Gunsmoke: Season 14, Episode 5

Slocum (21 Oct. 1968)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Western
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 27 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Will Geer plays an old mountain hunter that comes to Dodge to see his long time friend Matt Dillon. When the hunter is accused of attempted murder, it will be Matt that sets off to bring his friend to justice.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 283 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Slocum (21 Oct 1968)

Slocum (21 Oct 1968) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gunsmoke.
« Previous Episode | 468 of 635 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Doc
...
...
...
Slocum
...
Noah Riker
...
Luke Riker
James Wainwright ...
Mark Riker
Lee J. Lambert ...
Paul Riker (as Lee Lambert)
...
Peter Riker
Steve Sandor ...
John Riker
James Nusser ...
Lew Brown ...
1st Cowboy
Charles Kuenstle ...
2nd Cowboy
Glenn Strange ...
Sam
Edit

Storyline

Will Geer plays an old mountain hunter that comes to Dodge to see his long time friend Matt Dillon. When the hunter is accused of attempted murder, it will be Matt that sets off to bring his friend to justice.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Genres:

Drama | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1968 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Louie Pheeters: [sitting at the bar] Excepting some women, of course, just ain't nothing prettier than a full bottle.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Will Geer's performance saves this show
13 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Will Geer plays a backwoods man named Ben Solcum an old friend of Matt Dillon. Seems that Matt saved Solcum's life a while back- and Solcum comes into town to talk with his old friend.

While at the Long Branch, Solcum accusing a man of cheating at cards. The man pulls a gun on unarmed Solcum and Matt has to shoot the man. The man turns out to be one of the Riker boys. The Riker family is a group of men lead by a Bible carrying father figure called Noah.

Solcum wants to accompany Matt in taking the body out to the Riker's farm but Matt makes Solcum agree to stay out of the situation. But while Matt is telling Noah about having to shoot his son, Solcum is in the hill near the farm. The boys want to take revenge on Matt but Noah quiets their temper.

When the Riker family makes their way to Dodge to confront Matt, Solcum meets them and has to shoot Noah and one of his sons. They are not killed and are able to tell Matt who did the shooting.

While Matt is looking for Solcum to stand trial for the shooting, the other Riker boys find the two and one is able to shoot Matt. Solcum has his chance to flee or return Matt to Dodge and stand trial for assault.

Will Geer did an great job playing the woodsman Solcum but there was little else to examine. The entire Riker family was not only strange but in ways- disturbing. But overall, while not the best episode it proved to be a nice watch just for Will Geer's performance.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Whiskey Served in Vintage Westerns bobeich1
Maverick: Gun-Shy newdickmorris
Inconsistent justice grifftrain2000
One repeated major gaffe pat-patterson
Is James Arness the worst actor ever? filmfanaticNorCal
Calendar tubbs831
Discuss Slocum (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?