Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Brush at Elkader 

Matt must resort to trickery after he and Chester trail psychopathic killer Lou Shippen to a small town whose citizenry is so frightened of Shippen that they refuse to even point him out.

Director:

Ted Post

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Gage Clarke ... Hinkle
Alfred Linder Alfred Linder ... Clerk
Dennis Cross Dennis Cross ... Bartender
Malcolm Atterbury ... Liveryman
Paul Lambert ... Lou Shippen
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Storyline

Matt must resort to trickery after he and Chester trail psychopathic killer Lou Shippen to a small town whose citizenry is so frightened of Shippen that they refuse to even point him out.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1956 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Saloon music]
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Disappointing
6 September 2011 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

More contrived screenplay than usual. There's some curiosity as to who Lou Shippen is and why he dry-gulched nice guy Ben in Dodge. Matt and Chester travel to Elkader to get help from the people where he lives. But they're too scared of Shippen to assist. Trouble is the curiosity never really gels into suspense since Shippen remains something of an abstraction. Then too, his motivation rings hollow, to me at least. I don't know how a "psychopathic" menace who kills so readily would not be dry- gulched himself. Besides, too much time is given over to repeating the same note about people being too scared to help. Anyway, to me, this is not one of the better entries.


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