Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Once a Haggen 

Bucko, a close friend of Festus, is accused of murdering a man to whom he lost at poker. When his alibi witness lies out of fear, Bucko is sentenced to hang, and Festus, who'd begun to see the marshal as a friend, vows Bucko won't swing.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writer:

Les Crutchfield
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Ken Curtis ... Festus
Slim Pickens ... Bucko Taos
Elizabeth MacRae ... April
John Hudson ... Curly Graham
Kenneth Tobey ... Fickett
Roy Barcroft ... Pop Schiller
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Judge
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Storyline

Festus, playing a poker game at the Long Branch, loses to a traveling salesman. When he turns up dead and robbed, they suspect a close friend of his as evidence, found at the scene, doesn't help nor do their remarks as they were leaving: about robbing him. Written by DrDOS

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Genres:

Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1964 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second of only two times that the characters of Chester and Festus appear in the same episode. Dennis Weaver left the series a short time later, and Festus, played by Ken Curtis, became the main sidekick for Marshall Dillon. See more »

Quotes

Festus: [gets his hands free from the ropes the mob tied them with] I've got my hands loose.
Bucko: Good you can wave good-bye to them.
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Soundtracks

Chickens on the Pen
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Performed by Ken Curtis and Slim Pickens on Harmonica
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Just okay
28 October 2018 | by maskers-87126See all my reviews

At least Festus broke his endless stream of bromances for a minute although his interactions with April were like a love sick 12 yr old. and APRIL. Every episode she was on she appeared to be severly mentally deficent. But a good mystery line to story.


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