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"Gunsmoke" Susan Was Evil (1973)

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3 December 1973 (Season 19, Episode 12)
When a woman and Dillon's wounded prisoner fall in love, her selfish niece makes plans to turn him over to bounty hunters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Milburn Stone ... Doc

Amanda Blake ... Kitty

Ken Curtis ... Festus

Buck Taylor ... Newly

James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Art Lund ... Boswell

Katherine Cannon ... Susan (as Kathy Cannon)

George DiCenzo ... Newt (as George Di'Cenzo)
Henry Olek ... Sam
Kathleen Nolan ... Nellie

James Gammon ... Dudley
Robert Brubaker ... Murphy

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bernard McEveety 
Writing credits
William Keys (written by)

Norman MacDonnell  based on the radio series created by (uncredited)
John Meston  based on the radio series created by (uncredited)
Charles Marquis Warren  developed for television by (uncredited)

Produced by
Ron Honthaner .... associate producer
Leonard Katzman .... producer
John Mantley .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Gerard Wilson 
Art Direction by
Albert Heschong 
Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Torpin .... assistant director
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexander Velcoff .... costumer
Other crew
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor
Series Cast
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Tom Brown ... Ed O'Connor

Hank Patterson ... Hank Miller

Roy Roberts ... Harry Bodkin
Charles Seel ... Barney Danches

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Charles Marquis Warren  developed for television by

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Susan:[Dudley is packing his things to leave] Dudley, where are you going?
Susan:Yesterday, you said you had some money? And that you'd take me to the city? I'll go with you now.
Dudley:That was yesterday, Miss Susan. Today, I wouldn't have you on a whiskey bet.
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Susan was indeed evil, 15 August 2012
Author: kfo9494 from United States

The title of this show sums up this entire episode. It becomes apparent to everyone that Susan was indeed evil.

The plot of the show is that two women, that have been living at a way-station in the Kansas outback, decide to sell the house and move to the big city of St. Louis. Nellie Stuart is a mature women and aunt of the much younger Susan and they happen to be catching a stagecoach that very day to take them to St Louis. However, as they are loading the stage Matt Dillon brings a injured local prisoner to be treated for the wound. Nellie decides to delay the trip which is much to the displeasure of Susan.

While the prisoner, Norman Boswell, is being given care, Nellie begins to fall in love with the likable prisoner. And before to long, Nellie decides to remain with Boswell and not move to the city. This makes Susan so mad that she hires local roughs to kidnap Boswell and take him back to Arkansas for a $50 reward. But not too much later Matt Dillon stops the kidnap and reveals to Nellie the treachery that Susan tried to perform.

With a love-story that seems somewhat far-fetched, there was some good things about the show. One of the best scenes involves the handy-man named Dudley that has the last word after being cut-down many times by the nasty Susan. That scene, which needs to be seen, sums up this entire show.

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