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Widow's Mite 

Matt is strongly suspicious of the character and the intentions of gentleman gambler Leach Fields, especially when he proposes marriage to a recently-widowed woman who may know the location of $10,000 in stolen money.

Director:

Ted Post

Writers:

John Meston (story by), John Meston (screenplay by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Katharine Bard ... Ada Morton
Marshall Thompson ... Leach Fields
Ken Mayer ... Zack Morton
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Matt is strongly suspicious of the character and the intentions of gentleman gambler Leach Fields, especially when he proposes marriage to a recently-widowed woman who may know the location of $10,000 in stolen money.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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James Arness and Marshall Thompson both appeared as fellow 101st Airborne soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge war movie Battleground (1949). See more »

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Chester: The smell of money does things to people, even good people.
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Never trust a Gambler
22 June 2011 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Matt has the goods on thief Zack Morton, but Zack won't go peaceably, a dumb move that leaves a plain-faced widow (Bard). So why does polite, well-dressed gambler (Thompson) up and marry this prairie-hardened widow so soon afterward. Matt has his suspicions, especially after rumors circulate about Zack's hidden loot.

There's some droll byplay between Matt and Doc, as Matt lounges along Front Street. In a key role, Thompson makes a boyishly unlikely gambler, but I guess that's the point. Nothing special here, except maybe the realistic frontier shack. And when Matt and Chester ride off from it at the end, the series' pensive note is again felt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1958 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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