Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Lou and Linda met in St. Louis and are engaged to be married. Lou is waiting in Dodge for her but a man he says he never met rides in on the stage too and makes Matt suspicious when Lou says he doesn't know him.

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Ed Kemmer ...
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Joe Bassett
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Joel Smith ...
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Lou and Linda met in St. Louis and are engaged to be married. Lou is waiting in Dodge for her but a man he says he never met rides in on the stage too and makes Matt suspicious when Lou says he doesn't know him.

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26 April 1958 (USA)  »

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Joe Bassett: I'm going... but you're going to be sorry you even seen me.
Marshal Matt Dillon: I'm sorry already.
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Red River Valley
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Good Moral to the Story
10 June 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Mean guy Joe Bassett, teen-age girl Linda Bell, and Marshal Dillon share a stage ride to Dodge where Linda is meeting her fiancé Lou Paxton. Oddly, it seems Lou and Joe know each other though they won't admit it, which piques Dillon's interest. Then too, Lou gets his 17 year-old fiancé a job at the rough and tumble Long Branch saloon, of all places. Now the marshal is really interested in what's going on.

Arness shows what a fine actor he is, running the gamut from gentle emotions in handling Linda to facing down hard guy Bassett. Plus, he manages the emotional range in such a natural, unforced manner. Note also that when necessary, the 30-minutes can be pleasingly filled out with a little byplay from either Doc or Chester-- here it's Doc. Ex- wrestler Saxon makes a truly scary bad guy (Bassett); too bad he doesn't have more screen time. Ordinarily, I don't like the sound stage set of Dodge's Front Street—too artificial. Here, however, the controlled setting creates a good downbeat atmosphere for the poignant final scene. Arguably, this third season is among the series' best.


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