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Lawman: The Deputy

Dan Troop arrives in Laramie to take up his new duties as Marshal and is challenged at once by the three Hawks brothers, a family of bullies responsible for the death of the town's former marshal.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday October 05th, 1958

Guest Stars
Bek NelsonBek Nelson
As Dru Lemp
Jack ElamJack Elam
As Flynn Hawks
Lee Van CleefLee Van Cleef
As Walt Hawks (as Lee VanCleef)
Lane ChandlerLane Chandler
As Tom Pike
Edward ByrnesEdward Byrnes
As Lacy Hawks
Stanley FarrarStanley Farrar
As Judge Patterson (credit only)
Rankin MansfieldRankin Mansfield
As Carl Shoemaker

Danny SandsDanny Sands
As Barfly
Emile AveryEmile Avery
As Barfly
Sailor VincentSailor Vincent
As Barfly
Main Cast
John RussellJohn Russell
As Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown (1)Peter Brown (1)
As Deputy Johnny McKay


(This recap is based on a broadcast of "The Deputy" on American Life TV Network March 2006. It should be noted that episodes from the past are often edited today in order to accomodate more and more commercial ads. The broadcast of this episode in March 2006 may not be as complete as its original broadcast on ABC in October 1958.)..

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Episode Notes
"From a novel by Harry Whittington."

Episode Quotes
Dan: I wondered what happened to Sam.
Johnny: You know him?
Dan: Sam Blake. Real well.
Johnny: Well, he got hung for horse stealing.
Dan: That's one sure way to break the habit.

Carl Shoemaker: Well, I, I imagine the people in Abilene were disappointed when you told them you were leaving.
Dan: They managed to hide it.
Carl Shoemaker: Oh?
Dan: You'd be surprised how unnecessary I started looking once trouble dies down.
Carl Shoemaker: Well, you won't find this town ungrateful.
Dan: I like my gratitude once a month, payable to the nearest bank.

Dan: A town marshal's been killed. Unless I do something about it, it's liable to develop into a bad habit.

Carl Shoemaker: You like cats?
Dan: Why not? They're independent. They don't ask any favors. They'll even catch your mice for you - if you don't rub them the wrong way.

Walt Hawks: Don't you know who I am?
Dan: Yep. I never walked into a town yet where I didn't have to to lick someone who thought he was real tough. You're him.

Lacy Hawks: A man oughta die with his best shirt on. It saves the undertaker from putting it on afterwards.

Cultural References
Johnny: I wasn't cut out to be a rancher, Marshal. Now, the way I figure it ... nowadays, a fella's got about two ways he can go in order to amount to anything: the way Billy the Kid took -- and your way.

Billy the Kid (William McCarty, 1860-1881) was one of the most notorious and celebrated outlaws of the Old West.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
ProducerJules Schermer
Set DecoratorFay Babcock
Director of PhotographyRalph Woolsey
Art DirectorHoward Campbell
Production ManagerOren W. Haglund
Main Title ThemeJerry Livingston
Main Title Theme Written ByMack David
Film EditorElbert K. Hollingsworth
SoundStanley Jones (2)
Assistant DirectorC. Carter Gibson
Make-up SupervisorGordon Bau
Supervising Film EditorJames Moore (1)
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