Gunsmoke

Island in the Desert (2)

Season 20, Ep 12, Aired 12/9/74
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  • Episode Description
  • While Matt and Newly hunt for Festus, Ben Snow and Festus attempt to haul his gold out of the desert.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • review

    By noman, Jun 11, 2015

  • My favorite Gunsmoke episodes & its like a movie

    By brandonwatson14606, Dec 27, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Ben: I'd rather die than be without it (the gold).

    • Festus: You're a mighty man, Ben Snow. But you ain't got the sense to holler suey if the hogs are eatin' you up.

    • Matt: Newly, I've known Festus a lot of years. Never knew a man who cared less for material things. If he's totin' that gold it's because somebody's makin' him do it.

    • Ben: (to Festus) You've already wasted water on him. Now you're wasting sweat on him. You're a fool.

    • Ben: Throw me the gun, Festus. Sorry to cheat you out of your hangin'.

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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 (1)

    • How did Festus manage to dig a hole to bury Dixon? He had no shovel and the desert soil is very hard.

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