Gunsmoke: Season 18, Episode 14

Jubilee (18 Dec. 1972)

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Episode cast overview:
Tuck Frye
Bess Frye (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Dave Chaney
Scott Brady ...
Ed Wells
Glenn Strange ...
Ted Jordan ...
Woody Chambliss ...
Lori Rutherford ...
Annie Frye
Todd Cameron ...
Caleb Frye
Whitey Hughes ...
Billy Banner


This synopsis contains spoilers. Tuck Frye, a poor farmer, is so enamored with his race horse Jubilee... See full synopsis »

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18 December 1972 (USA)  »

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About 12 minutes into the show when Tuck and Anne leave the bar after Tuck has turned down $550.00. Annes shawl changes position on her shoulders' from shot to shot. See more »

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A moral story, yes. But that does not make it a good watch
7 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this was a nice story about what gambling can do in ones life, it was not really an exciting episode that wanted to hold the viewer's attention the entire time.

The story centers around Tuck Frye a young man that has a wife and children living outside Dodge. But Tuck had a problem. He has a race horse named Jubliee and appears to love the horse more than he loves his family. Because of the horse, Tuck is willing to gamble away all his money plus his farm on his horse winning a race.

Festus, feeling bad for the wife and kids, makes a bet with Tuck that he can get to Dodge riding his mule before Tuck can riding Jubilee. Festus actually wins the race when he takes Ruth, his mule, through the gorge where a horse cannot go. Tuck is require to sell his beloved horse for $800 to a man in town.

But that is not all, he then takes half the money and puts in all down on Jubilee to win. This will be a lesson in the outcome of gambling.

Sure it was a nice moral story but the circumstance surrounding the race just did not seem real. An average show is as good as it gets.

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