Gunsmoke

Season 9 Episode 16

Prairie Wolfer

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Aired Unknown Jan 18, 1964 on CBS
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Prairie Wolfer
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Raleigh Wendt and Nate Guthrie are loading cattle carcasses onto a wagon. They don't notice a wolfer, Festus, watching them, right away. Festus stops by to see Sarah, Nate's daughter' then heads for Dodge. Charlie of the cattleman's association wants to hire Festus to clear the wolves out. Festus helps Sarah get the clothesline off the roof. Festus says he's going to camp down by the water. Nate tells Sarah if Festus comes by again lock yourself in the house. Nate tells Matt to get rid of Festus. Matt has a talk with Festus. Matt notices that Festus doesn't have many wolf skins compared to the number of missing cattle. Matt asks Nate where do you think all the meat is being sold. Wendt tells Sarah she's promised to him. Wendt forces his intentions on her. Festus intervenes, and fights with Wendt. Nate enters with a rifle. Nate plants cowhides by Festus' camp. Festus shoots a wolf. Sarah says you're so mean. She came to talk. Nate brings Matt to the hides he put at Festus' camp. Festus notices his pelts are gone. Festus tries to hide Sarah. She runs out to meet her Pa. Matt arrests Festus. Chester's gone to the fort to check on their meat purchases. Wendt has been buying it from the Argosy Meat Company. Wendt tells Nate they have been asking questions out the fort. In the Long Branch, Wendt yells that wolfer ought to be strung up. Matt gets Sarah's side of the story and agrees to go to town and repeat it. Sarah tells Matt about Mr. Wendt helping with the slaughtering. Wendt is stirring up the masses. Nate gonna come clean. Wendt shoots him. Nate tells Sarah to tell the truth. Matt releases Festus. Sarah's going to live with her aunt in Garden City.moreless

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    Noah Beery Jr.

    Noah Beery Jr.

    Nate

    Guest Star

    Don Dubbins

    Don Dubbins

    Wendt

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    Holly McIntire

    Holly McIntire

    Sarah

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    Burt Reynolds

    Burt Reynolds

    Quint Asper

    Recurring Role

    Ken Curtis

    Ken Curtis

    Festus

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    Glenn Strange

    Glenn Strange

    Sam

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