Gunsmoke: Season 2, Episode 8

Legal Revenge (17 Nov. 1956)

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Doc comes upon a new homesteader confined to bed with a badly infected leg and a gun under the bedclothes for protection against his wife.



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Episode cast overview:
Flory Tibbs
Philip Bourneuf ...
George Basset
Robert Strong ...


Doc rides out to a small farm to greet newcomers and let them know a doctor is available if needed. He is rudely met by Flory Tibbs who claims her husband is out working. Someone calls from inside the cabin and Doc finds him lying in bed with a wounded leg. It's obvious she doesn't want Doc around so fearing for the man's life Doc tells Matt about the strange behavior and Matt and Chester ride out to investigate. Written by tomtrekp

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17 November 1956 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Something is wrong out at the Tibb's shack.
30 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode turned out to be a nice mystery as we get a situation that viewers must keep watching to find out the bizarre goings-on at the small Tibb's shack outside of town.

It all begins when Doc pays a visit to an old shack that is occupied by Flory Tibbs (Cloris Leachman). Doc is just making a friendly visit about there being a doctor around when he hears someone in the shack calling for him. Flory's husband is in bed with a wound to the leg that he said came from a accident while chopping wood. But Doc knows something is strange about this place. Flory is acting really queer and her husband has a gun under the covers. And when Doc sees the wound he knows that the wound did not come from an accident.

Matt and Chester ride out to the shack and tell Flory that they are just travelers looking for a place to settle. After she tells them that her husband is not at home they hear him calling from inside. When Matt goes and talks to the man he wants them to take him out of the shack and into Dodge. But when Matt tells him that he is a US Marshal all of the sudden the man changes his mind and wants to stay at the shack with Flory. Only later we will learn that everything being told at the shack is not all the truth. And the outcome will come as a twist in this bizarre plot.

A well acted and interesting story that was entertaining to the very end. Leachman was excellent in playing the woman that projected a scornful deposition as she tried her best to get all visitors to leave. Not a lot of action in this episode but one that was full of suspense the entire time. Good watch.

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