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Gunsmoke

Season 17 Episode 12

Gold Train: The Bullet (1)

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Aired Unknown Nov 29, 1971 on CBS
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Gold Train: The Bullet (1)
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A hidecutter starts trouble in the Long Branch and Matt comes to the rescue throwing him out of town. When Festus goes up to fetch Dr. Chapman, he finds the old scudder there himself. Offering to buy Doc a drink, he can't resist and they surprise everyone down at the Long Branch. While they are all excited to see Doc, Matt is out checking the town and ends up shot in the back by the hidecutter he just threw out. Doc's homecoming is ruined when he realizes that if he tries to remove the bullet he could paralyze Matt and he doesn't want to be the one to do it. So, he contacts a surgeon in Denver, and loading Matt in the baggage car of the train, Kitty, Doc, Festus, and Newly all head for Denver along with a Federal gold shipment.moreless

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  • Matt gets shot and Doc doesn\'t dare do the operation himself.

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    Doc\'s homecoming surprise is spoiled when Matt gets shot by a "Hidecutter". When Doc finally returns from Baltimore (actually Milburn Stone's first show back after open heart surgery)joy quickly turns to tragedy when Matt is shot in the back by a hidecutter who he threw out of town minutes earlier. Knowing immediately that the injury is very bad, Doc calls for a stretcher rather than have Matt picked up and carried up to the office. After examining Matt in his office, Doc decides the best thing he can do is take Matt to a specialist in Denver. To do that Matt, Doc, Kitty, Festus, and Newly must travel by train, a train carrying a "secret Army gold shipment".moreless
Sian Barbara Allen

Sian Barbara Allen

Allie Dawson

Guest Star

Pepe Callahan

Pepe Callahan

Secos

Guest Star

Robert Hogan

Robert Hogan

Capt. Darnell

Guest Star

Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden

Jack Sinclair

Recurring Role

Harry Carey Jr.

Harry Carey Jr.

Kelliher, Engineer

Recurring Role

John Crawford

John Crawford

Frank Blanchard

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • My only nitpick is, what does Dodge do when all the real law is out of town? Newly, Festus, and Matt are all absent leaving Burke in charge. I'd be very afraid if I was Dodge.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Festus: Doc?
      Doc: Festus How are you?

    • "Humph, seventeen years ago this month. I'll never forget that first day as long as I live. It was raining, I was cold and hungry and miserable. When I stepped off that stage coach and saw all those ugly buildings and all those muddy streets, I hated Dodge City. I was down to my last forty dollars, and it couldn't have taken me much further, but you couldn't have paid me to stay in Dodge. I waded over to the cafe and was hurrying through breakfast so I could get back on the stage and a man came in. He sat down across the room from me. He was the biggest man I have ever seen in my life, and he also ate the biggest breakfast I'd ever seen in my life. He was so busy polishing off all those eggs and ham and biscuits he didn't even notice me. But, I noticed him. I noticed him so much that I decided to stay for a while. And stay I did. Despite of the fact that I found out that the big man wore a big badge, and he didn't think he had any right to get involved in any kind of permanent relationship. Oh we really fought some battles about that. Seems to me that I left three or four times just swearing up and down that under any circumstances was I gonna see him or his damned badge again. But, I always came back, and once he even came to get me. Well, here we are, after seventeen years and that's got to be the longest non-permanent relationship in history. But I wouldn't change one day of it. Not one day," Kitty to Matt thinking he was asleep on the table.

      "I noticed that day Kitty, I noticed," Dillon who really wasn't asleep.

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