Gunsmoke

Trip West

Season 9, Ep 31, Aired 5/2/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Festus is looking for Professor Ramsay who's been selling his elixir. Doc says Matt ran him out of town. In North Fork, Kansas, Ramsay diagnoses Elwood Hardacre with calcification of the liver. He gives him three months to live and prescribes a dozen bottle of his elixir. The sheriff runs Ramsay out of town. Elwood has one bottle and it gets broken. Elwood asks to go home sick from his bank job. Arbuckle, the owner, says no. Elwood calls him a warthog and quits. Elwood goes to the bar and orders a whiskey. Frank, Lucille and others make fun of him. Annie Gilroy rescues him. She orders a bottle. Elwood tells Annie she's beautiful. He says he never liked the name Elwood. She asks his middle name. James, she'll call him Jim. Meade Agate throws Jim out. Annie is his girl. Annie tells Meade off. Elwood withdraws his $1523.40. He wants to go to California. He takes the next stage to Dodge as is Annie. At three springs relay station, Annie says it wouldn't be good for them to see one another. Elwood flashes a big wad. Matt says don't do that. Annie is working for Kitty. Meade arrives on the stage. Elwood is walking with Annie and Kitty. Annie sees Meade. Kitty tells Annie to let Matt handle it. Annie asks Jim to leave. He offers her the $1500. Jim tells Meade his presence is not welcomed, and to clear out of Dodge. Meade tells Jim he better get a gun. Matt sees Jim looking at guns. Kitty says Annie is going back to Meade. Annie gives Jim the brushoff. Jim tells Meade to turn around. Meade shoots the unarmed Jim. Annie asks Kitty to say goodbye to Jim. Jim tells Doc he only has three months to live. Doc tells him he doesn't have a calcified liver. Kitty says Annie's gone she has to be free. Jim says he didn't begin living until he thought he was dyingmoreless

  • 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)

    • Herbert Anderson who portrayed Elwood Hardacre is probably best known for his role of Henry Mitchell, Dennis' father in the comedy series "Dennis the Menace"

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