Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
7.8/10
37
2 user

Pucket's New Year 

A man, abandoned and permanently crippled by the cold on the prairie, is rescued by Matt and Chester and struggles to find a purpose.

Director:

Writer:

(story and screenplay by)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Doc
...
...
Ira Pucket
...
Jed Larner
...
Botkin
...
Jim
...
Bartender
Edit

Storyline

A man, abandoned and permanently crippled by the cold on the prairie, is rescued by Matt and Chester and struggles to find a purpose.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1957 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lighter Holiday Entry
19 October 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

A mildly humorous episode like this is mainly a matter of taste. A holiday entry, it was run right after New Year 1957. Crippled old coot Puckett (Stehli) is left to freeze on the prairie by cruel partner Larner (Withers). Instead, he's rescued by Dillon and Chester, who take him back to town. There, he's ornery as ever, swearing revenge against his former partner. Now Matt's got his hands full trying to restore the old man's stubborn pride before he gets into real trouble.

Nothing much to remark on: holiday episodes were supposed to be lighter fare. Puckett's not very likable, but we respect his obstinate independence. In passing— maybe the best acting is Arness and Weaver pretending it's a cold Kansas day when it really looks like a hot day in LA. I hope they got paid double.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?