Gunsmoke

The Foundling

Season 19, Ep 18, Aired 2/11/74
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  • Episode Description
  • After being forced to shoot a man who is breaking up the Long Branch, Matt goes off to be alone only to find a young girl and a newborn in a cave. Neither she nor her parents want the child, and they send it with Matt. Matt finds the only logical choice, Miss Kitty, to deposit the baby with till something can be done with it. Matt decides to give it to the widow of the man he just killed but doesn't realize that Kitty is willing to sell the Long Branch to keep the baby for herself.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Amanda Blake

    Kitty

  • Bernard McEveety

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Matt: "The weight's getting a little heavy to carry around. I just want to get away from it."

    • Matt: "That's just it, Doc, I AM a lawman. One minute I'm having a cup of coffee and the next I'm killing a man."

    • Kitty:What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a baby before?" Kitty going through a busy Long Branch to find milk for the baby.

    • Kitty:What's this!? Kitty when Matt appears at her door with a baby. MattTrouble, Matt as he shoves the baby at her and walks off.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene where Maylee Baines comes to see the baby, you see her with a pair of grey gloves on bending down to pat the baby. When you see a close up, you see a bare hand. When you go back to the long shot, Maylee has the grey glove on still.

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