Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Take Her, She's Cheap 

When a shiftless farmer offers his daughter to Matt, Matt demurs, but the smitten girl comes after Matt, bringing danger with her.





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Episode cast overview:
Allie Carp
Duggan Carp
Ma Carp
Mel Billings
Rainey Carp (as Dean Stanton)
Loren Billings
Ray Lane ...


When a shiftless farmer offers his daughter to Matt, Matt demurs, but the smitten girl comes after Matt, bringing danger with her.

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31 October 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the second time Lauri Peters appeared on the show. In the previous season she played a young woman who came to Dodge looking to get married, only that time it was to Festus. See more »

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Lauri Peters is a 10 in this episode
21 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this episode was the eye candy of Lauri Peters. She was one of the most beautiful women working in the market at the time. Her presents in the episode is a joy to all young men everywhere. As for the story, not really the best but one full enough that it is remembered for Marshal Dillon giving up a chance for happiness.

The episode begins as Marshal Dillon rides up on a family that is stuck when a wheel falls off the wagon. The two men are so lazy that they have been there a week just waiting on someone else to fix the wheel. Matt rides up he fixes the wheel and tells the husband and older teenager how lazy the are in life. The husband offers Matt a chance to take his young daughter, Allie, as a wife and as we thought Matt refuses.

In Dodge, a man called Mel has shot up the Marshal's office because he hates Dillon. After he shoots up the Long Branch, Matt finds him, beats him up and takes the money for the repairs. He then tells Mel and his brother to get out of town.

When Mel is camped outside town, Allie comes walking up. She is on her way to find Marshal Dillon. Mel takes advantage of her by using her in a bad way. She then wonders into Dodge where Matt takes her to see Doc and then sets out to find Mel.

With Allie in tow it will only be a matter of time before Matt takes his revenge out on Mel. Then he will carry Allie back to the family and leave them with some words of wisdom.

This was a nice story but nothing that is remarkable. Without the beautiful Lauri Peters it would have been an average show but her beauty move the episode up the scale. A good watch.

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