Gunsmoke

Season 9 Episode 22

The Kite

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Aired Unknown Feb 29, 1964 on CBS
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Joe Bryan and Ed Polk split up after a bank heist. They plan to meet in Dodge later. Rod Cassidy rides off to look for land with water. He leaves his wife Clara and daughter Letty to look after the homestead. Ed is riding in. Clara tells Letty to hide. Ed demands whiskey. Clara grabs a rifle. Ed kills her. Letty runs until she's lost. Festus finds her and takes her home. They bury her Ma, then go to Dodge. Ed hears Rod say Letty saw the man and she is at Ma Smalley's. Ed tries to kidnap Letty, but she snuck out to see Festus. Ed tells Rod he should kidnap his daughter. Rod knocks out Festus. Ed takes a poker and beats the lump in Letty's bed, but she at Festus' again. Rod kills Bryan. Bryan wounds Rod. Ed tells Rod he killed his wife. Rod dies. Letty runs in front of Ed's horse with her kite. He's thrown and breaks his leg. Letty says that's him, he's the man who killed my Ma. Ed tries to shoot her. Matt shoots Ed. Ed tells Matt he killed Rod as he dies.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Lyle Bettger

Lyle Bettger

Ed Polk

Guest Star

Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins

Rod Cassidy

Guest Star

Betsy Hale

Betsy Hale

Letty Cassidy

Guest Star

Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Festus

Recurring Role

Glenn Strange

Glenn Strange

Sam

Recurring Role

Sarah Selby

Sarah Selby

Ma Smalley

Recurring Role

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