Gunsmoke

Season 9 Episode 23

Comanches Is Soft

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Aired Unknown Mar 07, 1964 on CBS
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Comanches Is Soft
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Festus is full of beans. Quint out indian wrestles him, but throws Festus on the bellows and they're ruined. Quint heads out to Wichita, thinking he's leaving without Festus. He's under the back of the wagon. Festus and Quint get snockered, start a barroom brawl, and crawl out to watch it from the door. Quint told Liz they'd take her to Dodge to work for Kitty. Liz's Pa left her in saloon. She was raised by saloon girls. Liz butters up Quint and Festus separately. They stop for water and wind up fighting with the two brothers over Liz. A rider comes in to camp. It's Big Hardy, he's come for Liz. Hardy subdues Festus and Quint. Liz kisses Hardy. Hardy says you're the best she run off with yet. Festus shows Quint the Aunt George Slew Foot indian wrestling move. The bellows are ruined again.moreless

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  • I am a lifelong Gunsmoke fan. I was born in 1953, grew up watching original and rerun episodes like clockwork, and realize times have changed. But this episode is unbelievably offensive, and anyone familiar with domestic violence issues--as I, an attornmoreless

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    This is the story of a woman\\\'s attempt to escape a huge, brutal husband who occasionally beats her to underscore his dominance. He is so big and strong he simultaneously thumps Quint and Festus. His victim winds up helping him in the fight, and laughing about going back with him, explaining that he doesn\\\'t always whup on her--as if that makes even one whupping from this behemoth anything less than a major crime.



    Ask any expert on domestic violence. This episode teems with stereotypes which have terribly warped public perceptions of battered women through the decades.moreless
Kathleen Nolan

Kathleen Nolan

Liz

Guest Star

Nesdon Booth

Nesdon Booth

Barkeep

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Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves

Heavy

Guest Star

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds

Quint Asper

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Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Festus

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Don Megowan

Don Megowan

Big Hardy

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