Laramie/Rope of Steel

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Rope of Steel
Season 1, Episode 22
Airdate February 16, 1960
Writer(s) Rod Peterson (teleplay & story)
Dan Ullman (story)
Director(s) Thomas Carr
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LaramieSeason One

Guest Stars: Harry Townes (Mace Stringer), Mari Blanchard (Sally), George Mitchell (Bowden), Bartlett Robinson (Sheriff)


Plot Overview

Mary and Del Layton are held up and murdered for their strong box of money bu the murderer is interrupted by Mace Stringer and runs. An unassuming man, Mace becomes the town celebrity for bringing Del to town for help and riding with the posse, along with Slim Sherman, to capture the murderer. The problem is Del Layton dies and leaves the money to the town but nobody can find the strongbox. Mace Stringer provides very helpful clues but the townspeople begin to think Slim has stolen the money because of Mace. Some also think that Slim let the murderer 'escape' only to be shot. Mace is the big man in town and he wants Sally from the saloon. He wants her bad enough to lie, cheat and murder for the Layton's money and Slim has to figure it out before it's too late and his reputation is ruined.