Josh is playing cards with Sheriff Simmons when the stage arrives in Metcalf carrying the beautiful Cynthia Clyborn and easterner Sheridan Appleby. After Sheridan bids farewell to Cynthia he finds the sheriff to ask about the location of Curly Bill Brocius. At first the sheriff thinks he is curious because of a recent holdup by Curly Bill but Sheridan persists saying he needs to find Curly Bill. The sheriff leaves as Cynthia enters to go into the ladies dining room which catches Josh's attention as Sheridan greets Cynthia. They go to the bar where Josh learns Sheridan is a gun salesman who sold a defective gun to Curly Bill which he wants to retrieve. He asks Josh to guide him to Curly Bill but Josh declines the offer of $100. Sheridan raises the pay to $200 and challenges Josh to a quick draw contest. If Sheridan wins, Josh guides him to which Josh agrees but loses the bet. On the trail they hear gunshots finding a stage with a dead driver as Sheridan realizes more than Josh what ...
Did You Know?
William "Curly Bill" Brocius (c. 1845-1882), the character portrayed by Harry Bellaver
, was a historical figure, an outlaw and member of the band of outlaws called "The Cowboys" that operated in and around the Tombstone and southern Arizona region during the early 1880s. See more
Curly Bill Brocious was 37 years old when he died. Harry Bellaver, who plays him in this show, was 54, a common theme in 50's and 60's TV westerns; having expert gunmen being older men. See more
You know, Mr. Randall, I've been thinking. I've sold many bad guns in my life every time I've done business with a man like Mr. Brocius.
Well, it's not that the guns are so bad, y'know, it's the people who use 'em.