Law of the Plainsman

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  • Season 1
    • Trojan Horse
      Trojan Horse
      Episode 30
      5/5/60
      10

      Deputy U.S. Marshall Sam Buckhart takes an idea from Greek history by renting a show wagon and hiding in it to infiltrate a gang's hideout.

    • Cavern Of The Wind
      Cavern Of The Wind
      Episode 29
      4/21/60
      0.0

      Unscrupulous prospectors kill an Indian for a map they believe will lead them to gold. Then, they kidnap Sam to decipher the instructions which are written in Apache symbols. The prospectors aren't expecting to be greeted at the cave by a group of revenge-seeking tribe members.

    • Jeb's Daughter
      Jeb's Daughter
      Episode 28
      4/14/60
      0.0

      No good widower Jeb Wicken comes to town dragging his teen-aged daughter, intending to sell her to the highest bidder. Though its not yet illegal, Buckhart refuses to allow her to be auctioned into involuntary servitude.

    • Amnesty
      Amnesty
      Episode 27
      4/7/60
      0.0
      Sam Buckhart has hired a new lawman. The only problem is that the man is a vicious killer who was given amnesty by the territorial governor.
    • Stella
      Stella
      Episode 26
      3/31/60
      0.0

      The Erby brothers blow up a band valunt and make off with the money. Buckhart goes after them, figuring they've returned to their old homestead, and learns they have a new memb've added another relative to their gang: their half-sister Stella who's as mean as they are.

    • Rabbit's Fang
      Rabbit's Fang
      Episode 25
      3/24/60
      0.0

      Mite, a young man with the mind of a 12-year-old, is mighty sweet on Miss Jessie, a woman who's past come back to haunt her. The husband she split from years earlier, outlaw Qwert Phillips, has shown up in town to cause trouble for her. Mite doesn't like it a bit.

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    • The Show-Off
      The Show-Off
      Episode 24
      3/17/60
      0.0

      A 19-year-old shows up in Santa Fe passing himself off as Billy the Kid. Once Buckhart determines he's just an attention-seeking kid, he escorts Clancy James out of town. Unfortunately for the faker, there's an aggressive bounty hunter on his trail who believes he's the wanted killer.

    • Dangerous Barriers
    • A Question Of Courage
    • The Matriarch
      The Matriarch
      Episode 21
      2/18/60
      0.0

      Ranch owner Constance Valeri guns down one of her employees who was carrying her son's saddle. She says she didn't recognize him when she fired, but Sam is suspicious, especially once the dead man's father turns up murdered.

    • Common Ground
      Common Ground
      Episode 20
      2/11/60
      0.0

      Martha and Tess are held by "Gentleman" Frank Deegan who hides out in their home after being shot in a stagecoach holdup. Sam offers to let the man escape, but the injured gunslinger had rather have a duel.

    • The Imposter
      The Imposter
      Episode 19
      2/4/60
      0.0

      People in Santa Fe are about to take the law into their own hands, fearful the prisoner being held will attract his murderous compatriots. Sam, temporarily the lone lawman in town, refuses to turn the prisoner over to another marshal; he's not convinced the lawman is who who he claims.

    • The Rawhiders
      The Rawhiders
      Episode 18
      1/28/60
      0.0

      A wagon train of rowdy rawhiders make camp in the middle of town when one of their men is arrested. Sam thinks he's innocent of killing a local scoundrel, especially since the crook's business partner is in a hurry to see the young man hang.

    • The Comet
      The Comet
      Episode 17
      1/21/60
      0.0

      Three con men descend on the town of Libertyville just as a comet appears in the sky. Their scheme scares the pious residents into thinking that the end is near, prompting them to sell their farms and homes for next to nothing.

    • Endurance
      Endurance
      Episode 16
      1/14/60
      0.0
      Buckhart goes after the men whom a young girl saw kill a priest in cold blood.
    • Fear
      Fear
      Episode 15
      1/7/60
      0.0

      Returning to Santa Fe, Sam and Tess stop at a burned-out house when the little girl falls into an abandoned well. The marshal can't retrieve her alone and seeks help at a nearby farmhouse, only to be shot.

    • Calculated Risk
      Calculated Risk
      Episode 14
      12/31/59
      0.0
      A young man is bitter after the marshal shoots an outlaw robbing a bank. The youth is the robber's son.
    • Toll Road
      Toll Road
      Episode 13
      12/24/59
      0.0
      The Dawsons have worked diligently to finish the toll road across their vast expanse of property, only to be murdered by outlaws just as the road is completed.
    • Clear Title
      Clear Title
      Episode 12
      12/17/59
      0.0
      While investigating a shooting, Buckhart gets little help from the residents of Shannonville, who walk in fear of the town's founder, Walter Shannon.
    • The Innocents
      The Innocents
      Episode 11
      12/10/59
      0.0

      A lynch mob is ready to string up a possibly innocent out-of-towner when a local man is murdered. Knowing he won't get a fair trail in Santa Fe, Sam escorts the prisoner and his new wife to Albuquerque, but on the way, they stage an escape.

    • The Dude
      The Dude
      Episode 10
      12/3/59
      0.0
      Marshall Buckhart decides to ride with a young Teddy Roosevelt as he tries to find a ring that was taken from him by a group of thieves.
    • The Gibbet
      The Gibbet
      Episode 9
      11/26/59
      0.0
      A war is close to breaking out between a gang of outlaws and a vigilante group of towns people and Marshal Buckhart is on his way to prevent it.
    • Appointment In Santa Fe
      11/19/59
      0.0
      Marshal Morrison refuses to hand over a prisoner to Deputy Santee, who has a history of extreme violence and brutality.
    • Desperate Decision
      11/12/59
      0.0
      As Marshal Buckhart returns home with a captured fugitive, they are ambushed by Mexican bandidos.
    • Blood Trails
      Blood Trails
      Episode 6
      11/5/59
      0.0

      Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart faces one of the most difficult tasks of his career. He must bring in an Apache whom he grew up with for killing a marshal and deputy.

    • Passenger To Mescalero
      10/29/59
      0.0
      Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart is assigned to bring a dangerous outlaw to the prison at Mescalero. During the journey a band of outlaws ambush the stagecoach.
    • The Hostiles
      The Hostiles
      Episode 4
      10/22/59
      0.0

      Crazed mountain man Truck Garnett has escaped, killing a young woman upon his return to the hills. Buckhart goes after him and encounters resistance from the locals who are protecting the murderer.

    • A Matter Of Life And Death
      10/15/59
      0.0

      A tip puts Buckhart on the trail of notorious outlaw Charlie Slade. Sam finds the criminal now has a wife and that the pregnant woman may die from advanced toxemia. Slade allows Buckhart to help save the woman, put promises to kill him when the crisis has passed.

    • Full Circle
      Full Circle
      Episode 2
      10/8/59
      0.0
      For years Sam Buckhart has been looking for a bank robber. He is stunned to discover that the thief is Sheriff Max Chafee, who Sam believed to be honest and straightforward.
    • Prairie Incident
      Prairie Incident
      Episode 1
      10/1/59
      0.0

      Sam Buckhart finds a young girl hiding in a wagon and her father dead on the ground; he was murdered by a pair of outlaws after his money. Sam brings the new orphan to Martha's boarding house for safe keeping, but her life is in danger. The killer knows that the girl can identify him.

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    • The Rifleman: The Indian

      An Apache Indian named Sam Buckhart, educated at Harvard,
      becomes Deputy U.S. Marshal for New Mexico, whom Lucas McCain lends his help to arrest the criminal.

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