"Lawman" The Promise (TV Episode 1961) - IMDb
Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Promise 

At the gallows, Jed Barrister swears he will kill Troop and hearkens to anyone to take up the challenge. With a target on his back, Johnny wishes Dan would leave town for a few days as some strangers just came in on the stage.


Irving J. Moore


John D.F. Black


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Peggie Castle ... Lily Merrill
Don Haggerty ... Simm Bracque
Ken Lynch ... Jed Barrister
Carolyn Komant Carolyn Komant ... Nancy Fuller
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Jake Summers
Boyd Holister Boyd Holister ... Geoff Washburn (as Robert Palmer)
Stuart Randall ... Col. Strappin
Charles Tannen ... Hardy Albrecht
Harry Woods ... Charley Hames
Edward Faulkner ... Cpl. Hayden (as Ed Faulkner)


Johnny is at Fort Laramie where Jed Barrister is hanged by the Army for several crimes. In his last statement Jed wills his share of the loot collected to one man to shoot Troop in the back or by facing him. Johnny returns to Laramie to inform Troop who takes the news calmly but Johnny is on edge. He confronts every stranger he meets and is particularly aggressive with an uncooperative man until Troop intervenes. As Johnny faces his suspect for the second time, a gunshot from the Birdcage proves Johnny has the wrong man. Troop is saved by the back of a chair. Johnny' suspect was eloping and thought Johnny was trying to intervene on behalf of the bride's father. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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