Gunsmoke

Cotter's Girl

Season 8, Ep 19, Aired 1/19/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Cotter goads Mackel into giving him a severe beating. Cotter gives Matt money and a letter for his girl, Clarey. Cotter wants Matt to see that she gets to his sister Flo in Harrisburg. Cotter drinks his last slug of whiskey and dies. Matt rides up to get Clarey expecting a ten year old. She's a might older (upper teens). Matt reads her the letter and gives her the money. Clarey bites Matt as he sleeps and says she likes him. They stay in the town of Shallow Water for the night. Matt tries to buy her new clothes, but she objects to the corset. Matt says forget it. In Dodge she puts on Doc's shoes, and Kitty brings her a dress. She keeps hugging Matt. Matt and Chester try to teach her table manners. Matt gets her settled at Ma Smalley's. In the morning Ma tells Matt she's gone. Chester and Dillon find her for her morning constitutional at the stream. Chester's helping learn to read and write. Clarey's all gussied up when she comes into the Long Branch. Matt sees her off on the stage. She looks admiringly at a tall fellow passenger as he boards.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • Kathleen Hite

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  • Notes (1)

    • This is Mariette Hartley's first television appearance.

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