Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Liar from Blackhawk 

Hank Shinn is a newcomer in town bragging about his reputation as gunman, but Marshal Dillon suspects he is nothing more than a liar.

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Hank Shinn arrives in Dodge from the Dakota territory and is given a wide berth because of his reputation as a killer with a fast draw. However, Shinn's curious behavior leads Matt to suspect that he may not be the gunman that everyone believes him to be. Written by Sam Spear

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22 June 1957 (USA)  »

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$20 in 1873 had the same purchasing power as $371.21 in 2008. See more »

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Hank Shinn: I don't know if I like this talk.
Matt Dillon: Nobody's making you listen to it.
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Respect Cuts Two Ways
3 September 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Hank Shinn, a gunman with a reputation, rudely cuts in on Chester and Kitty's conversation. Chester gets unusually angry and it looks like the two are going to have a gunfight. But then a drunken cowboy cuts in. Later, the gunman Shinn swears he only wants respect and no more gunplay, even giving up his gun to Dillon. But things get complicated when Matt's friend Janes, another gunman, comes to town. Is Dodge big enough for two gunslingers to co-exist, especially when one only wants respect.

Pretty good episode with a thoughtful twist, though the action seems more contrived than usual. Nonetheless, it's a good chance to scope out three of TV's most recognizable stalwarts of the day — Pyle, Martin, and Doucette. It always amazes me when I see the diminutive Martin play one of these cringing roles after he was so deliciously evil in Cool Hand Luke (1967). Anyway, it's also a good chance to catch Chester being very un-Chester-like.


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