Texas John Slaughter (Episode 11): Kentucky Gunslick (television) Television show; aired on February 26, 1960. Directed by Harry Keller. Slaughter saves a man from gunmen, only to discover that it is the former beau, Ashley Carstairs, of Slaughter’s wife. Johnson sets up ranching in the area, but causes no end of trouble, with Slaughter constantly having to save him. Stars Tom Tryon, Darryl Hickman, Betty Lynn, Brian Corcoran, Allan Lane, Don Haggerty, Jay Silverheels.