Rawhide

Season 1 Episode 3

Incident with an Executioner

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

A stage trying to outrun the man with the black satchel overturns. On board was a young fast gun, a banker, Johnny, Madge, a drummer and Mary. Johnny is on the way to the ranch he inherited. The driver sprained his ankle. Rowdy stays with him while Favor takes the rest to their camp. The man, Jardin, comes to the camp. He is a hired executioner. The drummer leaves in a hurry. Kenley, the young gun, draws and Jardin kills him. Favor doesn't think Jardin was after Kenley. Another of the drovers leaves in a hurry. The banker tries to shoot Jardin. Favor stops him. Jardin shames Mary to try to get Johnnie to draw. Able Larkin hired Jardin to kill Johnnie to keep him from inheriting the ranch. The satchel contained a picture of his wife, a doll of his five year old and a lock of his wife's hair. His wife and daughter ran off with the hired hand. He killed all three. Favor and Jardin face off. Jardin loses.
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