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Colorado Sheriff 

Matt and Chester find Rod Ellison shot and paralyzed on the prairie and return him to Dodge for surgery. Ben Witter abrasively advises Matt that he is a deputy sheriff from Pueblo who has ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesse Hibbs

Writer:

John Meston
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Wright King ... Rod Ellison
Robert Karnes ... Ben Witter
Kelton Garwood Kelton Garwood ... Sam Jones
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Myles (as Woodrow Chambliss)
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Matt and Chester find Rod Ellison shot and paralyzed on the prairie and return him to Dodge for surgery. Ben Witter abrasively advises Matt that he is a deputy sheriff from Pueblo who has come to Dodge to arrest Ellison for robbery, but Matt is suspicious of Witter's refusal to produce a valid arrest warrant. Written by Sam Spear

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Colorado Sheriff" initially aired on the CBS Television Network on June 17, 1961 and was the last first-run 30-minute episode to be broadcast. See more »

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Average, with Compensations
16 February 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Matt and Chester are shot at when they stumble across a wounded man on the prairie. Matt fires back, but the shooter gets away. Back in Dodge, Doc patches the wounded man up; meanwhile, a hard-nosed deputy sheriff from Pueblo turns up, claiming the wounded man is wanted in Colorado for bank robbery. Trouble is the deputy doesn't respect Matt's authority in Dodge, while the suspect escapes from Doc's care. So Matt has to polish his gun and sort things out.

Average episode whose ending, however, is both unpredictable and nicely ironic. Karnes gives good performance as ornery sheriff, but it's odd to see ordinarily meekish Wright King in bad guy role. I don't know how much Chester is paid for doing all the housekeeping chores (scrubbing floors) for Matt's jail. But I hope it was a lot.


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