Gunsmoke

The Avengers

Season 11, Ep 14, Aired 12/18/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Thad goes to the marshal's office to get Festus (Matt's out-of-town) and tells him there's a problem at the Long Branch. When they get there, Kitty tells them she got rid of the two brothers that were drunk and disorderly. As her and Sam are closing up, Sam takes a crate of empty bottles to the cellar and Kitty goes up to her room. Waiting there is Richard Strom, one of the brothers, who gags her and starts beating her. A window breaks in the struggle and brings Festus, Thad and Sam running. Richard Strom shoots Festus and is killed by return fire. Several days later Oklahoma judge Calvin Strom shows up in town with his two remaining sons, Mark and Cal, Jr. (the one that was with Richard the night of the shooting). Judge Strom wants charges brought against Festus for murder and against Kitty for conspiracy to commit murder, but Matt refuses and orders the judge and his two sons out of Dodge. That night Mark ambushes Matt and puts a bullet in his leg while his father and brother kidnap Festus and Kitty. The next day Mark comes back and kidnaps Doc. Judge Strom has decided to hold court and appoints Doc as defense attorney for the accused. Despite his wounded leg, Matt tries to track them down.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)

    • The synopsis is used with permission and is in the words of the person who e-mailed me.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene where Kitty and Festus are on horseback with nooses around their necks. Matt comes in shooting and spooks the horses. The horse Festus was on backed up a little to far. If you watch close you will see Festus reach up and grab the rope around his neck when his hands were supposed to be tied. The next scene his hands are still tied. I figure the rope got a little tight around Kens neck and his hand naturally grabbed the rope.

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