Lawman (1958)

Season 4 Episode 15

By the Book

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Dec 24, 1961 on ABC

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  • Orville Luster comes to Laramie to see how Dan is handling his duties as marshal. He finds Dan and Johnny in the Birdcage. He wants them to arrest two of the locals, Ernie and Teakwood. Johnny arrests them, but Dan turns them loose.

    It was great to watch Dan butt heads with a federal bureaucrat. I loved that furious expression on Lily's face as Luster is scolding Dan and Johnny, and they are sitting there taking. You can tell she really wants to let him have it, but she chooses to bite her tongue instead. I loved Dan's scene where he explains to Luster why he does things the way that he does. The two guys that played Ernie and Teakwood were hilarious. From the horseplay, to passing the bottle back and forth, and then finally saving the day at the end. Luster was so sure they were no good, and ends up drinking buddies with them after they stop two other dudes from shooting him.