Gunsmoke: Season 20, Episode 14

The Squaw (6 Jan. 1975)

TV Episode  -   -  Western
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Matt, in pursuit of three bank robbers, inadvertently catches a fourth one -- their bagman, who swiped the loot and took off. The thieves learn what's happened and go in pursuit of both ... See full summary »

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Matt, in pursuit of three bank robbers, inadvertently catches a fourth one -- their bagman, who swiped the loot and took off. The thieves learn what's happened and go in pursuit of both Matt and the thief. While stopped at a water hole, Matt and the thief meet a group of Indians who are about to leave a squaw in the desert to die. The startled thief asks why and is told the woman is a bad-luck omen, having outlived both of her husbands. To his own surprise, the thief bargains to take the squaw with him and Matt. He doesn't have any regard for the woman, but she proves startlingly helpful when the bank robbers catch up with the group and lay siege to their cabin. Written by Peter Harris

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Strong acting by John Saxton makes this entertaining
6 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode gets confused with a 1961 episode with the same title but has no similarities in plot or characters.

In this 1975 episode, a group of bank robbers are riding in the desert. When one of the robber's horse goes lame, the leader, Charlie Dent, decides that the one that did not fully take part in the robbery, Gristy Calhoun(John Saxton), will be left killed and the loot split among the living. However Gristy anticipated that he was going to be left out- so he removed the bullets out of Charlie's gun. So when all this went down Gristy took all the money and left the others in the desert. Of course this was not going to set well with the remain men and they made a pact to find Gristy and the money.

Meanwhile Matt catches up with Gristy and will take him back to Dodge for trial. But Gristy now has an Indian squaw that was left by a local tribe after having been married to two braves that died. She was considered back luck by the Indians and left with Gristy.

Soon the other robbers, wanting the money, are on the trail of Matt and Gristy. Matt, Gristy and the Squaw retreat to a old miner's shack to hopefully fend off the attack by the robbers.

The action seemed slow in coming but picked up well near the end. The lovely Arlene Martel that played the Indian Squaw named Quanah - looked beautiful as ever, especially when she mounted a horse, but seemed not to have been the right cast for the part. With the strong actors in this episode she was mechanical in her performance. Other than that small item, the program was interesting to watch. Good show from the last season.


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