Gunsmoke

Season 7 Episode 18

Old Dan

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Aired Unknown Jan 27, 1962 on CBS
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Luke is raising heck at the bar. Matt locks him up. Doc finds a drunk, Dan Witter, by the side of the road. He takes him to his office and feeds him. Doc tells the bars in town not to serve him. Doc gets Dan a job with Mr. Jonas. Luke's dad, Lem, comes to get him out. Luke says he's taking off. Jonas asks Dan to lock up for him. Dan drinks all the vanilla extract. They find him passed out on the floor. He is taken to Doc's office. Lem tells he needs help on his farm. Dan goes to work for Lem and works very hard. Luke retuns with whiskey and offers it to Dan. Dan wants to leave but Lem talks him into staying. Luke tries to get Dan to drink, and starts beating Lem with a piece of firewood. Dan comes to get Matt. They go to Lem's. Luke's dead. Lem's bad off and tries to say he killed Luke, but Dan says he did it. Dan says "As long as I can remember someone's always been willing to give me another chance, I just won't give myself one.moreless

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Edgar Buchanan

Edgar Buchanan

Dan Witter

Guest Star

William Campbell

William Campbell

Luke

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Philip Coolidge

Philip Coolidge

Lem Petch

Guest Star

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Mr. Jonas

Recurring Role

Glenn Strange

Glenn Strange

Sam (uncredited)

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