roque Ybarra Roque Ybarra ... Ignacio (as Rocky Ybarra)
Don Carlos Don Carlos ... Torres
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Yuma finds himself in the midst of a confrontation between a sheep man haunted by war memories and Mexican bandits.

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Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Cota: Where you going?
Johnny Yuma: My horse needs water.
Cota: Let him lick the dew from the wool of the sheep.
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James K. Best and Frank Silvera
14 April 2012 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Deathwatch" begins with a thirsting Johnny Yuma taking a drink from the canteen of a lone shepherd (James K. Best), who promptly captures him to bait a trio of Mexican bandits led by Cota (Frank Silvera), who promises them both one hour to live before dawn. Johnny learns that the shepherd was a Confederate soldier hailing from Virginia, son of a heroic father, who believes that because he cracked after being captured and whipped by union soldiers that he is a coward deserving to die with dignity in such a desolate location far from home. Johnny is able to convince him that each soldier served a different purpose during the war, depending on strengths or weaknesses, and that many lives were no doubt saved by his efforts. James Best previously appeared in "Night on a Rainbow," while Frank Silvera had previously appeared on THRILLER ("The Guilty Men"), going on to do THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR's memorable "The Life Work of Juan Diaz."


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