Lawman (1958)

Season 3 Episode 18

The Frame-Up

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 15, 1961 on ABC
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Jessica Kindle confronts Dan Troop in the Birdcage after her husband was just hanged for murder in Laramie. She tells Dan that she was the one that pulled the trigger, and accuses him of framing her husband. Dan and Johnny take her back to the office, where they are confronted by her lawyer, Les Courtney. Courtney has a long standing grudge against Dan, and plans to use this situation to ruin his reputation. Dan begins to doubt himself, but to be sure, he sends Johnny out to the Kindle ranch to look for anything that might help prove that he had the right person all along.moreless

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  • Jessica Kindle confronts Dan Troop in the Birdcage after her husband was just hanged in Laramie. She tells Dan that she pulled the trigger. Dan and Johnny take her back to the office, where they are confronted by her lawyer Les Courtney, who hates Dan.moreless

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    John Russell put on a heck of a performance in this episode. We really get to see a different side of Dan as he ponders what would happen if turned out the bad guys weren't lying, and they really had hanged an innocent man. I also liked Johnny giving him the vote of confidence, and saying that maybe you can't be right all the time. I also like that Dan wouldn't except Johnny's premise that you can't be right all the time, and teaching his student a valuable lesson about being a lawman. The thing that ran into my mind right away was, if Mrs. Kindle really had done the killing, why would she wait until after her husband was hanged to come forward? My hats off also to the guy that played Les. He was a slimeball schyster that you wanted see Dan smack around. Speaking of which that was a nice beating he gave those drunks in the bar. It was a rare instance of Dan losing his cool, and really added to the story. I also like Lily seeing Jessica in the Birdcage and immediately asking her to leave. I wished that this episode would have gone longer. I would have loved a bonus scene of Lily trying to comfort Dan. The showdown with Dan, Jessica, and Les was great for its intensity. Then they had the great closing scene where the town votes to give Dan a much deserved raise.moreless
Randy Stuart

Randy Stuart

Jessica Kindle

Guest Star

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Les Courtney

Guest Star

Ric Roman

Ric Roman

Charlie Belmont

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Dan Sheridan

Dan Sheridan

Jake, Bartender

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Harry Cheshire

Harry Cheshire

Judge Trager

Recurring Role

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