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Love of a Good Woman 

An old friend of Doc's, a nurse, is visiting and he hopes she will stay around Dodge. In the meantime Matt is worried that an ex-con is gunning for him even though he thought he was innocent five years ago.

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... Matt Dillon
... Chester
... Doc
... Kitty
... Abbie Twilling (as Jacquline Scott)
... Coney Thorne
... Gunman
... Stage Driver
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An old friend of Doc's, a nurse, is visiting and he hopes she will stay around Dodge. In the meantime Matt is worried that an ex-con is gunning for him even though he thought he was innocent five years ago.

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24 January 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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17 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Dissatisfied with her life in the east, Doc's former nurse Abby (Scott) shows up in Dodge, renewing her friendship with Doc. Okay. But then a vengeance-seeking ex-con Konie (Hagen) arrives looking for Matt who sent him up five years earlier. Now Matt has to watch his back, that is, until he gets a telegram stating that Konie's broken parole. Now there's going to be a showdown, or is there.

Good involving plot, except the gunman (Fancher) episode seems an awkward action device that intrudes on an otherwise interesting dilemma for Matt. The story comes from series inspiration John Meston and carries two of his earmarks. Note the subtext having to do with the plight of women in the chauvinistic male world of the frontier. It's implied by both Abby and Kitty. Also, Meston works in a number of references to his hometown of Pueblo, CO, which is not far mileage-wise from Dodge, which may help explain his exceptional feel for the series material.


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