Gunsmoke/Mistaken Identity

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Mistaken Identity
Season 12, Episode 26
Airdate March 18, 1967
Production Number 1615-0227
Written by Paul Savage and
Les Crutchfield
Directed by Robert Totten
Produced by John Mantley
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Mistaken Identity is the twenty-sixth episode of the twelfth season of Gunsmoke, and the four hundred thirty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: James Arness (Marshal Matt Dillon)

with Milburn Stone (Dr. Galen "Doc" Adams), Amanda Blake (Kitty Russell), Ken Curtis (Festus Haggen) (credit only), Roger Ewing (Thad Greenwood), Glenn Strange (Sam Noonan)

Special Guest: Albert Salmi (Ed Carstairs)

with Hal Lynch (Mel Gates), Ken Mayer (Timmons), Sam Melville (Dunster), Ted Jordan (Nathan Burke)


Plot Overview

Mal Gates, a traveler, stops by a river to get a drink -- and a rattler chomps onto his face. His screams and his gunshots at the escaping snake are heard by Ed Carstairs, coming to the same watering hole from a different direction. But Carstairs is in no charitable mood.


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