Gunsmoke

Tell Chester

Season 8, Ep 32, Aired 4/20/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Chester is mooning over Polly Donahue. She's sweet on Wade Stringer. Polly tells Chester I love you as a friend. Wade is married to Wendy who is really sick. Wade marries Polly. Chester is out hunting and notices someone has moved into the old Whitfield place. Tao, Wendy's indian caretaker, tells Chester Wendy need's help. She's burning up with fever. Wendy tells Chester to get her husband Wade Stringer from Dodge. Wade rides up as Chester is leaving the cabin. Wade goes for Doc. Tao tells Chester to come inside. Wendy's died. Wade watches Chester bury Wendy from a distance. Chester tells Wade as long as you treat Polly right, I won't tell anyone about Wendy. Wade hires Nace Porter to gun Chester for $200. He shoots Chester twice. Matt kills Porter. Chester is going to be alright. Chester tells Wade, "I don't care for catching bullets from killers hired by you". Chester tells Wade he's going to tell Matt the whole story. They struggle over a gun and Wade is shot. Wade tells Matt he hired Porter. Wade dies before he can tell Matt why he was trying to kill Chester. Chester keeps his word and won't tell.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • Glenn Strange

    Sam (uncredited)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (1)

    • In one scene where Polly was making Wade dinner, the calendar in the background said that it was Tuesday the 6th, but in the next scene, the calendar said that it was Wensday the 11th.

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