Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Threat 

Edgar Chase comes to Laramie to visit his brother. When he finds he is dead, the man who shot him gets worried when Edgar intends to punish him and see him die for it but how can he when he doesn't even wear a gun.


John Tomerlin


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay (credit only)
Peggie Castle ... Lily Merrill
Whit Bissell ... Edgar Chase
Don Kelly ... Kurt Swan (as Don O'Kelly)
Russ Conway ... Herm Villiers
Walter Reed ... James Chase
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Jake Summers
Grady Sutton ... Ben Toomey


Herm Villiers is buying out homesteaders and hired Kurt Swan to handle those who are unwilling to sell such as James Chase. Kurt forces James to draw and kills him in self defense. James's brother Edgar arrives after James is killed. When he hears what happened, he tells Kurt he will die. Edgar is a small man who does not wear a gun. He applies mental pressure on Kurt by stalking him and occasionally making threatening statements. The sleepless Kurt complains to Troop who ignores him but warns Edgar to be careful. After trying to kill Edgar in his room but missing him, Kurt returns to his dark room to be confronted by a man he shoots believing it is Edgar. However, the fatal shot is at his boss Herm Villiers waiting to talk to Kurt. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the three other Laramie saloons is shown at the beginning- the Main Chance Saloon. Nearly every saloon scene after Season 1 took place in the Birdcage, while Season 1 featured the Bluebonnet. See more »

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