Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Born to Hang 

Joe Digger is nearly killed by two men who tried to lynch him. Now he is giving Matt until midnight the next day to bring them to jail, or he will track them down and kill them both.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writer:

John Meston
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Wright King ... Joe Digger
Mort Mills ... Roble
Ken Lynch ... Ed Glick
Anthony Caruso ... Hank Pate
Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Glick
Howard Culver ... Hotel Clerk
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Joe Digger is nearly killed by two men who tried to lynch him. Now he is giving Matt until midnight the next day to bring them to jail, or he will track them down and kill them both.

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1957 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Oh! Susanna
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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The title gave this episode away.
17 June 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Other than the final scene this episode just did not have the power that some of the previous shows have produced. There was really nothing wrong in the story it was just the story was plain and the ending, thanks to the title of the episode, was just too predictable.

Joe Digger is nearly lynched by two men out on the prairie but survives thanks to being cut down after the men road off. Well he makes it to Dodge where Matt finds out the details and tells Joe to let him handle the situation. Joe tells Matt he has till midnight to bring the two men to justice or he will kill them.

From the title of the episode and the fact the same phrase is said a couple of times in the first few minutes of the show, there really was little suspense in this program. The story was nice but it was like seeing a rerun when watching for the first time.


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