#7 - "A Question of Discipline"
Original air date Oct 28, 1965
Directed by R.G. Springsteen
Written by Archie Lawrence
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee
Marlyn Mason as Marianne Montaigne
Barbara Nichols as Princess
Douglas V. Fowley as Jerky Collins
Vincent Van Lynn as Louis Montaigne
Barbara Werle as Rosalinda
Clinton Sundberg as Fatty Brown
George Keymas as Padilla
Norman Leavitt as The Farmer
Bill Hart as Pug Jones
Eddie Little Sky as Broken Horn
In trouble with the Captain for fighting in Fatty Brown's saloon, the Rangers are assigned to escort Jerky Collins' wagon of smelly buffalo hides. They're joined by Marianne, an old lover of Chad's who's leaving her husband Louis, two saloon girls fired by Fatty Brown, Fatty Brown's piano and unbeknownst to everyone, a load of rifles hidden in the hides by Louis, who sold them to renegade Broken Horn.
NiteOwl Review: Another top ten favorite which played on the strengths of each of the four stars. High end capable Joe, braggart Reese, Chad in trouble with women and the Captain keeping them in line.
The trip is a party (for everyone but Chad who's stuck with the garrulous Marianne) until the Indians attack to get the rifles. The three Rangers boldly charge the Indians so the women can get away. Joe is able to make a spectacular long-distance shot which kills Broken Horn, scattering the rest.
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