"Judgement Day at Cripple Deer" is one of several stories presented by Escape wherein the characters, for one reason or another, are outside the normal realm of the law. In this story, a small group of people stuck in a trading post in the far north believe that one among them is a murderer. Out of a mixture of mistrust and necessity, they take the law into their own hands.
The story is set in Cripple Deer Crossing, a place somewhere in the wilds of Canada's Yukon Territory. At the trading post, McClair, Indian Joe, Belle, and Higgins are awaiting the arrriving of Blakey and Marco. The two have been working up at their gold mine but they are expected to return before the oncoming blizzard sets in. When only Blakey arrives, the other four are suspicious about the fate of Marco. In their minds, the evidence against Blakey doesn't look good. If he did kill Marco, they want to put him on trial now, rather than wait until the spring thaw brings the local Mountie.
"Judgement Day at Cripple Deer" was written by Les Crutchfield and directed by Norman MacDonnell. It starred Lawrence Dobkin and Harry Bartell. Also appearing were Lou Krugman, Georgia Ellis, and James Clayton Post. This episode aired on June 24, 1954.
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