Gunsmoke: Season 11, Episode 27

Harvest (26 Mar. 1966)

TV Episode  -   -  Western
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Some homesteaders have chosen a piece of land that is free to use per the government but Ben Payson has other ideas. When his daughter starts to care more about their son, he decides to force them off the property regardless the cost.

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Some homesteaders have chosen a piece of land that is free to use per the government but Ben Payson has other ideas. When his daughter starts to care more about their son, he decides to force them off the property regardless the cost.

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An over-protective father may lose what he cares about most
16 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When watching an episode a viewer comes away with many different feeling once the show ends. This is an episode that you feel sorry for everyone involved but you know that you have watched an entertaining show. It may not have ended as you would like but the ending is more true life than a story book conclusion.

The show begins with a Scottish McGovern family consisting of a grandmother, father and son named Adam moving into the area around Dodge. They have picked out a place to homestead and find out from the land office that the property is public domain land. So they parked their wagon and are set to make this their new home.

However a nearby rancher, Ben Payson, thinks that he owns the land and goes to Matt for help. They find out that the property in public and the McGovern's have staked claim. Matt tells Ben that he must follow the law.

Ben has a daughter named Betsy that he protects like a tiger cub. He will not let her date or even talk to boys believing that she is too good for them. When Betsy is thrown from a horse spooked by a wild boar, Adam McGovern comes to her rescue. The two young people start up a relationship that Ben totally disapproves.

Ben is set to get the McGovern's off the land at any cost and gets some of his cowhands to force the people off the land. But the cost of moving them may be too much for Ben to take. It was even difficult for the viewer to see the outcome of the over-protective father.

With some find actors like George Kennedy, James MacArthur. Karl Swenson and the beautiful Leslie Warren- this episode is full of stars. With a well written script and great placement of characters, this show was entertaining. Good watch.


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