Gunsmoke: Season 7, Episode 15

The Do-Badder (6 Jan. 1962)

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Prospector Harvey Easter settles in Dodge City after striking it rich in the Colorado Rockies. His heavy handed attempts at philanthropy soon have unintended results.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Easter
Gene Bunch
Slim Trent
Chris Kelly
James Nusser ...
Harry Bartell ...
Charlie Fess
Mercedes Shirley ...
Mary Pickett
James Anderson ...
Bert Case
Roy Engel ...
Ed Greeley
Shug Fisher ...
Harry Obie


Prospector Harvey Easter settles in Dodge City after striking it rich in the Colorado Rockies. His heavy handed attempts at philanthropy soon have unintended results.

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6 January 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode includes Warren Oates and Strother Martin working as a team. They would go on to take opposing sides nearly a decade later in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969). See more »


Gene Bunch: You don't know nothing about holding up stages, Do you?
Chris Kelly: Well, how many you held up?
Gene Bunch: None!
Gene Bunch: But I was on one that got held up once.
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A disappointing episode
15 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Harvey Easter comes from Dodge after hitting some gold in the Colorado mountains, he is set on changing people's ways to what he thinks is correct.

He takes two old cowboys and gives them land to work. But it turns out they had no idea of farming and went into crime. Easter tries to stop Louie Pheeters into not having anything to drink and causes a heart-attack. Easter then tells a woman to quit the Long Branch to start her own business which makes her very unhappy. So his advice at trying to help people have some terrible consequences.

When Harvey Easter tries to stop the sale of alcohol he nearly starts a fire that could have destroyed the entire town. Needless to say the people have had enough of Harvey Easter. They cook up a little plan to let Harvey know to quit meddling in other people affairs. But the plan goes terribly wrong.

Even with the good intentions of Mr Easter this show really went no where. Even the ending left the viewer scratching his head wondering what was the show's meaning. This episode was disappointing in many ways.

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