Lawman (1958)

Season 3 Episode 21


Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 05, 1961 on ABC
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A dangerous criminal that Dan arrested three years ago named Frank Walker escapes from prison. Prior to going away, Frank promised Dan that he would escape, and then return to Laramie to kill him. Dan goes out to check on Frank's wife and son. Frank's son pulls a gun, and as they struggle for possession, Dan gets shot in his right hand. He returns to the office, but is unable to use the hand to draw his gun. Dan insists on facing Frank alone, but after Lily pleads with him, he finally agrees to take Johnny along for the final showdown.moreless

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  • A criminal that Dan sent to prison named Frank Walker escapes. Frank promised that he'd come back and kill Dan. During a confrontation with Frank's son, Dan gets shot in the hand. Dan wants to face him alone, but Lily begs him to take Johnny with him.moreless

    This episode was similar to others that they have done. We have the young son that admires his outlaw father, and likes smarting off to law enforcement. Then, when the final showdown happens he sees his father for who he really is. The kid that played Frank's son was a jerk. I kept waiting for Dan or Johnny to backhand him. I had to settle for Johnny literally throwing him out of the office. This show featured two really good scenes. The first was at the Birdcage when Lily tries to convince Dan to take Johnny, and Dan insists on leaving Johnny out of it. It shows how much Dan really cares for Johnny. There's probably a few jerks out there that would claim that their gay but to me Dan and Johnny have more of a father-son, or master-apprentice relationship. The other is at the jail when Lily just breaks down and begs Dan not to go alone. This was a great job by Peggie Castle. Dan gives her a hug to comfort her, and then finally gives in and motions for Johnny to get his gunbelt and hat. the ending was kind of a mixed bag. I understand that they let Frank go with his family because he was dying and wanted to spend his final days with them, but they still let a crook get away.moreless

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