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Chester's Mail Order Bride 

Chester has been writing to a mail-order bride who is now coming to Dodge to marry him. What Chester has neglected to tell Matt and Doc is that the picture he sent her wasn't his but the marshal's.

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Chester has been writing to a mail-order bride who is now coming to Dodge to marry him. What Chester has neglected to tell Matt and Doc is that the picture he sent her wasn't his but the marshal's.

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14 July 1956 (USA)  »

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Even though Joel Ashley's character is credit with the name Linus, throughout the entire show he is referred to as Nate. Nate is the same character he played in the earlier show 'The Big Broad'. See more »

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Ann: At least I had the decency to send a picture of my own sister.
Chester: Well, I don't have a sister.
Ann: Well that's no excuse.
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Dennis Weaver carries each scene with perfection
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dennis Weaver gives an excellent performance in this funny, yet sad, tale of life in the old west.

Chester has been pen pals to this woman back east and now she has made her mind up to come to Dodge City for marrying.. The news that she is making an appearance is much chagrin to Chester since he actually sent a picture of Marshal Dillon to the woman to let her know how he looks. And now when she gets to Dodge she will find out that he is not as handsome as the picture.

But things get even stranger when the woman, Ann Smithwright, arrives and she looks nothing like the picture she sent to Chester. Can the two make anything out of this deceitful situation that does not end with lies?

I was pleasantly impressed with this episode. Weaver's first chance to carry the show and he hits a home-run with his ability to carry every scene. Even Mary Carver as the want-to-be-bride, does a terrific job of taking her small part and putting the viewer right in Dodge. Good acting makes this a excellent watch.


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