Laramie (1959–1963)
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Edge of Evil 

Jess and a couple he is helping find a mule loaded down with gold. The husband decides to keep the gold against the wishes of his wife and Jess. When they meet the rightful owner, they don't realize he stole it from his two partners.


Ron Bishop (teleplay), John Rosser (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
John Smith ... Slim Sherman
Robert Fuller ... Jess Harper
Spring Byington ... Daisy Cooper
Dennis Holmes ... Mike Williams
Ron Harper ... Stede Rhodes
Suzanne Lloyd ... Ann Rhodes
Alan Hale Jr. ... Roger Canby
Harry Lauter ... Bert Lewis
Quinn K. Redeker ... Jack Lewis (as Quinn Redeker)


Jess Harper finds that gold is at root of all evil while paying a visit to Stede Rhodes and his wife, Ann. The Rhodes are on a homestead Stede is about to lose because he is unwilling to work the farm. Jess offers a loan they turn down but they are willing to take a loan of used equipment and gear at the Sherman Ranch. On the way there they come across a loose pack mule that, on closer inspection, is carrying sacks upon sacks of gold. This causes Stede to turn on Jess when he disagrees with Stede over what to do with the gold. He sends Jess off with no gun or horse while he and Ann head out across the badlands. Jess meets up with Roger Canby, real owner of the gold and they chase down Ann and Stede, but Canby is not the jolly person he appears. He buried his two partners alive in their mine because of the gold and he'll do anything to keep it, including kill again. The tug of war over the gold could cost Jess a friend and his own life. Written by DarSpi

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2 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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His garrulous nature
23 February 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

For those of you who remember Alan Hale, Jr. as Skipper Jonas Grumby from Gilligan's Island this Laramie episode will be quite a revelation. We already know what his character is when we see him dynamite his two prospecting partners, Harry Lauter and Quinn Redeker in their mine and take off with the gold they've prospected for.

But the mule gets loose and it's young married couple Ron Harper and Suzanne Lloyd who find the gold. With Robert Fuller with them when Hale finds them his garrulous nature convinces them he's a good guy. Then when the two partners show up who miraculously dug themselves out it all gets kind of sticky.

Hale reveals himself soon enough. He just can't get enough of the sound of his own voice. But he's deadly and he's the one you remember from one of the best Laramie stories done.

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