An aging mountain man reluctantly agrees to join the posse pursuing a murderous outlaw gang, but his real intent is exact a murderous vengeance on the men that murdered his female benefactor.

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Drago
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Hannon
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Trask
Del Monroe ...
Flagg
Richard Gates ...
Gillis (as Rick Gates)
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Tani Guthrie ...
Clara (as Tani Phelps Guthrie)
Jim Skaggs ...
Sheepherder
Larry Randles ...
Larry
Mitchell Silberman ...
Ruben
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An aging mountain man reluctantly agrees to join the posse pursuing a murderous outlaw gang, but his real intent is exact a murderous vengeance on the men that murdered his female benefactor.

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22 November 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Rottweilers (Drago's dog) weren't seen in the U.S. until after World War l (1919). The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1936. Rottweilers were primarily a European herding dog used as far back as Roman times. The breed was in decline until World War l, which led to American soldiers coming to know the dogs and bring them to America. See more »

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[referring to a young boy's miraculous recovery]
Drago: He looks fine.
Dr. John Chapman: He is. He just started gettin' well right after you talked to him. You know, Drago, as a doctor it might help me if I knew what you said to him.
Drago: I just told him there weren't no catfish in heaven.
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Gunsmoke's Best Episode
5 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's better than a classic TV episode with Buddy Ebsen, an adorable little boy, a dog, Ben Johnson, horses, and the cutest butt ever seen in cowboy pants--Buck Taylor's??

Seriously, this is a great Gunsmoke episode, despite the fact that, as another poster has pointed out, rottweilers didn't show up in the US until the 20th century. Buddy Ebsen plays Drago, an old tracker--with a loyal and unusually intelligent companion named Hound--who's been given a place to sleep by a woman whose husband has abandoned her (or was he killed?). Her young son gets a substitute pa and grandpa all rolled into one gruff package in Drago. Then evil rides in and Deputy Marshall Newly O'Brien has to track down the killers before Drago can exact his revenge.

It's ridiculous that TVLand has quit running Gunsmoke but plays 4--count em' 4--episodes a day of idiotic Bonanza...


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