Texas John Slaughter (Episode 8): Range War at Tombstone (television) Television show; aired on December 18, 1959. Directed by Harry Keller. Slaughter and his friend Ashley are accused of being thieves by a girl, Viola, but eventually they help her and her parents. A local cattleman battles them when they try to settle on land he covets. Viola turns down Ashley’s proposal, but Slaughter begins to get interested in her himself. Stars Tom Tryon, Darryl Hickman, Betty Lynn, Regis Toomey, Jan Merlin, James Westerfield.