Gunsmoke: Season 10, Episode 35

The New Society (22 May 1965)

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Matt is ordered to Ridge Town to reopen the case of an army major who was murdered 12 years before, when a dying outlaw he shot swears he did not commit the crime, and it appears the whole town is hiding something.

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John Scanlon
Richard X. Slattery ...
Coor
Sandy Kenyon ...
Bennings
Lew Brown ...
Eli Wall
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Old Man Wall
Elizabeth Perry ...
Vera Scanlon
Dennis Cross ...
Aaron
Garry Walberg ...
Roy
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Fred Coby ...
Sy
Linda James ...
Sue Ann
Jeremy Slate ...
Tom Scanlon
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Wesley
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Matt is ordered to Ridge Town to reopen the case of an army major who was murdered 12 years before, when a dying outlaw he shot swears he did not commit the crime, and it appears the whole town is hiding something.

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A town refuses to reveal a 12 year old secret.
13 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Matt rides into a town where 12 years earlier a Army-Sergeant paymaster had been killed and Sheriff Scanlon Sr had been paralyzed by a wanted brute named Felix Smith. However Smith had been shot and was dying and advised all of things about his past-however he advised that he never killed the paymaster or shot the sheriff. The army has asks Matt to see if he can find any more evidence from the 12 year old crime.

When Matt is riding into the town it is apparent that the citizens are harboring a secret. No one will talk with Matt and when they do they are always looking over their shoulder. Former Sheriff Scanlon (James Gregory) is still in the town and appears to give Matt all the information he can remember about that night. But the new sheriff, Scanlon's son named Tom, tells Matt to leave it along and leave town.

The town, with its secret, gets so scared that they try to lynch Matt. But before the hanging can occur, one man wants what is best for the town. One man tells Matt the entire story.

James Gregory is excellent in this episode playing the paralyzed former sheriff. A nice story and excellent camera work in the final scene. From beginning to end this show will keep the viewer interesting till the closing credits. Good watch.


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