The Bottle Fighter

Air Date: May 12, 1968

Written by: John Hawkins, Colin Mackenzie, S. H. Barnett

Directed by: Leon Benson

Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy Canaday), Albert Dekker (Barney Sturgess), Douglas Kennedy (Sheriff), Robert Sorrells (Ferguson)

Hoss is accused of stabbing a man to death, and his only hope of acquittal is a once great trial lawyer who is now a hopeless drunk.

Trivia: A stage actor from 1927, Albert Dekker (Sturgess) was an established Broadway star when he made his film debut ten years later. This was his only appearance on the series, and shortly after this episode aired, Dekker was found dead from what has been called an accidental hanging.