Laredo brings together three Texas Rangers with distinctive personalities, strengths and weaknesses, under the stern command of Captain Edward Parmalee (Philip Carey). Wacky Reese (Neville Brand), brawny Joe (William Smith) and smooth Chad (Peter Brown) are equally good at roughhouse humor as well as serious law keeping. Chad and Joe are particularly good with the ladies, something most westerns of the day shied away from. Quick in the saddle and quick on the draw, when these lawmen go after evil-doers, they always see justice done. The show attracted many terrific guest stars, including: Peter Dawson, John Locke, Alan DeWitt, Melodie Johnson, Jack Weston and Ivor Barry.