Gunsmoke

Pa Hack's Brood

Season 9, Ep 13, Aired 12/28/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Quint gives Pa Hack some used horseshoes. Pa helps himself to some nails and a hammer. Pa drains his whiskey bottle. Pa tells his daughter Maybelle five guys beat him up and took the money for the new horseshoes. Lonnie, his son comes back with two chickens. Annie Montgomery's Ma has died. Mr. Willis promised to look after her. Mr Willis and his son Jeb meet Pa and his brood. Pa begs some coffee and flour, and camps nearby. Pa's looking to fix Jeb up with Maybelle to get his part of the Willis farm. Matt stops to water his horse at the Willis'. He spends the night. Pa sends his other son, Orville, to get Jeb to come see Maybelle. Jeb tells him Hack can come here. Jeb tells his Pa I think I know where two of our chickens got to. Pa tells Lonnie to kidnap Annie and leave her ten or twenty miles out on the prairie. Lonny grabs Annie. She screams. Pa Willis comes running. Lonny kills him. Matt kills Lonnie. Matt takes Lonnie to Pa, who says he was a bad seed. Matt asks Pa what did Orville want at the Willis'. Matt tells them to clear out. Orville tells Pa he's rotten clear through, and leaves for good. Maybelle's afraid to leave. Matt and Jeb go to make sure Pa is gone. Maybelle tells Annie Pa's plan. She says Annie has got to leave or more will die. Matt and Jeb return. Pa sent Maybelle to run Annie off. Pa enters and tells Maybelle we've got to move on like I promised the marshall. Pa pulls a gun and holds Maybelle. She struggles over the gun and Pa is shot. Poor Pa coldn't even be honest when dying. Now Pa will have a piece of ground to call all his own. Maybelle rides off to Californey.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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  • Quotes (1)

    • "Marshal's die just like anybody else." -Pa Hack

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