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Reunion '78 

Long Branch hostess Belle Archer sees Jerry Shand shoot a former Quantrill Raider dead in self defense, but refuses to say so, and now he faces a murder trial.

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Harold Swanton (story by), Harold Swanton (screenplay by)
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Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Val Dufour ... Jerry Shand
Marion Brash ... Belle
Maurice Manson ... Andy Culley
Joseph V. Perry ... Witness (as Joe Perry)
Mason Curry Mason Curry ... Marty
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Jerry Shand finds himself facing a hangman's noose after killing jovial hardware drummer Andy Culley, but Matt learns that Culley was a former Quantrill raider and senses that reticent Long Branch hostess Belle Archer is the key to proving Jerry's claim of self-defense. Written by Sam Spear

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Western

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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Music by Stephen Foster
Played on an unseen piano in the Long Branch Saloo
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"I Saw Nothing! I Heard Nothing! I Know Nothing!"

"Reunion '78" is definitely one of my very favorite TV episodes from "Gunsmoke's" first season (1956).

This one's story of escalating tension builds very nicely into a suspenseful "courtroom-drama" climax where the angry citizens of Dodge City finally find out the real story behind the tragic shooting of chummy hardware drummer, Andy Culley.

"Reunion '78" is certainly full of powerful emotional conflict, past resentments, and the uncovering of a deep, dark secret from former times that eventually comes to light to the great relief of those involved.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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