Matt suspects a conspiracy when a man is murdered, Al Clovis flees on a train even though he has a perfect alibi, and the bank is robbed.





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Episode cast overview:
Al Clovis
Fay Roope ...
Onie Becker
Steve Raines ...
1st Cowboy
Edward Faulkner ...
2nd Cowboy


Matt suspects a conspiracy when a man is murdered, Al Clovis flees on a train even though he has a perfect alibi, and the bank is robbed.

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Release Date:

14 March 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally broadcast on CBS radio in 1954, starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon. The title "The F.U." was originally in-house for the radio gang, and was also known as "Al Clovis" in some polite circles. The radio cast and crew were known for some pretty outrageous outtakes which can still be enjoyed and are titled 'rehearsals'. See more »


Al Clovis: Look, let me have a gun. I can help you. You can trust me.
Matt Dillon: Clovis, I wouldn't trust you if you were in church praying.
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Where is part two?
11 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everything is going nice until we get to the ending and the story comes crashing down. It just did not end in a way expected in a 'Gunsmoke' episode.

Al Clovis is a gambler that has some highly questionable tactics. When a common farmer, Onie Becker, claims that Clovis dealt from the bottom, the gambler is set for a gunfight. Becker leaves but is later gunned down on Front Street.

Marshal Dillon is highly suspicious of Clovis' action when he suddenly takes the train out of town. Somehow Marshal Dillon and Chester get aboard the train heading east and capture Clovis. But while the Marshal was away the Dodge Bank gets robbed. Matt believes that both situations are tied together.

A common story that has been played many times in classic western shows. It will be the ending that will leave viewers scratching their heads and wondering what else happened. Another thing that was puzzling was how did Matt and Chester get on the train. I feel sure that if they ask the conductor not to leave before they check the train then it would have never left Dodge. Perhaps they got on the train at another stop which is rather unlikely since it was night time. Anyway there are some questions about the show but the most important question is, 'Can someone direct me to part Two'?

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