Laramie/Shadow of the Past

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Shadow of the Past
Season 4, Episode 4
Airdate October 16, 1962
Writer(s) David Lang (teleplay & story)
Dan Ullman (teleplay)
Director(s) Herman Hoffman
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LaramieSeason Four

Co-Starring: Jim Davis (Ben McKinrick), Jacqueline Scott (Francie), Ron Hayes (Carl Keefer)

With: John Qualen (Mr. Elbee), L.Q. Jones (Frank Keefer), Eddy Waller (Mose), Edna Holland (Mrs. Duncan), Andy Romano (Will Keefer), Norman Leavitt (The Saloon Keeper), Hal K. Dawson (The Storekeeper), Olan Soule (Fred)


Plot Overview

Jess Harper is filling in as deputy sheriff in Laramie when he discovers his big sister Francie is not dead as he's believed for years. Francie has come to Laramie seeking Jess' help to bury her "dead" husband, gunman Ben McKittrick. Ben was wounded by the Keefer brothers and is hiding, Francie hopes that Jess can help her fool everyone so that they can live in peace. It becomes complicated when the Keefer's show up in Laramie demanding the body of McKittrick. So begins a dangerous game between Jess and the Keefers with the townspeople of Laramie in the middle. In the end either Jess will be left standing or the Keefers will.