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Young Man with a Gun 

After Matt beats fast gun and braggart Sam Kircher in a gunfight, Kircher's inexperienced teen brother comes to town and tells Matt he will learn to use a gun, and then kill him.

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After Matt unceremoniously kills despicable gunman Sam Kircher, teen-age brother Peyt Kircher arrives in Dodge and announces that he plans to practice drawing and shooting until he is good enough to face Matt and avenge his brother's death. Written by Sam Spear

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20 October 1956 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Have I Seen This Before
20 July 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Routine episode that unfortunately recycles familiar movieland plot of young greenhorn out to avenge brother's death, this time at the hands of Marshal Dillon. The brother is an arrogant gunfighter out to earn a reputation by outdrawing the lightning-fast lawman (Dillon)-- sound familiar? Fredd Wayne plays the role with obvious relish, too much in fact. Dillon beats him by drawing first which the kid interprets as unfair and now he wants to settle the score. There's not much to recommend here. Arness does usual fine job of playing the cool professional. Jack Dimond as the kid brother is okay, but can't generate much suspense since he's obviously too callow and likable to truly challenge the Marshal. The only interest is whether Dillon will have to kill the kid or not. However, the producers have already tipped their hand by their casting choice. Had the producers really wanted to establish a challenge, they would have cast a menacing kid like Jan Merlin. Anyway, it's okay fare for a really slow evening.


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