|Season 3, Episode 25|
The Wooing of Abigail Jones
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The Cartwrights may have to take the law into their own hands when Virginia City's temporary sheriff, rancher Asa Moran, uses his new badge as a license to kill.
Sheriff Coffee tries to capture the gang holding up the Virginia City express office. In the process, he's trampled by horses stampeded by the criminals.
While he recuperates, shady Asa Moran, who's in cahoots with the bandits, is named the acting sheriff. Adam's plans to expose Moran puts him on the crooked sheriff's hit list.
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Arthur Franz: Asa Moran
- Bill Catching: Banker robber
- Bob Miles: Ponderosa ranchman
- Charlie Briggs: Charlie Fitch
- John Mitchum: Lou Palmer
- Les Tremayne: Judge George Jackson
- Rosalind Roberts: Vicki
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Ein Sheriff auf Zeit", meaning "Temporary Sheriff".