Gunsmoke: Season 1, Episode 22

Tap Day for Kitty (24 Mar. 1956)

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Matt suspects Kitty of shooting and wounding an old man who attempted to abduct her in hopes of forcing her to marry him.


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Episode cast overview:
Nip Cullers
John Patrick ...
Mary Adams ...
Evelyn Scott ...
Dorothy Schuyler ...
Charlene Brooks ...


Matt suspects Kitty of shooting and wounding an old man who attempted to abduct her in hopes of forcing her to marry him.

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Marshal Matt Dillon: Took her 20 years and a little buckshot, but she finally landed him.
Kitty Russell: Twenty years. That's an awful long time. I don't know whether I could wait that long. Little buckshot, huh?
Marshal Matt Dillon: Now, wait a minute.
Kitty Russell: What's a matter? You scared?
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A homely man picks Kitty to be his wife
13 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Dehner is cast as a woolly farmer named Nip Cullers that makes his way into Dodge to find a wife. Along with his housekeeper Nettie and a Indian looking girls named Blossom, his first stop will be Jonas's store to buy some nice looking duds even before he finds a woman.

Nip makes his way to the Long Branch where Kitty takes up for him after he was make to look foolish. All of the sudden Nip Cullers has found his bride, it will be Kitty. Well Kitty is none to happy and when Nip starts spreading the news around Dodge she has to get Matt. When Kitty confronts Nip she tells him to leave her alone or she will blow his head off with a shotgun.

When Nip is actually wounded with a shotgun blast it appears that Kitty is responsible. Kitty could be looking at charges if Matt cannot find someone else that had a motive.

John Dehner was nicely cast and seemed to be the right choice for the man looking for a wife. Even with the simple plot the story was able to holds its own and make for a nice watch. Not the most entertaining episode but one that makes you pull for Nip Cullers to finally get his wish.

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