Gunsmoke

Hammerhead

Season 10, Ep 14, Aired 12/26/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Big Jim Ponder's coming to town to buy Fitch Tallman's Morgans. Carrie, Jim's daughter, and Big Jim stop in to say hi to Matt. Fitch has paid Shills to grease the rails. Festus runs Fitch's stock down. He says Morgans ain't nothin' compared to Wohaw's quarter horses. Carrie wants a quarterhorse. Tom tells Fitch, Festus is showing Big Jim horses. Fitch bets Carrie $100 her horse versus his pick. Fitch tells Festus any distance. He says Dodge to Cheyenne. Big Jim bets on Hammerhead, Carrie's horse. Big Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. It'll start 6:00 am Monday and end 6:00 am Saturday. Deggers wants to enter a third horse. Deggers bets Jim $10,000. There's over $50,000 bet. Including five from Doc and five from Matt. Some say Festus is riding to lose for the gamblers. Wohaw and Fitch bet each other their stables. Carrie's riding the buckboard, that will accompany Festus, with Squatty. Someone cut Festus' saddle strap. The Morgans have a ten minute lead on Festus. A horse gets away from Squatty when changing teams. Carrie doesn't trust Squatty. Squatty sabotages the wagon. Carrie finds out and tells Festus. Fitch gave Squatty $100 and offered him a better job. Matt takes the train to Cheyenne and gets a horse. Carrie is kidnapped. Feeney says he passed Carrie's wagon and there was no one with it. Feeney and his partner beat Festus up. Matt rides up. Carrie is being held at a line shack. Matt's going to get her. Festus is twenty miles from Cheyenne. Rattlesnake Joe, the other Morgan, has five minutes on Festus. Festus wins. Matt arrives with Carrie. Matt, Festus and Wohaw are getting on the stage. Matt asks Festus are you sure you want to leave?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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