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False Witness 

A man is convicted of murder on doubtful testimony.


Ted Post


John Meston (teleplay by), Marian Clark (story by)


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Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Dennis Weaver ... Chester
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Wright King ... Crep
Wayne Rogers ... Tom
Robert Griffin ... Judge
Len Hendry Len Hendry ... Hank
Richard Sinatra Richard Sinatra ... Bob
Clem Fuller ... Clem
Norman Sturgis Norman Sturgis ... Jake
Brad Trumbull Brad Trumbull ... Sawyer
Harold Goodwin ... Clerk


A man is convicted of murder on doubtful testimony.

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Release Date:

12 December 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Liar, Liar pants on fire.
27 August 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Here is another case of a classic TV western that was entertaining to watch. Forget about any political statement, this is a drama that took the viewer on a trip that became an interesting watch. This is all a viewer can ask of a show.

The episode begins with a bang (literally) when a man is shot walking down Front Street. Just so happens that a man, Romey Crep, said he witnessed the shooting blaming a nineteen year old boy, Tom Morey, for the murder. It is not long before Crep is telling the Judge all he saw and Tom is sentenced to hang.

Marshal Dillon is to transport Tom to Hays City for the hanging. But all the while something is bothering Matt. Romey Crep has now become somewhat of a celebrity as he rehashes they story for anyone that will listen. And with Tom in Hay City, it just so happens that Crep is the witness to another killing. Matt and the viewers know something is amiss.

This was an entertaining story set in a classic western theme. Don't try to over-analyze the show by trying to change the ending, just enjoy for thirty minutes a program that takes you on a interesting trip. With the fine acting and well written story this show was a good watch.

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