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Branded: Judge Not

McCord takes an ill-fated stagecoach ride with a group of passengers that includes a prisoner on his way to the gallows, an officer who voted against McCord at the court-martial... and the officer's wife, who was romantically involved with McCord.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 31753
Airdate: Sunday September 12th, 1965

Special Guest Stars
Warren OatesWarren Oates
As Pierce/Frank Crowley

Guest Stars
Tom DrakeTom Drake
As Major Tom Rock
Kathleen CrowleyKathleen Crowley
As Laura Rock

Co-Guest Stars
Harry HarveyHarry Harvey
As Potter (as Harry Harvey, Sr.)
Willard SageWillard Sage
As Ranger Tuttle
Clint SharpClint Sharp
As Stage Driver

Lou RobersonLou Roberson
As Shotgun
Main Cast
Chuck ConnorsChuck Connors
As Jason McCord


A stagecoach is heading toward its destination. Inside are four passengers: Cavalry officer Major Tom Rock and his wife Laura, Texas Ranger Tuttle, and his prisoner, Pierce Crowley. When Pierce “accidentally” spills water on Laura, Tom lunges forward and slaps him. Tuttle explains that Pierce killed four men, and two were Texas Rangers. McCord rides up to the stage on a borrowed horse and calls for it to pull over so he can make a fast trip to Forth Worth. The driver agrees and Laura and Tom recognize him. ..

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Episode Notes
Beginning with this second-season premiere, the episodes of Branded were filmed in color.

Episode Quotes
Major Tom Rock: What's he going to prison for?
Tuttle: To get fitted for a rope. He killed four men. Two of them were Texas Rangers.
Pierce: If I'm lucky, I might make it three.

Jason: Any orders, major?
Major Tom Rock: Fire at will, captain.

Laura Rock: I wonder if the old man ever did those things he boasted about.
Major Tom Rock: I don't know, but he died the way he talked. he knew one thing that most people never learn. You come into this world with nothing, and that's the way you go out.
Laura Rock: And in-between coming and going, you ought to appreciate what you've been given.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLarry Cohen
Executive ProducerMark Goodson  |  Bill Todman
ProducerAndrew J. Fenady
Associate ProducerDann Cahn
Music SupervisorJohn Caper, Jr.
Make-upFred B. Phillips
Set DecoratorWilliam F. Calvert
Property MasterRichard M. Rubin
Script SupervisorGeorge A. Rutter
Director of PhotographyLester Shorr
Art DirectorStan Jolley
Production ManagementHarry Hogan
Sound RecordistTerry Kellum  |  Joel Moss
Main Title ThemeDominic Frontiere
Main Title Theme Written ByAlan Alch
Film EditorEdward Mann
WardrobeGordon Dawson
Assistant DirectorLee H. Katzin
Sound EffectsJack Schrader
Script ConsultantJameson Brewer
Executive AssociateAnn St. Lawrence
Casting ConsultantMarvin Paige
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