Gunsmoke: Season 11, Episode 10

The Pretender (20 Nov. 1965)

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An elder brother took the blame for the younger as both were sent away for cattle rustling. When they return home, the younger is not done with doing wrong, nor with asking his brother to cover his tracks.

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Doc
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Roger Ewing ...
Thad
Tom Simcox ...
Frank Dano
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Edmund Dano
Athena Lorde ...
Mrs. Dano
Harry Davis ...
Daniels
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Sheriff Jackson
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Rudy Sooter ...
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An elder brother took the blame for the younger as both were sent away for cattle rustling. When they return home, the younger is not done with doing wrong, nor with asking his brother to cover his tracks.

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The concept was nice- The episode was not
11 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The concept for this show was interesting, however as written it just did not come across the screen well. There was just too much going on that the viewer could never get comfortable with one situation before the writer switched scenes and started another subject. You just never felt involved, as a viewer, in this show.

The episode involves two brothers named Frank and Edmund Dano. They have just served six years in prison for cattle rustling and have arrived home to find their mother very ill. The father blames the eldest son Frank for all the woes that has befallen the family. His father believes that Frank is the one that pulled Edmund into the crime life and now holds a deep grudge toward him. But we as viewers soon learn that Edmund is the one with a criminal mind.

It is not long before Edmund is dating this girl, Elsie at the freight office. She believes they have a life together if only she will help Edmund steal some money from the safe. Something goes terribly wrong that puts Edmund on the run. With no place to go Edmund runs back to his older brother for help.

There just was not enough time spend on each facet of the story. The main plot was the friction between Frank and his father about leading, the not so innocent, Edmund to prison. But a sick mother was introduced, a stagecoach robbery, wild horses, a female relationship, a robbery and a brother fist fight. Each topic interesting but not enough time spend on one subject to justify the content. Take away some of the sub-plots and this could have been entertaining but that was not to be. We are left with an array of action with no aforethought.


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