Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Big Man, Big Target 

Ellie Merchant, the wife of farmer Joe Merchant, is having a passionate affair with outlaw Pike Beechum. Beechum intends to remove Joe and any other obstacle between him and Ellie.

Director:

Michael O'Herlihy

Writer:

John Mantley
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Ken Curtis ... Festus
J.D. Cannon ... Pike
Harry Lauter ... Leach
John McLiam ... Delphos
Frank Ferguson ... Enoch
Glenn Strange ... Sam
Mike Road ... Joe Merchant
Mariette Hartley ... Ellie
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Ellie Merchant, the wife of farmer Joe Merchant, is having a passionate affair with outlaw Pike Beechum. Beechum intends to remove Joe and any other obstacle between him and Ellie.

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Festus: [looking at wanted poster] What does it say our old friends did?
Matt Dillon: Robbery and murder.
Festus: There you go Matthew. It's men like him that give jails a bad name.
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Another Good Girl Wants Bad Guy Episode.
8 October 2019 | by csmith-99615See all my reviews

Ellie is bored with ranching and her rancher husband. So what better to do than take up with a guy who is as bad as her husband is good. That's enough plot and it does end up being a very good watch. But, as in MANY Gunsmoke episodes the plot takes a second seat to some of the characters. There's a 2 minute conversation between Festus and Kitty that is GOLDEN. this is exactly what sets Gunsmoke a notch or two above all the other Westerns of the 60s.


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