Gunsmoke

Us Haggens

Season 8, Ep 13, Aired 12/8/62
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  • Episode Description
  • When a boy witnesses his grandfather's murder, it sends Matt looking for a new found companion's uncle. Festus Haggen is tracking his uncle for killing his twin brother Fergus. Matt is wary but learns to trust Festus when he's shot and in bad shape.

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Arness

    Matt Dillon

  • Milburn Stone

    Doc

  • Les Crutchfield

  • Andrew V. McLaglen

  • Ken Curtis

    Festus

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • He's smoother than a nose on a newborn calf.

    Notes (3)

    • Ken Curtis began as regular Festus Haggen in episode, "Prairie Wolfer" (Jan.18,1964).

    • Guest Star Elizabeth MacRae was a regular on the series, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. as Gomer's girlfriend, Lou Ann Poovy. This was her first of 4 episodes as Festus' girlfriend April, the others were: "Once a Haggen" (Feb. 1, 1964, "Now That April's Here" (Mar. 21,1964), and "Circus Trick" (Feb. 6,1965)

    • This is Festus' first episode. You can already see foreshadowing of his upcoming regular status when Dillon asks what his plans are.

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