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Lawman (1958)

Season 3 Episode 16

The Robbery

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 01, 1961 on ABC
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The Robbery
A crooked army sergeant is plotting with a group of men to rob a train carrying the army payroll of $45,000. Once getting the information they need, one of the outlaws shoots the sergeant. The army sends an arrogant new lieutenant to Laramie to investigate the sergeant's murder. The lieutenant tries pushing Dan and Johnny around, but they refuse to back down. Later, Dan and Johnny unknowingly come across the gang in the Birdcage. One of the members is Dan's former mentor, Sam Deever.moreless

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  • An army sergeant is plotting with a gang of outlaws to rob a train carrying the army payroll of $45,000. The crooks double cross the sergeant and shoot him. The Army send an arrogant lieutenant to investigate. He tries pushing Dan and Johnny around.moreless

    This looked when it first started like it was going to be an ordinary episode, but boy was my first impression wrong. The army sergeant that got shot kind of reminded me of Rick Hurst, the guy that played Cletus on the Dukes of Hazzard, but I know this episode was too old for it to be him. The actor that played Sam did a great job of having to hobble on that crutch from the knee down. The camera work was very craftily done so they wouldn't show that his real leg was strapped behind him. Althought there is one scene where he falls, and you can catch a brief glimpse of his real leg being strapped behind him. I loved the scene with Sam and Dan, where Dan makes his former mentor choose which side of the law he's on. Nobody does intensity like John Russell. If he wasn't an actor, he would have made a great cop. I also liked the animosity between Johnny and the lieutenant. I wished they would have let Johnny smack him around a little bit. You can certainly see the loyalty he has toward Dan, because when this guy comes in making accusations against him, Johnny steps right in and offers to throw him out.moreless

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    • In this episode, it is revealed that Sam Deever had his leg from the knee down to the foot amputated after a horse fell on it. In reality, Hal Torey, the actor who plays Deever, had the lower portion of his leg strapped behind the upper portion of his leg, and had to hobble on a crutch. The camera work is carefully done so as not to show the lower leg. However, in one scene, he falls over, and the camera catches a glimpse of his real leg strapped behind him.

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