Lawman (1958)

Season 3 Episode 25

The Inheritance

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 05, 1961 on ABC
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The Inheritance
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Tecumseh Pruitt is always giving financial advice. People believe him to be rich, but just a notorious cheapskate. After refusing to buy him a pair of new boots, his son, Owlie, tired of his father's constant penny-pinching, decides to lock him in the cellar. When Dan and Johnny come to investigate Tecumseh's disappearance, Owlie ambushes them, and locks them in the cellar with his father. Owlie then sends his mother into town to get his father's strongbox, which Lily keeps in her safe at the Birdcage. Now it's up to Lily to save the day.moreless

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  • Tecumseh Pruitt is always giving financial advice. One day his son, Owlie, decides to kidnap him after he wouldn't buy him a new pair of boots. Dan and Johnny find Pruitt in the cellar. Owlie locks them in also.moreless

    9.0
    Once you get past the whole thing being about a five dollar pair of new boots, this is actually a pretty darn good story. The son thinks the father has money. The father is always being tight with a buck, because it is revealed at the end that he's not rich after all. He was living in a fantasy world complete with keeping fake books of his investments. Veteran character actor Wil Wright does a great job as always, this time as Tecumseh Pruitt. He did a ton of shows back in the late 50's and early 60's, and was always good. The guy that played Owlie did well also. Owlie was portrayed as kind of slow, and not very bright. Peggie Castle also played an important part in the big reveal. She handled it with the sincerity that the scene called for. She really brought a lot of heartfelt moments to this series. Dan and Johnny have to feel like a couple of schmucks for letting Owlie get the drop on them, but it worked out well. I loved Dan's flabbergasted look when he finds out that the whole darn thing was over a pair of boots. I also liked the concern he showed for Lily when Owlie escorted her in at gunpoint. You can see that they just really love one another, even if the writers won't let them admit it. I also liked that they let Johnny do some detective work. When Mrs. Pruitt said Tecumseh wasn't home, Johnny responded well if he's not then why is his horse here? The kid's growing into a full-fledged Lawman.moreless
Will Wright

Will Wright

Tecumsah Pruitt

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Rex Holman

Rex Holman

Owlie Pruitt

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Lurene Tuttle

Lurene Tuttle

Mrs. Pruitt

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