#8 - "The Golden Trail"
1965 - 1966
Captain Parmalee assigns Reese to bring a special shipment back to Laredo. In the saloon, Reese brags about the importance of his assignment, leading listeners, including one of the Baker gang, to think he's bringing a gold shipment.
A Little Horse Trivia: This is one of the episodes with footage from "I See by Your Outfit," which causes Chad and Joe's horses to change color as they ride to the rescue.
NiteOwl Review: A good episode for Neville Brand fans. Smith and Brown fans who enjoy Reese's comedy mainly as a counterpoint to the schemes of Chad and Joe will be disappointed at their limited appearances in this episode.
The Captain gives Reese a special assignment
On his way to Laredo with the locked strongbox, Reese has encounters with the Baker gang, a crooked sheriff and his deputies, Ma Burns and her daughter and an old-timer. He thwarts them all. In the end, they join forces and surround Reese in a shoot-out. Chad and Joe, sent to find why Reese is overdue, hear the gunshots and ride to the rescue, although Reese is holding his own pretty well. Unfortunately, bullets have penetrated the strongbox, shattering the contents. Thirty ive of thirty six bottles of fine Tennessee sippin' whiskey, the Captain's private stock, are broken. Reese manages to break the only remaining bottle while handing it to the Captain.
The Burns Gang
The crooked sheriff
Ma and Flame Burns
The old timer
Reese defends his "valuable" cargo
The last bottle
Original air date Nov 4, 1965
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Written by Gene L. & Bloise N. Coon

Regular Cast
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee

Guest Cast
eanette Nolan as Ma Burns
im Davis as Sheriff Wes Cottrell
rthur Hunnicut as old timer
om Reese as Tom Baker
dair Jameson as Flame Burns
regg Palmer as Curly
oy Barcroft as Deputy
aul Baxley as Ike
roy Melton as Andy
obert Herron as Hunk
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