Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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A grizzly old man, Bodie Tatum, finds out that he only has days to live. His final wish is to be reunited with the family he abandoned years ago.


Gunnar Hellström


Jim Byrnes


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Ken Curtis ... Festus
Buck Taylor ... Newly
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Gene Evans ... Bodie Tatum
Sandra Smith Sandra Smith ... Maddy
Sheila Larken ... Marion
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Gwenn (as Jay Macintosh)
Jeff Pomerantz ... Dirk Mitchell
Anakorita Anakorita ... Kata (as Ana Korita)
Kenneth Tobey ... Ed Terrall
Lloyd Nelson ... Clergyman
Neil Summers ... Joe Beel
Robert Tindell Robert Tindell ... Man #1


A grizzly old man, Bodie Tatum, finds out that he only has days to live. His final wish is to be reunited with the family he abandoned years ago.

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13 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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A predictable show with average results.
10 January 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

An older former gunman, that has warrants still out for his arrest, is attacked by a bear. The injures are serious and the gunman, Bodie Tatum, only is given about a week to live by Doc Adams.

We now learn that Bodie, who is now living with an Indian woman and they have a child together, had abandoned his family years ago. Leaving his three daughters with his wife. His wife had dies but he sent for his three daughter to come and visit him. We learn that he has three different type daughter, one was a hard working and looking woman, one was a young social type person and the other was a saloon girl.

His dying wishes is to make amends with his daughter and to be buried by his wife in Spearville. After some uncomfortable moments, the daughters decide to honor their father wish and take him to Spearville to be buried. But this would prove difficult as most of Spearville remember the gunman and what no part of him returning to their town. The Sheriff of Spearville will do all he can to stop the wagon that is occupied by Bodie Tatum. So with warrant still on Bodie, Marshal Dillon will make the trip with Bodie and the daughters.

Gene Evans does a nice job of playing the dying man that finally comes to grip with his daughters. The writers did a nice job of having each daughter come from different backgrounds which lead to more interest in the story. However there was little action during most of the show and a lot of routine dialog. An average show with average results.

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