When the stagecoach arrives in North Fork with two young women aboard destined to work in Lou Mallory's hotel, one of them is gravely ill. Doc Burrage suspects that she may have smallpox and quarantines himself, Lou, Lucas and the two girls to the confines of the hotel. Also quarantined is a man who was riding on the stage, Lee Coyle. Marshal Torrance recognizes Coyle as a wanted man and someone who is quite dangerous. As they await word as to whether smallpox serum might be available from a nearby town, tensions rise leading to a confrontation between Lucas and Coyle.
Did You Know?
When Nils and Mark (Johnny Crawford
) are playing checkers, Nils says "It's your move, John." He called him by his real name, not the character's name of Mark McCain.
This is not a goof, as what Nils said was "It's your move now." See more
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more