Gunsmoke: Season 1, Episode 15

No Handcuffs (21 Jan. 1956)

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Hank Springer who claims the sheriff of Mingo framed him for murder, escapes from Matt's jail, wrongly believing he has killed a deputy in the process, and now has the intention of killing the apparently corrupt sheriff.

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Chester
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Doc
Vic Perrin ...
Hank (as Victor Perrin)
Mort Mills ...
Brake
Marjorie Owens ...
Woman
Herbert Lytton ...
Hunter
Cyril Delevanti ...
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Charles H. Gray ...
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Hank Springer who claims the sheriff of Mingo framed him for murder, escapes from Matt's jail, wrongly believing he has killed a deputy in the process, and now has the intention of killing the apparently corrupt sheriff.

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Classic Western !
10 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marshal Dillon is making his mark across Kansas as this time he goes after a crooked Sheriff in a nearby town. We can see that James Arness is beginning to feel comfortable in character as he does a better job in this episode than previous. The role of the Marshal is beginning to gel.

In this classic western, Matt is confronted with a man named Hank Springer that comes to the Marshal's office seeking help from a Deputy Sheriff from Mingo wanting to arrest Hank for murder. Hank tells the Marshal that the Sheriff of Mingo is corrupt and he never committed the crime. When Matt asks Deputy August Brake for the warrant, he advises that there was not time for a warrant. Matt tells him that Hank will remain in the Dodge jail until a warrant is issued.

The deputy then tries to break Hank out of jail but things go wrong with the deputy knocked in the head and Hank, an escapee, now vows to go back to Mingo and put a stop to the Sheriff.

Matt and Chester set off for Mingo but on the road find out that there are others afraid of the Mingo Sheriff. When Matt and Chester arrive in Mingo it is apparent that something has to be done.

This is a show that sets the standard for all westerns. A lawful Marshal gets wind of a corrupt Sheriff and must, or at least try, to make sure the rights of citizens are abused. There is a lot going on in this show so you do not want to turn away for even a few seconds. A very nice episode that was entertaining to watch.


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