Gunsmoke: Season 2, Episode 28

The Photographer (6 Apr. 1957)

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Professor Jacoby is a photographer from back East in Dodge, willing to do anything for a picture, even to the point of committing murder.



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Episode cast overview:
Professor Jacoby
Gart (as Norman Frederic)
Charles Horvath ...
Left Hand
Howard Culver ...
Dorothy Schuyler ...


Professor Jacoby is a photographer from back East in Dodge, willing to do anything for a picture, even to the point of committing murder.

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6 April 1957 (USA)  »

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When Chester looks in the camera, the image is upside-down (which is correct). However, it should also be reversed left-to-right (which it isn't). See more »

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A photographer believes he will always get his picture
11 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of this episode, the whole town has turned out at the Long Branch to see Professor Jacoby's magic box that take pictures. Jacoby is working for a magazine back east and wants some pictures of the old west that people heard about in books. So the photographer sets out to take pictures that will really excite the public along the east coast.

But nearly right from the start there is something queer about this man named Jacoby. At first he seems like a nice fellow then as the story progresses it becomes apparent that this arrogant cameraman will do about anything for a photo that will sell- and I do mean anything.

Sebastian Cabot was a perfect cast as the larger than life Jacoby as he sets his sights on Dodge thinking that he will always be able to get the picture he wants at any cost. A unique story that appeared written exactly like the early west would have been at the first sight of a camera box. A entertaining episode that was fascinating to watch.

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