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The Big Broad 

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.

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Doc
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Dee J. Thompson ...
Lena Wave
Joel Ashley ...
Nate
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Emmett
Henry Brock ...
Drummer (as Heinie Brock)
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Hotel Clerk
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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.

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28 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The morning after the card game while Matt is talking to Doc. A reward poster can be seen on the far right side of Matt's bulletin board. It's for Lewt McCanles. Lewt McCanles was the name of Gregory Peck's character in "Duel in the Sun". See more »

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Matt Dillon: It sure was a temptation to let him go after her.
Doc: Yeah! He was just about her size too.
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Camp town Races
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Not such a dog
21 December 2009 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

I disagree with the other reviewer of this episode: Dee J. Thompson is actually an attractive and talented actress who is playing Lena Wave as if she were a female Hoss Cartwright. She's very forceful, although not quite as big as everybody around her claims, (I think some camera angles were used to exaggerate her height).

Contrast this episode, which is ultimately a drama with Lena as a tragic figure who wants to be treated like a woman but who doesn't know how to act like one, to "Hinka Do" (1/30/60), in which Matt encounters another large, boisterous woman with a diminutive husband. "Mamie" is played by a stout, middle aged woman who really is unattractive. That one is played strictly for laughs. "Big Broad" is a more dramatic and better episode with some real depth to it.


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