1958 - 1959
#26 - "The Gang"
This is one of the few episodes to give us some personal background on Dan Troop. The Hayes gang is coming to get Troop. His "not so within the law" brother Clay rides hell bent for leather from Arizona to help him. We learn from their discussion that they were both in love with the same woman, but she went off with Clay. She wanted them to be friends but after she was killed, that hadn't been possible.
Original air date Mar 29, 1959
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Written by Clair Huffaker

Regular Cast
John Russell as Dan Troop
Peter Brown as Johnny McKay

Guest Cast
ames Drury as Clay
arbara Lang as Julie Tate
arl Davis as Hayes
oscoe Ares as Ike
mory Parnell as Hank
om Palmer as Doc Stewart
ick Wessel as Jed Thomas
uy Wilkerson as Smith
At one point, Clay tells Dan not to be so tight inside, to loosen up. Clay is shot and bedridden before the main group arrives in Laramie. As usual, no one is town will help stand up to the gang. Dan even starts to suggest to Johnny that it's not his fight, but stops when he sees the look on Johnny's face. Clay leaves his bed to join Dan and Johnny in taking out the gang. Johnny gets the last one as he rides out, but not in time to save Clay who takes a bullet for his brother.
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