Laredo (1965–1967)
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The Bitter Yen of General Ti 

Joe rescues Jem Sing who is being taken to Mexico to marry Gen. Shen Ti the head of a major opium business. Ti is wanted in the US so when he kidnaps Jem Sing and Joe, Parmalee decides Chad and Erik need some vacation time in Mexico.


Charles R. Rondeau (as Charles Rondeau)


John T. Dugan


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Episode complete credited cast:
Neville Brand ... Reese Bennett (credit only)
Peter Brown ... Chad Cooper
William Smith ... Joe Riley
Robert Wolders ... Erik Hunter
Philip Carey ... Capt. Edward Parmalee
Henry Silva ... Gen. Shen Ti
Philip Ahn ... Capt. Wong Lee
Irene Tsu ... Jem Sing
Allen Emerson ... Tony Scarpito
Lloyd Kino ... Kam Yang
Henry Hunter Henry Hunter ... Doctor
Almira Sessions ... First Matron
Ruth Thom ... Second Matron
Lawrence Montaigne ... Rocco Calvelli


Joe comes upon a gunfight over the Chinese girl Jem Sing. Gen. Shen Ti has brought her from China to marry him. Ti is starting a new opium business in Mexico and is hoping to capture the US market. Joe takes Jem Sing to Laredo as she wants to stay with him as his servant for saving her life. Ti learns she is with Joe in Laredo so he kidnaps them slightly wounding Parmalee. At their suggestion Parmalee decides that is is time for Erik and Chad to take a vacation in Mexico. They take the place of two mobsters coming in from San Francisco but Ti uncovers their ruse. He plans to behead all three Rangers to celebrate his wedding. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

3 February 1967 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Title is a riff on the movie The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932). See more »

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Joe Riley, you've got a bride
19 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the sillier Laredo stories occurs here and it begins with William Smith saving Irene Tsu from being taken by force to be the bride of exiled general Henry Silva. That wedding isn't Tsu's idea and she is forever grateful and his for life.

But that general is now in Mexico with a lot of his men looking to set up the opium trade. It's Phil Carey's intention to use Tsu as the bait in a trap. Silva certainly has an itch that apparently only Tsu can scratch.

The whole thing gets downright dopey when we have people from the "syndicate" meeting with Silva. I mean really folks even little kids know that those kind of people don't exist at that point.

I think the Laredo writers were running out of ideas.

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