Gunsmoke

Blind Man's Bluff

Season 8, Ep 24, Aired 2/23/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Bud Hayes cleans Walker out playing poker. Outside Walker kills Bud and robs him. Billy Poe sees him and tries to help. Bud asks his name. Bud says you're swing for this Billy Poe. As he dies he tells Matt Billy did it. A cowpoke tells Matt Poe is in Elkader. Matt enters a saloon in Elkader. Canby, Wells and Dano (CWD) don't like the law, and give Matt a hard time. Davey the town drunk leads Matt into a CWD trap. He's knocked unconcious. Dano kills Davey. Matt wakes, his sight is badly blurred. Matt tells a guy on the street (Billy) he had too much to drink and needs to get a room and lay down. CWD see Billy helping Matt. Billy brings Matt something to eat. Billy sees Matt's badge. Billy tells Matt it's a gloomy day out. Matt agrees. The sun is streaming in the window. Later the maid comments on the sunny day. Matt asks the maid to have boy have his horse saddled and brought to the hotel. CWD let slip to Billy they clunked Matt. They're ready to kill Billy for helping Matt. Billy says he's wanted for murder and want's Matt dead. The maid takes Matt to his horse. Matt asks the boy to take him to the edge of town. CWD and Billy catch up to Matt. One of CWD lassoes Matt and jerks him off his feet. He hits his head. Billy pulls a gun on CWD. Matt beats up CWD. When Matt hit his head his sight cleared up. Billy turns his gun over to Matt. Quint locks up CWD. Billy tells Matt what happened to Bud. Billy tells Matt I helped you, you oughta help me. Matt sees Walker and says he thinks he killed Hayes. Walker confesses. Billy's set free.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • Glenn Strange

    Sam (uncredited)

  • John Meston

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  • Notes (2)

    • Will Hutchins who portrayed Billy Poe is probably most famous for the role of Tom "Sugarfoot" Brewster in the old western series "Sugarfoot".

    • Any missing credits will need to wait as I will be unable to see the episode. 7/29/03.

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