Laredo (1965–1967)
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The Pride of the Rangers 

The Army challenges the rangers to fight on July 4 but the Pryor gang stealing silver from a local mine is messing with their plans. The rangers scheme to get their man in the ring while the boss of the ring has a surprise for the rangers.


Anton Leader (as Tony Leader)


John McGreevey


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Episode cast overview:
Neville Brand ... Reese Bennett (credit only)
Peter Brown ... Chad Cooper
William Smith ... Joe Riley
Philip Carey ... Capt. Edward Parmalee
George Kennedy ... Jess Moran
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Monahan
Henry Gibson ... Ranger Freddy Gruber
Robert Cornthwaite ... Wilson Jones
James Griffith ... Deke Pryor
Mike Mazurki ... Pvt. Percy Flower
K.L. Smith K.L. Smith ... Lundy Pryor
Frank Wilcox ... Hendricks
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Barcroft
Clyde Howdy ... Hughes
Anne Dore Anne Dore ... Linda Sue


The Rangers and the Army have a continuing battle over who is the best. The Army is putting up its boxing champ against the best the Rangers can produce on the Fourth of July. Ranger Moran is goaded into taking the challenge. The Pryor gang has been stealing silver shipments from a local mine and the Rangers are being pressed to catch them. Parmalee decides to move the silver into the bank and hope the gang strikes the mine on the Fourth of July. He assigns all the rangers to work that day costing Ranger Moran a month's wages for missing the fight. Chad and Joe as usual scheme to get Moran in the ring not realizing they have fallen afoul of the gang pulling an inside job. When the silver is stolen, they have to recover it and handle the fallout. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

16 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the Rangers are split into two groups, 7 end up staying behind in town (Gruber volunteered to stay behind with the original 6) leaving 6 plus Captain Parmalee to go to Soda Springs. However, when the camera pans the Rangers overlooking the mining area there, there are two groups of 3 and one of 2 (8 total Rangers)--there should have only been 7. See more »

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3 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Laredo episode has George Kennedy on assignment to the Laredo command of the Texas Rangers. Neville Brand is on assignment in Houston. But you'd never know it because Kennedy is in Brand's part almost a clone.

As rambunctious as Brand is the Rangers get tricked into a 4th of July fight with the local cavalry champion Mike Mazurki. Now Kennedy can brawl with the best of them, but this fight is under Marquis of Queensbury rules. Kennedy is not a good learner, but William Smith is.

Also in the mix is a 4th of July robbery by yet another gang of outlaws and there's a nice performance by Henry Gibson as an officious little clerk that Captain Parmalee has hired. He conceives as part of his duties to watch the Rangers and they take delight in making a fool of him. Think of Strother Martin as the Indian agent in McLintock and you have an idea of what Gibson is like.

For Philip Carey it was like Neville Brand never went away.

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