Gunsmoke

Season 9 Episode 12

The Magician

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Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1963 on CBS
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The Magician
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Jeremiah Dark and his Daughter, Alice, are hawking his elixir. Doc says it has a good bit of alcohol in it. He seems harmless enough, but that may be his greatest illusion. Aaron Wells drags Dark into a poker game with his son Tom, and his foreman Sy. Alice gets Quint to fix the wheel. Dark's winning and wants to quit, saying the others are too drunk to play. Ned an onlooker says Dark cheats. Tom roughs Dark up and throws him out of the bar. Dark tells Alice he didn't cheat. Aaron goes home and Tom stays behind. Tom attacks Alice. Matt and Quint find Dark holding Alice. Dark says he can't help Matt with any information. Matt rides out to Wells'. Tom says he and Aaron rode back together. Matt asks Alice to identify Tom. She says he's not the man. Aaron wonders what they're up to. Dark says evil will eat itself up. Aaron apologizes and offers Dark $300 to get out of town by noon. He ups it to $500. Dark picks up the money. Aaron tells Tom to get out of his sight. Red tells Aaron you can't keep covering for Tom. Matt asks Dark for the truth. Is Aaron trying to buy you off or are you trrying to blackmail him. Dark replys evil kills itself. Dark doesn't leave by noon. Tom says he'll shoot Dark and Alice. Aaron slaps him. Aaron tells Tom he's evil clean through. Tom has Dark in his sights. A shot, the sound of justice, the sound of evil busting. Aaron shot Tom. Matt tells Aaron Dark was leaving and told Matt to give Aaron the $500. Dark tells Alice "and all we wanted was to bring them laughter."moreless

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Lloyd Corrigan

Lloyd Corrigan

Jeremiah Dark

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Brooke Bundy

Brooke Bundy

Alice Dark

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Barry Kelley

Barry Kelley

Aaron Wells

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Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds

Quint Asper

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Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

Festus

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Tom Simcox

Tom Simcox

Tom Wells

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