Gunsmoke: Season 16, Episode 14

Sergeant Holly (14 Dec. 1970)

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An Army sergeant is accused of desertion and the theft of an Army payroll.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Emmett Holly
Willis Jeeter
Victor Eberg ...
Luke Pinero
Gregg Palmer ...
David Renard ...
Chico Fuentes
The Indian
Med Flory ...
Corp. Steckey
Glenn Strange ...
Read Morgan ...
Roy Gast
Bob Morgan ...


An Army sergeant is accused of desertion and the theft of an Army payroll.

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Without the energy of Forrest Tucker this could have been a dull show
7 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a rather simple plot that had some very suspicious writing, the episode played out with all the flair of a traffic accident. Not to say that Forrest Tucker, that played Sgt. Emmett Holly, was anything but entertaining- the rest of the written script seemed almost written by a high school senior. From the stationary Indian to a playful fight between Holly and Ms Kitty, it just seemed that the writers was stretching to fill in the moments between the story. Thus the entire episode seemed long and almost dull.

The show begins as Sgt. Holly and his men are suppose to be riding out to protect a payroll shipment. However at the Long Branch, he runs into a dishonorably discharged army man, Willis Jeeters, that buys the Sergeant a bottle of whiskey that is tainted with a powerful narcotic. When Sgt. Holly awakens he has been told that the payroll was stolen by a man claiming to be Sgt. Holly. So Holly, with helps from Ms Kitty, flees to clear his name.

There are some nice scenes between Holly and Kitty but it is also tied into childish events going on in the background. From people hanging upside down to a group of men cheering for what they think is a harsh sexual moment, this tried too hard to show some humor. The story was good, the humor was beastly. If not for Forrest Tucker this show could have been unfortunate.

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