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Monopoly 

Two murders result when an unscrupulous Eastern businessman named Ivy hires a psychotic killer to help him establish undisputed control of Dodge City's freight shipment business.

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Chester
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Doc
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Kitty
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Ivy
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Joe Trimble
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Cam Speegle
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Bob Adams
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Two murders result when an unscrupulous Eastern businessman named Ivy hires a psychotic killer to help him establish undisputed control of Dodge City's freight shipment business.

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4 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Kitty: Can't you stuff that into a shotgun and give it to him that way?
Marshal Matt Dillon: Good thing you're not a man, Kitty.
Kitty: I suppose if I were I'd be just as bad as the rest of you!
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Like Her Eyes of Brown
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Performed by Dennis Weaver
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Cornering the Market
4 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Freight hauler Trimble is a nice guy. Trouble is he won't sell out to slick businessman Ivy who's buying up all the other freight haulers in Dodge so he can set monopoly prices. Now Ivy's brought in gunman Cam Speegle for unclear reasons that make Matt suspicious, especially after Trimble's wife is killed.

A better than average episode distinguished by an unorthodox ending. That excellent actor Harry Townes makes a convincing slimy operator, making the ending that much more believable. The plot itself seems quite contemporary as one predatory businessman tries to drive his competitors out of the market so he can dictate prices. Matt's downbeat last comment is the memorable sort that lifted the series above its TV competition.


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