Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Break-In 

Walt Hudson wants to turn himself in for the reward thinking when he gets out he would at least have a stake. The company making the offer wants something else but Walt wants no part of their plan.


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay (credit only)
Peggie Castle ... Lily Merrill
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Walt Hudson / Gard Washington
Maurice Manson Maurice Manson ... Harold G. Berliner
Chubby Johnson ... Cactus Gates
James Anderson ... Ed Hill / Ed Randolph
Grady Sutton ... Ben Toomey


Gard Washington/Walt Hudson is waiting for Marshal Troop to turn himself in. He wants the reward on his head to use a stake after prison. Lily knows him from years ago when he saved her from a burning building. Troop is suspicious of the whole situation and hires drunk Cactus Gates to fill in as deputy. Gates notices a gunman in town and learns he is asking what cell Hudson is in. The company offering the reward refuses to pay but asks Hudson to turn in his criminal friends for a share of the reward but Hudson refuses. while fighting with the executive, Hudson is moved to the other cell. Hudson uses a derringer he smuggled in to kill the gunman when he shoots through the window at Troop who is sleeping in Hudson's old cell. Troop tells the wounded Hudson he will have a job in Laramie when he leaves prison. Written by Anonymous

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saloon | jail | wanted poster | See All (3) »







Release Date:

21 May 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the nine minute mark Marshal Troop walks outside on an overcast day. A great deal of mud can be seen splattered on top of his hat. Seconds later during the same scene the sun is shining brightly and his hat is spotless. See more »

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