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Odd Man Out 

Matt is uncertain what to make of Cyrus Tucker's confused claim that his wife of 32 years "just ran off", especially when a homesteader claims that he saw the old man digging a large hole just behind his house.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Cyrus Tucker
William Phipps ... Hody Peel
Dabbs Greer ... Jonas
Elizabeth York Elizabeth York ... Mrs. Peel
George Selk ... Moss Grimmick
Dallas Mitchell Dallas Mitchell ... Cowboy
Clem Fuller ... Clem
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Matt is uncertain what to make of Cyrus Tucker's confused claim that his wife of 32 years "just ran off", especially when a homesteader claims that he saw the old man digging a large hole just behind his house.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In this episode the train depot ticket salesmen's name is mentioned. Matt tells Chester that " She didn't take the train, old BLANK remembers every ticket he's sold in the past ten years.". Peabody See more »

Goofs

When Cyrus is in front of his house watching Matt, Chester, and Hody ride up the camera angle from the front shows him with his hands by his sides. When the camera angle cuts to a view from his back, his hands are now on his waist with no time elapsed. See more »

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A heartbreaking story of life on the rugged prairie
22 August 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Another episode that begin in a slow manner and then took off making one of the better shows in the collection. A heartbreaking, tender story that is just as relevant today as it was in the late 1800's.

It begins when Cyrus Tucker wants to talk with the Marshal. He tells the Marshal that his wife, Bertha, of 32 years is missing. For the last three weeks he has been going around to his neighbors asking if they had seen Bertha but no one knows her whereabouts. It seems that Bertha has run off. And Cyrus wants Marshal Dillon to ask around and see if he could find her.

Well it is not long before a poor homesteader, Hody Peel, tries to sell some used clothes to Mr Jonas. Jonas remembers the clothes belonged to Bertha Tucker so he sends for the Marshal. Hody tells the Marshal that he got the clothes from a man about eight miles out of town. Then Hody tells Matt some other details about the clothes that is cause for investigation.

A nicely written story that played out well on the screen. Elisha Cook was excellent as the worried husband that longed for his wife. And when the episode comes to an end you really feel the emotion for the characters involved. Cannot say enough about this episode. Great show!


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