Gunsmoke: Season 12, Episode 20

Old Friend (4 Feb. 1967)

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A Marshal from Arizona has tracked down the men responsible for pillaging his town to an area outside Dodge. He is bound to seek revenge on the outlaws at any cost.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Ewing ...
Marshal Burl Masters
James Chandler ...
Robert Williams ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Glenn Strange ...
Joe Haworth ...
Kelton Garwood ...
Pete Dunn ...
Delphi Lawrence ...
Valentin de Vargas ...


A Marshal from Arizona has tracked down the men responsible for pillaging his town to an area outside Dodge. He is bound to seek revenge on the outlaws at any cost.

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A Marshal from Arizona takes justice into his own hands.
11 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins in Coulton Arizona with Marshal Burl Masters coming riding back into his town that has been trashed by the Apache Brothers. Seemed the people in town are not happy at all with the Marshal because he suddenly left, on business, right before the Brothers rampage through the town. This causes the townsfolk to tell the Marshal he is not welcomed anymore. Plus he learns that they have taken his girlfriend, Willa, and vows to find and kill every brother.

His travels takes him into Dodge where he is an old friend of Matt Dillon. He has tracked them to an area outside Dodge where they are hiding. When Willa, with her own intentions, comes and tells him where they are located it sets into motion a posse to capture the Apache Brothers. But just as they did in Coulton, Marshal Masters is not going to be taken so easy. He returns to Dodge knowing the brothers will rampage the town. Marshal Masters is bound to get the Brothers no matter how many people he hurts and no regard for justice.

This was actually a very well performed and written episode. The action kept the viewer interesting and the plot was entertaining to the end. A good watch.

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