Lawman (1958–1962)
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The Town Boys 

Johnny feels that he can help four boys just like Troop helped him when he was their age. When he finds a way to earn their trust, it almost costs him their friendship and $500, which wasn't his money to lose.


Robert Sparr


George Lairden, Jules Schermer (story)


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Episode cast overview:
John Russell ... Marshal Dan Troop
Peter Brown ... Deputy Johnny McKay
Peggie Castle ... Lily Merrill
Tommy Rettig ... Dean Bailey (as Tom Rettig)
Richard Evans ... Pete Goff
Hank Patterson ... Harrison Lester
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Matt Hodges
Terry Rangno Terry Rangno ... Herbie
Rickie Sorensen Rickie Sorensen ... Chuck (as Rickey Sorensen)
Phil Chambers ... Sam Jowett


Matt Hodges brings in four orphans who have killed his milk cow. Since they don't have $40, they are locked up. Johnny feels he was given a chance by Troop and the boys should have the same chance. He convinces Troop to turn them over to his custody and finds them jobs at the stable working for Mr. Lester. They do their jobs but when a fancy pistol is stolen from the gun shop, they are suspected. Johnny decides to test Dean by giving him $500 for Lester that is really Lily's money stored in the Marshal's office. Pete the oldest is still unswayed by Johnny and wants to rob Lester and leave town. When Johnny confronts him and the stolen pistol, the other boys don't go along and Troop provides a helping hand. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 September 1960 (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?


After the boys are locked in the jail cell, the shadow of a boom mic being lowered is visible in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »

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