Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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The Brothers 

Billy has always looked up to his brother Ed. During a robbery gone wrong, he is arrested. Matt begins to open Billy's naive eyes when his brother tries to free him from jail.

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writer:

Tom Hanley
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Ken Curtis ... Festus
Roger Ewing ... Thad
Scott Marlowe ... Ed
Robert Crawford Jr. Robert Crawford Jr. ... Billy (as Bobby Crawford)
Eddie Firestone ... Carl Wilkins
Kathryn Harrow ... Ellen Crandall
Roy Roberts ... Mr. Botkin
James Nusser James Nusser ... Louie Pheeters
Sailor Vincent ... Peter Sommars (as William Sailor Vincent)
Tom Reese ... Okie
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Wat
Edmund Hashim ... Durgen
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Storyline

Billy has always looked up to his brother Ed. During a robbery gone wrong, he is arrested. Matt begins to open Billy's naive eyes when his brother tries to free him from jail.

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Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1966 (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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Trivia

For this show only and to more easily film the jail house break in/shoot-out....the back door of the Matt's office is now directly on the back wall of the jail cell area. In the next show,the original cell is back in it's place. See more »

Quotes

Matt Dillon: [draws on Ed trying to free his brother] Drop it!
Ed: [using his brother as a shield] Watch it Marshal, you'll hit the kid.
Matt Dillon: That's a chance I'll have to take.
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A surprising episode that was entertaining to watch.
14 April 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

This episode opens up with five bandits robbing the Dodge Bank. During the robbery one of the gang members shoots a citizens right before they make their way out of town. However the Marshal is able to wound on of the bandits in the leg and is arrested. The wounded gang member turns out to be a teenager named Billy.

Billy is the younger brother of another gang member named Ed. Billy is a young buck with a mouth larger that the Mississippi river and his brother Ed is bound and determined to break his younger brother out of jail. When the gang members go back into town to spring Billy something goes wrong and one of the members is killed.

While the Marshal is holding Billy, the rest of the gang members start causing problems around Dodge. They send warnings to Matt by means of beating up Doc Adams, then killing a friend of Thad next beating up the newspaper man and his pregnant wife all in the name of letting Billy out of jail.

Marshal Dillon has a plan that involves Billy and a way to get the gang out of Dodge. With any luck the Marshal might be able to get the bandits plus change the thinking of a young teenage kid.

The episode was not only well written but also full of action. The story never got dull since we went from one interesting scene to another making for a great watch. A surprising episode that was entertaining to watch.


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