Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
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Gib Dawson brings his beautiful Indian wife, Shona, in to Dodge for treatment of a badly infected hand wound, at a time when racial tensions are running high against the Comanches.


Ted Post


John Meston


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Episode cast overview:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Burt Reynolds ... Quint
Robert Bray ... Gib Dawson
Miriam Colon ... Shona
John Crawford ... Les Torbert
Bart Burns ... Joe Riser
Boyd Holister Boyd Holister ... Rud Torbert (as Robert Palmer)
Roy Roberts ... Dobie
Sarah Selby ... Ma Smalley
George Selk ... Moss Grimmick


Les Torbert and his brother, riding through Dodge, say injuns murdered their pa recently and there's been Comanche raids nearby. When a local boy sees an Indian squaw, they stir up trouble in town for her when she gets hurt and has to see the doc and stay in town. Trouble brews for anyone who associates with her and it only escalates. Written by DrDOS

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Release Date:

9 February 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In a case of typecasting, Roy Roberts plays a hotel desk man who gives the Native American couple a hard time about registering in his hotel. He did similarly to (what he thought to be) a Jewish couple in 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and also to a Black couple in 1967's Hotel. See more »

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Quint to the rescue
25 March 2019 | by gary-64659See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds as half-Comanche Quint Asper, Dodge City's new blacksmith, is showcased in this episode -- saving a Comanche woman from being abducted when Matt Dillon is out of town away at Fort Larned. He does it all without a gun too, only too aware that a couple of dozen of his fellow townsfolk would like any excuse ("Injun on the warpath!") to lynch him. Miriam Colon is suitably sympathetic and fetching as Shona; Robert Bray is her husband, going on to be Lassie's human for a few series; and John Crawford does his job as the usual all-purpose reprobate stirring the citizenry up. An appearance is made by Roy Roberts, beyond coincidence, following extremely tight type-casting as the hotel manager with a "restricted" policy, showing the ethnic minority the door in virtually a repeat of his role in the classic AA-winner "Gentlemen's Agreement" of 16 years before.

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