Gunsmoke: Season 1, Episode 10

The Queue (3 Dec. 1955)

TV Episode  -   -  Western
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Two men cut off a Chinese immigrant's pigtail, and he tells Matt that he can return home to China only with the pigtail or by taking the lives of the men who stole it.

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 53 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 403 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Queue" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Queue (03 Dec 1955)

The Queue (03 Dec 1955) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gunsmoke.
« Previous Episode | 10 of 635 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Chester
...
Doc
...
...
Chen
...
Bailey
Robert Gist ...
Rabb Briggs
Dennis McCarthy ...
Howard (as Devlin McCarthy)
Edit

Storyline

Two men cut off a Chinese immigrant's pigtail, and he tells Matt that he can return home to China only with the pigtail or by taking the lives of the men who stole it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 December 1955 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ed Bailey: I regret it, but you gotta die.
Marshal Matt Dillon: Not yet Bailey.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An unwelcome Chinese man makes his way to Dodge
30 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When reading the title of this episode I was somewhat confused since I was not familiar with the word Queue other than a line of people. However during the first few minutes of the show when the Chinese man was seen getting off the stage there was no doubt where this show was going.

A Chinese man named Chen is on the stage that arrives in Dodge. When two cowboys see him getting off they make their way to him and throw him back inside the stage. They do not want no Chinese man in Dodge. Of course Marshal Dillon is a witnesses to the event and advises that any law-abiding person can live in Dodge and helps Chen make his way into town.

One evening Chen is threatened by the two cowboys and they cut his queue (pony-tail) off and tell him next time it will be his throat. When he still refuses to leave they basically hire a man for beer to go and take care of Chen. Bailey (Sebastian Cabot) goes over to where Chen is living with two goals. One was to make sure Chen leaves town and the other was to steal Chen's treasure box. One of the cowboys gives Bailey a gun to take care of business.

This is a story that is used many times in western plots. Just recently I watched a 'Rifleman' episode that had nearly the same exact plot. This was a way to give credence to race relations that was going on in the United States at the time. Sebastian Cabot was excellent as the shifty man that talked religious but was just a larger sinner than most. Even with suspicious plot the episode still played well. Good watch.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Finally Finished the Series - My top 25 newdickmorris
Radio Show vs 30 Minute Episodes newdickmorris
Whiskey Served in Vintage Westerns bobeich1
Mayblossom rex-sheldon
Inconsistent justice grifftrain2000
I don't like Quint newdickmorris
Discuss The Queue (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?