Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Hard Labor 

Dillon is sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor by Judge Flood, who uses an illegally constituted court to staff his private silver mine.

Director:

Bernard McEveety

Writers:

Earl W. Wallace (teleplay by), Hal Sitowitz (story by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Milburn Stone ... Doc (credit only)
Ken Curtis ... Festus (credit only)
Buck Taylor ... Newly (credit only)
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
John Colicos ... Judge Flood
Hal Williams ... Widge
William Smith ... Latch
Kevin Coughlin ... Elton
Ben Piazza ... Fifer
Gregory Sierra ... Osuna
Gerald McRaney ... Pete Murphy
Don Megowan ... Mike
Jackie Russell ... Bar Girl
Lloyd Nelson ... Jury Foreman
Fred Lerner ... Guard
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Storyline

Dillon is sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor by Judge Flood, who uses an illegally constituted court to staff his private silver mine.

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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If the production number is correct, this was the last episode filmed. See more »

Goofs

When Matt and three others deliberately bury themselves in a mine shaft in order to dig toward the surface unnoticed, Matt swings the pick for digging at the level of his own chest, and the hole goes from his waist to his head when he finally reaches daylight. But when the scene dissolves out and back in to reveal it's now night outside, the hole is at floor level. See more »

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An overused formula written for Gunsmoke
26 June 2018 | by martinxperry-14868See all my reviews

With all the westerns on TV, you could see this slave labor in a mine formula across most all of the western. Cheyene, Wanted Dead or Alive and other used this story line. Nothing changed from show to show. The story played oit exactly the same. Not much action, very hard to imagine actually happening. I was saddened to see Gunsmoke use this. I hated it the first time I saw it, and each repeat was harder to stomach.


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