Gunsmoke: Season 1, Episode 2

Hot Spell (17 Sep. 1955)

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Temperatures are high, tempers are short, and Matt is unenviably duty-bound to protect despicable gunman Cope Borden from being lynched by a group of normally law-abiding and hard-working ranchers and cowhands.

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Temperatures are high, tempers are short, and Matt is unenviably duty-bound to protect despicable gunman Cope Borden from being lynched by a group of normally law-abiding and hard-working ranchers and cowhands.

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A Ride in the Park
23 September 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Good premise, poorly executed. Matt saves accused horse thief John Dehner from lynch party, a good dramatic development, except Dehner acts as though he's on a ride in the park. In fact, the normally solid actor makes something of a mockery of his role as a man supposedly in mortal danger. The gunfight in the saloon is well staged. However that's followed up by such implausibles as Dehner casually sitting in front of a window the second lynch party is likely to shoot through, and Matt blowing up at this same lynch party in highly unconvincing fashion. The fact that Matt must defend this scalawag because it's his sworn duty amounts to a good premise. Too bad, it's not well done. Actually, I think many of the first-year shortcomings can be laid at the door of producer-director-and-sometimes-writer Charles Marquis Warren. Wearing that many hats is enough to exhaust anyone, even those more talented than the energetic Warren. Here his direction is clearly at fault.


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