Gunsmoke

Season 8 Episode 15

False Front

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Aired Unknown Dec 22, 1962 on CBS
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In Kansas City Senator McGovern wants to do away with marshals west of the Mississippi. Matt tells him to come to Dodge to judge for himself. A journalist, Paul Hill says if a guy bluffs well enough no one will mess with him. Clay Tatum has never touched a gun. Hill bets Nick Heber $1000, Tatum can go to Dodge and pose as a gunfighter for two weeks and not get killed. Hill comes to Dodge and starts talking up the reputation of Clay. Clay comes into the Long Branch. Clay has been teaching himself how to shoot. Dan Binney says he hasn't seen any proof of Clay's abilities. Clay puts on a demonstration. Matt asks Hill what's your interest in Clay. Heber is thinking of calling off the bet. A guy tries to draw on Clay. Clay takes his gun and slugs him. The senator arrives in town. Heber pays $100 to a guy to goad Clay into a fight and kill him. The guy draws on Clay and a wild bullet hits the senator. Clay kills Heber's guy. Matt tells Clay to get out by morning. Matt goes to talk to Hill, Heber's there. Matt reads a page of Hill's article to find out what's been going on. Hill says Clay is going to stay till noon to see the bet out. Heber kills Clay. Hill tells Matt Heber wants to kill him cause he won't pay off and Heber killed Clay. Heber tries to shoot Matt. Matt says Hill's going to jail too. The senator tells Matt maybe we can save money some other way.moreless

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Roy Thinnes

Roy Thinnes

Harry

Guest Star

Andrew Prine

Andrew Prine

Clay Tatum

Guest Star

Charles E. Fredericks

Charles E. Fredericks

Senator McGovern (as Charles Fredericks)

Guest Star

Wallace Rooney

Wallace Rooney

Dan Binney

Recurring Role

Glenn Strange

Glenn Strange

Sam (uncredited)

Recurring Role

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