Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Circus Trick 

A circus family comes to town and charms the populace, who don't know the family's real stock in trade is larceny.

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writer:

Les Crutchfield
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Burt Reynolds ... Quint
Ken Curtis ... Festus
Walter Burke ... Harry Elko
Elizabeth MacRae ... April Clomely
Warren Oates ... Speeler
Isabel Jewell ... Madame Ahr (as Isabel Jewel)
Ken Scott ... Big Eddie
Roy Roberts ... Mr. Botkin
Roy Barcroft ... Roy
Glenn Strange ... Sam
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Storyline

A circus family comes to town and charms the populace, who don't know the family's real stock in trade is larceny.

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Genres:

Western

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth MacRae final appearance as Festus's girl friend April. She had appeared in 3 other episodes in that role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Beautiful Dreamer
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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A Deeply Moving Gunsmoke
1 February 2019 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

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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