Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's Favorite OTR

Gunsmoke: “Luke’s Law” 1/10/60

An old man is ambushed and beaten up near his homestead. But he’s a tough old guy—a man who has survived for years in the lawless west. So he refuses to press charges, even when his son tells Matt Dillon about the incident. He’s determined to take care of the matter himself.

Not surprisingly, this sets in motion events that lead to tragedy.

The straightforward and excellent script combines with some sharp performances to help make the supporting characters seem like real people. This was typical of the best Gunsmoke episodes and it made the not uncommon tragic dénouements all the more heartfelt.

You can listen to this episode or download it HERE.

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