Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Judge 

Dan and Johnny are on the trail of a robber. When Dan is bushwhacked, he is nursed by two sisters living in a secluded area where they live with a Judge who only comes home periodically and considers all men who come before him stupid.


Robert Sparr


W. Hermanos (teleplay), Montgomery Pittman (teleplay and story)


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Randy Stuart ... Rose Grant
John Hoyt ... Judge Loren Grant
Diane McBain ... Lilac Allen


A well known and successful robber The Actor kills two people during a robbery in Laramie. He is chased by Troop, Johnny, and a third man. Johnny is sent back to Laramie with the third man who is injured. Troop continues on but is bushwhacked by The Actor who steals his gun and badge. A woman Lilac finds the wounded Troop and brings him back to the farm where she lives with her sister Rose and Rose's husband, a judge. Lilac hides Troop in the barn but her sister finds them and has Troop come into the house. The judge arrives and starts a battle of wits with Troop telling Troop he feels all criminals are stupid. Lilac asks Troop to take her with him when he leaves. Troop comes to realize the judge is really The Actor and sets warning traps around the barn where he is staying. When the judge comes after Troop, Troop is able to take him prisoner but Rose confronts the judge telling him she knew who he really was and accidentally shoots him during an argument. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

15 May 1960 (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?


Diane McBain was Peter Brown's girlfriend at the time this episode was filmed. See more »

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