Suave and enigmatic gambler Marcus France falls in love with Long Branch hostess Boni Damon. France is curiously unwilling to marry Boni, though he is willing to risk death to protect her from the unwanted advances of vicious Tiller Evans.

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Suave and enigmatic gambler Marcus France falls in love with Long Branch hostess Boni Damon. France is curiously unwilling to marry Boni, though he is willing to risk death to protect her from the unwanted advances of vicious Tiller Evans.

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7 June 1958 (USA)  »

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In this show it is learned that banker Botkins has a daughter named Tilda Mae and is attending school back east. The actress that played the young woman is uncredited in the cast yet had a speaking part. See more »

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When the marshall is in his office, there is a bulletin board with wanted posters on it. It appears they didn't have enough wanted posters of different people as the poster for Tyler McKay was used twice. See more »

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Marshal Matt Dillon: You can gamble all you like around town, as long as you don't deal a crooked game.
Marcus France: Well, that's precisely what I wanted to talk to you about. You see, it's not that I am dishonest, Marshal, but I've often been accused of being so and it sometimes makes for unpleasantness.
Marshal Matt Dillon: Well, around here it sometimes makes for gunplay.
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This episode was made with Jack Cassidy in mind.
12 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode we get the always noble, Jack Cassidy, coming to Dodge as a card dealer and gentleman, Marcus France. The clean cut France had just witnesses a spectacle outside the Long Branch where a saloon girl, Boni Damon, was getting slapped around by her so-called boyfriend Tiller Evans (Timothy Carney).

Being the gentleman that he is France finds out Boni's details and introduces himself to her. Boni tries to warn France that seeing her would cause his life to be in danger if Tiller ever found out. But it seems that France cares little about Tiller and the two become a couple. Everyone in town is wondering why France does not run off and marry Boni since they seem so happy together. But France may have a secret that he wants hidden and with Tiller due in town, Matt knows something must be done.

Jack Cassidy was perfectly cast as the role seems written especially for the actor. It was also nice to see the ever strange Timothy Carney playing a part he likes best as an uncomfortable character in a story. Nothing really makes this episode stand out but it was a nice story to end the third season of the TV show.

Note- During the show we are introduced to a young lady (uncredited and unnamed) as Tilda Mae Botkins, daughter of banker Botkins. Cannot remember another episode where we see Botkin's daughter again.


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