Gunsmoke

Season 9 Episode 30

The Promoter

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Aired Unknown Apr 25, 1964 on CBS
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The Promoter
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After fifteen years Henry Huckaby is tired of farming. A cavalry Lieutenant tells Henry they're looking for gunrunners. He says he has a crack squad including Johnnie Towers who can track and he's a boxer. Henry checks out the livery stable and blacksmith to make his fortune at. At the Long Branch he notices a gambler, Shell, who Matt has told to get out of town. Shell cheats, and demonstrates. Henry ask Shell to show him one trick. Henry gets winged by a gambler, Price. Jake a buffalo hunter picks a fight with Otto Gundlach, not knowing he's a prize fighter. Henry asks Otto if he can be his promoter. Henry aks the lieutenant if Johnnie Towers wants to fight Otto. The purse is $100. Price offers Otto $200 to throw the fight. Price takes all bets. Henry Obie is refereeing. Matt gets back and asks where is everyone. Kitty says at the fight. Matt says there's a law against prize fighting. Matt stops the fight in round 43. Obie declares the fight a draw. Matt fines Henry $50. Obie get $15. The door guys get paid. Henry splits the purse $50 each. Price tells Otto you cost me over $1000, and he wants his $200 back. Otto splits the $200 with Johnnie. Price tries to shoot Otto. Matt wings him. Henry returns to Daisy with $5. Henry says he's not going away no more.moreless

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Allen Case

Allen Case

Lt. Gibbins

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Robert Fortier

Robert Fortier

Sergeant Clyde

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Wilheim Von Homburg

Wilheim Von Homburg

Otto Gundlach

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Anne Barton

Anne Barton

Millie Scot

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Vic Perrin

Vic Perrin

Henry Huckaby

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Peggy Stewart

Peggy Stewart

Daisy Huckaby

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    • Sorry that this perception persists. Many buffalo men, soldiers, settlers and especially trail drive drovers were black. The "Rawhide" image is all wrong, with blacks and latins probably outnumbering white cowboys. Check any decent historical account, and even some of the early census figures.

    • The 1870's...even though slavery was illegal, blacks were persecuted a lot. One of the prizefighters was black. Nobody seemed to treat him badly in any way. Nothing. That's great that the denizens of 1870's Dodge City weren't prejudiced, but is that perhaps anachronistic?

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