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"Gunsmoke" The Photographer (1957)

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Original Air Date:
6 April 1957 (Season 2, Episode 28)
Professor Jacoby is a photographer from back East in Dodge, willing to do anything for a picture, even to the point of committing murder. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

James Arness ... Matt Dillon

Dennis Weaver ... Chester Goode

Milburn Stone ... Doc

Amanda Blake ... Kitty Russell

Sebastian Cabot ... Professor Jacoby
Dean Fredericks ... Gart (as Norman Frederic)

Ned Glass ... Grubby
Charles Horvath ... Left Hand
Howard Culver ... Citizen
Dorothy Schuyler ... Kate
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Carson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Holden ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles King ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Townsman (uncredited)

Bert Rumsey ... Sam Noonan (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
William D. Russell 
Writing credits
John Dunkel (story and screenplay by)

Produced by
Norman MacDonnell .... producer
Cinematography by
Fleet Southcott (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sam Gold 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
Set Decoration by
G.W. Berntsen 
Makeup Department
Glen Alden .... makeup artist
Pat Whiffing .... hair stylist
Production Management
Glenn Cook .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Joslin .... assistant director
Art Department
Mike Gordon .... property master
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy Thompson .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Fred W. Berger .... supervising editor
Music Department
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist
Other crew
Mary Chaffee .... script supervisor
Series Cast
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Dabbs Greer ... Wilbur Jonas

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30 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Novel Premise, 3 January 2012
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Imaginative entry. Arrogant photographer Jacoby (Cabot) comes to Dodge to "immortalize" the local characters for the folks back east. Problem is that he'll do most anything to get the photos he wants, causing Matt to cast a wary eye. Then a dead man scalped turns up and the evidence points to Jacoby. But what about the Indians camped outside of town.

Novel episode, especially the photo-taking scene in the saloon that also shows what a fine actress Blake was. The rotund Cabot is perfectly cast as the strong-willed, dislikable Jacoby. Suspense comes from wondering just how far Jacoby will go in his quest for another photo, and what will happen if he does.

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