Playhouse 90: Season 1, Episode 23

Invitation to a Gunfighter (7 Mar. 1957)

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When a Confederate soldier returns home after the Civil War, he finds that his house has been sold by the town boss.



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Episode credited cast:
Richard Joy ...
Himself - Announcer (as Dick Joy)
Matt Jeffers
Julie Bickford
Sheriff Kyle Bickford
Harris Clayton
Milton Parsons ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Barton ...
Mrs. Medford (as Ann Barton)
Himself - Host
Joseph Perry ...
Deputy Blue (as Joe Perry)
John Shay ...


When a Confederate soldier returns home after the Civil War, he finds that his house has been sold by the town boss.

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7 March 1957 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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31 May 2006 | by (Tustin, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this episode as a 10-year old child, and it has lived with me ever since, even though I never saw it again.

High O'Brian is a gunfighter who has an entire town in his grip. The townsfolk pool their resources so that they can pay another gunfighter (Gilbert Roland) to end O'Brian's reign of terror.

The plan works, and he is driven out of town.

But guess what? If the townspeople thought they had it bad when O'Brian was terrorizing their town, that was child's play by comparison to what Gilbert Roland carries on once he assumes control.

On the off chance that anyone is able to see this show, I won't spoil the ending, although you can probably figure it out.

Just promise to please alert this site if you should hear a rumor that this marvelous program will be shown after a mere 49 years in storage (hopefully).

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