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Part one is action packed- can't wait to see part two
kfo9494 from United States
1 April 2013
This part one episode has everything that makes the 'Gunsmoke' series a
long running western drama. In fact this was one of the better shows
that I have seen in a long time. I am really not a fan of two part
episodes since most of the time the first part is just extended dialog.
But this episode proved me wrong.
The story involves a large group of bandits led by Jim Stark. they have
been robbing banks all across Missouri and now have may there way
toward Dodge. They are not a regular group of outlaws that just ride
into town and rob, they have a unique plan where they send someone into
town the day before the robbery and get all the scoop of the town.
The Stark Group send in a man, Les McConnell (John Anderson), who poses
as a gun salesman. He is like the front man that goes around town
casing out the town before reporting back to Jim Stark. With timely
precision the group rides in from direct directions and goes into the
bank and forces the manager to open the safe. The group are only in the
bank for a short time before leaving with the loot. This has worked
well for many robberies.
However, even with advise that Dodge has a Marshal with a tough
background on outlaws, Jim Stark wants the Dodge Bank. He sends two of
his men into Dodge to kill Marshal Dillon. But things go wrong for the
two and they are killed. Marshal Dillon suspects something is up and
starts looking at old wanted posters.
Jim Stark wants the bank so bad plus the fact that none of the gang is
wanted in Kansas, he still seeks to rob the bank. His gang rides into
town with the same standards but do not realize that Marshal Dillon
knows the gang is somewhere around Dodge.
This is an outstanding episode that is packed full of action and
suspense. Nearly every scene in this episode is important to the
overall plot which keeps the viewer interested the entire time. After
watching cannot wait to see the second part of this show.
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