Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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When an epidemic of typhoid fever hits Dodge, some citizens want to take the law into their own hands against the person suspected as the carrier of the disease.

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... Matt Dillon
... Chester
... Doc
... Kitty
... Bradley
Patrick O'Moore ... Matthews
Evelyn Scott ... Olive
Norbert Schiller ... Franz Betzer
Phil Rich ... Townsman
Gordon Mills ... Burkleman
Lisa Golm ... Mrs. Saur
... Hannah
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When an epidemic of typhoid fever hits Dodge, some citizens want to take the law into their own hands against the person suspected as the carrier of the disease.

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14 April 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Howard McNear, who plays Bradley in this episode, played Doc Adams on radio's original "Gunsmoke." See more »

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We Leave Him Out Under the Daisies
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Performed by Milburn Stone
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Trouble in Dodge when an outbreak of typhoid fever hits
13 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

When Doc Adams diagnose cases of typhoid fever in Dodge it sends the town leaders into an uproar. They do not want the news spread that a possible plague is running around Dodge and demands that Doc find out where the fever originated. With all the suspected subjects quarantined in the Marshal's jail, the only know fact is that they gather at Berdino's Restaurant about ten days ago to plan a German festival. That is the only lead that Doc has at this early stage of the outbreak.

But when one of the city leader, Cunningham, kills Berdino to stop the disease, Doc loses valuable information that could have been useful in tracing the cause of the fever. And then another fever victim comes to the office this time someone that never ate at Berdinos. Now Doc can only look at other factors that might have cause the outbreak. He does know that the festival included food cooked by the blacksmith named Betzer. Doc volunteers himself to eat food cooked by Betzer to see if he becomes sick. But before Doc can eat his portion, Chester comes in and snatches a bite. Now it will all depend if Chester gets the fever that could possibly kill him.

Milburn Stone has his largest part to date with this episode. He is still the grumpy hard-headed person in this early season rather than the lovable teddy bear from last seasons, but it works. Not really my cup of tea when we come to watchable shows but one that did hold my interest to the very end. Nice watch.


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