Elizabeth MacRae final appearance as Festus's girl friend April. She had appeared in 3 other episodes in that role. See more »
When the carnival arrives, the calliope player is rendering "Over the Waves" (written in 1888) and "The Billboard March" (written in 1901). The latter is impossible, and the former highly unlikely, as Dodge was in decline in the early 1880s. See more »
Walter Burke gives what may well be the performance of a lifetime in this deeply moving Gunsmoke. As Harry Elko, a small time circus owner and bank robber, Burke has seldom been better nor his talents so wonderfully utilized. The closing scene where he delivers a beautifully written statement of regret is one of the most emotional moments ever captured on television. His face communicates more than a thousand words when he expresses the pain and failure he feels as he looks back at his life. A memorable Gunsmoke episode and a wonderful showcase for Mr. Walter Burke.
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