Gunsmoke

Old Man

Season 10, Ep 3, Aired 10/10/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Joe Silva stops for a drink. Harve Litton rides up. Joe repeatedly insults him. Harve steals his horse. A rattler spooks Harve's horse. He's thrown. They have a knock down drag out fight. Silva rides on. Danny Adams runs down a horse and looks for its owner. He finds an old man in pretty bad shape. Danny takes him to see Doc. Danny and the old man want to go to Colorado. They're eating at Delmonico's. Silva objects to the old man's table manners and smell. Silva bugs Litton in the Long Branch and tells the old man he sounds like a hog. The old man spits whiskey on Silva. Danny and the old man move on to the Lady Gay and get snockered. Litton sees this. Litton stabs Silva when he comes back to his room. Litton carries the old man to Silva's room and puts the knife in his hand. The clerk comments to Matt, Silva still has his hat on. The old man says he didn't do it. The judge finds him guilty and sentences him to hang. Danny gives the old man a gun through the jail window. Matt tells the old man the judge didn't change his mind. He pulls the gun on Matt. Matt won't let him out. Matt sees Danny waiting across the street. Matt says he's taking the old man to Hays City in the morning. He asks Danny if he want's to go. He's hung. Matt and Danny return to Dodge. Danny tells Matt you only done what you had to. Litton tells Sam he did real well at the trial. Litton says the old man was something stabbing him, so fast and easy his hat was still on his head. Litton says the score is settled. Matt says only three people could know about the hat. One being the murderer Matt pummels Litton and locks him up. Matt tells Danny he locked up Silva's murderer. He tells him to get on his horse and don't look back, there's nothing you can do.moreless

  • 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
  • Notes (1)

    • What is Sam's last name? Noonan!

    Trivia (1)

    • During the scene in which the Old Man is hanged, notice the banner in the background that says "Hayes City." Hays City, Kansas has no "E" in it!

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