Laramie/Dark Verdict

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Dark Verdict
Season 1, Episode 11
Airdate November 24, 1959
Written by Donn Mullally and
Lee Erwin
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Produced by John C. Champion
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Dark Verdict is the eleventh episode of the first season of Laramie.

Starring: John Smith (Slim Sherman), Hoagy Carmichael (Jonesy) (credit only), Robert Crawford, Jr. (Andy Sherman) (credit only)

and Robert Fuller (Jess Harper)

Guest Star: Thomas Mitchell (Judge Hedrick)

with Warren Stevens (Jim Hedrick), L.Q. Jones (John MacLean), Dean Stanton (Vern Cowan), Grant Richards (Isaih Carter), Thomas B. Henry (Judge), Leake Bevil (Canyon Rider), Paul E. Burns (Prospector), Walter Coy (Prosecutor)


Plot Overview

Jess and Slim try to stop a posse set on lynching Jess' friend John McLane. When they try to bring the lynch mob to justice the mob is provided with a slick defense by Judge Hedrick. In anger and frustration Jess sets off to extract his own vengeance on the posse leader and Judge Hedrick. However, when Jess arrives at Hedrick's place he discovers that the Judge has committed suicide and his son (the posse leader) is set to cover his father's suicide by framing Jess.


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