Synopsis by Hal Erickson
John Dehner makes one of his frequent Gunsmoke guest appearances in this episode, based on a radio broadcast first heard on June 10, 1956. On this occasion, Dehner is cast as Wayne Russell, the father of Long Branch proprietor Kitty Russell (Amanda Blake). Insisting that the saloon business is no place for a lady, Wayne offers to take Kitty back to New Orleans and treat her in a proper manner. In fact, Wayne is so anxious to have Kitty live with him that he offers her a partnership in his freight business--but there's a string or two attached.