Gunsmoke: Season 7, Episode 17

Cody's Code (20 Jan. 1962)

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Cody is a well-liked citizen of Dodge. He's building a house and getting married. When he befriends a stranger, his perfect life is turned upside down.



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Episode cast overview:
Gloria Talbott ...
Rose Loring
Cody Durham
Robert Knapp ...
Sam Dukes
Kenneth Becker ...
Koger (as Ken Becker)
Ollie O'Toole ...
Bob Gravage ...
Citizen (as Robert Gravage)


Well-liked Cody is good with his hands. He has built his own house and is deemed an all-round good fellow by Chester and Matt. He is soon to be married, to one of Kitty's girls. A young fellow new in town does Cody a good turn and Cody returns the favor by removing a bullet from the fellow and hiding him in his own home. The man is being hunted in Dodge for killing someone but it was not a murder. All is well until Cody's fiancée comes to call while Cody is away and the fellow is there, hiding, alone. He's a handsome young fellow, and Cody is so much older. Written by Morganalee

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Anthony Caruso provides us with a terrific performance
16 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anthony Caruso does a great job of playing Cody Durham in this episode that has the viewer feeling for for the situation that Cody has been placed.

Cody is a well respected man about town that is building a house right in Dodge for the purpose of marring his sweetheart Rose Loring. At the present time Rose is working at the Long Branch during the evening while Cody is finishing the house.

One evening this guy named Sam Dukes is roughing Rose around. A stranger named Brack Tracy comes to the aid of Rose and Matt has to step in before a fight breaks out. Later while Brack is leaving the saloon, Sam Dukes is standing in the shadows and making threats. Brack believes that Dukes is going for a gun and kills him. The problem was that Dukes was unarmed. The townsfolk begin looking for Brack and one even puts a slug into his shoulder before Brack finds refuge at Cody Durham's house.

Thought creative writing, Rose finds out that Cody is helping Brack. All of the sudden Rose turns her love from Cody to Brack. She agrees to meet Brack by the train station and both will leave together. Cody becomes aware of the plan and goes to the train station to see it for himself. He cannot believe that all he has worked for maybe leaving on the next train.

From the beginning of the show, we the viewer are pulling for Cody and his thoughts of a happy life. This is why we watch such shows in hoping for a happy ending. But at times, like this time, it always does not go as planned. Good show.

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