#29 - "The Would-Be Gentleman of Laredo"
1965 - 1966
Three con artists set up Reese to "save" them from robbers. Don Miguel's "dying" wish is that Reese get 10% of his estate. The estate turns out to be the entire county which Don Carlos de Laredo and his "sister" Dona Dolores are claiming under a forged Mexican land grant. They include Reese in order to enhance their credibility in Laredo.
NiteOwl Review: Not a top ten favorite but with enough highlights to be worthy of collecting. A good episode for Neville Brand fans.
Original air date Apr 14, 1966
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Written by John T. Dugan

Regular Cast
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee

Guest Cast
onnelly Rhodes as Don Carlos
adlyn Rhue as Dona Dolores
arry Kelley as Quinn O'Connell
oe DeSantis as Don Miguel
ohn Lawrence as Jim Lynch
While Dona Dolores charms Reese, Don Carlos arranges to have local landowners pay to keep their land. Chad and Joe get Reese gussied up with new clothes, teach him to eat fancy food and give him fencing lessons. When the Captain "borrows" the land grant to have it examined, Don Carlos knows the jig is up so he empties the bank vault. The Rangers capture them all, including the "deceased" Don Miguel.
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