The Deputy

Season 1 Episode 25

The Border Between

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Mar 12, 1960 on NBC
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The Border Between
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While returning from Mexico with a prison escapee, Marshal Fry and Clay McCord are ambushed by a Mexican landowner whose daughter, Felipa, has been kidnapped by an American miner from Leadville, Evan Sloate. The landowner vows to kill Fry unless McCord can return Felipa. McCord rides to Leadville and is directed to Sloate's mine by Lorrie, Sloate's discarded girlfriend. McCord gets a job in the mine and makes contact with Felipa but their conversation is interrupted by the jealous Sloate. Sloate flogs McCord and orders him off his property but McCord sneaks back and rescues Felipa. Sloate soon catches up with them. Before he can shoot McCord, however, Felipa shoots her kidnapper. The Mexican then gets his daughter back, Fry is freed, and he and McCord resume returning that escapee to prison.moreless

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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Marshal Simon Fry

Allen Case

Allen Case

Deputy Marshal Clay McCord

Read Morgan

Read Morgan

Sgt. Sarge "Hapgood" Tasker

Wallace Ford

Wallace Ford

Herb Lamson

Betty Lou Keim

Betty Lou Keim

Fran McCord

Gary Hunley

Gary Hunley

Brandy McCord

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Allen Case's flogging in this episode ranks 40th in the book: "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies."

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Leo Gordon to Allen Case: "I'm going to let you have all six slugs, one at a time. Each one in a different part of you. Let the life run out of you nice and slow."

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode is the one when Allen Case underwent that rite of passage for leading men in the Golden Age of TV Westerns: he was shown bare-chested, tied to a post, stoically enduring a whipping across his back. Similar examples of "beefcake bondage" had already been provided by Keith Larsen in "Northwest Passage" and Ty Hardin in "Bronco" and would soon be offered by Robert Horton in "Wagon Train" and Lee Majors in "The Big Valley." Clint Walker would be stripped to the waist in "Cheyenne" and tied to a tree but would be spared a whipping. Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood were also de-shirted and tied to trees in "Rawhide" but, at the last moment, were spared a whipping. Allen Case, however, never suffered that other torture of the TV westerns: being staked out and left to die under a scorching sun. This fate befell Richard Boone in "Have Gun Will Travel," Robert Horton in "Wagon Train," Peter Brown and William Smith in "Laredo," and Ralph Taeger in "Hondo."

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