Kitty is taken hostage during a bank robbery and killer Jed Gunther warns everyone not to follow them, or he will use Dillon's gun to kill her.




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Jed Gunther
Pat Conway ...
Billy Gunther
John Compton ...
William Keene ...
Charles Tannen ...


The Gunther brothers rob the Dodge City Bank and take Kitty hostage. Matt and Chester follow at a discreet distance, waiting for their chance, knowing that sadistic Jed would be happy to make good on his threat to kill Kitty. Written by Sam Spear

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18 January 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Despite her character always being shown as strong-willed and self-reliant (to include her earlier throwing coffee in the face of a kidnapper), after the kidnappers have been shot by Matt she just stands there instead of grabbing their guns. This gives one of them time to pick it up and aim it at her. She then faints after Matt kills the kidnapper. See more »


Jed Gunter: We're takin' this... this Kitty!
Marshal Matt Dillon: Don't do that, Gunter.
Jed Gunter: 'Course I'll do it. I'll tell you something - first sign we're being chased, whoever it is'll find her laying in the trail fresh killed!
Marshal Matt Dillon: Don't take her!
Jed Gunter: Well, it's up to you what happens, Marshal. And if you don't think I'll do it, I'll tell you something else. The first person I ever killed was a woman!
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Matt shoots first and asks question later
25 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Upon reading the plot, I thought this could be one of the better episode in the season. However I was not really impressed with this show. The only thing I found interesting in this episode is- somewhere in the show Matt does not give his familiar warning like "Hold it!", "Stop" or any number of warnings phrases. Matt shoots first and ask questions later.

Anyway, Matt has word that the Gunther Brother, that rob banks, are heading toward Dodge. Matt goes to talk with Mr Botkins about hiring security. On his way he runs into Kitty and she walks with him to the bank. Before Matt gets through talking with the bank manager, the Gunther boys rob the bank and take Kitty hostage in order to get out of town.

The Gunther boys consist of hardcore bandit Jed and his simple minded brother Billy. As soon as they are out of Dodge, Matt and Chester ride out to bring Kitty back no matter how far it takes them.

Perhaps I was expecting too much from the episode. It did have a lot of action but the story just did not have anything new that separates it from so many other shows with the same plot.

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