An aging con-man arrives in Dodge with a desire to pull one last con before his health fails.





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Episode cast overview:
Newly (credit only)
Danny Wilson
Ed Wickes
Rayford Barnes ...
Carl Dahlman
Kelton Garwood ...
Percy Crump (as Jonathan Harper)
Woody Chambliss ...
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An aging con-man arrives in Dodge with a desire to pull one last con before his health fails.

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13 October 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A well acted and surprisingly uplifting episode
24 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode Jack Albertson plays an aging pickpocket and con-artist named Danny Wilson that also has a bad heart. So he thinks of this scheme that will be one for the books, his last big con.

Danny finds out that two men are in Dodge to kill Marshal Dillon for a bar owner that feels like Matt is too hard on rules. After Danny exposes the men to Marshal Dillon he sets up his own little 'murder-for-hire' with the bar owner. But little does the bar owner know that he is being set up for one last con job.

Even though the episode was acted well by all involved, Kelton Garwood, that plays Percy Crump the undertaker, has one of his best performances as part of the Gunsmoke re-occurring cast member. The episode was interesting enough for the viewer to be entertained the entire time. Good watch.

NOTE- As a fan of westerns, the monument of the rider on the horse looked suspiciously like the statue of Tom Barkley in the episode of 'The Big Valley- Boots with my Father's name' filmed four years earlier. In this episode the statue has more decorations but the horse looks exactly the same. Not saying that it is the same statue- but it sure looks like it.

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