Gunsmoke

Owney Tupper Had a Daughter

Season 9, Ep 27, Aired 4/4/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Widower Owney and his daughter Amity scare a fox from the chickens by banging pots. Matt reminds Owney there's a custody hearing about Amity in town this afternoon. The judge awards custody to Mr. and Mrs. Makepeace, her aunt, until Owney makes his home proper. Owney tells Amity at harvest time we'll be together again. Owney's working day and night at the farm and in town to get money for seed and whitewash. Jay Kimble's boy, Mal, is back from cowboying. Mal's probably going to be upset, his girl Ellen married Clay. Mal asks Ellen to leave with him. She says no. Mal is upset, Ellen said she'd wait for him. Returning from Dodge in a windstorm with the seed, Owney loses it while crossing some water when the wagon loses a wheel. Mal kills Ellen then Clay. Mal's to be hung in Dodge within twenty-four hours. The judge wants Matt to find a hangman in Dodge. Owney sees the notice for an executioner. Jay Kimble says you ain't gonna hang my son this way. Jay Kimble says he'll kill Tupper. Mal Kimble hangs. Hank gives Owney a shotgun. Owney buys more seed. Kimble call Owney out. Owney kills him. Owney got a good crop. Amity arrives on the stage. Amity asks why is everything different. Owney says he's tired, and he did something others thought was bad. Amity's upset Owney set a trap and killed the fox. Owney says the judge was right to take you away from me. Owney tells Amity if you would be happy, go back to your aunt. Owney promises to come running whenever Amity needs him. Owney puts Amity to bed. He goes out on the porch and ruminates, why didn't they just leave us alone.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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  • Notes (1)

    • Trait-revealing character names: Amity, Mal, and Makepeace.

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