Texas John Slaughter (Episode 9): Desperado from Tombstone (television) Television show; aired on February 12, 1960. Directed by Harry Keller. Slaughter is overjoyed that his children are coming to live with him, but neighbor Viola argues that the frontier is no place for a single father to raise children. A local cattle rustler is giving Slaughter trouble at the same time that his children arrive, so he has to juggle caring for them with trying to capture the outlaw. The kids find it hard to adjust, but they are attracted to Viola, and even Slaughter begins to fall in love. Stars Tom Tryon, Gene Evans, Regis Toomey, Betty Lynn, Brian Corcoran, Annette Gorman, Don Haggerty.