Gunsmoke

Season 10 Episode 14

Hammerhead

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Aired Unknown Dec 26, 1964 on CBS
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Big Jim Ponder's coming to town to buy Fitch Tallman's Morgans. Carrie, Jim's daughter, and Big Jim stop in to say hi to Matt. Fitch has paid Shills to grease the rails. Festus runs Fitch's stock down. He says Morgans ain't nothin' compared to Wohaw's quarter horses. Carrie wants a quarterhorse. Tom tells Fitch, Festus is showing Big Jim horses. Fitch bets Carrie $100 her horse versus his pick. Fitch tells Festus any distance. He says Dodge to Cheyenne. Big Jim bets on Hammerhead, Carrie's horse. Big Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. It'll start 6:00 am Monday and end 6:00 am Saturday. Deggers wants to enter a third horse. Deggers bets Jim $10,000. There's over $50,000 bet. Including five from Doc and five from Matt. Some say Festus is riding to lose for the gamblers. Wohaw and Fitch bet each other their stables. Carrie's riding the buckboard, that will accompany Festus, with Squatty. Someone cut Festus' saddle strap. The Morgans have a ten minute lead on Festus. A horse gets away from Squatty when changing teams. Carrie doesn't trust Squatty. Squatty sabotages the wagon. Carrie finds out and tells Festus. Fitch gave Squatty $100 and offered him a better job. Matt takes the train to Cheyenne and gets a horse. Carrie is kidnapped. Feeney says he passed Carrie's wagon and there was no one with it. Feeney and his partner beat Festus up. Matt rides up. Carrie is being held at a line shack. Matt's going to get her. Festus is twenty miles from Cheyenne. Rattlesnake Joe, the other Morgan, has five minutes on Festus. Festus wins. Matt arrives with Carrie. Matt, Festus and Wohaw are getting on the stage. Matt asks Festus are you sure you want to leave?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Arch Johnson

Arch Johnson

Big Jim Ponder

Guest Star

Linda Foster

Linda Foster

Carrie

Guest Star

Chubby Johnson

Chubby Johnson

Wohaw Simmons

Guest Star

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Festus

Recurring Role

Bill Catching

Bill Catching

Stomp

Recurring Role

Hal Needham

Hal Needham

Henchman

Recurring Role

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