Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Ironic tragedy results when Danny Kader stubbornly disregards his father's predispositions (and Matt's pragmatic advice) in order to attempt an elopement with a young gypsy woman.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Les Crutchfield (story by), John Meston (teleplay by)
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Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Darryl Hickman ... Danny Kader
John Carradine ... Kader
Suzanne Lloyd ... Nayomi
Frank DeKova ... Leader (as Frank de Kova)
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Ironic tragedy results when Danny Kader stubbornly disregards his father's predispositions (and Matt's pragmatic advice) in order to attempt an elopement with a young gypsy woman.

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Genres:

Western

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TV-G
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This episode reunites two of the stars from The Grapes of Wrath (1940): John Carradine (Kader) played Jim Casey in the movie and Darryl Hickman (Danny Kader) played Winfield Joad. See more »

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Nasty Old Man Story
28 March 2020 | by Johnny_WestSee all my reviews

In the world of Gunsmoke, just about every person that lived outside of the town was a nasty, vile, inbred, psychotic. Over and over again, when Dillon runs into people living in shacks out in the prairie, they are hostile, mean, angry, and usually pointing a gun at Dillon, or in some episodes shooting at him.

I wonder if that is what the people of the Old West were really like? I hope not. In this episode, cranky old John Carradine is featured as the angry Father of a typical idealistic 1950s/60s dopey teenager. The teenager is played by Daryl Hickman, who looks and acts like Wally from Leave it to Beaver. He falls in love with a gypsy whose family has their wagons parked on Carradine's land.

The gypsies want nothing to do with Hickman, Carradine wants to shoot the gypsies off his land, and Marshal Dillon wants law and order. Inevitably, as often happens in any Gunsmoke episode, the results are tragic. Gunsmoke did not have many happy endings.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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