Lawman (1958)

Season 1 Episode 1

The Deputy

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Oct 05, 1958 on ABC

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  • Here comes Dan Troop riding into Laramie! Get ready for 4 years of top notch action with great co-stars. In the opener we get a whiff of Dan's demeanor and a hint of his past.

    As I watch this show I get very nostalgic. Dan Troops withdrawn personality is in stark contrast to many other western heroes...many of whom the creators wanted us to "like" them [ Marshal Dillon, Brett Maverick, Tom Brewster, Cheyenne etc]....willing to put his life on the line in a town in which he has NO stake seems hard to believe to most, but for Troop it is "what he does".....the guest stars that Warner Brothers would provide through the series run would add to the overall quality of this favorite scene in this opener is when Troop is sitting in his office [which is dusty and needs cleaning], and a stray cat wanders across his desk. Soon to be deputy [played to perfection by Peter Brown] starts to reach out to shooo the cat away when Troop says "leave him alone, he isn't bothering anybody".....which we would learn as the series progresses is Troops view of and let live, unless you do something wrong!......