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The Hunger 

Matt and Doc come to the rescue of a farm wife and daughter who essentially are kept as prisoners by the farmer and his son.

Director:

Harry Harris (as Harry Harris Jr.)

Writer:

Jack Curtis
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Arness ... Matt Dillon
Milburn Stone ... Doc
Amanda Blake ... Kitty
Elen Willard ... Althea
Robert Middleton ... Dorf
Joe Flynn ... Drummer
Linda Watkins ... Mrs. Dorf
Sarah Selby ... Ma Smalley
Dabbs Greer ... Mr. Jonas
Hampton Fancher ... Clem
Byron Foulger ... Dooley
Kelton Garwood Kelton Garwood ... Fred
Henrietta Moore Henrietta Moore ... Dolly
Robert McQuain ... Cowboy
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Martha
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Storyline

A farmer and his grown son bully his wife and grown daughter. When the farmer locks his daughter in the cellar, his wife sends word to Dodge for help. Matt and Doc arrive to free her, and Doc takes in the underfed, abused girl as his patient. While recovering her strength, dressing in pretty clothes for the first time, and reading romantic books brought to her by Kitty, the girl begins to see Doc as her knight in shining armor. Written by Morganalee

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1962 (USA) 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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Trivia

The third episode of the eighth season in which a young beautiful girl, who acts in a very strange, naive, childlike manner (caused by her upbringing), falls for (or is interested in) an older man. See more »

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Red River Valley
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Saloon music
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Interesting
21 October 2018 | by maskers-87126See all my reviews

Again with the heavily abused and starved young girl YET STILL. Beautiful!! Some good issues, good acting,could havw been creepy with the affection of Doc stuff but handled well by writer and Mulbuen Stone.


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