Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Daddy Went Away 

Chester is sweet on a widow dressmaker. When the widow is not only intent on marriage but eager to make changes in Chester as well, he has second thoughts--especially after a talk with her child suggests that the widow may still be a wife.



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Jessica (as Suzanne Cupito)


Looking to start a dressmaking trade, Lucy Damon and her daughter want to locate in Dodge. When Chester finds out that her daddy went away, he does whatever he can to smooth their transition. As the relationship progresses he starts to resent the changes he's now expected to make and discovers what really happened to daddy. Written by DrDOS

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Release Date:

11 May 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The series is set in Dodge City, Kansas during the 1870s. At the end, a large-wheel bicycle known as a "penny farthing" is shown being ridden through town. This bicycle was not produced in America until 1878 and it was initially only owned by the wealthy. They were not widely used until the 1880s. See more »

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Does anyone notice how much Mary Carver resembles Patti Duke in this episode?
8 August 2016 | by (Kansas) – See all my reviews

I was struck how much Mary Carver resembled Patti Duke in this episode. They've had her fairly plainly made up but there was a resemblance! Enough that I looked her up! I realize this isn't a review but I couldn't where to place it that was appropriate and now I have to type 10 lines or the site won't post it. I have noticed over the years that there seems to be s stable of tried and true actors that seem to be reused from time to time. I give great credit to the producers and those responsible for casting assignments that the mix things up with actors and actresses so they play very different characters from one episode to the next. One episode a gentleman may be from the east and have no understanding of the west and be green as heck and the next time he's a grizzled cow hand with bank robbing on his mind. I particularly like the old B&W shows since that's my earliest memories of the show. It just had a different feel. Anyway, my two cents. Thanks

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