Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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My Father, My Son 

Fast gunman Jim Barrett kills a man in self defense. Now the man's father and brothers are gunning for him, in addition to a young man who wants Barrett dead for a different reason.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Barrett
Scott Hale ...
James Nusser ...
Teno Pollick ...
David Barrett
Charles Kuenstle ...
Bernie Jeffords
Del Monroe ...
Will Jeffords


Fast gun Jim Barrett shoots Joey Jeffords in self defense so his whole family bands together seeking retribution. When another young man shows up in town wanting to kill Jim too, several folks do their best to ensure he doesn't wind up just like Joey. Written by DrDOS

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23 April 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Sam: Hey, where are you fellows heading out to?
Festus: Were fixin to go out and shoot us a mess of prairie chickens for supper.
Sam: Yum, I haven't had a good prairie chicken dinner in I don't know when.
Festus: You ain't? Well Sam I tell you what you do. You just set your mouth, get you bib on, stoke-up the fire cause were fixin to have us a prairie chicken supper.
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With Jack Elam and Lee Van Cleef you know this is a classic western
23 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins in Hay City with two young brothers, Joey and Bernie Jeffords, watching Jim Barrett (Jack Elam) play pool in a small saloon. Jim Barrett is a gunslinger with a bad reputation that is just trying to stay out of trouble. Joey Jeffords thinks that he is faster than Barrett and challenges him to a gunfight. When Barrett kills Joey the other brother tells Barrett that his father and brothers will be looking for him. Barrett tells him that he will be in Dodge.

In Dodge, Marshal Dillon is none to happy to have Barrett in town. But after finding out that no warrants exist, he tells Barrett that he better not even break a whiskey glass or he will be in jail. Barrett tells him that he is not looking for any trouble but it seems that a young man in town wants to see Barrett dead. The young man named David has a dark past and so the reason that he wants to see Barrett dead. The secret that David carries will be revealed during the show.

But let's not forget about the Jeffords. After dad Jeffords gets his sons together they take out for Dodge. They have their plan set up where one brother will call Barrett out into the street and the rest will be hiding in the shadows. It seems that everyone wants to see the famous gunslinger dead.

An episode that is full of action. With Elam and Lee Van Cleef in the episode you know you are in for an all-out good western. The story was fascinating and the writing was interesting. A real entertaining episode that was a pleasure to watch.

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