Gunsmoke

A Town in Chains

Season 20, Ep 2, Aired 9/16/74
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  • Episode Description
  • A group of bandits attempt to rob a town while masquerading as soldiers.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Matt: Well I'm not much of a bettin' man. But if I was, I'd sure bet on something worthwhile.

    • Arlene: Save, ha ha ha. Drunks, squaslie and a cloud of hoardes could save this town better than those ridge-runners in there. You think I was raised in a shoe box or something.

    • Arlene: Yeah, them in there, they're smart. You, you had an original idea it'd blow your head off.

    • Oregon: My old man always said 'half the world was made by talking loud'.

    • Oregon: If that's a blanket then hogs wear scarves.

    Notes (2)

    • Note at the end of the episode: Portions of this picture were filmed in the Coronado National Forest, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    • An interesting note - Most Gunsmoke fans know that Ken Curtis was actually a great singer - he replaced Frank Sinatra on Tommy Dorsey's Big Band. That was why he went to Hollywood. But on this episode - another actor - Med Flory (Sheriff Van Berkle) was an accomplished Jazz Saxophonist and leader of a well respected Jazz group - "Super Sax" - which took classic Jazz Solo transcriptions of Jazz Legends such as Charlie Parker, etc and voiced them for an entire Saxophone section - very intricate Jazz Recordings.

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