Gunsmoke

Island in the Desert (1)

Season 20, Ep 11, Aired 12/2/74
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  • Episode Description
  • Festus, in the desert hunting escaped killer Gard Dixon is wounded by the outlaw. He is found by Ben Snow, a half-crazy hermit who has been living in the desert with his gold for many years.

  • 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 (6)

    • Ben: Gold can build or buy the devil.

    • Festus: Here it is hot enough to fry a horseshoe. Me totin' a load like this. I gotta have me a drink.

    • Ben: (singing) Ten Strike girls are fat 'n sassy, red dyed hair an' mighty brassey.....smiles and sweet talk just like honey, pick your pocket for your money.....

    • Matt: Uhmmm, good a man as Festus is, I'm worried about him this time. This Gard Dixon, 'bout the closest thing to a vicious animal I ever saw.

    • Festus: I'll find her. Us Hagens has got an eye for saloons.

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    Notes (1)

    • 'Portions of this picture were filmed in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Department of the Interior, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management'.

    Trivia (2)

    • This episode takes place in 1873.

    • When Ben and Festus are in the desert, you can see two white contrails from jet aircraft in the sky.

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