Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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On the way back to Dodge with outlaw Waco Thompson, Matt runs into a very pregnant Indian woman. With a gang on their heels Matt finds a farm house to help the woman, but runs into bigotry with a painful past.



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Episode cast overview:
Matt Dillon
Doc (credit only)
Kitty (credit only)
Festus (credit only)
Waco Thompson
Louise Latham ...
Polly Cade
Nathan Cade
Joy Fielding ...
Ann Cade
Fuller (as Lee DeBroux)
Pat Thompson ...
One Moon
Liz Marshall ...
Lawrence Mann ...


Matt Dillon (James Arness) and his prisoner, Waco Thompson (Victor French), begin the trek to Dodge City, where Waco is wanted for robbery. Along the way they find a young Kiowa woman, One Moon (Pat Thompson), who is about to have a baby in the wilderness. Matt and Waco must help her while eluding four ex-henchmen of Waco who are bent on revenge for his duplicity. Harry Carey Jr. and Louise Latham play important roles in the action. Written by richardann

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9 December 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This role and others like it helped to change Victor French's image from that of a "heavy" to a more likable character. See more »


Slick Ragan: Gamble, save your femalin' for after we catch up with Waco!
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If I live to be 300......
11 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

That was a saying said many times in this jam-packed episode that features Marshal Dillon making his way to Dodge City with a bandit named Waco Thompson (Victor French) that turns out to be a nice guy for an outlaw. But that is just the tip of the iceberg as Matt will meet with other challenges along the path back to Dodge.

It all starts the morning that Matt starts the trip with Waco. Some gang member come by looking for Ole Waco but find him missing. It seems that Waco was holding a strong box, from a robbery, for the gang and they are here to get their boot of the money. When they find Waco gone, a saloon woman tells them that he rode off with a large man to the east. The gang thinks that Waco has teamed up with another bandit and is skipping out with all the money. So eastward and to Dodge the gang ride.

By chance, Matt knows that a gang is looking for them. So they ride into Dodge from another direction. But it is not long before Matt and Waco find a very pregnant Indian woman and Matt refuses to leave her to die.

They finally come upon a farm house that is occupied by husband and wife Nathan and Polly Cade (Harry Carey Jr and Louise Latham) and their mute daughter Ann. Ms Cade refuses to help the Indian woman. In fact she does not even want her in her house. Before the end of the show we will learn the reason that Ms Cade feels the way she does toward the Indian.

But lets not forget about the gang that will track Matt and Waco to the house with the intentions of making Waco turn the money over. Matt will have his hands full from both sides in this episode.

Victor French plays Waco, a likable bandit, to perfection which will be his calling card for the remainder of his acting career. Even Louise Latham, who at times I find hard to watch, does a nice job playing the scornful mother with a painful past. Overall this was one of the better shows and highly entertaining. The show does not have enough time to become dull before another situation is afoot. Good Watch!

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