Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Doc's Revenge 

A stranger comes to Dodge, and Doc bewilders and dismays Chester and Matt by arming himself and vowing to kill the man.

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Doc bristles at a stranger who has just ridden in with two friends. With the proverbial blood in his eye, Doc fetches an old six-shooter and confronts the stranger. What's going on with the normally mild-mannered town doctor. Fortunately, Matt intervenes in time. We expect the object of Doc's anger, Clem (Chris Alcaide), to be a dis-likable roughneck. But he's not. Instead he's courteous and understanding even after Doc's sworn to kill him. Written by Jim Hall

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9 June 1956 (USA)  »

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The first 'Gunsmoke' show directed by Ted Post. He would direct a total of 56 shows during the series run. See more »

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Chester: It kind of feels like somebody stuck a butcher knife in there and just turned the handle on me.
Dr. Galen 'Doc' Adams: I'll give you some free advice. Stop puttin' all that salt pork in your stomach and those dried beans, and get some fresh greens in there. That's what you need. And stay out of saloons.
Chester: It don't hurt that bad.
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Everyone Has a Past
1 September 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Following some amusing byplay over Chester's attachment to bottled remedies from hair-loss to dysentery (which he comically mispronounces), Doc bristles at a stranger who has just ridden in with two friends. With the proverbial blood in his eye, Doc fetches an old six-shooter and confronts the stranger. What's going on with the normally mild-mannered town doctor. Fortunately, Matt intervenes in time. We expect the object of Doc's anger, Clem (Chris Alcaide), to be a dis-likable roughneck. But he's not. Instead he's courteous and understanding even after Doc's sworn to kill him.

Okay episode that generates some curiosity about the courteous stranger and Doc, especially after Clem turns up shot in the back and the slug doesn't match Doc's old Colt 45. There's an unexpected twist, and an awaited explanation from Doc. The show amounts to an entertaining 30 minutes, but nothing memorable. On the downside-- this entry along with other early ones routinely filmed Front Street activities on an obvious sound stage (note the often criss-crossing shadows cast by overhead lights). Thankfully later filming went outdoors for these outdoor shots.


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