Gunsmoke

The Other Half

Season 9, Ep 35, Aired 5/30/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Jess and Jay Bartell, twins, have run the family feed and fuel business since Pa took sick. Nancy and Festus stop by the office, but Jess is busy with a guy in a tweed jacket who smokes a pipe. Later, Jess is working at the desk. The door opens. He's shot. The cashbox is ransacked. Sam Bartell has lost his wife, his health and now his son. Nancy is crying and runs to hug Jay. Jay tells Nancy I know you were going to marry Jess. Jay tells George Hoover no more credit. Sam tells Jay he's fought with three customers today. Jay is tired of being compared to Jess. Sam and Nancy tell Jay to forget about revenge. Jay says they just have to find the man. Jay's drinking regularly and heavily at the Long Branch. Jay's drunk and attacks Barney Cogswell. He's wearing a tweed jacket and smoking a pipe. Sam says Jess was the strong one and covered for Jay. Matt asks Sam if Jay knows anything about the stranger. Jess asked if he could buy a ranch and leave. The stranger returns. He's Angus MacIntosh, a Hays City lawyer. He says he's found a farm for Jess. Jay tells Angus Jess is dead. Jay says he'll buy the farm. He tells Sam he wants the $4000 down payment. Festus meets Angus. He goes to get Matt. Jay buys the farm. Angus has relatives in Spearville he's been staying with. Matt and Festus stop Angus as he's leaving town. Jay tells Nan he's bought a farm, her dream place. Jay asks Nan to wed. She says I can't decide yet. Angus saw Jay go into the office the night Jess was shot. Jay tries to get Matt to kill him. Matt arrests him. Nan walks away from him. Sam hugs him. Matt takes him away.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)

    • Very predictable plot, but good acting and enjoyable to watch!

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