Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Cherry Red 

The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.


Andrew V. McLaglen


Les Crutchfield




Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Joanna Moore ... Cherry Odell
Arthur Franz ... Red Larner
Douglas Kennedy ... Yancey Cliver
Cliff Ketchum Cliff Ketchum ... Nightshirt


The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.

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Release Date:

11 June 1960 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Joanna Moore shines in this last show of season five.
16 September 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Joanna Moore does a great job of playing the molasses talking southern charmer in this well acted episode that ends season five for the series. Ms Moore plays Cherry Odell who is living in Dodge and at the time is all alone. Her husband, Slim, has ran out on her and with his partner, Yancey, they set off robbing and stealing. But unbeknownst to Cherry her husband has been shot and killed when trying to rob the stagecoach and the person that shot Slim, Red Larner, just happens to be in Dodge in hopes of finding Yancey who is still on the loose.

With the stagecoach investigator, Red Larner, looking for the other bandit, he becomes smitten with Cherry's looks. He even tells her that he is going to marry her one day (which is somewhat creepy). But anyway when they find Red with a bullet in his back, Matt becomes suspicious that Cherry may know more about the situation that she lets others believe. Matt is going to do a little investigation of his own.

A nice story that was very well played by all involved. Ms Moore was so likable in this episode that we can easily forgive any misstep that Cherry Odell could possibly make. The only reservation about the episode was the ending decision made by Cherry. But then again I hear loose women just heal quicker. Good watch.

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