Bronco

Season 2 Episode 5

The Last Resort

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Aired Tuesday 7:30 PM Nov 17, 1959 on ABC
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The Last Resort
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Bronco goes in search of the only man who can clear him of a murder charge, but must disguise himself when his quarry goes to ground in a lawless town known as a haven for criminals.

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    Marshall Thompson

    Marshall Thompson

    Billy Styles

    Guest Star

    Kent Taylor

    Kent Taylor

    Three-Finger Jack

    Guest Star

    Ken Lynch

    Ken Lynch

    Marshall Gaffney

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (1)

      • Three-Finger Jack: Of the crime of murder, you stand acquitted on the grounds of self-defense, but the crime of attempting to steal another man's woman, you're adjudged guilty. The prescribed punishment is 40 lashes.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Don Harvey, whose shooting leads to Ty Hardin's flogging, also felt the sting of a whip across his back in the 1953 swashbuckling movie, "Prince of Pirates."

      • Ty Hardin suffers a whipping in this episode. He shoots and kills a man in self-defense during a barroom gunfight but is then found guilty of "attempting to steal another man's woman." His sentence is 40 lashes and he's seen, stripped to the waist, tied to the town's whipping post on main street while a man lashes his bare back. After just a few blows, however, the woman who sparked the barroom fight rushes forward, proclaiming Ty's innocence, and the whipping comes to an end. Heroes of TV westerns during this era were often tied up, de-shirted, and whipped because (1) it provided an opportunity to show off the hero's physique; (2) it won him audience sympathy; (3) it injected "action" into the plot without resorting to killing; and (4) it played on viewers' sado-masochistic emotions. As such whippings go, this ranks above average because it puts the hero on good display, but it does have its weaknesses. The whip used looks too much like a rope, the whipping post seems too short for Ty's height, and the whipping itself comes to too abrupt an end. However, seeing Ty's bare torso is always a treat and here, at about age 29, he's in his physical prime.

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