Addled hide skinner Emmett Dooley believes that he killed a man and demands to be put in jail. Matt is convinced that Dooley was not the culprit and tries to lure the real killer into giving himself away.

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Addled hide skinner Emmett Dooley believes that he killed a man and demands to be put in jail. Matt is convinced that Dooley was not the culprit and tries to lure the real killer into giving himself away.

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Marshal Matt Dillon: [Walks alone on Boot Hill, thinking aloud] It's a long, mean ride up the trail. Breathing the dust of half-wild Texas cattle, eating poor on salt meat and beans, drinking branch water for months at a time. You don't wonder when they hit Dodge they load up on cheap whiskey and go on the shoot for each other. And for me, Matt Dillon - U. S. Marshal.
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Strother Martin Showcase
29 July 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Few character actors of the period were more distinctively memorable than the scrawny Strother Martin. Despite his lack of heft, he could be quite menacing in the right role (Cool Hand Luke). Here his knack for offbeat characters is on display as a quirky buffalo skinner named Dooley. He's convinced that he's killed a man in camp and insists Matt lock him up. But Matt's skeptical after Doc examines the nature of the wounds. So Matt turns him loose in an effort to lure the real killer into town.

Some good byplay between Matt and Kitty in the mercantile store as Amanda Blake's lines fairly sparkle with coy good humor. Still, writer Meston's flair for unusual characters remains the entry's highlight. Dressed in dirty rags, Martin certainly looks the grubby skinner part, at the same time his demeanor alternates from pitiable pleading ("Please Marshal, can I come visit some time") to drunken menace ("I get plain mean when I drink whiskey"). Even so, the climax leaves Matt pondering what it's all about. I wish Meston had connected Dooley's odd behavior with life on the isolating great plains of the buffalo hunt. The harshness of those elements is enough to unhinge most anyone. Anyway, it's a better-than-average 30 minutes.


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