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Original Air Date:
9 October 1965 (Season 11, Episode 4)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

James Arness ... Matt Dillon

Milburn Stone ... Doc

Amanda Blake ... Kitty

Ken Curtis ... Festus

Nehemiah Persoff ... Jack Pinto

Rafael Campos ... Miguel Samando

Zalman King ... Billy Coe
Nina Roman ... Nancy
Stanja Lowe ... Neddie Cannon
Don Ross ... Lafe Cannon

Glenn Strange ... Sam

Warren Oates ... Al Tresh

John Marley ... Ben Pringle

Bruce Dern ... Doyle Phleger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bert Madrid ... Townsman (uncredited)

Mathew McCue ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... Waiter (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)

Rudy Sooter ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sid Troy ... Townsman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mark Rydell 
Writing credits
George Eckstein (written by)

Charles Marquis Warren (developed for television by) uncredited

Norman MacDonnell  based on the radio series created by (uncredited)
John Meston  based on the radio series created by (uncredited)

Produced by
Philip Leacock .... producer
John Mantley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Fred Steiner 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Albrecht Joseph  (as Al Joseph)
Casting by
James Lister 
Art Direction by
Gibson Holley 
Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun 
Makeup Department
Glen Alden .... makeup artist
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Nichols .... assistant director
Art Department
Clem Widrig .... property master
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... sound effects editor
Vernon W. Kramer .... sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexander Velcoff .... costumer
Music Department
Gene Feldman .... music editor
Fred Steiner .... conductor
Rex Koury .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Glenn Spencer .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Edle Bakke .... script supervisor
Herbert DuFine .... assistant to producer
George Walsh .... announcer (uncredited)
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?

Dabbs Greer ... Wilbur Jonas

Hank Patterson ... Hank Miller

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

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Marquis Warren  developed for television by

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

At the 57:04 mark Pringle, the John Marley character, tells Matt about his grandson that was killed by the gunmen he says "Fine young fella, I think you knew him Thad Ewing." which is a combination of the previous episode's, "Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood", real life character and on screen character. That character was played by Roger Ewing so it is a mix of his character's middle name and his real name.See more »
Matt Dillon:[after Ben Pringle gets shot in the leg] "Get him up to Doc's, Festus. I can't stand the sight of him."See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An unknown person is giving $25,000 to kill Marshal Dillon., 17 February 2013
Author: kfo9494 from United States

Matt's on his way back from Hay City when this Mexican gunslinger named Miguel Samando meets him on the road. He tells Matt that he has to kill him. But Matt is faster than the Mexican and kills him. While searching the body Matt finds a wag of money. About that time a man comes riding up and it just so happens to be an old lawman named Jack Pinto. Jack's has quit the law and is on his way to California to make a new start. He helps Matt take the body with him into Dodge.

Meanwhile in Dodge, Festus has seen these three men come into Dodge at different times. He thinks they maybe gunslingers so he goes to the Long Branch where they are drinking and gets friendly with one of the gunslingers. Festus finds out that the men are in town to kill Marshal Dillon and collect $25,000 but he cannot find out who is paying that much money.

One of the gunslingers named Billy Cole decides to take on Matt when he enters the town. Billy's new home is in boot-hill. Two down, two to go.

So that leaves Doyle Phleger and Al Tresh trying to get $25,000 for killing Matt Dillon in a fair fight. But we the viewer will get knowledge that everyone is not who they seem to be. Will Matt recognize this fact before it is too late.

An interesting story with a fine cast. This episode has a twist that makes the viewer stay focused on the events on screen. Much better show than expected.

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