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Lone Ranger – Deputy To Be. 381114

Posted by Keith on July 8, 2014

A thin teen ager, Bob Bryant, approaches the sheriff with news on where to find the notorious outlaw, Nick Gage. All he asks is to claim the reward, but the sheriff thinks the scrawny lad isn’t credible. Fortunately Tonto believes the teen, and offers him both food and a meeting with his masked friend.

Does the sheriff believe Bob or not? Lone Ranger seems to think the sheriff might try nabbing the outlaw without giving credit to Bob for the capture. This kind of thing has happened before, and the Lone Ranger just might have a plan.

Would it be counterproductive to warn the gang that the sheriff is on the way? The angry sheriff is now certain that Bob tipped the bandits out of spite. Will Bob and his destitute mom be in danger of wrath from the lawman?

Lone Ranger springs into action to create a stir with the outlaws, while Tonto turns the sheriff in the right direction. Forces from both sides of the law clash, and thanks to the Lone Ranger, Bob wins the reward he deserves.

Lone Ranger – Two For Fuzzy. 450704.

Posted by Keith on July 4, 2014

The pools in the canyon contained only stagnant water, and wasn’t a desireable place to set up camp. Dan, Tonto, and the Lone Ranger observe the pioneer group, and recognize the Wilkins brothers, well known outlaws. What are they doing here, planning an attack of some kind?

Lone Ranger goes to report to the sheriff, but the only person on hand is a disagreeable deputy. The acting sheriff gets told off by the Lone Ranger, and is upset over the recent killing of a man in town named Fuzzy Wilcox. After teaching the cocky lawman a lesson, Lone Ranger rides away.

The plan changes, the Lone Ranger has Dan and Tonto carry out their own little dragnet to find the killer of Fuzzy. Each of our heros gathers part of the story, and facts of the killing. When things are progressing nicely, the uppity sheriff catches up with the Lone Ranger, and threatens to haul him back to jail with the rest of the mob that he has collected as suspects.

In the confrontation, Lone Ranger makes the sheriff listen, and tells about the Wilkins brothers, and the danger they present to the Wells Fargo stage coach line. Will the sheriff listen to reason? The sheriff has a chest of money that needs transported, and goes to escort the stage to ensure it stays safe. With the sheriff gone, Lone Ranger trusts that they won’t have trouble with the outlaws, so now he digs into the curious facts surrounding the death of Fuzzy.

Suddenly it clicks with him, and the Lone Ranger and his little gang set out for the killer, complete with a posse from town. The secrets come out, just before the big dramatic shoot out as the bad guys are thwarted.

Hashknife Hartley – Range War. 1950

Posted by Keith on June 30, 2014

Hashknife and his sidekick, Cedar, ride into town expecting to get a little rest. Instead, they find themselves in the middle of a dispute between a rancher and a homesteader.

Taggert and Callison are too ethical to act on their ill feelings, but a few of their men develop a plan to rustle some cattle, set the blame on their bosses, and ride away with the cows.

Tempers flare as the two men renew their hatred for each other. Will it lead to finally acting on their dislike? With the help of Hashknife and Cedar, Callison keeps a cool head, and they close in on the rustlers.

What kind of settlement can Hashknife arrive at? Will there be a show down in the street?

Gunsmoke – What the Whisky Drummer Heard, James Nusser, ReusedScript. 580629

Posted by Keith on June 29, 2014

Riding in from the trail, Matt and Chester stop in at the Long Branch. Matt is confronted by the whiskey drummer with an important message. Hit men are gunning for Matt. Should Matt be worried? Will every little sound cause him to be jumpy, or see gunmen in every shadow?

Going to talk to Doc, Matt talks about the quirky drummer who brought the news. Should Matt just hunker down and play it safe?Will this be the chance his enemies in town have to go gunning for him? Kitty brings in her own intelligence about a possible gunman. Matt wants more than just the hit man. He also wants the man who hired him.

Matt has to cut through the wanna be braggers, out to increase their reputation by killing the well known lawman. Chester complains about the new fangled contraptions these days, when a telegram arrives. A friend of Matt’s arrives, and tells about his run in with the drummer. What’s the meaning of telling Tom the same story he told Matt? Why does the whiskey drummer want the two men dead? More importantly, what’s Matt going to do about it?

Lone Ranger – Mad Murdock. 450627.

Posted by Keith on June 27, 2014

Jim Murdock was a strange man, and his number of friends were rapidly in decline. His entire life was for his general store, and his daughter Jessie. He was unconcerned that people in town thought he was a madman. When Jessie reveals that her happy look today is due to her marriage, Murdock goes nuts with rage at the thought of losing his daughter, and she acted without his foreknowledge.

He starts smashing things in his store. Will Jessie be forced to choose between her new husband and her dad?

Meanwhile, Dan Reed rides into town, and sees the mess in the store. He helps Murdock, who has decided to go out of business, and move along. For the help, he pays Dan by offering to take anything he wants. The story is related to Lone Ranger and Tonto when Dan returns to camp.

Back in the store, Lone Ranger finds a note, then Jessie rides up with her husband, Ben. The note is for Ben, and says that the old man has gone to mine for gold on Ben’s property as payment for taking his daughter, the only thing he still loved. Lone Ranger sends a note of his own to the county seat, then he rides out to find Murdock.

