Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Unwanted Deputy 

Determined to avenge his murderous brother's hanging, Vince Walsh begins a self-serving campaign of unofficially helping to keep the peace in Dodge City over Matt's objections. Walsh is ... See full summary »

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... Matt Dillon
... Chester
... Doc
... Kitty
... Vince
... Maise
Marlowe Jensen ... Dave (as Marlowe Jenson)
Dick Rich ... Rudd
... Harry (as Ed Faulkner)
... Touhey (as Dirk London)
... Lee
Bob Wienskjo ... Bob (as Bob Wiensko)
Joe Haworth ... Charlie
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Determined to avenge his murderous brother's hanging, Vince Walsh begins a self-serving campaign of unofficially helping to keep the peace in Dodge City over Matt's objections. Walsh is certain that his actions and his taunts will eventually goad the Marshal into a gunfight. Written by Sam Spear

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Western

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TV-G
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5 March 1960 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Edward Faulkner who plays the cowboy who was murdered in the first scene of the show was a member of the John Wayne troupe of actors in many of Wayne's movies. See more »

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Run Rabbit Run
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Written by Noel Gay and Ralph T. Butler
Performed by Dennis Weaver
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This episode has no closure.
2 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Here is another episode that has a strange ending that really does not match the story. When the credit begin to roll the viewer almost feels taken by the writer as the show really did not have an opening and absolutely no closure.

The story centers around Vince Walsh who had his brother arrested by Marshal Dillon and then found guilty and was hanged in Hay City. Vince is now set on killing Marshal Dillon. But here is the odd part, he is going to make Matt draw on him by doing unwanted deputy work around Dodge (not the most interesting challenge).

Anyway the story continues as Vince is making a form of a 'citizen's arrest' on people until the town believes Vince would be a great value as a paid regular deputy working beside Matt. Matt is not buying it and thinks Vince is up to some shenanigans.

I never knew where this story was going. If he really wanted the Marshal dead it may have been better to hide in an alley or by a tree outside of town instead of being a regular site at the Long Branch. The episode ends in just a strange way as it began with nothing being accomplished. Not the best show in the box.


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