Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor and singer who started his entertainment career as a radio broadcaster for ‘Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.’ During his radio career, Lorne worked as a newsreader and narrator of various documentary films. He was nicknamed as ‘the voice of Canada’ by ‘BBC’ but later came to be known as ‘the voice of Doom’ since he often announced the tragedy that hit the surrounding areas during the ‘World War II.’ He soon shifted his focus on ‘Broadway.’ After doing theatre, he made his film debut in ‘The Prescott Proposals,’ in1953. He was also seen in films such as ‘The Silver Chalice’ (1954), ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1980), ‘The Trap’ (1959) and ‘The Hangman’ (1959). He also appeared in many TV shows, including ‘Bonanza’ (1959-1973), ‘Griff’(1973-1974), ‘Roots’ (1977), ‘Galactica 1980’ (1980) and ‘Code Red’ (1981-1982). His last appearance came in the film ‘The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory’ in 1987.
US Marshal Bovard is called ‘The Hangman’ because no outlaw could escape getting caught and hanged by him. But as he tries to trace robbery suspect Johnny Bishop in a small town, his efforts are blocked by the town’s people and the Sheriff who protect the well-liked Bishop. After apprehending him, the Marshal allows Bishop to escape as he realizes Bishop’s innocence.
After spending most of his youth in a reform home for his brother's crime, Ralph is returning to his remote hometown in California as an adult lawyer and meeting his estranged father and brother after many years.
Scientist Bill Beck marries his doctor’s receptionist, Julie, who later develops a terminal heart-condition which she hides from Bill. Afraid that Bill would be lonely after her death Julie adopts an orphan, Hitty, who fails to win over Bill. Devastated after Julie’s death, Bill sends Hitty back to the orphanage. But when she goes missing, Bill realizes the value of Julie’s thoughtful gift.