Piute Indians request the assistance of Rod Blake when a hermit and his sons, crazed by an atomic test in the Nevada desert, shoot anything that moves in their valley, especially Indians hunting for game.


Ray Nazarro


Barry Shipman


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Suzanne Lloyd ... Indian Woman
John Dierkes ... Obadiah Smith
Fred Krone Fred Krone ... Benjamin Smith
Richard Farnsworth ... Caleb Smith (as Dick Farnsworth)


Lt. Blake responds to a desperate request for help from Piute Indians in a remote valley. He discovers a family of hermits, crazed by atomic tests in the desert nearby, believe that Armageddon is approaching and they have been appointed to cleanse the land prior to the Lord's arrival - meaning killing anyone and everyone they see. Blake tries to end the bloodshed before more men and women die. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

29 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know progress keeps the mapmakers busy. Here's an early map that was published not long after Nevada became a state. There's an area here marked "Indian land" that you won't find on maps of today. An act of Congress granted the Indians a different area and the maps had to be changed... but changes are made more easily on paper than with people, especially when the change means to die. You'll hear of an ...
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