Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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The Violators 

A violent killing appears to be the work of Indians, but Matt doubts it. Someone accuses Quint of it and the solution involves secret motives and revenge in Indian country.

Director:

Harry Harris

Writer:

John Dunkel
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Burt Reynolds ... Quint
Ken Curtis ... Festus
Denver Pyle ... Caleb
James Anderson ... Hewitt
Michael Pate ... Buffalo Calf
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Mrs. Hewitt
Garry Walberg ... Scroggs
Lee Phillip Bell Lee Phillip Bell ... Mrs. Bell (as Lee Phillip)
Douglas Kennedy ... Talbot
Martin Blaine ... Colonel
Arthur Batanides Arthur Batanides ... Harv Foster
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A violent killing appears to be the work of Indians, but Matt doubts it. Someone accuses Quint of it and the solution involves secret motives and revenge in Indian country.

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Genres:

Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The tall, gaunt Indian, who says nothing and receives no credit, appears to be John Dierkes, who had a long career as a character actor. He appears in several stories, most notably as the dying Indian Festus tries to save ("My Brother's Keeper"). See more »

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Good episode based on moralities
16 April 2019 | by csmith-99615See all my reviews

This plot has been done countless times before but the difference here is it's not just a who done it. A couple white men are murdered and scalped in Dodge making it look like the work of Indians. Matt's not so sure but the townfolk are. They're ready to organize a posse and go out and find some Indians to kill. (Racism is the subject of many Gunsmoke episodes) Not to give the ending away but at the end we have Matt, an Indian chief and an old mountain man, each giving their version of morality . Can't imagine that happening in any other TV western. That's what sets Gunsmoke apart from other series.


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