Gunsmoke: Season 1, Episode 25

The Big Broad (28 Apr. 1956)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Western
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A large woman and her small companion bring trouble to Kitty's saloon, as the woman has a way of causing guns to be drawn.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 53 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 438 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Big Broad" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Broad (28 Apr 1956)

The Big Broad (28 Apr 1956) on IMDb 7.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gunsmoke.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 635 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Doc
...
Dee J. Thompson ...
Lena Wave
Joel Ashley ...
Nate
Terry Becker ...
Emmett
Henry Brock ...
Drummer (as Heinie Brock)
Howard Culver ...
Hotel Clerk
Edit

Storyline

A large woman and her small companion bring trouble to Kitty's saloon, as the woman has a way of causing guns to be drawn.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1956 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An entertaining episode that was fun to watch
14 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While watching, I was enjoying where this story was going. A large big-mouth woman appears to have just found someone made for her and then the writer went and destroyed the good time. It ended like a cartoon making the viewer accept something that we all know is not going to work.

Anyway the story began when this large ill-tempered woman named Lena Wave comes riding into dodge with her small male companion Emmett. Lena is a woman that takes nothing from a man and at times is more of a man than many people in Dodge. And the way she treats Emmett is more like a dog than a human being.

When Lena kills a man, Ed James, for making advances toward her a friend of Ed's named Nate Bannister, a large buffalo hunter, comes into town to avenge his friends death. Woman or no woman Nate was going to kill the person that shot his friend.

Here is when the story gets interesting as the Marshal has locked up Nate for his big talk. When Lena gets word that someone is out to kill her she goes to the Marshal's office to look the man over. And as she is looking at Nate in his jail cell it appears that Cupid's arrow makes a direct hit in the back of the Marshal's office. But not so fast, there is more to this story.

I actually have wished the story had went another way but since that did not happen we have to accept the results and move forward. A very nice story that was wonderfully played by Dee J Thompson as Lena. An entertaining episode that was fun to watch.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what would i or you have been in the Old West? marylizautos
Marshal Dillon too rough on Chester? newdickmorris
Matt's daughter joannabaroncelli
One of THE Greatest Series!!! jojomack2006
Finally Finished the Series - My top 25 newdickmorris
Whiskey Served in Vintage Westerns bobeich1
Discuss The Big Broad (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?