Laramie/Protective Custody

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Protective Custody
Season 4, Episode 15
Airdate January 15, 1963
Writer(s) Paul Savage (teleplay)
John Champion & Dan Ullman (story)
Director(s) Joseph Kane
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The Betrayers
LaramieSeason Four

Guest Stars: David Brian (Walt Douglas), Anne Helm (Leora/Alicia)

Co-Starring: Gregory Walcott (Willard), Ron Hayes (Cass), Stuart Randall (Mort Cory)


Plot Overview

Walt Douglas is an executive of the stage line who comes to Laramie looking for his estranged daughter Alicia and stops off at Sherman Ranch and Relay Station to ask Slim Sherman, Daisy Cooper and Jess Harper if they've seen her. Slim and Daisy haven't but Jess has and only admits it to Slim after Walt leaves. Jess knows Alicia at Leora, a saloon hostess he's met in town. What neither of them knows is that Leora/Alicia is involved with Cass and Willard, a couple saddle tramps looking to steal the mining payroll that's coming in. Slim rides to Laramie hoping to convince Leora/Alicia to speak to her father and makes an enemy of Cass. All Leora/Alicia wants to do is shoot him and does. Walt Douglas won't press charges but Mort Cory will so Slim offers to keep Walt and Alicia out at the ranch until a hearing can be arranged. Cass and Willard decide that it would be easier to steal the payroll from the relay station and take Slim...