Murdock has booby traps set to keep people away. When Jessie, and Ben arrive, and encounter resistance, they back off and go to meet Dan, who has just arrived with the sheriff. The sheriff turns out to be an old friend of Murdock’s. Can he talk him out safely?

Nobody wants to see the old man killed, but they prepare to have to handle him rough, including gunplay if necessary. Suddenly, from above Murdock on the mountain, the Lone Ranger rushes in in a stream of water, and literally washes the man out of his hold. A happy reunion with Jessie is at hand, now it’s just a matter of talking sense to Murdock. If he’ll go for it.

Gunsmoke – Target. 580622

Posted by Keith on June 22, 2014

A note from young Danny gets the attention of Matt Dillon. The boy has hard feelings between himself, and his dad. What kind of trouble is going on at the ranch? Trespassers at the farm are gypsies, and part of Danny’s reluctance to cooperate with his dad is a gypsy named Naomi.

At the farm, Matt checks on the situation, and lets Danny’s dad know about the plans his son has to not come home. Some feelings come out on how Mr Leeks feels about those gypsies, and his son’s lack of smarts in making independant decisions. In town, Kitty talks about the over disciplinary Mr Leeks, wen a report of an accident comes in.

Danny had plans to run away with Naomi, but the gypsies have their own close minded ideas. They jumped the boy, and took Naomi back. Has all his failures, and feelings of cowdardice made something snap in Danny?

Matt has to ride fast if he hopes to stop the gunplay that’s sure to go down. Will Dan be able to reclaim his gal? Will Mr Leeks shoew those gypsies who’s the boss? Tragedy is all that results when the dust settles, and the guns stop roaring.

Gunsmoke – Hot Horse Hyatt. 580608

Posted by Keith on June 17, 2014

Chester shares with Matt about his frustrations at losing money to a shell game. Duty calls when word of a brawl has broken out at the salloon. Will there be a lynching when a horse gthief is caught? Matt may have to apply some muscle to convince the ring leader that the law should deal out the justice.

Jesse Hyatt lives to see another day, even if it’s behind the safety of the bars at the jail. Telling his story, Matt coiuld have a trail to follow to the real horse thief. Can Hyatt be believed? It’s not up to Matt to decide, but the law isn’t moving fast enough for the lynchers. Looking forward to an easy evening, playing cribbage with Chester, Matt faces another problem. Somehow Jesse Hyatt has acquired a gun. Why is young Tommy trying to help the prisoner?

Tommy is lured into Matt’s trap, and some secrets come out about the missing horses. Will Jesse be off the hook? Will Tommy get out of trouble with his dad? Matt thinks their plan just might do the trick.

Note: Dick Beals makes an appearance to play Tommy.

Gunsmoke – Old Flame. 580615

Posted by Keith on June 15, 2014

Chester has a bone to pick with a drummer who is staying at the Dodge House. Thoughts of the salesman are cut short when the lovely Miss Milton enters the scene to look for Marshall Matt Dillon.

Miss Milton gets caught up with Matt. His old flame claims to be looking for a place to settle down. Will the reunion be wonderful, or will complications develop? What about Miss Kitty? Will her expertise at being a good judge of character reveal any secrets about Miss Milton’s motives?

A man from her past makes an appearance, and violence is sure to explode to the surface. Who is the real victim in this picture? Who has been hunting down who? Matt may lose out on his old flame, but Kitty wins out with Matt in the end.

Fort Laramie – Captains Widow. ep6, 560226

Posted by Keith on June 10, 2014

A supply train returns to the fort, and Captain Quince is surprised to find a civilian wagon in the patrol. Mrs Wintner is looking for her husband, a field officer who was killed a hundred miles deep into indian territory. She won’t settle for anything less than going to the gravesite, and taking her husbands body back with her. Will the stubborn woman’s insistence cause a war with the indians?

The widow gets the grand tour, and watches the troops drill. She isn’t impressed, and can’t understand why her husband was attracted to duty at the remote fort. Can Quince and Daggert persuade the widow from her insistence on going to the grave? Is there anything they can do to change her mind?

The widow is found missing, but by the time Quince can catch up to her, there’s only one thing left to do. They’re so close, they ride the rest of the way to the hastily dug grave. Is the morbid scene what Mrs Wintner really wants? Does it matter if the man lays in a hero’s grave in Alington, or in the one he’s in on the plains? What about dangers from the indians? Will there be satisfaction for the woman? For the indians?

Gunsmoke – Quarter Horse, Reused Script. 580601

Posted by Keith on June 1, 2014

Folks in Dodge laugh at the new breed of horse known as a Quarter Horse. The tormenting of the old horse rancher builds to the point of needing Matt to step in. Will Ed Butler’s claims about his horses hold up? Will Thatcher’s quarter horse prove its worth in a race?

A challenge is set forth, and the rules of the race is layed out. Thatcher is willing to put up his ranch to back his quarter horse. Trash talking leads to a scuffle, and Thatcher ends up with a bullet in him. Was it self defense? Will the race go on as planned, or will it be forfeited?

Butler is smug about the race, but Matt orchestrates as the racers line up. There’s a gunshot, and they’re off! The race is over quickly and the quarterhorse beats the thoroughbred. Though Thatcher dies from his wounds, what will hapen to his bet that he won from Butler? The situation of the whole thing disgusts Matt.