Season 5 Episode 8

Epitaph For A Gambler

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Mar 04, 1962 on ABC

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  • Campy melodrama is still fun as the series nears its end.

    Bart finds true love! Although this girly girl found the whispy-voiced love interest a bit grating, I do think she would appeal to Bart, and she does display a bit of spine late in the episode. This is one of the more "serious" episodes, although not without its lighter moments. Blackmail, murder, hidden paternity, ambush, and broken hearts are the soup of the day. The body count is kind of high, too. (One convenient thing about black & white film is that the blood can be pretty much nonexistent without raising your eyebrow.) At the end, Bart's voice-over supplies the title's promised Epitaph. Overall, a satisfying morality play, like all good Westerns.