Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
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The Johnny Ringo Story 

When Hardie captures the notorious Johnny Ringo, the outlaw requests that he be able to visit his sister, who is dying, for three days and to keep from the young woman Ringo's criminal background but another man may mess things up.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dale Robertson ... Jim Hardie
Paul Richards ... Johnny Ringo
Jennifer West ... Ruth Ringo (as Tharon Crigler)
Joseph Sargent Joseph Sargent ... Lou Dancher
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Artie
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell ... Bartender (as Frank Scannell)
Dan Riss ... Dealer
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... 2nd Bartender
Joe McGuinn ... Telegrapher
Ruth Kirby Ruth Kirby ... Saloon Girl (as Jane Kirby)




Wells Fargo has a $5,000 reward out for Johnny Ringo. He is playing in a poker game with several other men including Lou Dancher. Ringo is having a good night and when he cashes out after beating Dancher with a full house over three kings, Dancher is ready to draw on him but the dealer stops him. Ringo stops by the telegraph office where he picks up a message and then leaves town. Shortly afterwards, Jim Hardie rides into town looking for Johnny although he wants no part of a gunfight with him. The clerk at the telegraph office shows Jim a copy of the message Johnny picked up which was from a Ruth at Prescott City. Jim finds Johnny camped on the trail and arrests him. Johnny asks for one favor. He wants to go see his sister Ruth who is dying for three days. She was sent west for her health but it isn't helping. She knows nothing of Johnny's past. Jim agrees to the request but Lou Dancher follows them and may spoil the agreement. Written by Anonymous

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Historically inaccurate, since the real Johnnie Ringo died in 1882 at the age of 32. See more »


[first lines]
Jim Hardie: [narrating] John Ringo, alias Johnny Ringo, age 35. Background: two years at Harvard studying law, the rest of his life breaking it - a gentleman, a scholar and a killer.
[a saloon girl puts her arm around Ringo while he is playing poker]
Saloon Girl: How are we doing, Johnny?
[Ringo rebuffs her advances]
Saloon Girl: Well, excuse me. I guess I heard the wrong kind of talk about Johnny Ringo liking the ladies.
Johnny Ringo: Oh, your information's all right. You just misinterpreted the word.
Saloon Girl: Yeah? What word?
Johnny Ringo: Ladies.
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Release Date:

17 March 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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