Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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The Patsy 

Matt doubts the veracity of Long Branch hostess Holly Fanshaw's claim that she saw trail drover Fly Hoyt murder young Dave Thorp. His suspicions increase further when Hoyt voluntarily returns to Dodge in order to clear his name.

Director:

Richard Whorf

Writers:

Les Crutchfield (teleplay by), John Meston (story by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Martin Landau ... Thorp
Peter Breck ... Fly Hoyt
Ken Lynch ... Jim Cavanaugh
Jan Harrison Jan Harrison ... Holly Fanshaw
John Alderman ... Dave
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Storyline

Matt doubts the veracity of Long Branch hostess Holly Fanshaw's claim that she saw trail drover Fly Hoyt murder young Dave Thorp. His suspicions increase further when Hoyt voluntarily returns to Dodge in order to clear his name.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Matt disarms Martin Landau's character Thorp and then goes over to Ma Smalley's Boarding House to meet up with suspect Fly Hoyt and witness Holly Fanshaw. A gunshot is heard. Matt finds Hoyt in the now deceased Fanshaw's room. His gun on the floor, Hoyt claims he was hit over the head by someone hiding behind the door. Matt then escorts Hoyt back toward a mob being led by Thorp. Thorp inexplicably has his .45 back in his holster and is shot dead by Matt when he draws against him. See more »

Quotes

Doc: [Leans over body of murdered Dave Thorp] He was shot in the back. I don't understand it - he was a fine boy. I didn't think he had an enemy in the world.
Marshal Matt Dillon: He had one, Doc.
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Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(uncredited)
Music by Daniel E. Kelley and Brewster M. Higley
Saloon music
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Good mysyery
13 October 2018 | by maskers-87126See all my reviews

Although one can usually figure it out based on the guest star, this time Martin Landau. Had a beginning,middle and end which is not always the case. Sometimes there is too,much story for the half hour. Someimes too little. This one was well done.


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