Attention-starved Kate Kinsman claims that her husband Jeff was murdered by their handsome (and unattached) neighbor Ed Dolliver. The physical evidence points to Dolliver's guilt, but Matt is unconvinced and sets a trap to expose the killer.Written by
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[Kitty going to drink coffee instead of beer]
Boy, you sure changed your ways.
Oh... you ever known me to drink anything before dark?
Well, only on cloudy days when you got confused.
Oh, you're funny!
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Kate Kinsman is going to seed on a farm as wife of uncaring husband, Jeff. She craves attention and tries to get some by tricking Jeff into a fight with handsome neighbor, Dolliver (John Anderson). The ploy however backfires. Then suddenly Jeff turns up dead and Kate sics the marshal on Dolliver.
Average episode that manages some suspense. Notice how effectively the characters of Kate and Jeff are sketched-in during the first half-minute. Somehow I get the impression this entry would have been more effective had writer Meston played up the plight of a vain woman losing her looks in unappreciative surroundings. This would certainly amount to a novel story angle for a Western series and one crypto-feminist Meston could have scripted intelligently. Chester again shines with his backwoods twang and earnest stammer-- watch Arness's subtle reactions to his deputy's always growling stomach.
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