Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday's Favorite OTR

Gunsmoke: "Marryin' Bertha" 5/22/60

Chester's been writing to women back east, not suspecting that one of them might actually show up in Dodge City and expect him to marry her.  Bertha is a big woman--a really big woman--and she doesn't take no for an answer.

It's not long, though, before Dillon suspects that Bertha's intentions might be nefarious. But to draw her out and get the evidence he needs, he has to push the reluctant Chester into agreeing to get married.

There's a lot a humor in this story--Parley Baer always played Chester well, but he's particularly good this time around. Baer was one of old-time radio's busiest and best character actors. This episode highlights just how talented he was.

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