Gunsmoke: Season 10, Episode 29

Twenty Miles from Dodge (10 Apr. 1965)

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On a stagecoach returning to Dodge, Kitty and her traveling companions are waylaid and held for ransom.



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Episode cast overview:
Will Helmick
Brian C. Follansbee
Eleanor Starkey
Tony Haig ...
Johnny Hutton
Otie Schaffer
William Fawcett ...
Bert Fraley
Noam Pitlik ...
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Grant Shay


On a stagecoach returning to Dodge, Kitty and her traveling companions are waylaid and held for ransom.

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Every time Kitty takes the stage- something bad happens
10 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone please tell Kitty not to take the stage. It always seems that something bad happens on her trip and in this episode nothing changes.

On her way back to Dodge after four weeks away, Kitty's stagecoach is held-up by Grant Shay and his gang. But what Shay is after is not loot but the people. He feels like he can ransom their lives and make a large profit.

On the stage with Kitty is Eleanor Starkey and her son, a gambler named Will Helmick, a railroad big-wig named Follansbee and young man named Johnny Hutton. All their lives will be turned upside down when they are hauled off the stage and made to walk up into the hills and held at gunpoint without shelter in a cattle corral.

Meanwhile back in Dodge, Matt has been itching for the stage to arrive. It been four weeks since he has seen Kitty and is worried about tardiness of the stage. When the stage arrives vacant of any people, Matt knows there is a problem. Festus and Matt set off to find out what happened.

The episode was fine right up till the ending. The ending seemed to have been written in haste as if they had no thought except to end the show. And for a entertaining plot the ending was just unbelievable. No fault on the acting but that one scene made the show appear to be for naught.

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