Gunsmoke

The War Priest

Season 15, Ep 15, Aired 1/5/70
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  • Episode Description
  • Sergeant Holly, a alcoholic loving veteran is getting ready to retire. Just hours before it, a Apache prisoner in his custody escapes with Kitty as a hostage, forcing the Sergeant to go AWOL to get the prisoner back.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burt Reynolds

    Quint

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

  • Dennis Weaver

    Chester

  • Roger Ewing

    Thad

  • Buck Taylor

    Newly O' Brien

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Kitty:"I think I'm gonna be sick."

    • Kitty: "One thing I learned, if you're gonna take a stage trip, you'd better have your walking boots handy."

    • Doc: "Well, was your beer cold enough for you?" Festus: "It's kinda hard to tell on just one."

    Notes (2)

    • Sam Melville (1936-89) appeared in a total of 8 Gunsmoke episodes, this is his only appearance as a good guy. His complete film credits are: Hour of the Gun (1967), Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Big Wednesday (1978), Twice Dead (1988), The Assassin (1989) and Fists of Steel (1991). His television credits include Hogan's Heroes, The Fugitive, Death Valley Days, Big Valley, Here Come the Brides, Hawaii Five-O, Bonanza, Mannix, A-Team, and TJ Hooker. He was a star on the series The Rookies (1972-76) and had a re-occuring role on The Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

    • The sequel to this episode was "Sergeant Holly" (Dec. 14,1970) also with Forrest Tucker.

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