Bob Random, making his last "Gunsmoke" appearance, plays still another rebellious teenaged son. This time he is out to spite his lawman father who is fanatically hunting a notorious outlaw gang. Scott (Random) has secretly joined the gang himself under the alias of "John Doe." Only about half the gang's members' names are known, so there are John Doe arrest warrants on the rest of them for a series of crimes -- some committed long before Scott and a young friend joined the gang. When the gang invades Dodge to try to knock over the freight office for a big payroll, Matt and the lawman are waiting. The ensuing wild gunfight leaves two of the four known gang members dead and the other teenager seriously wounded. To save his friend from dying from peritonitis, Scott surrenders and gets his friend to Doc, but insists that he and the friend are both "John Does" -- and could hang for crimes they never committed. Matt and Lucas Murdoch must somehow track down the last two gang members and ... Written by
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Because of a bullet wound to the head, Lucas Murdoch suffers from severely impaired vision ("Left eye's gone... right eye ain't much good after sundown"). This becomes a major plot point and is a factor in the final gunfight. But, on the night the outlaws plan to raid the bank, Murdoch reads a map by the light of an oil lamp, and after the shooting stops he easily identifies the bodies of two dead gang members by what little light there would be in the street. See more