The Dilemma

The Dilemma

Air Date: September 19, 1965

Written by: John and Ward Hawkins

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Guest Stars: Tom Tully (Sundown Davis), Anthony Call (Billy), Elizabeth Perry (Ruth), Kelly Thordsen (Drugan), Ray Teal (Roy Coffee)

A bank robber tells temporary Judge Ben Cartwright that he’ll reveal where he hid the bank money if he is allowed to go free.

Trivia: This was Tom Tully’s first of two appearances in the series. Tully got into the acting business after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He had extensive experience in radio and on the stage before making his film debut in Northern Pursuit (1943). Tully worked steadily for the remainder of his career, and was typically cast as a somewhat tough but basically decent cop, military officer or other authority figure. He was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the captain being replaced by Humphrey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny (1954).