Lawman (1958)

Season 2 Episode 21

The Thimblerigger

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 28, 1960 on ABC

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  • Highly entertaining episode with guest stars Gerald Mohr and DeForest Kelley carrying the story. Good story, nice twist in the end.

    This highly entertaining and well-written half-hour episode is well worth watching. For Star Trek fans, of special interest is the black-hat baddie performance of DeForest Kelley (Dr McCoy in Star Trek) in one of his many pre-Trek TV Western roles. His Southern American drawl is used to good effect here and is relevant to the storyline.
    Another excellent performance comes from Gerald Mohr as The Thimblerigger, the mysterious tall, dark and handsome stranger who appears in The Birdcage with a story to tell with a twist in the tail.
    Regulars John Forrest and Peggie Castle entertain, too, Peggie with a pleasing song "I Like a Gambling Man" at the start of the episode.
    In all, one of the best of the series!