Marshal Dillon : What the Whiskey Drummer Heard (1957)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Whiskey salesman Wilbur Hawkins (Vic Perrin) tells Matt (James Arness) that someone is gunning for him--and not long afterward, Matt is wounded by a mysterious assailant. Hoping to flush out his would-be killer, Matt asks his friends to spread the word that he has died from his wound. Before long, a punk named Tom Roberts is going around town bragging about shooting Matt down--but can he be believed? More a mystery story than a western yarn, this episode is adapted from the Gunsmoke radio broadcast of April 17, 1954.