Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
The Joke's on Us: A Tale of Injustice in the Old West. classic gunsmoke

“This classic gunsmoke episode, aired on January 9, 1954. The plot revolves around three men who lynch a rancher for stealing horses. Two of the men are shot, and the third one is threatened. The program is followed by ‘Sanka Salutes,’ sponsored by Sanka. The same script was used on the program of February 9, 1958, and on the Gunsmoke television series on March 15, 1958. Jake and his men have caught the man that has been stealing their horses. Tillman is Jake’s neighbor and they’ve known each other for a long time. Jake caught Tillman red-handed, he was herding the horses away from the farm, even though he claims that he was trying to drive them all home and that one had got away. Tillman said that Jennings saw him herding the horses up, but Jake doesn’t wait to ask him, and hangs him…”

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