Gunsmoke

The Kite

Season 9, Ep 22, Aired 2/29/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Joe Bryan and Ed Polk split up after a bank heist. They plan to meet in Dodge later. Rod Cassidy rides off to look for land with water. He leaves his wife Clara and daughter Letty to look after the homestead. Ed is riding in. Clara tells Letty to hide. Ed demands whiskey. Clara grabs a rifle. Ed kills her. Letty runs until she's lost. Festus finds her and takes her home. They bury her Ma, then go to Dodge. Ed hears Rod say Letty saw the man and she is at Ma Smalley's. Ed tries to kidnap Letty, but she snuck out to see Festus. Ed tells Rod he should kidnap his daughter. Rod knocks out Festus. Ed takes a poker and beats the lump in Letty's bed, but she at Festus' again. Rod kills Bryan. Bryan wounds Rod. Ed tells Rod he killed his wife. Rod dies. Letty runs in front of Ed's horse with her kite. He's thrown and breaks his leg. Letty says that's him, he's the man who killed my Ma. Ed tries to shoot her. Matt shoots Ed. Ed tells Matt he killed Rod as he dies.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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