Gunsmoke

Louis Pheeters

Season 8, Ep 17, Aired 1/5/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Matt rides up on a peddler, Tom Wiggins, talks awhile and rides on. Bart and his wife Clara are very unhappy together. Bart's riding out to the east spring. He meets his buddy Murph. They plan to meet at 8 at the Long Branch. Clara's cheating with Murph and wants Murph to kill Bart. Tom rolls up and tries to sell Clara somethig. She gets rid of him. Tom meets Bart on the prairie. Tom tells Bart Clara said he was in the barn. Bart sees the whiskey bottle and two glasses. Clara says Tom forced his way in and made her have a drink. Louie Pheeters sees Bart drown Tom, and tells Matt and Doc he had a dream. Gus Thompson brings in Tom's wagon. Matt and Gus look for Tom. Matt asks Bart about Tom. Louie sees Bart in the Long Branch and tells him he saw him drown Tom. Bart wants to kill him, Murph says drown him. They get Louie good and drunk. Murph gut shoots Bart and puts the gun in Louie's hand. Doc's trying to sober Louie up. Louie tells Matt he told Bart he saw him drown Tom. Matt takes Louie to where Tom was killed. Matt finds Tom's body. Matt locks Louie up. Louie says the man Bart was drinking with was in the alley too. Murph and Clara are celebrating. Matt knocks. Murph hides. Matt asks if Bart went to town with anyone. Murph goes out the window. Matt gives chase. Murph wings Matt. Matt kills Murph. Louie tells Matt he's ready to hang. Clara told Matt Murph killed Bart. Matt gives Louie a job as long as he doesn't drink.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • John Meston

  • Harry Harris

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