Texas John Slaughter (Episode 6): The Slaughter Trail (television) Television show; aired on March 20, 1959. Directed by Harry Keller. Slaughter and a neighboring rancher agree to combine their herds on a drive to market, but they head down a new trail through Indian country. After an Indian attack and Slaughter’s false arrest for murder, he hears that his wife is seriously ill, but she dies before he can rush home. Stars Tom Tryon, Sidney Blackmer, Bill Williams, John Larch, Norma Moore, Grant Williams.