The Crime of Johnny Mule

Air Date: February 25, 1968

Written by: Joel Murcott

Directed by: Leon Benson

Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Noah Beery Jr. (Johnny Mule), Coleen Gray (Marcy), Lee Patterson (Virgil Lowden), Jack Ging (Cleve Lowden)

Hoss is the only one who believes simple-minded Johnny Mule when he swears he had nothing to do with killing a local man.

Trivia: This was Noah Beery Jr.’s second and final appearance in the series. He was best known by the public for his role as Joseph “Rocky” Rockford on The Rockford Files (1974). Joseph ‘Rocky’ Rockford, Beery’s character on The Rockford Files (1974), was ranked #45 in TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time” [20 June 2004 issue]. He was only 15 years older than James Garner when he played his father on The Rockford Files.