Gunsmoke: Season 5, Episode 24

Kitty's Killing (20 Feb. 1960)

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Kitty gets caught in the middle when a crazy-eyed man goes hunting for his former son-in-law, whom he blames for the death of his daughter in childbirth.



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Episode cast overview:
Jeremiah Leech
John Pickard ...
Ollie Radford
Clem Fuller ...


Kitty gets caught in the middle when a crazy-eyed man goes hunting for his former son-in-law, whom he blames for the death of his daughter in childbirth.

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Story seemed rushed- but still produced nice results.
2 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Abraham Sofaer plays a strange wild-eyed man named Jeremiah Leech that comes into the Marshal's office and demands to be locked up in order to prevent a killing. Matt listens to Jeremiah say that he intends Ollie Radford. Matt opts for safety and locks him up for the night.

We learn later that Ollie use to be married to Jeremiah's daughter but she died giving birth and Jeremiah blames Ollie for the death. Ollie just happens to be in town due to his new wife is having a baby. Ollie does not want a repeat of what happen to his first wife so they are in town to be close to a doctor. They are staying at Ma Smalley's house awaiting the birth.

When Jeremiah overhears that Ollie is at Smalley's boarding house, he forces Kitty, at gun point, to take him to the house. It appears that Jeremiah is set on killing Ollie at any cost.

An interesting show that went by exceptionally quick. There was little time to give much of a back story so the entire episode seemed rush. Sofaer was well placed as the bizarre man that wanted to murder and Amanda Blake, looking ever so beautiful, was given a lot of screen time in this show which always makes for a better watch. Even with the rush program the results were still entertaining. Good show.

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